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Posted 04/16/2014 05:09PM

Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets to see minimalist composer and creative thinker John Adams conduct members of The Colburn Orchestra tonight at 8 pm, as part of LA Philharmonic's Minimalist Jukebox Festival! It's going to be a full house, but there is still a chance to get on the waitlist at the door. Please arrive 20 minutes early to reserve your spot on the waitlist to see John Adams lead hand-selected students in an invigorating program of his works in Colburn's acoustically superb Zipper Hall.

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Posted 04/16/2014 03:25PM

Community School student, Ryan Roberts (oboe), is a grand prize finalist in the Music Center’s 2014 Spotlight Awards and will perform in their April 26 gala awards show!  For the first time, the Music Center will provide free tickets to the awards show.  Tickets will be distributed beginning at 5:30 pm on Saturday, April 26 on the Music Center Plaza and are first come, first served. For more information, click here.

Community School student and Herbert Zipper Scholar, Kevin Kim, won the Maestro Soloist Award for the most outstanding soloist at the World Strides Heritage Performance Competition in San Francisco. He performed Fauré’s Elegy with the Walter Reed Middle School Orchestra. Kevin studies cello with Nancy Yamagata.

Community School drama director, Debbie Devine, won Best Director for “Walking the Tightrope” in the L.A. Weekly Theater Awards. Read more here.

Community School tap faculty, Melinda Sullivan, was interviewed in NoHo Arts District’s article, “Gotta Dance – Melinda Sullivan is Doing it Right.” Click here to read the article.

Community School student, Adam Walden, performed at the United Artists Theater in the Ace Hotel on April 5 in Light Up the Blues for Autism Awareness, which was attended by nearly 1,600 people and hosted by Steven Stills of Crosby, Stills and Nash, and his wife Kristen. Adam performed Ravel’s La Habanera and was accompanied by Colburn’s choral accompanist, Pepron Pilibossian. Adam, who has autism, studies cello with Francesca Bori. The event raised more than $320,000 that will go to research, awareness and support for those affected by autism. To read media coverage about this wonderful event, visit:

Los Angeles Magazine
FILTER Magazine
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Posted 04/16/2014 03:23PM

Study at the Colburn Young Artists Academy Piano Festival this summer, July 2-16. 

Visit www.colburnschool.edu/academyfestival for information on how to apply.

Posted 04/16/2014 03:22PM

Colburn Community School of Performing Arts’ violin faculty and Chair of the Ed & Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute, Danielle Belen, along with piano faculty and chamber music coach, Dr. Jennie Jung, will present a recital on May 14 in Colburn's Thayer Hall at 8 pm. The program will include works by Prokofiev, Sarasate and Saint-Saëns. For more information, click here

Posted 04/16/2014 03:21PM

The Colburn Community School of Performing Arts' Colburn Jazz Workshop will present three bands directed by Lee Secard at the Catalina Jazz Club on April 21. The Monday Night Band, Thursday Night Band and Sunday 1:00 Band will all perform. If you missed hearing these talented young jazz students perform at Taste of Colburn last month, or would love to hear them again, this is the perfect opportunity! The Catalina Jazz Club's Young Artist Series, produced by Barbara Brighton, began in 1996 with the goal of providing a forum for young jazz artists to showcase their talents in front of a live audience, while giving the community the opportunity to support and enjoy these musicians. Catalina Popescu has generously supported this program by providing her club, Catalina Bar & Grill, L.A.'s foremost jazz venue, as the official home for the series. Click here for more information.

Posted 04/16/2014 03:20PM

Come to a free Faculty Recital featuring Colburn faculty member and one of America's finest cellists, Ron Leonard. Program includes works by Handel, Beethoven, Rózsa and Poulenc.

Friday, April 18 at 7:30 pm
Zipper Hall
Free

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The Colburn School is excited to feature Mr. Leonard in this Faculty Recital.
We hope to see you there!

Posted 04/16/2014 03:20PM

Join us on Thursday, April 24, for the Gibson Dunn Rush Hour concert, The Art of String Quartet with Clive Greensmith and students from the Colburn Conservatory. Refreshments will be served at 5:30 pm and the performance starts at 6 pm in Thayer Hall. The concert is free but reservations are requested (click here to make yours).

