The holiday season calendar tends to fill up pretty quickly, so it's not too soon to start your shopping for classical music concerts in December. One classy upcoming program to keep in mind is the Columbia Orchestra's next concert on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School.
The Candlelight Concert Society is tooting its own horn by commissioning a new piece of music to celebrate its 40th anniversary season. Paul Salerni's "Many Happy Returns" receives its world premiere performance by the Philadelphia Brass Quintet on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre
When violinist Benjamin Beilman performs for the Candlelight Concert Society on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre, he'll surely be one of the younger people in the house.
The Rep Stage production of "Mary Rose," directed by Michael Stebbins, smoothly moves from place to place and time to time. As importantly, it maintains a melancholy mood through all those transitions. There's a fundamental mystery that keeps you watching "Mary Rose," but what keeps you emotionally bound to the play is the ominous sadness of the story.
As a teenager, Merson became interested in the game after watching poker tournaments on ESPN. Now, nearly a decade later, the 2005 Reservoir High School graduate is about to become one of the poker stars he used to watch.
Not everybody is watching football games on Sunday afternoon. Thank goodness that's the case for the classical music series Sundays at Three, which, true to its name, stands a sporting chance of attracting a non-sporting audience for its season-opening concert on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia.
The Borromeo String Quartet promises to put on quite a show when it opens the season for Candlelight Concert Society on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre, but the intermission also looks like it will be fun.
Contemporary pop culture pop culture bombards us with images and associations. You'll get a sense of that sensory overload in Rex R. Stevens' exhibit "Spellbound" in Howard Community College's Rouse Company Foundation Gallery.
Howard Community College students and local scouts dig at an archeological site at the Robinson Nature Center, near the old Simpsonville Mill ruins, unearthing artifacts that offer a glimpse into the region's past.
You don't have to venture further into the alphabet than the letter "B" to discover the bulk of the Columbia Orchestra's 35th season-opening concert on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School. Symphonic giants from the 19th and 20th centuries are paired in this program anchored by Leonard Bernstein's "Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah" and Beethoven's Symphony No. 8
The International Council on Active Aging holds Active Aging Week, its annual health promotion week, every year during the last week in September. This year it will be celebrated Sept. 23 to 29 at senior centers, retirement communities and other senior venues in Howard County. The 2012 theme is "Many journeys, many destinations."