Musical Notes

Concert Recap: A Festival of French Favorites (1/15/17)

Concert Recap: A Festival of French Favorites (1/15/17)

Thank you to all those who joined us for the second concert of our 2016-2017 season, a Festival of French Favorites, performed by the Howard County Concert Orchestra at the beautiful First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ellicott City, MD. We were honored to play for so many wonderful guests and supporters, and hope that each and every one of you enjoyed the performance. In case you missed it (or are feeling nostalgic) you can find our concert program here, as well as a selection of photos from our receptions and concert below. For this concert, our orchestra was joined by numerous talented individuals, including our narrator, WBJC’s Jonathan Palevsky, vocal soloist Denée Barr, and the very talented youth members from Dance Connections, Inc. The Howard County Concert Orchestra would also like to take the opportunity to thank Clarksville Caterers and Tersiguel’s French Country Restaurant for their generous contributions to our pre- and post-concert receptions. Without the kind backing of all our supporters, we would not be able to provide these wonderful opportunities for the arts to flourish in Howard County. If you weren’t able to join us for A Festival of French Favorites, we invite you to attend our final concert of the season – Splendid Sonority: Organ, Trumpets, and Strings – on May 21 (4pm) at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ellicott City, MD. Tickets are available for purchase in advance and at the door – we hope to see you...

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“MAGNIFICENT MOZART!”

Ronald Mutchnik, Howard County Concert Orchestra, Music Director, presents “MAGNIFICENT MOZART!” Violin Concerto No. 5 in A, “The Turkish”with BSO Concertmaster Jonathan Carney &  Symphony No. 41 in C,“The Jupiter” SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014 at 4 PM WHERE: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042 COST: $25 per adult; $12 for students 18 through 24 with ID Free to those 17 and under accompanied by a paying adult For more information, call 888-921-7230 or...

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Spanish New Year’s Celebration Concert

We’re approaching the middle of January – the holidays are over but high spirits still remain and we want to keep those going by inviting you to the HCCO’s post -New Year’s celebration featuring music of Spain. There was a revival in Spanish music towards the end of the 19th century when Felipe Pedrell, a composer and teacher, encouraged a younger generation of composers to explore their roots in the Spanish folk traditions and make them known throughout the world. As a result, we are bringing the wonderful music of Albeniz, Granados, Turina, Rodrigo, Falla and others to you for this concert. It will be accompanied by dancers in authentic costume from the Howard County Ballet and a slide show and video presentation featuring scenes from all over Spain that we’re sure will captivate and enthrall! To top it off, we have Master of Ceremonies, Dick Story, the “Voice of Howard County” who will educate and illuminate what we’re listening to and watching. We have two remarkably talented student soloists, Emily Park and Sean Lim, being featured in one of our pieces and you’ll be amazed at their stylish virtuosity and flair! There are also some door prizes generously contributed by River Hill Garden Center, The Wine Bin and Sweet Cascades Chocolatier and a special treat at end of the concert for each member of the audience. To get a sneak preview of some of the music, feel free to visit the following: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyApVJXk5Bk We hope you will join us for this special event- until then, have a great week!   Ronald Mutchnik, Music...

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The Season of Giving

It’s the season of giving and you’ve probably received a number of letters & emails from organizations with appeals for donations. With so many worthy causes out there, it can be difficult to decide which ones you should support. Here are a few reasons why we hope the Howard County Concert Orchestra makes your list this year: We are the only professional orchestra in Howard County and continue to offer outstanding concerts at very reasonable prices. In fact, admission is FREE to those 17 and under — our gift to our young people and the future of our community. The acoustics of our concert space, the main sanctuary of the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ellicott City, are second to none — the sound envelopes you with a warmth and vibrancy, for a compelling sonic experience. Our programs are unique — from “Bach and the Brits” to  our annual New Year’s Celebration featuring music, dance, and  video — this year celebrating Spain — to our featured soloists like the concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony, Jonathan Carney, playing Mozart, there is something special for everyone to enjoy! Gifts given on behalf of your loved ones are acknowledged in all of our programs, and we always dedicate a piece on the first concert of the season in their honor. We foster educational partnerships with the schools and the community at large and partner with other music organizations as well. We have a proven track record — our music director won a Howie for “Outstanding Artist of the Year” We’ve been featured on a grammy-nominated CD. We’ve given several world premieres and have been featured on prestigious concert series like the Yale Gordon Series in Baltimore. We have a very special event planned for 2015 in observance of the 70th anniversary of the ending of WWII — the recreation of Toscanini’s historic concert against tyranny and persecution with his “orchestra of exiles,” which became the Israel Philharmonic. Your contribution will go a long way toward making this and other special events in the coming season a reality. Many of you have already given generously to the Howard County Concert Orchestra, and for that, we offer our sincerest thanks! No gift is too small, and we appreciate your support in any amount.  Please click  on Donations above or to the right to make your donation with most major credit...

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Share the Music

This holiday season why not share the music with family, friends, clients and neighbors? Purchase season tickets for them to visit us at Howard County Concert Orchestra! Music is something almost everyone enjoys! A gift that keeps on giving into 2014! Click on Purchase Tickets button and pay with major credit cards.   Happiest of Holidays from all of us to all of...

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