About Us

Mission Statement

The Howard County Concert Orchestra has been formed to provide residents of Howard County and adjacent communities with the opportunity to attend concerts presenting a wide variety in programming of classical and contemporary chamber orchestra repertoire, including a unique mix of dance, music, and theater. The orchestra also participates in programs designed to inculcate an appreciation for such music among people of all ages, including students at public and private schools. By doing so, the orchestra improves the quality of life and enriches the cultural opportunities available in the community which it serves for current and future generations.

HCCO Concerts

DID YOU KNOW- Our concerts are FREE to those 17 and under accompanied by a paying adult.

  • $25 per concert per adult
  • $12 for students 18 through 24 with ID
  • $60 for adults who wish to subscribe to all 3 concerts
  • FREE to those 17 and under accompanied by an adult

Approach to Concert Planning

HCCO’s approach to concert planning is to provide Howard County and the region with music of consequential community interest such as an annual celebration of a different nationality and culture in our New Year’s concerts, concerts devoted to important historical and socially significant events, and concerts highlighting the talents of area professionals and our talented youth. The goal is to provide a range of music spanning the Baroque era up to the present, including the promotion and performance of new music by living composers.  Through our partnerships with other arts organizations, we plan to provide a unique mix of music, dance, and theater.

Educational Outreach

The Howard County Concert Orchestra (HCCO) has a small traveling ensemble that will come to your school and provide music learning journeys for your students.  The professional musicians of HCCO use their expertise to guide and improve the quality of education to those in music classes and in partnership with the Howard County School System.  We provide consistent educational outreach to the county’s school population assisting and bolstering established music programs in the schools, building new ones as the need arises, and providing performance opportunities to our talented youth from this county.