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Faculty Concert Series

Echoing the Horowitz Center theme of the year, time and memory, our Faculty Concert Series also promises something captivating for everyone, from programs recalling childhood fairy tales to the seductive vocal styling of a Jazz Singer. 

Faculty Concert Series Ticket Prices

Single ticket price

General Admission



At the Door

$ 17.00

$ 11.00

$ 7.00

Advance Tickets
(1 week prior to concert)

$ 15.00

$ 9.00

$ 5.00

Faculty Concert Season

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Making Music, From the Imagination to the Stage
Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Dave Rybczynski, Saxophone
Alan Blackman, Piano
Shawn Simon, Bass
Frank Russo, Drums
Join our Saxophone Instructor, Dave Rybczynski, and his quartet for another recital of original music and commentary on composing and bringing jazz music to life.  Learn the thought process and get perspective on what makes a jazz piece ready to present to you, the listening audience.
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A Night to Remember
Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Cathleen Jeffcoat, Violin
William Scanlan Murphy, Piano
Come and share the musical experience of the first and second class passengers on the ill-fated White Star Liner – with the occasional peak into the Steerage.  Musician and Maritime author Bill Scanlan Murphy plays and tells the story of the Titanic with Dr. Cathleen Jeffcoat on violin.
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Exploration of Color
Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Kuei-I Wu, Piano
Bo Li, Cello
Following their highly well received recital,  the duo of BSO cellist Bo Li and HCC piano faculty Kuei-I Wu return to the series to explore more colorful works for cello and piano, from standard classical Beethoven to Brazilian dancing Piazzolla, finishing with transcribed French violin work, Franck Sonata.
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Monteabaro Recital Hall StageSpecial Community Concert
The U. S. Navy Commodores Jazz Ensemble

Friday, October 4, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Smith Theatre**
Back to HCC by popular demand!  The U. S. Navy Commodores Jazz Ensemble will perform a diverse mix of traditional big band favorites and cutting edge original music.  The group features some of the best jazz instrumentalists in the country and is led by Senior Chief Musician Philip M. Burlin.
This concert is free of charge, however advance reservations are recommended. Call the Horowitz Center Box Office at 443-518-1500 to make a reservation.
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Romantic Recollections
Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Yi-Hsin Cindy Lin, Violin
Pei-Rong Lo, Piano
Please come enjoy an evening of chamber music with works by Brahms, Svendsen, and Grieg.
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A Century (more or less) of American Popular Music
Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Jared Denhard, Trombone, Ukulele, Banjo, Steel Guitar, and Bass
Richard McCready, Tuba, Bass, Guitar, Vocals
William Scanlan Murphy, Piano, Vocals
Join Jared, Richard, and Bill for a fun and fascinating jaunt through the top tunes 1860 to 1960!
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Music Faculty Gala Performance
Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm

We invite you to join us for our 8th gala performance.  Don’t miss this chance to hear your favorite HCC Music Faculty perform!
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Gemini Piano Trio Concert – Two Performances!
Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm
Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Sheng-Tsung Wang, Violin
Benjamin Myers, Cello
Hsiu-Hui Wang, Piano
Come take another journey with the Gemini Piano Trio! Together, we’ll indulge in the decadently emotional extremes of the Romantics, and be energized by the cutting-edge chamber music of our time!
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Karla Googins!
Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Creating Indie-Jazz with a Pop-Edge, don’t miss the chance to hear this jazz singer whose been compared with artists like kd Lang, Carole King, and Jason Mraz.
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Alan Blackman Jazz Two Piano Series
Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Expanding his two piano series to other instruments, Alan Blackman welcomes one of the true innovators in improvised music for a concert of originals, jazz standards, and as always, a few surprises. Come experience an exciting evening of jazz with living legend, vibraphonist Joe Locke.
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What's A Lady Like Me Doing In A Joint Like This?
Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Lorriana Markovic, Soprano
Adam Mahonske, Piano

This concert has been CANCELLED.

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Sublime and Seraphic—The Schubert String Quintet
Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Come hear a performance of one of the greatest works of chamber music of all time. The String Quintet by Schubert will be presented for your listening pleasure this evening along with two “bonus” string quartets. Join HCC faculty artists, Yoon Nah Cho, Yoon Young Bae, and Benjamin Myers, along with their friends for an unforgettable evening of music for strings!
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"Day on Earth" Solo Piano Recital
Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3:15 pm – Pre-concert film showing
Sunday, Feburary 23, 2014 at 4:00 pm

David Wasser, Piano
Enjoy major works for solo piano by Schubert, Copland and Liszt.  "Day on Earth" is "a 1930s modern dance creation of Doris Humphrey, the founder of modern dance. Her dance tells the story of a farm family's life on earth.  It is choreographed to Aaron Copland's' "Piano Sonata" which will be performed on the recital.  A 1972 video, filmed at The Juilliard School, will be shown before the concert. This 20 minute art film was directed by Jose Limon with dancers from the Martha Graham Company and David Wasser at the piano. 
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HCC Outreach Program: The HCC Jazz Festival and Faculty Jazz Concert
Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm – HCC Jazz Festival
Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 7:30 pm – Faculty Jazz Concert

HCC Jazz Faculty will present master classes and clinics on jazz performance and improvisation for selected students in the afternoon.  The festival will culminate in an evening concert featuring HCC Jazz Faculty performing standard tunes and original compositions.
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Octtava Piano Duo – Once Upon a Time
Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Wei-Der Huang, Piano
Hsien-Ann Meng, Piano
A musical recollection of childhood fairy tales about foreign lands and people.  Program includes music by Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and more.
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The Patagonia Winds, Dancing Through Time
Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Melissa Lindon, Flute
Meredeth Rouse, Oboe
Catina Sweedy, Clarinet
Jay Chadwick, French Horn
Tia Wortham, Bassoon
Let the Patagonia Winds transport you through the ages with dance music old and new. Don’t miss this dynamic wind quintet in its fourth annual Howard Community College appearance.
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Feel the Heat and the Beat:  An Evening of Irresistible Latin and Spanish Music with the Accordare Piano Duo
Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm

This concert has been cancelled.

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Deborah Kent et al – A Vocal Potpourri
Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Deborah Kent, Soprano
Elizabeth Berman, Piano
A Musical Potpourri - Chosen Just Because and introducing HCC's newest voice faculty member, Christine Thomas-O'Meally
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