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.

Fall Fundraiser @ Le Petit Louis
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fall Fundraiser @ Le Petit Louis | Columbia | Maryland | United States
Help us to share the music! H’ors, dinner, and a performance by a string quartet comprised of HCCO musicans will be some of what your $60 will give you! Invite friends, neighbors and family to accompany[...]
“African Heritage” @ St. John's Episcopal Church
Jan 11 @ 4:00 pm
“African Heritage”- celebrating music by composers of African heritage from  Africa, America and Europe featuring Beverly White-Seals, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Howard County as Emcee, and Denée Barr, visual and performing[...]
SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015, AT 4 P.M. – Sweet Harmony | Music for Choir and Strings WITH THE HOWARD COUNTY CONCERT ORCHESTRA MT CALVARY CATHOLIC CHURCH 6700 MARLBORO PIKE FORESTVILLE, MARYLAND 20747 The second concert of[...]
Mar 21 @ 8:00 pm
Performances With the Columbia Pro Cantare SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015, 8 PM – MUSIC BY WOMEN COMPOSERS” Frances Motyca Dawson, Director WITH THE HOWARD COUNTY CONCERT ORCHESTRA featuring Amy Beach’s Grand Mass in E-flat major with Jennifer Holbrook,[...]
Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
“A Baroque Feast- Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and more….“ Vivaldi: The Four Seasons with Madeline Adkins, assistant concertmaster of the BSO Handel Concerto Grosso Op.6, # 7  in Bb Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in Bb[...]
Performance With the Maryland Choral Society – SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015, AT 8 P.M. – Requiem | The music of John Rutter @ UMBC CONCERT HALL PERFORMING ARTS BUILDING UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY
May 10 @ 8:00 pm
SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015, AT 8 P.M. – Requiem | The music of John Rutter WITH THE HOWARD COUNTY CONCERT ORCHESTRA & UMBC CAMERATA, GUEST ARTISTS UMBC CONCERT HALL PERFORMING ARTS BUILDING UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE[...]
Howard County Summer Concert Series at Centennial Lake – Sunset Serenade featuring the Lyric Brass Quintet and award winning vocalist Denée Barr “America in Brass — American Favorites, American Styles, and Music by American Composers.”[...]
Nov 1 @ 3:00 pm
The  Howard County Concert Orchestra  presents a  FREE concert featuring Jonathan Carney, concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Also featured is Rossini’s William Tell Overture and international award winning Maryland composer[...]
Horowitz Center Tenth Anniversary Celebration @ Howard Community College (HCC) Campus - Smith Theater
Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm
Horowitz Center Tenth Anniversary Celebration @ Howard Community College (HCC) Campus - Smith Theater | Columbia | Maryland | United States
Horowitz Center Tenth Anniversary Celebration Location: Howard Community College (HCC) Campus – Smith Theater, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD This concert is collaboration between HOCO and HCC and will include Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutti[...]
Viennese New Year’s Celebration Concert @ First Evangelical Lutheran Church
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm
Viennese New Year’s Concert Location: First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Rd, Ellicott City, MD Hosted by WBJC’s Jonathan Palevsky, this concert  features waltzes  and polkas by the Waltz King, Johann Strauss as well as[...]
“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[...]
HCCO OrchFest 2016 @ Howard County Conservancy
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
HCCO OrchFest 2016 @ Howard County Conservancy | Woodstock | Maryland | United States
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[...]
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.
All Mozart! @ Smith Theatre, Howard Community College
Oct 30 @ 4:00 pm
All Mozart! @ Smith Theatre, Howard Community College | Columbia | Maryland | United States
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[...]
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[...]
A Festival of French Favorites @ First Evangelical Lutheran Church
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm
A Festival of French Favorites @ First Evangelical Lutheran Church | Ellicott City | Maryland | United States
At 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[...]
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.
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[...]
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.
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[...]
OrchFest! @ St. John's Episcopal Church
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
OrchFest! @ St. John's Episcopal Church | Ellicott City | Maryland | United States
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)![...]
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
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[...]
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,[...]
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[...]
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,[...]
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.
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[...]
HCCO Fall Dinner Fundraiser @ Maggiano's Restaurant
Sep 12 @ 5:00 pm
Join the Howard County Concert Odyssey Board for a Fundraiser at Maggiano’s Italian Restaurant with their great food, fun and great music by the Lyric Brass. Weather permitting, we hope to be on the patio.[...]
Peabody Ragtime Ensemble @ St Johns Episcopal Church
Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm
Maryland’s premiere vintage jazz ensemble is dedicated to preserving the roots of American jazz through research, arrangement and performance. From Ragtime to Dixieland to Big Band, the ensemble “edutains” audiences with a blend of informative[...]