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Howard County Concert Orchestra sounds new

Howard County Concert Orchestra

Classical music organizations are tuning up for the new season, and one of them will do so under a new name. The Orchestra of St. John's has become the Howard County Concert Orchestra.

"We felt the need to break out and serve all of Howard County," said the orchestra's music director, Ronald Mutchnik. "It made sense at this time to expand our profile. We're officially a brand new organization."

Although most of its concerts still will be performed at St. John's Episcopal Church in Ellicott City, Mutchnik explained that the new name facilitates doing concerts at other venues in the area; and by calling it a concert orchestra rather than a chamber...