Performances | Lectures | Special Populations

2017-2018 Community and Educational Outreach Activities

A goal of our community outreach program is to enhance the lives of Howard County residents whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, age, economics or disability. If limitations prevent them from attending our concerts, we bring music to them.

Hundreds of Columbia residents have attended these outreach events, held among other places at a school for autistic children and adults, senior centers, assisted living facilities, and special care units. Experiencing the joy that music can bring to those with physical limitations, dementia or a developmental disability is incredibly rewarding for both the participants and the musicians.

During the 2017-18 Season, Candlelight Concert Society (CCS) sponsored 12 performance and educational activities with the Howard County Public School System, Howard County Library, Peabody Institute and community associations. We also sponsored three free pre-concert lectures, open to the community, which provided education about the composers being featured in upcoming concerts. These were co-sponsored with partners: Howard Community College, Howard County Library and the Columbia Art Center.


EDUCATIONAL EVENTS AND SPECIAL PERFORMANCES WITH OUTREACH PARTNERSHIPS

September 16, 2017
The Army Band, Concert/Clinic/Petting Zoo
In partnership with Howard County Public School System
A CandleKids promotional event
Oakland Mills HS

 

October 27, 2017
Parker String Quartet, Performances and Coaching
In partnership with Howard County Public School System
Clarksville Middle School, Folly Quarter Middle School

 

October 28, 2017
Parker String Quartet, Performances and Master Class / Coaching
In partnership with the Peabody Institute, Baltimore

 

January 20, 2018
So Percussion, Post-Concert Question and Answer Session
Smith Theatre, Howard Community College

 

February 18, 2018
Brooklyn Rider, String Coaching
Free and open to the public
In partnership with the American Society of String Teachers,
Peabody Institute and Ronald Mutchnick Violin Studio

 

February 23, 2018
Jeff Nelsen, French Horn, Master Class
In partnership with Howard County Public School System
Atholton High School

 

March 9, 2018
Calefax Reed Quintet, Performances and Coaching
In partnership with the Peabody Institute, Baltimore

 

March 10, 2018
The Yellow Jackets, chorus
Post-Concert Performance, Smith Theatre, Howard Community College

 

March 12, 2018
Hot Horns, quintet, Performance
Project Head Start, Ellicott City Elementary School

           

March 19; April 20 & 27, 2018
S. Green & I. Green, guitar duo, Performance
Project Head Start, Dasher Green ES

 

April 11 2018
FREE Lecture: "Bernstein at 100"

Howard County Library, Miller Branch

 

May 5
Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano
Outreach and Q & A
Peabody Institute


EDUCATIONAL LECTURES

October 28  Lecture: “Composing the Revolution”
Jonathan Palevsky, WBJC
Pre-concert lecture at Howard Community College

 

November 7   Lecture: “Brahms at the Library”
Ernest Liotti, Peabody Institute
Miller Branch, HCLS, in partnership with Howard County Library System

 

January 17  Lecture: “John Cage, Composer & Printmaker”
Stephen Ackert, Former National Gallery of Art
Columbia Art Center, in partnership with the Columbia Association                   

 

April 11  Lecture: “Bernstein at the Library”
Ernest Liotti, Peabody Institute
Miller Branch, HCLS, in partnership with Howard County Library System


COMMUNITY OUTREACH ACTIVITIES TO SPECIAL POPULATIONS

November 2, 2017
North Laurel Senior Center, Mark Edwards, guitar

November 10, 2017
Renaissance Gardens (Charlestown Retirement), S. Ray, flute, J. Lyons, guitar

December 13, 2017
Linwood Center, Crosswinds, woodwind trio

January 13, 2018
Vantage House Comprehensive Nursing Care, S. Ray, flute, J. Lyons, guitar

February 10, 2018
Broadmead Retirement Community, Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra, violin & harp

 


Candlelight Concert Society's Educational and Outreach programs are funded in part by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation