Sunday, April 28, 2019 / 3:00pm


The Cloisters (10440 Falls Road, Lutherville, Maryland 21093)

Surrounded and inspired by Baltimore County's tree line, experience our program of orchestral music by Mabel Daniels (Deep Forest, Op. 34 no. 1), Toru Takemitsu (Tree Line), and Ellicott City-based Wu Yiming (world premiere) with chamber music by Joan Tower (Rising).

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for sale at the concert.

Past Performances This Season

A page of madness (1926)

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 / 7:30pm

Original poster by Samantha Buker, 7 Veils Studio, Baltimore, MD

2640 Space

2640 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Occasional Symphony gives its flagship Halloween show featuring the 1926 Japanese silent horror film A Page of Madness directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa. Occasional Symphony along with Kerry Holahan, soprano, will provide a live soundtrack to the silent film featuring classical favorites and world premieres of compositions by Nicholas Bentz, Joshua Bornfield, Douglas Buchanan, Haley Olsen, and Alexa Rinn. Come in costume!


stanley cowell's asian art suite

Thursday, December 6, 2018 / 7:00pm

Stanley Cowell, Steinway jazz pianist and composer

Baltimore Museum of Art / Meyerhoff Auditorium

10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218

*** Pre-concert talk by Stanley Cowell at 6:30pm ***

Please join the Occasional Symphony for a special concert-fundraiser at the Baltimore Museum of Art featuring Stanley Cowell, Steinway jazz pianist and composer. The Occasional Symphony will perform Cowell's Asian Art Suite, a composition for orchestra and jazz improvisation inspired by Asian art works and structures in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The original December 2, 2005 septet program, including the commissioning and presentation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art  was made possible by a grant from the Philadelphia Music Project, an Artistic Initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts, administered by The University of the Arts. The orchestral version was made possible by a Spring semester 2007 sabbatical project from Mason Gross School of the Arts-Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

This concert will also highlight Atom Hearts Club Suite No. 2 by Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu and Darius Milhaud's jazz-infused La Création du Monde.

Student and General Admission tickets will be open seating. Premium ticket holders will be assigned reserved orchestra seating and receive one CD per ticket of The Piano Choir / HANDSCAPES / Stanley Cowell, leader.

An on-stage meet and greet with CD signing for premium ticket holders will follow the concert.

Images above are from artwork in the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Stanley Cowell's performance is co-sponsored by the Piano Choir Inc., a non-profit tax exempt 501(c)(3) formed in 1992 to present educational music programs and productions to the public.