2023–24 Season Overview

Discover a Vibrant World of Music and Dance

Join the Colburn School this season and experience thrilling programs, renowned guests, and exceptional artistry.

Season highlights include visiting artists trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth, conductors Esa-Pekka Salonen and Jeannette Sorrell, dancers from Joffrey Ballet, and film scorer Kris Bowers. The Colburn Orchestra returns to Ambassador Auditorium, Zipper Hall, The Soraya, and Walt Disney Concert Hall to perform works by Mahler, Mozart, Prokofiev, Bartok, and more. Colburn’s passionate and dedicated young artists will put their training to work all season long in intimate recitals, chamber forums, and showcases featuring all genres.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for an announcement about our livestreamed events!

Explore our Flagship Series

Connect with Colburn Students 

Discover New Artists and Experiences 

Explore our Flagship Series

Colburn Orchestra

Colburn Conservatory of Music’s flagship ensemble brings stages to life around Southern California.  

OCT 7, 2023 at Ambassador Auditorium · Roderick Cox conducts Brahms and Stravinsky*
NOV 4, 2023 at The Soraya · Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Shostakovich, Brahms, and Ogonek 
DEC 3, 2023 at Ambassador Auditorium · Peter Oundjian conducts Beethoven, Bartók, and Rachmaninoff*
JAN 28, 2024 at The Soraya · Yehuda Gilad conducts Mahler and Goldmark (Tickets on sale soon!)
MAR 2, 2024 in Zipper Hall · Jeannette Sorrell conducts Handel, Cimarosa, and Mozart*
MAR 24, 2024 at Walt Disney Concert Hall · Lionel Bringuier conducts Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and Salonen
APR 27, 2024 in Zipper Hall · Elias Brown conducts Concerto Forum*

*Season Subscription Available

The Colburn Orchestra is generously underwritten by Eva and Marc Stern.


Colburn Chamber Music Society  

Renowned guest artists are joined on stage by Conservatory of Music students and faculty for a series of intimate performances. 

SEP 24, 2023 · Orion Weiss, Piano
OCT 22, 2023 · Tine Thing Helseth, Trumpet
NOV 12, 2023 · Jennifer Grim, Flute 
FEB 4, 2024 · Tatjana Masurenko, Viola
APR 14, 2024 · Arnaud Sussmann, Violin 

Season Subscription Available  

The Colburn Chamber Music Society series is generously supported by the Henry Family. 

Connect with Colburn Students 

Community School of Performing Arts 

The Community School of Performing Arts is committed to making the highest quality music education available to all. Passionate, dedicated students of all ability levels and ages come to Colburn’s campus each year to play in ensembles and to study instruments, voice, music theory, drama, and more with world-class teachers.   

NOV 19, 2023/FEB 25, 2024/APR 28, 2024 · Advanced Orchestras
DEC 2, 2023 · Honors Chamber Recital
DEC 9, 2023/ MAY 4, 2024 · Choral Concerts
DEC 10, 2023/MAY 19, 2024 · Honors Recital
FEB 17, 2024 · Choirs at Colburn Celebrate Black History Month
MAR 16, 2023 · Collaboration Concert
MAY 18, 2023 · Year-End Chamber Recitals


Conservatory of Music 

The Conservatory of Music opened in 2003 with one goal: to train the very highest level of classical instrumental performers for careers in music. Outstanding performance opportunities; unparalleled faculty; and full scholarships covering tuition, room, and board for all students have allowed the Conservatory to produce dynamic young soloists, chamber groups, and orchestra musicians. 

THURSDAYS ALL YEAR · Performance Forum
NOV 8, 2023/APR 18, 2024 · Colburn Baroque Ensemble 
NOV 16, 2023/APR 10, 2024 · Colburn Contemporary Ensemble
SATURDAYS ALL YEAR · Colburn @ St. Paul


Music Academy 

The Music Academy brings exceptional pre-college students from around the world to Colburn, where they take their training to the next level. Young musicians ages 14–18 balance performance, musical instruction, and academics in a comprehensive program that allows them to flourish and develop their artistry. 

