Celebrate Candlelight Concert Society’s
46 years of great concerts, with music, dinner and dancing

Live Backstage at Merriweather!

SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2019, 6:30 - 10:00 pm

Proceeds support our musical outreach programs which educate
hundreds of students and bring music to new audiences across Howard County.


Doric Quartet
Saturday, February 23, 7:00 pm

Peter & Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center

Hailed as the leading British string quartet of its generation, performing Haydn, Britten and Mendelssohn

HAYDN - Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 4
BRITTEN - Quartet No. 3, Op. 94
MENDELSSOHN - Quartet in e minor, Op. 44, No. 2

view full program and notes (PDF)

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Italian Saxophone Quartet
Sunday, March 31, 3:00 pm

Peter & Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center

"La Dolce Vita" program, including music by Italian cinema masters Rota, Morriccone and Piovani, praised for the "originality of its instrumentation...unquestionable quality of its performance.” (Il Messaggero, Rome)

J.S. BACH - Aria, “Air on the G String” from Orchestral Suite No. 3
SCARLATTI (arr. G. Pierné) - Tre Pezzi
NINO ROTA - Fellini Suite
FRANÇAIX - Petit Quatuor for Saxophones
PEDRO ITURRAIDE (b. 1929) - Suite Helénica
JOPLIN - The Easy Winners
PEPITO ROS (b. 1965) - Cycles
MORRICONE (b. 1928) - Film Suite
PIAZZOLLA - Oblivion, Libertango

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ECCO - East Coast Chamber Orchestra
Saturday, April 13, 7:00 pm - SPECIAL LOCATION
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall, UMBC

An Ancient Walkabout through the glories of early music (Purcell, Bach) and its more modern echoes (Britten, Andean connections)

J.S. BACH (arr. WIANCKO) - Chaconne (1720)
GABRIELA LENA FRANK (b 1972) - Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout
MAUREEN NELSON (arr.) - Renaissance Suite
PURCELL (arr. BRITTEN) - Chacony for Strings in g minor (1680)
BRITTEN - Chaconne from Quartet No. 2 (1945)


Escher Quartet with Christopher Shih, piano
Saturday, May 11, 7:00 pm

Peter & Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center

Masterworks by composers with links to the Czech heartland–Dvorak, Korngold, Mozart–from an ensemble that “holds the listener spellbound from first bar to last.” (BBC Music Magazine)

MOZART - Quartet in F Major, K. 590
KORNGOLD - Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 34
DVORAK - Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81

FREE Lecture - Learn more about the music!
Thursday, May 8, 2019, 7:00 pm

The Art of String Quartet Playing

By Dr. Susan Weiss

Miller Branch Library
9421 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042