2018-2019 Season : Orchestra Series

Past Events

Robert Cantrell

Beethoven's Eroica

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”
Johannes Brahms - Academic Festival Overture
Witold Lutosławski - Les Espaces du Sommeil (The Spaces of Sleep)


The General at AFI

The General at AFI

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 1:30 p.m.

American Film Institute

Enjoy Andrew Earle Simpson's score to Buster Keaton's The General as we perform this marvelous music live with the film. For tickets or more information, call 301-495-6720 or visit www.afi.com.


Sarah Kirkland Snider Mark DeChiazza

Visions of Home

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

Antonín Dvořák - Scherzo capriccioso
Daniel Bernard Roumain - La, La, La, La
Sarah Kirkland Snider - Hiraeth
Richard Strauss - Suite from Der Rosenkavalier


Family Holiday Concert

Family Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

Last year's first-ever Family Holiday Concert sold out in advance, so we're adding a second show this year! This program is a great fit for audiences of our Young People’s Concerts, but patrons of all ages are sure to enjoy these holiday classics! Enjoy the marvelous sounds of the holiday season: Christmas carols, music from The Grinch, highlights from The Nutcracker with our friends from Dance Connections, and other family-friendly favorites.


Glenn Quader Jason Love

The Maestro's Anniversary

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

Guillaume Connesson - Cello Concerto (U.S. Premiere)
Modest Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition
Joan Tower - Second Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman


Young People's Concert: Pirates and Princesses

Young People's Concert: Pirates and Princesses

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

Join us for a “High Seas Adventure” with musical tales of sea-faring pirates and Sinbad the Sailor! Narrator Greg Jukes and our friends from Dance Connections join the Orchestra for Scheherazade, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more! Try your hand at playing instruments at our Musical Instrument Petting Zoo, sponsored by

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Symphonic Pops Kimberly Christie Jason Buckwalter Lauren Yoon Daniel Hamin Kim Teelin Irish Dance Company

Symphonic Pops

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 3:00 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

Music from Harry Potter, hits from Guys and Dolls and The Greatest Showman, Celtic classics with Teelin Irish Dance, and much more!


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The Rite of Spring Kelli Young Krystal Wu Brandon Du

The Rite of Spring

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.

Jim Rouse Theatre

Carlos Chávez - Symphony No. 2 (Sinfonia India)
Silvestre Revueltas - Sensemayá
Igor Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring
Heitor Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5



Summer Pops Concert Sola Fadiran

Summer Pops Concert

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 5:00 p.m.

Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

Join the Orchestra on June 30, 2019 for a FREE Summer Pops Concert at the Chrysalis on the grounds of Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods. The whole family will love film favorites from Superman, Magnificent Seven, and The Lion King, plus Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, patriotic songs, and the ultimate outdoor classic: The 1812 Overture! Crowd-favorite Sola Fadiran joins the Orchestra for some of Broadway's greatest hits!

Parking: 1. We are expecting a large crowd. Patrons who reserve tickets in advance will receive reserved parking within a short (1/4 mile) walk or less. 2. Patrons who request ADA parking in advance will be assigned to the adjacent Chrysalis parking lot and in Lot 1 (the closest non-adjacent lot). If you still need to reserve ADA parking, please do so asap by emailing info@innerarbortrust.org 3. If you need to drop off a guest or a stroller at the Chrysalis, email info@innerarbortrust.org to receive a drop-off pass before the event. 4. Please do not park at Central Library, the Mall, or Toby's.

Food: Corner Bakery Cafe will be selling boxed dinners on a first-come, first-served basis or you can pre-order a picnic from Cured/18th and 21st here. Concessions including popsicles and ice cream for the kids, and adult beverages, will be available for purchase. You can also bring a picnic (no glass or alcohol) or have dinner in Downtown Columbia after the show!

FAQ from the Chrysalis: •What can I bring into the event? You may bring a blanket or lawn chair, picnic (no glass) and non-alcoholic beverages into the Park.

• Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, however, please bring your parking assignment print out or have it ready to display on your phone or other device.

Other questions: call 410-465-8777 or email ticketinfo@columbiaorchestra.org. Hope to see you there!

Proud to be part of the Columbia Festival of the Arts.


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Events and performers are subject to change.