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 @ 4:00 pm St. Johns Episcopal Church
“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[...]
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Howard County Conservancy
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 Jim Rouse Theatre
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 @ 4:00 pm Smith Theatre, Howard Community College
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[...]
Jan 15 @ 5:00 pm Home of Ronald Mutchnik, HCCO Music Director
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[...]
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm First Evangelical Lutheran Church
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[...]
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
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 @ 3:00 pm St. Stephen's Cathedral
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 Jim Rouse Theatre
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 @ 4:00 pm St. John's Episcopal Church, Ellicott City
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[...]
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm St. John's Episcopal Church
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)![...]
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm Howard Community College, Smith Theatre
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 @ 7:00 pm First Evangelical Lutheran Church
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[...]
Apr 29 @ 4:00 pm UMBC Linehan Concert Hall
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 St. Johns Episcopal Church
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[...]
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm First Evangelical Lutheran Church
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 Jim Rouse Theatre
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 @ 4:00 pm St. Johns Episcopal Church
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[...]
Sep 12 @ 5:00 pm Maggiano's Restaurant
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.[...]
Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm St Johns Episcopal Church
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[...]
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm First Evangelical Lutheran Church
Featuring Ronald Mutchnik conducting the HCCO in Respighi’s charming avian tribute to Italian Baroque masters, “Gli uccelli” (The Birds), The “Butterfly Lovers” Violin Concerto, one of the most famous orchestral works of Chinese music based[...]
May 17 @ 7:00 pm St John’s Episcopal Church
Join the Howard County Concert Odyssey as we welcome back the Theodicy Jazz Collective, this time for a patriotic themed concert.