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Posted 07/23/2014 11:35AM

Tonight Jim Walker, renowned flutist and conservatory faculty member, performs with pianist Mike Garson at 7:30 pm in Thayer Hall. This performance is part of Jim Walker's Flute Week, and is free and open to the public.

For more information about Mr. Walker's Flute Week and his Beyond the Master Class series, click here.

Posted 07/23/2014 11:34AM

Adult Studies fall courses are live on our website. We're bringing back some of our most popular classes such as Five Symphonies that Changed Music, the Colburn Community Chorale and Beginning Guitar for Adults. We even have a few new courses to keep things fresh this year! Registration for fall courses is now open. Click here to register.

Posted 07/23/2014 11:33AM

We are excited to announce that under the umbrella of the Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices, our first International Symposium "Music, Censorship and Meaning in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union: Echoes and Consequences" will take place on August 9 and 10. Click here to learn more.

Posted 07/23/2014 11:32AM

Our free two-week hands-on immersion program, designed to introduce LAUSD 4th and 5th grade students to the arts, is finally here! Summer Encounter began on July 21, and is providing kids an opportunity to work in small groups to study guitar, dance, voice, percussion, recorder, keyboard, music appreciation, and drama with Colburn faculty. All students are provided free snacks and lunches on campus. Summer Encounter culminates in a free performance open to the public, giving all students the chance to present what they've learned on the stage of our beautiful Zipper Concert Hall. Click here for more information.

Posted 07/23/2014 11:32AM

Stop by Grand Park after work between 5:30 pm and 7 pm on Thursday, August 7 for a free live performance by the Colburn Adult Wind Symphony. The ensemble, comprised of experienced woodwind, brass and percussion players, will perform familiar works by Percy Grainger, Gustav Holst and Norman Dello Joio.

Posted 07/23/2014 11:31AM

On Sunday, July 27 at 5:30 pm, celebrate a lovely summer evening with Colburn's Adult Jazz Combo. Music Director Liz Kinnon will lead this dynamic seven-piece group through swing, be-bop and Brazilian flavored arrangements of jazz standards by such icons as Horace Silver, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, and others. Join us in Mayman Hall and let us jazz up your weekend.

Mayman Hall,
Sunday, July 27, 5:30 pm–6:30 pm
Free admission, no tickets required

Posted 07/23/2014 11:30AM

Colburn students Carlos Aguilar (flute), Nathan Wong (viola), Ryan Roberts (oboe), and Nathan Kirchhoff (bassoon) are currently on tour with The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. They will make their Walt Disney Concert Hall debut on Monday, August 4 at 7:30 pm. In this performance, David Robertson will conduct an electrifying program that begins with Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, a great American work that pulses with fiery rhythms. The orchestra is joined by Gil Shaham for an intense and virtuosic work, Britten's Violin Concerto. Samuel Carl Adams' innovative style is on display in a new work commissioned by Carnegie Hall, and Mussorgsky's perennial favorite Pictures at an Exhibition concludes the program.

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Posted 07/23/2014 11:26AM

Jazz pianist Donald Vega, the Community School's recipient of this year's Distinguished Alumni Award, is returning to Los Angeles to perform with Ron Carter'sGolden Striker Trioat the Catalina Jazz Club this week in Hollywood! The group will perform July 24 – 26. Click here for more information.

Posted 07/23/2014 11:25AM

Community School clarinetist Andrew Moses won the "Discovery Prize" in the Young Musicians Foundation Concerto Competition. Andrew plays in the Honors Woodwind Quintet.

Community School cellist, Nicholas Im, is the Sierra Summer Festival's 2014 Horton-Kohl Award recipient. Nicholas will perform Kabalevsky's Concerto No. 1 with the Festival Orchestra in August. Read more about Nicholas in a recent interview for the festival here.

Community School violinist, Hao Zhou, will perform "Summer" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons with the Sierra Summer Festival Orchestra in August. Read more about Hao in a recent interview for the festival here.

Community School alumna, violinist Anne Akiko-Meyers, was interviewed recently in the Denver Post and she spoke on how the Aspen Music Festival and School has changed since she was a student. "It's really a branching out of The Juilliard School. You definitely feel New York City and The Juilliard School, but now you also feel Los Angeles and The Colburn School." Read the complete interview here.

Posted 07/23/2014 11:25AM

Colburn Conservatory of Music student Simone Porter makes her Grand Teton Music Festival debut this Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26. Ms. Porter will perform the virtuosic Mendelssohn Violin Concerto under the baton of conductor Donald Runnicles. The concerts will take place at Walk Festival Hall in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Posted 07/22/2014 11:44AM

We're excited to announce that the Calidore String Quartet will be Stony Brook University's Quartet-in-Residence for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic years.

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Posted 07/17/2014 04:24PM

Pick up an instrument, dust off an old one, or learn the interworkings of your favorite symphony. 

Learn more below. Plus, if you register by September 1, you could win a $25 Colburn Café gift card. 

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Posted 07/09/2014 02:51PM

Join us on Tuesday, July 15 for the Colburn Young Artists Academy’s Sonata Marathon Competition. The Colburn Young Artists Academy Piano Festival provides gifted, pre-college age pianists with two weeks of conservatory-level instruction at The Colburn School each summer. This year’s Festival includes 30 students from across the United States and abroad, including students from Australia, France, China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore and South Korea, and culminates on July 15 with a Sonata Marathon Competition. Students will compete for the $1000 Colburn Young Artists Academy Piano Festival Steinway Prize. The competition takes place in Thayer Hall at 3:30 pm. Free admission. Contact 213-621-4795 or theacademy@colburnschool.edu for more information.

Posted 07/09/2014 02:41PM

Keep your eyes peeled in the next week for information about upcoming Adult Studies courses offered at Colburn in the 2014-15 season. We're bringing back some of our most popular classes such as Five Symphonies that Changed Music, the Colburn Community Chorale and Beginning Guitar for Adults. We even have a few new courses to keep things fresh this year! Registration opens on July 15, 2014. Visit www.colburnschool.edu/adultstudies to register.

Posted 07/09/2014 02:40PM

Our free two-week hands-on immersion program, designed to introduce LAUSD 4th and 5th grade students to the arts, is back! Summer Encounter begins in just one month, on July 21, and will provide kids an opportunity to work in small groups to study guitar, dance, voice, percussion, recorder, keyboard, music appreciation, and drama with Colburn faculty. All students are provided free snacks and lunches on campus. Summer Encounter culminates in a free performance open to the public, giving all students the chance to present what they’ve learned on the stage of our beautiful Zipper Concert Hall. Click here for more information.

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