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Love marks 15th year with Columbia Orchestra

Love marks 15th year with Columbia Orchestra

The Columbia Orchestra celebrates great music at every concert, but its upcoming program also offers another cause for celebration. Music director Jason Love observes his 15th anniversary leading the group with a program called "The Maestro's Anniversary" on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School.

"I will speak from the podium," Love said of the upcoming concert. "I frequently do that anyway, but it's the [musical] selections that are the celebration part."

When Love put together this particular program, he wanted to highlight his orchestra's ability to play a diverse repertory. There is a contemporary piece,...