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Posted 04/23/2014 02:51PM

Two Community School students, Kazumi Kanagawa and Celia Daggy, placed in the Palisades Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artists Award Competition. Kazumi won the Alfred Newman Memorial Award and Celia won Second Prize. Kazumi will perform the first movement of the Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2 and Celia will perform the Bruch Romance with the Palisades Symphony on June 8. Kazumi studies piano with Micah Yui and Celia studies viola with Andrew Picken. Click here for more information.

The Pasadena Symphony has announced that Community School student, violinist Geneva Lewis, will appear with the orchestra under the direction of Maestro Nicholas McGegan in a performance of the Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3. Geneva studies violin with Aimée Kreston. Read more about their upcoming season here.

Community School alumna, Anne Akiko Meyers, made her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra directed by Leonard Slatkin for the world premiere of Mason Bates' new violin concerto last weeken! Read some of the great coverage here, here, and here.

Community School alumna, soprano Danielle de Niese, was interviewed and photographed by HELLO! Magazine in her Glyndebourne home for their April issue. To view a video of her photo shoot and hear her sing, click here.

Community School alumnus, Billy Childs, can be heard with his quartet on NPR Music’s JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater here. Billy studied at Colburn in the 70’s and has gone on to receive ten Grammy Award nominations, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award among many other achievements.

Posted 04/23/2014 02:50PM

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 04/23/2014 02:49PM

Auditions are now being scheduled for participation in several of the Community School’s ensembles for the fall 2014 semester! Auditions for the Colburn Youth Orchestra, Colburn Chamber Orchestra, Ed & Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute, String Orchestra, String Ensemble, Violin Ensemble and Cello Choir will be in June.  And auditions for all vocal ensembles are ongoing.  For more information, please call 213.621.4548 or email cspa@colburnschool.edu.

Posted 04/23/2014 02:49PM

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 8:00pm. The program will include works by Prokofiev, Sarasate and Saint-Saëns, with special guest Lauren Chipman on viola.  For more information, click here

Posted 04/23/2014 02:48PM

The Community School of Performing Arts’ summer session (June 6 – August 2) is quickly approaching! Registration for continuing students begins on May 7 and registration for new students begins on May 13. In addition to our class schedule, there will also be a Choir Camp, Teen Tap Intensive, Musical Theater Camp and Musical Theater High School Workshop! For more information, please call 213.621.4548 or email cspa@colburnschool.edu. To view our Summer 2014 Schedule of Classes, click here.

Posted 04/23/2014 02:47PM

Celebrate the year's end with an evening of solo and chamber music featuring students from the Colburn School's Young Artists Academy on Saturday, May 3 at 7 pm in Thayer Hall. Music by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saëns and more. Free admission. For more information, click here.

Posted 04/23/2014 02:47PM

Don’t miss our final Sidley Austin Artspeaks: Successful Partnerships in Music and Visual Media on May 6 at 6 pm. Colburn President and CEO Sel Kardan hosts an engaging discussion with Michael Giacchino and Carlton Cuse. Michael Giacchino is a film composer whose credits include Up, the Academy Award winner for Best Original Score. Carlton Cuse is a writer and executive producer for the television series LOST, Bates Motel, and The Strain. To reserve your free ticket, click here.

Posted 04/23/2014 02:46PM

Join members of our Adult Studies Colburn Community Chorale for their spring concert this Saturday, April 26 at 8 pm in Zipper Hall. Led by Music Director, Steven Kronauer, the program will include works by Copland, Frost, Thompson, O’Regan, and will feature Dr. Nathaniel Zeisler (bassoon) and percussionists from the Colburn Conservatory of Music. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 seniors (Children under 16 are free). For more info or tickets, click here.

Posted 04/23/2014 02:45PM

Join members of our Adult Studies Colburn Community Chorale for their spring concert this Saturday, April 26 at 8 pm in Zipper Hall. Led by Music Director, Steven Kronauer, the program will include works by Copland, Frost, Thompson, O'Regan, and will feature Dr. Nathaniel Zeisler (bassoon) and percussionists from the Colburn Conservatory of Music. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 seniors (Children under 16 are free). For more info or tickets, click here.

Posted 04/23/2014 02:44PM

Colburn Gala soloist Menahem Pressler will lead a chamber music master class this Friday, April 25, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm in Mayman Hall. Featuring students from the Conservatory of Music performing works by Schumann, Brahms and Shostakovich will be performed. This event is free and open to the public.

Posted 04/23/2014 02:44PM

Join us for the final master class of the season. Gil Shaham, performing this week with the LA Philharmonic, will lead a violin master class on Saturday, April 26 from 10 am-12 pm in Zipper Hall, featuring Conservatory students. This event is free and open to the public.

Posted 04/23/2014 02:43PM

Join us on Thursday, April 24, for the Gibson Dunn Rush Hour concert, Quintessential Quartet with students from the Colburn Conservatory and host Clive Greensmith. Refreshments will be served at 5:30 pm and the performance starts at 6 pm in Thayer Hall. 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. Click here for info

Posted 04/23/2014 02:42PM

Tickets are still available through the LA Philharmonic box office 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.

To share your memories from the concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Colburn Gala, please use #ColburnGala when posting to social media sites!

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 04/23/2014 02:42PM

The Colburn School’s annual gala will be held this Sunday, April 27. “Colburn Celebrates Courage” is the theme, and the school will recognize legendary pianist Menahem Pressler for his irrepressible spirit and artistic excellence, Marilyn Ziering for her passionate commitment to the Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices, and Wells Fargo for their pioneering corporate leadership in philanthropy in Southern California. 

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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