The Candlelight Concert Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in 1972 out of a love for chamber music and its artists. Candlelight Concerts® mission is to foster appreciation and enthusiasm for classical chamber music, in both children and adults, by presenting world-renowned professional musical artists at an affordable price and in an accessible venue.  Our 2010-2011 season consists of 9 chamber music concerts, including a 4-concert Beethoven Quartet Cycle, and 1 piano recital (Saturdays, 8:00 PM), and 4 CandleKids performance dates (Sundays, 3:00 & 4:30 PM.  All but two will be held at Smith Theatre, Howard Community College, Columbia, MD.  The March 5th chamber concert will be at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ellicott City, MD.  The May 21 recital will be at Monteabaro Hall, Howard Community College, Columbia, MD.

• The Chamber Music Series consists of:
October 23   Talich Quartet – Beethoven Cycle Concert
November 13   International Chamber Soloists with violinist Dmitri Berlinsky
November 27   Amelia Piano Trio
January 15   American String Quartet – Beethoven Cycle Concert
January 29   Berlin Philharmonic String Quartet
February 19, 2011   Bella Hristova, violinist – Young Concert Artists 2009 Int’l Auditions winner
March 5, 2011   Leipzig Quartet— Beethoven Cycle Concert
March 19, 2011   Wind Soloists of New York with Pedja Muzijevic
April 9, 2011   Borealis Quartet — Beethoven Cycle Concert
May 21, 2011  Special Event:  Christopher Shih, Piano Recital

There will be a pre-concert lecture given by a member of the HCC faculty at 7:15 PM at the Smith Theatre Saturday concerts.

• The Family Series consists of:
November 21, 2010   “Sleeping Beauty” – National Marionette Theatre
December 12, 2010   "The Lion, the Witch & The Wardrobe" – a musical by TheatreworksUSA
January 23, 2011   Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble
February 13, 2011   "The Song of Mulan" – a musical based on a Chinese folktale from Theatre IV

• Candlelight Concerts® partners with Howard Community College's Music Department to sponsor a Master Class at Monteabaro Recital Hall, HCC.  Dates TBA

• In addition, Candlelight Concerts® provides a variety of outreach performances at various schools, libraries, senior centers, and hospitals in Howard County.


Candlelight Concert Society
8950 Route 108, Suite 115A
Columbia, MD 21045
phone: 410 997-2324