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.

Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm St. John's Episcopal Church
March 23, 2014 “Magnificent Mozart” featuring Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Jonathan Carney in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, “The Turkish” and the “Jupiter” Symphony No. 41 in C.
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Maggiano's Restaurant
Fundraiser is from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Drinks and Appetizers from 6-6:30, Dinner from 6:30-7:30, Performance 7:30-8:30, Dessert and wrap up by 9:00 p Featuring  music by the   Lyric Bass Quintet Buy tickets now
Nov 9 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm St. John's Episcopal Church
“Our Feathered Friends”- music celebrating the beauty, elegance, and athleticism of the avian kingdom Vaughan Williams:  The Lark Ascending with Ronald Mutchnik, violin Vivaldi: Concerto in D for Flute & Strings “Il Gardellino” ( The[...]
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Le Petit Louis
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[...]
Jan 11 @ 4:00 pm St. John's Episcopal Church
“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 The Jim Rouse Theatre
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 St. John's Episcopal Church
“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[...]
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm Centennial Park South
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 Har Sinai Congregation
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[...]
Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm Howard Community College (HCC) Campus - Smith Theater
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[...]
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm First Evangelical Lutheran Church
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[...]
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.