SATURDAYS ALL YEAR · Music Academy Young Artist Performances
DEC 16, 2023 · Chamber Music Recital
DEC 17, 2023/APR 21, 2024 · Academy Virtuosi
APR 27, 2024 · Two-Piano Performance

MAY 4, 2024/MAY 5, 2024 · Senior Recitals


Trudl Zipper Dance Institute 

The Trudl Zipper Dance Institute is dedicated to developing the talent and ambitions of its students, from beginners in Youth Dance to aspiring professionals in the Dance Academy. Performers of all levels receive sequential training in ballet, tap, and modern genres in a cohesive curriculum that emphasizes the joy of dance through artistic and technical accomplishment. 

OCT 28, 2023 · See the Music, Hear the Dance
DEC 16, 2023 at 2 pm/DEC 16, 2023 at 7 pm · Winter Dance Celebration
FEB 24, 2024 · Tap Fest
MAR 23, 2024 at 2 pm/MAR 23, 2024 at 7 pm · Counterpointe
APR 20, 2024 · Student Choreography Showcase
MAY 18, 2024 · Spring TapWorks
JUN 1, 2024 · Spring Dance Festival (Tickets on sale soon!)

Discover New Artists and Experiences 

Amplify Series

The careers of artists of color are celebrated through on-campus residencies that include masterclasses, performances, panel discussions, podcast recordings, and more.   

NOV 19, 2023 · Kris Bowers, Piano and Film Scoring
JAN 17, 2024 · Michael Montgomery, Dance (Tickets on sale soon!)


Master Classes

An insider’s look at performance preparation, master classes offer a rare glimpse into the artistic, creative, and learning processes.

SEP 18, 2023 · Orion Weiss, Piano
SEP 21, 2023 · Orion Weiss, Piano
OCT 12, 2023 · Lisa Batiashvili, Violin; Gautier Capucon, Cello, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano
OCT 19, 2023 · Tine Thing Helseth, Trumpet
OCT 31, 2023 · Stephen Kovacevich, Piano
NOV 8, 2023 · Jennifer Koh, Violin
NOV 10, 2023 · Jennifer Grim, Flute
NOV 27, 2023 · Steven Isserlis, Cello
DEC 8, 2023 · Christian Tetzlaff, Violin
APR 8, 2023 · Arnaud Sussmann, Violin
APR 11, 2023 · Arnaud Sussmann, Chamber Music


Faculty Recitals 

Experience the talent and creativity of Colburn’s distinguished faculty artists as they perform their own curated programs with friends and students. 

SEP 17, 2023 · Margaret Batjer, Violin; Martin Beaver, Violin; Clive Greensmith, Cello; and Fabio Bidini, Piano
OCT 14, 2023 · Community School Faculty Showcase
NOV 5, 2023 · Denise Scheerer, Tap
NOV 21, 2023 · Fabio Bidini, Piano
DEC 4, 2023 · Micah Yui, Piano
FEB 11, 2024 · Hui Wu, Piano
MAR 17, 2024 · Andrew Bain, Horn
APR 4, 2024 · Ian Pritchard, Harpsichord, and Tatjana Masurenko, Viola d’amore


Recovered Voices 

The Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices is a unique Colburn resource that encourages greater awareness and more frequent performances of music by composers whose careers and lives were disrupted—or worse— during the years of the Nazi regime in Europe. 

OCT 28, 2023 · Recovered Voices: Exiles in Hollywood
DEC 10, 2023 · Shostakovich and Weinberg: A Journey toward Hope  
MAR 15, 2024 · Music of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Walter Arlen


LA Arts and More 

Get a taste of the rich Los Angeles performing arts scene.  

AUG 27, 2023 · Chamber Music LA presents Music Box
OCT 21, 2023 · Grand Avenue Arts: All Access
MAY 24, 2024 · Fortissima in Concert


Parties with a Purpose 

We invite you to join us for show-stopping performances and exclusive parties with like-minded individuals who support Colburn’s education and on-stage activities. Your attendance will help provide access to the best performing arts training without financial barriers. View the calendar for special events that support Colburn throughout the year.

APR 7, 2024 · Celebrate Colburn Gala
To Be Announced · Space & Sound