Posted 04/16/2014 03:18PM

Have you purchased your ticket yet to see renowned pianist Menahem Pressler, 90, make his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut with The Colburn Orchestra on April 27 at 6:30 pm? Under the baton of James Conlon, the concert will feature Mr. Pressler in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major. Maestro Conlon will also lead the orchestra in Alexander Zemlinksy's symphonic fantasy, The Mermaid. The performance is part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Sounds About Town series.

Walt Disney Concert Hall
James Conlon, guest conductor
Menahem Pressler, piano 

MOZART Piano Concerto No.17 in G major, K.453
ZEMLINSKY Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid) 

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Posted 04/09/2014 04:09PM

Join the Celebration of Tap, with our 4th Annual presentation of Tap Fest, a day-long festival of workshops and events with a culminating performance featuring our skilled students and professional dancers!

We’re excited to present a lineup of professional and student dancers for the free culminating performance that begins at 5:30 pm in Zipper Hall. Professional performers include tap legend Arthur Duncan, Linda and Monti Ellison of Rhapsody in Taps, master tap technician Sam Weber, emerging tap artist Aaron Williams, and LA Ironwork’s Steve Zee. They will be joined by Colburn’s Tap Chair Denise Scheerer, Colburn tap faculty Hiroshi Hamanishi and Angel Pennington, and members of The Colburn Tap Ensemble!

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Tap Fest 2014
Sunday, April 13, 12 pm – 7 pm
The Colburn School  

Don't forget to share your excitement about Tap Fest by using hashtag #CelebrateTap on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!

Posted 04/09/2014 03:46PM

Community School alumna, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, was interviewed by the Hawaii Independent for her performance with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra on April 5 and 6. Click here to read the article.

Community School alumnus, Michael Tilson Thomas, has been named a Judge Widney Professor of Music at the USC Thornton School of Music. Click here to read more.

Posted 04/09/2014 03:45PM

Study at the COLBURN Young Artists Academy PIANO FESTIVAL this summer, July 2-16. 

Visit www.colburnschool.edu/academyfestival for information on how to apply.

Posted 04/09/2014 03:43PM

Mark your calendars now to see renowned pianist Menahem Pressler, 90, make his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut with The Colburn Orchestra, under the baton of James Conlon conducting, on April 27 at 6:30 pm. The concert will feature Mr. Pressler in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major. Maestro Conlon will also lead the orchestra in Alexander Zemlinksy's symphonic fantasy, The Mermaid. The performance is part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Sounds About Town series.

Walt Disney Concert Hall
James Conlon, guest conductor
Menahem Pressler, piano 

MOZART Piano Concerto No.17 in G major, K.453
ZEMLINSKY Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid) 

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Posted 04/09/2014 03:41PM

Violinist Simone Porter, student of Robert Lipsett in the Conservatory, continues her run of professional debuts this spring with a performance of the Barber Violin Concerto with the Albany Symphony conducted by David Alan Miller on Saturday, April 12 at the Palace Theatre in Albany, NY. Click here to learn more.

Posted 04/09/2014 03:40PM

One of America's finest cellists and Colburn faculty member, Ron Leonard, will perform in a free recital in Zipper Hall on Friday, April 18 at 7:30 pm. Don’t miss Mr. Leonard, who during his 25 years as principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, performed virtually the entire oeuvre of cello concerto literature under the direction of the world’s most distinguished conductors. Works to be featured by Handel, Beethoven, Rózsa and Poulenc.

Info: http://bit.ly/1hBNzPY

Posted 04/09/2014 03:40PM

Violinist Sandy Yamamoto will conduct a master class for the Colburn Community School violinists this Sunday, April 13 at 10 am in Thayer Hall. Ms. Yamamoto has dazzled audiences in concert performances around the globe for over three decades as a soloist and as a member of the Miró Quartet. Since leaving the Quartet in 2011, she was appointed Senior Lecturer of Violin at the University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music. Ms. Yamamoto received both her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music.  This master class is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

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