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Howard County Concert Orchestra ready to take off

Howard County Concert Orchestra ready to take off

This is the time of year when classical music organizations launch into their new seasons, but the Howard County Concert Orchestra is launching into a new existence with its concert on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church in Ellicott City.

The Orchestra of St. John's, which Music Director Ronald Mutchnik founded in 2008, has been renamed the Howard County Concert Orchestra. Although the core musicians pretty much remain the same and will continue to do most of their concerts at St. John's, the new orchestra is open to performing in other venues around the county; and is also open to expanding its repertory.

The upcoming concert kicks off this new group's...