It Takes Two

Think about musical duos, and the performers who come to mind probably depend on the decade that comes to your mind first. In the 50s, 60s and 70s, there were many successful duos on the charts: the Everly Brothers, Sonny and Cher, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, and the Carpenters, to name just a few… […]

Odyssey to Present the Seipp/Sheets Duo

On Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 4 p.m., the Howard County Concert Odyssey will host the Seipp/Sheets Trumpet and Organ Duo at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicott City, Maryland. This duo of trumpeter Chuck Seipp and organist Randall Sheets is unlike any ensemble performing today. Custom musical arrangements of virtuoso, beautiful, entertaining, humorous and patriotic […]

Donna Bareis Amico Joins the HCCO Board

The Howard County Concert Odyssey is pleased to announce that Donna Bareis Amico has agreed to join the Odyssey’s Board of Directors. Amico is an experienced executive and long-time lover and supporter of music and music education.  She embraced classical music as a child studying piano and was active behind the scenes for musical and […]

Student Musicians Wow Odyssey Audience

On Sunday, April 3, 2022, the Odyssey hosted student musicians from the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra performing side-by-side with professional musicians from the Annapolis Symphony and led by Dr. Chris Cicconi. Make no mistake – this wasn’t your grade school recital! The program included great classics such as Bizet’s Farandole, Grieg’s March of the Dwarfs, and Shostakovich’s […]

The Future of Music

There’s one thing that all the musicians you love have in common –  they all started out as students. Young musicians may have gotten a bad rap in Hollywood, but there are some incredibly talented young people out there sharing their musical gifts with the world. We will have the pleasure of featuring the talents […]

Love Is in the Air

It’s been a harsh winter so far, so what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by cuddling with your sweetheart and listening to some love-inspired tunes? Here are a few of our top picks for your Valentine’s Day playlist. Gustav Mahler was inspired to write Adagietto (from Symphony No. 5) as a declaration of love […]

Hammond, Prettyman Join the HCCO Board

The Howard County Concert Odyssey is pleased to announce that Lissa Bounds Hammond and Dr. Barbara E. Prettyman have agreed to join the Odyssey’s Board of Directors. Lissa Bounds Hammond is the founder of Ellicott Interiors, LLC, a full-service interior design company that focuses on residential kitchen and bath design and remodeling. Hammond received her […]

Looking on the Bright Side for 2022

The new year has always represented a sense of hope and optimism, and while 2022 may turn out to be another wild year, we’re determined to step into it with a song in our hearts. After all, we’ve got each other and we’ve got the healing power of great music. What’s your soundtrack for ushering […]

Surprising Facts About Christmas Music

With the holidays fast approaching, we can’t help but marvel at the deep well of music that’s been written to celebrate the season. Whatever your favorite genre, there are bound to be some holiday tunes that tickle your fancy. But are you familiar with these fun facts? A popular version of “White Christmas” was the […]

Peabody Ragtime Ensemble Concert Fills St. John’s to Capacity!

The Odyssey brought back the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble on November 14, 2021, to a full-capacity audience at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ellicott City!  Maryland’s premiere vintage jazz ensemble preserves the roots of American jazz with a blend of informative narrative and virtuoso playing. Peabody Ragtime Ensemble concerts are a quirky, joyous potpourri of American music […]