2016-2017 Season : Orchestra Series

Past Events

Open Rehearsal:  Beethoven and Saint-Saëns

Open Rehearsal: Beethoven and Saint-Saëns

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.

The Gathering Place

Enjoy wine and cheese in a relaxed setting while watching Maestro Love’s interpretation unfold with our talented musicians. This is a real working rehearsal, mistakes and all! You can mingle with orchestra musicians at their break at about 8:30. The entire rehearsal lasts 7:30-10:00, but you can come and go as you like.

 

Joel Fuller

Beethoven and Saint-Saëns

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto
Camille Saint-Saëns - Symphony No. 3, "Organ Symphony"
Adam Schoenberg - Up

 

Open Rehearsal:  Tchaikovsky's Fourth

Open Rehearsal: Tchaikovsky's Fourth

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.

The Gathering Place

Enjoy wine and cheese in a relaxed setting while watching Maestro Love’s interpretation unfold with our talented musicians. This is a real working rehearsal, mistakes and all! You can mingle with orchestra musicians at their break at about 8:30. The entire rehearsal lasts 7:30-10:00, but you can come and go as you like.

 

Chaplin's The Circus at AFI

Chaplin's The Circus at AFI

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 3:00 p.m.

American Film Institute

Charlie Chaplin - The Circus

 

Rachel Young

Tchaikovsky's Fourth

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

Osvaldo Golijov - Azul
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4
Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto for Two Oboes

 

Open Rehearsal: Dvořák and Ravel

Open Rehearsal: Dvořák and Ravel

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.

The Gathering Place

Enjoy wine and cheese in a relaxed setting while watching Maestro Love’s interpretation unfold with our talented musicians. This is a real working rehearsal, mistakes and all! You can mingle with orchestra musicians at their break at about 8:30. The entire rehearsal lasts 7:30-10:00, but you can come and go as you like.

 

Rachel Franklin

Dvořák and Ravel

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

Antonín Dvořák - Symphony No. 8
James Lee III - Chuphshah! Harriet's Drive to Canaan
Maurice Ravel - Piano Concerto in G

 

Young People's Concert: Peter and the Wolf Dance Connections, Jennifer Aversa, Director Greg Jukes

Young People's Concert: Peter and the Wolf

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 1:00 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

Narrator Greg Jukes and the dancers from Dance Connections join us for Prokofiev's immortal Peter and the Wolf along with music from Harry Potter and Stravinsky's Firebird. Children of all ages will enjoy this fun-filled introduction to the orchestra. Choose either the 10:30 or 1:00 concert and try your hand at playing instruments between the two performances at our free Musical Instrument Petting Zoo, sponsored by

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Greg Jukes

Gordon Center Young People's Concert

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 3:00 p.m.

The Gordon Center for Performing Arts

The Columbia Orchestra, dancers from Towson University, and narrator Greg Jukes present the classic Russian fairytale The Firebird at the Gordon Center. Don't miss this magical production which will also include music from Star Wars and more! For tickets or more information, call 410-559-3510 or visit www.jcc.org/gordon-center.

 

Brandon Du Caleb Park Robert Cantrell Kyle Engler

Bluebeard's Castle

An incredible dramatic event! Robert Cantrell and Kyle Engler join the orchestra for a concert version of Bartok's 50-minute opera. Unlock the mysteries of Bluebeard's past in a ravishing score colored by the folk music of Bartok's native Hungary. Plus, the winners of our Young Artist Competition will dazzle you with their performances.

This concert is sponsored by John Steinberg and is part of Columbia's 50th Anniversary Celebration.

 

Symphonic Pops Sean Li Asha Kline Frédéric Rey Julie Hiscox Karen Steelman

Symphonic Pops

This family-friendly concert brings together blockbuster hits including Dr. Zhivago, Ben Hur, Rocky, The Force Awakens, and more. Vocalist Karen Steelman joins the Orchestra for unforgettable hits by Patsy Cline and husband & wife duo Frédéric Rey and Julie Hiscox perform beloved songs from West Side Story. Plus, two of the winners of our Young Artist Competition will amaze you with their talents. Limited seats remain. Get your tickets before they're gone!

This concert is part of Columbia's 50th Birthday Celebration.

 

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Summer Concert: Columbia's 50th Birthday

Summer Concert: Columbia's 50th Birthday

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

Join the Orchestra on June 21, 2017 to celebrate Columbia's 50th Birthday at Columbia's newest outdoor venue, the Chrysalis on the grounds of Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods. The whole family will love our Salute to John Williams, highlights from My Fair Lady, classic hits by the Beach Boys, and the ultimate outdoor classic: the 1812 Overture! Come sing "Happy Birthday" to a great city with a great orchestra. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and picnic dinner but no glass containers or adult beverages. Concessions including adult beverages will be available for purchase at Merriweather. Follow the Event Parking signs to park at Merriweather Lots 1, 3, and 5. For more details about parking, click here. To reserve handicapped seating and parking, please call the office at 410-465-8777.

 

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Events and performers are subject to change.