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.

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).

 

Oct
5
Thu
2017
OrchFest! @ St. John's Episcopal Church
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us for heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music from the Edelweiss Band, wine and beer, and a silent auction.

Tickets for OrchFest are $60, OR include a 2017-2018 pass for just $110 (that’s $10 in savings)!

Get tickets online or mail order to:

Howard County Concert Orchestra
PO Box 1653
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Oct
29
Sun
2017
Brahms Vs. Tchaikovsky: The Battle of Two Musical Giants! @ Howard Community College, Smith Theatre
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm

A collaboration of HCC and the HCCO with soloists Sheng-Tsung Wang & Benjamin Myers, featuring…

Brahms: Concerto for Violin & Cello in A minor, Op. 102
Tchaikovsky: Serenade in C for Strings, Op. 48

Jan
14
Sun
2018
La Dolce Vita! (The Sweet Life!) @ First Evangelical Lutheran Church
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm

A celebration of Italy to usher in the New Year with music, dance, and video featuring the dancers from Dance Connections, Inc., mezzo soprano Denée Barr, violinist Lauren Yoon, and host Jonathan Palevsky, of WBJC. Selections include music of Vivaldi, Rossini, Paganini, Verdi, Mascagni, Puccini and others.

Apr
29
Sun
2018
From Tragedy to Triumph! @ UMBC Linehan Concert Hall
Apr 29 @ 4:00 pm

Featuring the combined forces of the HCCO and the UMBC Camerata in Haydn’s triumphant “Lord Nelson” Mass (directed by Stephen Caracciolo) and Dvořák’s “heart-on-sleeve” Serenade in E for Strings. Soloists: Lorriana Markovic, soprano; Janice Jackson, mezzo soprano; Joseph Regan, tenor; Karl Hempel, bass.

Dec
9
Sun
2018
Incarnate: Advent and Christmas – Theodicy Jazz Collective @ St. Johns Episcopal Church
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm

Featuring the Theodicy Jazz Collective — a group formed at Oberlin Conservatory and grew during residency at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music from 2008-2012. They had a tour of England that culminated in the world premiere of their own composition, the Canterbury Jazz Mass, with the choirs at Canterbury Cathedral. At St. John’s Episcopal Church, 9130 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD. Proceeds of a Free Will Offering will go to St. James Place.

Jan
13
Sun
2019
Latin American Fiesta – New Year’s Celebration @ First Evangelical Lutheran Church
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm

Featuring Ronald Mutchnik, Music Director of this concert, with a New Year’s Celebration with classical and popular Latin-American favorites including tangos, sambas, rhumbas, bossa novas and other Latin-American inspired creations by Piazzolla, Gardel, Villa-Lobos, Ponce, Ginastera, Alonso-Crespo, and more. HCCO is proud to feature soprano Gabrielle DeMers in the Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 and violist Julius Wirth in a Maryland premiere of Eduard Alonso-Crespo’s Concerto for Viola and Strings. This performance also includes Dancers from Dance Connections, Inc and a reception featuring Latin American cuisine. At First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042. Click here to download a Concert Flyer.

May
4
Sat
2019
HCCO String Quartet with the Pro Cantare @ The Jim Rouse Theatre
May 4 @ 8:00 pm

The Howard County Concert Orchestra’s String Quartet will perform Gershwin’s Lullaby when the Columbia Pro Cantare features works by George Gershwin and Jerome Kern. For more information and tickets, see the Pro Cantare Website.

May
19
Sun
2019
Organ Recital @ St. Johns Episcopal Church
May 19 @ 4:00 pm

Featuring Dr. Wayne L. Wold, Professor of Music and College Organist at Hood College. Composer of over 300 published works, he also serves as the Director of Music at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ellicott City, and has performed across the U.S. and in Europe. Dr. Wold is joined by violist Robin Fay Massie in performing works by Bach, Franck, Telemann, and others. At St. John’s Episcopal Church, 9130 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD.