Upcoming Events

The Howard County Concert Orchestra was formed to provide Howard County with a completely professional orchestra, dedicated to exceptional performances of music from the Baroque era to the 21 century. Season passes are available for the three major concerts in our annual performance season. Additional HCCO events (not covered by the season pass) are performed with other organizations and coordinated by them. For more information or tickets to these events, click the event title below and then the link to the hosting organization’s website.

Apr
17
Sun
2016
“Perfect Pairs” @ St. Johns Episcopal Church
Apr 17 @ 4:00 pm

“Perfect Pairs”

Location: St. Johns Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD

This concert celebrates HCCO’s partnership with the Howard County Public School System.

The program includes the following works: William Grant Still’s Mother and Child, Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A, and Haydn’s “Farewell” Symphony No.45.

Oct
6
Thu
2016
HCCO OrchFest 2016 @ Howard County Conservancy
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for the festive OrchFest to launch the 2016-2017 Season of the Howard County Concert Orchestra. Enjoy the live music and heavy hors d’oeurves at this event to usher in the new HCCO season and help raise funds for the orchestra. Take advantage of special prices: save $10.00 when you purchase both OrchFest and Season Tickets ($95.00 for the combination). Click this link: OrchFest-Flyer.pdf to download the flyer shown below.

Oct
22
Sat
2016
Columbia Pro Cantare 40th Anniversary @ Jim Rouse Theatre
Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm

HCCO performs with the Columbia Pro Cantare on October 22, 2016 at 8:00 PM for their Gala 40th Anniversary Celebration at the Jim Rouse Theatre.

Oct
30
Sun
2016
All Mozart! @ Smith Theatre, Howard Community College
Oct 30 @ 4:00 pm

Smith Theatre, Howard Community College Featuring the Impressario Overture, Haffner Symphony No. 35 in D, and the Piano Concerto No. 26 in D, “Coronation” with soloist Kuei-I Wu. Note:

HCCO Season Ticket holders will receive a ticket to the October 30, 2016 concert, but single-concert tickets for October 30, 2016 must be purchased through Howard Community College (HCC), either online at the Howard Community College – Horowitz Center Box Office or at the door. To download a flyer for the concert in PDF format, click the following link: Mozart Flyer 2016-Oct30.

Jan
15
Sun
2017
Exclusive Pre-Concert Reception @ Home of Ronald Mutchnik, HCCO Music Director
Jan 15 @ 5:00 pm

Howard County Concert Orchestra will be hosting an exclusive pre-concert reception as a thank you to our current and future major donors at the fabulous home of HCCO Music Director Ronald Mutchnik.  The reception will feature performances by guest musicians Sandra Lisicky (oboe), Ronald Mutchnik (violin), Gretchen Gettes (cello), and Bozena Jedrzejczak Brown (piano). These wonderful artists from the Howard County Concert Orchestra will present a  mini-concert of Baroque gems for oboe, violin, cello, and piano by Telemann and Quantz.

Guests will be treated to heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, cheese, and dessert, along with the opportunity for a meet and greet with the musicians.

Not yet a major donor? Don’t miss out! Contact Nancy Mason, HCCO Board President, by email (info@hococo.org) or phone (888.921.7230) to inquire today.

A Festival of French Favorites @ First Evangelical Lutheran Church
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm

french2016flyer-r2cAt First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ellicott City; featuring music of Bizet, Debussy, Gounod, Offenbach, Saint-Saëns, & others, with narration by WBJC-FM’s Jonathan Palevsky, vocal soloist Denée Barr, dancers from Dance Connections, a special video of scenes from France, and a post-concert reception with French-style sweets provided by Clarksville Caterers. To download a flyer for the concert in PDF format, click the following link: French Flyer 2017.

Feb
11
Sat
2017
Music by the River in Harrisburg, PA @ St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm

HCCO joins the Bach Choir of Baltimore to perform Baroque favorites in the Harrisburg, PA festival Music by the River at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on February 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Apr
30
Sun
2017
Music by the River – Harrisburg @ St. Stephen's Cathedral
Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm

HCCO joins T. Herbert Dimmock, director, and the combined choirs of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Pine Street Presbyterian Church, and Market Square Presbyterian Church to perform Joseph Haydn’s dramatic Mass in Time of War at the Harrisburg, PA Music by the River at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on April 30, 2017 at 3:00 PM.

May
14
Sun
2017
50th Anniversary of Columbia, Maryland @ Jim Rouse Theatre
May 14 @ 8:00 pm

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Columbia’s founding with the Columbia Pro Cantare and the HCCO on May 14, 2017 at 8:00 PM at the Jim Rouse Theatre.

May
21
Sun
2017
Splendid Sonority—Organ, Trumpet, & Strings @ St. John's Episcopal Church, Ellicott City
May 21 @ 4:00 pm

Featuring Rheinberger’s Organ Concerto No. 1 in F with Nancy Stavely, organ soloist Neruda’s Trumpet Concerto in Eb and Purcell’s Sonata for Trumpet & Strings in D with Luis Engelke, trumpet soloist Respighi’s Ancient Airs & Dances Suite # 3 for Strings and Hubert Parry’s Lady Radnor’s Suite. To download a flyer for the concert, click the following link: Splendid Sonority (PDF).