School-Wide News Sel Kardan, President and CEO of The Colburn School, announced today the establishment of The Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices at the Colburn School. Los Angeles philanthropist Marilyn Ziering has made the Initiative possible with a generous $1 million gift to Colburn. The Initiative builds upon the Recovered Voices project at LA Opera, established to support conductor James Conlon’s long-term commitment to bring attention to the works of important composers whose music was suppressed during the Nazi years in Europe.
Community School student, Loren Kim, won the Grand Prize in Division I of the 43rd Annual Korea Times Music Competition. Loren studies piano with Heewon Kwon.
Conservatory alum and flutist Frankie Camuglia (2012 Conservatory graduate) won a position with the Berlin Philharmonic’s Orchestra Academy. This is a 2-year program in which he will have the opportunity to perform frequently with the very prestigious Berlin Philharmonic (and continue his studies with their Principal Flutist).
Academy student Youjin Lee’s performance on NPR’s From the Top was broadcast last weekend. Youjin studies with Danielle Belen in the Young Artists Academy, and recently won both the 2013 Irving M. Klein and Stulberg International String Competitions.
Get ready for the next Sidley Austin ArtSpeaks at Colburn! Join Colburn President and CEO, Sel Kardan, on Tuesday, January 21 at 6 pm in welcoming James Inverne — Founder of Inverne Price Music Consultancy and former Performing Arts contributor to Time Magazine — in an engaging discussion on Business and the Performing Arts.
Give the gift of education with an Adult Studies class at Colburn and receive 15% off! Still searching for the perfect gift for that friend or loved one who is passionate about performing arts? Well, look no further! From now through January 15, Colburn Adult Studies is offering a 15% discount on classes including Music and Activism, Chamber Music from Trio to Octet and Workshop in Classical Music Presentation. Sign them up today and take advantage of this wonderful offer! Also offered are performance classes in voice, guitar and chamber music. Registration is ongoing. Enter code EARLYBIRD14 at checkout for 15% discount.
Tune in to KCET on December 24 between 3 pm and 6 pm to hear the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts’ Colburn Concert Choir and Young Men’s Chorus, directed by Dr. Mikhail Shtangrud, perform in the 54th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration!
In less than one month, on January 19 at 3 pm, the esteemed Parisian Ebène Quartet will be visiting Colburn for a special Colburn Chamber Music Society performance in Zipper Hall. Known for combining classical with jazz and world music styles, multi-award-winning members Pierre Colombet and Gabriel Le Magadure (violins), Mathieu Herzog (viola), and Raphaël Merlin (cello) will lead Colburn Conservatory students in chamber orchestra versions of Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence and Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances, plus the US premiere of Ebene cellist Raphael Merlin’s own work titled Elea.
Our Academy, which is geared for pre-college aged students, is now accepting applications for Fall 2014 semester! Early admission deadline is February 1, 2014 and regular admission deadline is April 1, 2014. For questions concerning the application process, contact the Academy Office at 213.621.4795 email@example.com.
Jazz up your Sunday afternoon with some great selections by artists such as Sonny Rollins, Duke Ellington, Charlie Shavers and Vince Guaraldi, performed by our Adult Studies Jazz Combos. The performance begins at 5:30pm in Thayer Hall and is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there.
Get into the holiday spirit with a festive Winter Dance Concert at Colburn on Saturday, December 14 at 7 pm in Zipper Hall. Intermediate and Advanced Modern Dance and Ballet students from our Trudl Zipper Dance Institute will showcase their talents in this eclectic performance, with highlights including excerpts from the seldom seen August Bournonville balletKonservatoriet(1849), two compelling works by Modern Dance Chair Sarah Swenson,and the rollicking last movement from George Balanchine’sWestern Symphony. Admission is free.
Community School Community School student and Herbert Zipper Scholar, Sarah Jung, won First Prize in the Junior Division of the Korea Times Concerto Competition. Sarah studies piano with Jeesung Kang.
Community School student, Timothy Le, won the California State University Northridge Young Artist Competition and will perform the first movement of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in March 2014 with the CSUN Youth Philharmonic, where he is Concertmaster. Timothy studies violin with Henry Gronnier.
Community School student, Kevin Miura, won First Runner-up in the Parness Concerto Competition in the Junior Division performing the Kabalevsky Violin Concerto. Kevin studies violin with Danielle Belen.
Sign up today for Adult Studies classes at Colburn and receive an early bird discount of 15% off in classes including Music and Activism, Chamber Music from Trio to Octet and Workshop in Classical Music Presentation. Also offered are performance classes in voice, guitar and chamber music. Registration is ongoing. Enter code EARLYBIRD14 at checkout for discount.
Get ready for the next Sidley Austin Artspeaks at Colburn! Join Colburn President and CEO, Sel Kardan, on Tuesday, January 21 at 6 pm to welcome James Inverne — Founder of Inverne Price Music Consultancy and Performing Arts contributor to Time Magazine — in an engaging discussion on Business and the Performing Arts.
In less than one month, on January 19 at 3 pm, the esteemed Parisian Ebène Quartet will be visiting Colburn for a special Colburn Chamber Music Society performance. Known for combining classical with jazz and world music styles, multi-award-winning members Pierre Colombet and Gabriel Le Magadure (violins), Mathieu Herzog (viola), and Raphaël Merlin (cello) will perform works by Bartók, Raphaël Merlin, and Tchaikovsky in Colburn’s acoustically superb Zipper Hall.
If you happen to be on the East Coast this Sunday, catch Multi-award winning Colburn Conservatory graduates, CALIDORE STRING QUARTET, perform in NYC, December 8 for the Schneider Concert Series at The New School. Program is Mozart’s “Dissonance” Quartet, Golijov’s “Tenebrae” and Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” Quartet.