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Howard County's Only Professional Orchestra
The Howard County Concert Orchestra was formed to provide Howard County with a completely professional orchestra, dedicated to exceptional performances of classical music from the Baroque era to the 21 century.
This is a chamber orchestra different from a symphony orchestra, composed of a smaller number of musicians, from as few as eight to as many as forty five professional musicians selected from a wealth of regional talent. As such, the orchestra has the versatility to perform music written originally for smaller forces as well as music written for larger symphony orchestras, but with greater clarity, highlighting the unique sound of each instrument and bringing an intimacy and attention to detail not otherwise possible.
On January 15, 2017, the Howard County Concert Orchestra performed a Festival of French Favorites at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ellicott City, MD. The Orchestra performed for a wonderful audience of several hundred attendees under the direction of HCCO Music Director Ron Mutchnik, alongside guest narrator Jonathan Palevsky of WBJC and guest vocalist Denée Barr. The orchestra was also accompanied by youth members of Dance Connections Inc.
For a full concert recap, visit the HCCO Blog and check out our Concert Recap for a Festival of French Favorites.
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