Musical America featured violinist Simone Porter in their recent newsletter, praising her ability to maintain her poise through an impromptu earthquake that happened during her Pasadena Symphony debut at Ambassador Auditorium in March.
It includes an all-star cast of musicians, including Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming, Esperanza Spalding, Alison Krauss, Dianne Reeves, Wayne Shorter, Brian Blade and "the inspired pianism of Childs." Read more in a recent DownBeat Magazine article.
"Music, Censorship and Meaning in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union: Echoes and Consequences" will take place on August 9 and 10. You can sign-up for the first day, the second day, or both. Free and open to the public.
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.
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 hereto register.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.