Come hear a performance by guitarist Bokyung Byun, the extraordinary Rose Augustine Grand Prize Winner of the prestigious 2021 Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition. With her virtuosic skill and profound musicality, Byun redefines the possibilities of sound on the classical guitar. Don’t miss her only stop in Los Angeles during her 2022–2023 GFA Winner’s Tour.
The Opera Buffs is proud to announce a new vocal competition dedicated to young, classical vocalists who live in Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino and Orange Counties, ages 16-22.
Guitarist Bokyung Byun leads an in-depth master class with Community School students, offering a rare glimpse into the artistic, creative, and learning processes. Guitarist Bokyung Byun is the extraordinary Rose Augustine Grand Prize Winner of the prestigious 2022 Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition. With her virtuosic skill and profound musicality, Byun redefines the possibilities of sound on the classical guitar.
William Chapman Nyaho, the first annual Piano Spheres Leonard Stein Resident Artist, takes you on a discovery of exciting piano music from North Africa to sub Saharan West African and Southern African regions.
Join us for an exploration of Debussy’s rich and imaginative works, including Syrinx for solo flute and Six épigraphes antiques for piano duo, with dancers from Colburn’s Trudl Zipper Dance Institute performing choreography by Jerome Robbins. Maestro James Conlon, LA Opera Music Director and curator of the Discovering Debussy series, will provide musical and historical context throughout the performance.
Baroque flute phenomenon Emi Ferguson and the early music band Ruckus come together for a selection of Preludes and Sonatas by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Experience great artistry as students from the Conservatory of Music perform solo and chamber works in this weekly recital series. This performance will be livestreamed.
Enjoy a program of Debussy’s colorful chamber works, including Danse sacrée et danse profane for String Quintet and Harp, conducted by Maestro James Conlon, and Debussy’s string quartet, performed by Colburn’s award-winning quartet in residence, Quartet Integra. Maestro James Conlon, LA Opera Music Director and curator of the Discovering Debussy series, will provide musical and historical context throughout the performance.
Music Academy students show off their talents in this intimate recital series featuring a delightful mix of repertoire. This performance will be livestreamed.
Led by Maxim Eshkenazy, the Colburn Sinfonietta presents a rich program of varied works.
Join us for an intimate conversation about Debussy with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Maestro James Conlon, LA Opera Music Director and curator of the Discovering Debussy series. The evening also features a performance of Debussy’s Cello Sonata, played by Colburn faculty member Clive Greensmith.
Evin Blomberg and Natalie Helm formed the string duo “DuoSkope” after first meeting and playing together at The Colburn School. In this autobiographical program, they will perform arrangements of favorite works, each of which has influenced their own journey.
The Community School’s Concert Band and Wind Ensemble, directed by Elizabeth Stoyanovich, perform thrilling works for brass, winds, and percussion.
Experience the healing power of music as young artists from Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Egypt perform together. The group draws its members from the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, founded in hopes of finding alternative ways to alleviate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Kris Bowers has scored some of the most popular films and television series this decade. He discusses the process and technique of film scoring with John Houlihan, a veteran of the music and film industries.
Students from the Conservatory of Music present dazzling chamber works in this intimate recital series. This performance will be livestreamed.
Experience the talent and creativity of Colburn’s distinguished faculty artists as they perform their own curated performances with friends and students. This concert features works by Brahms and Shostakovich.
Enjoy an evening of tap dance highlighting Los Angeles’s world-renowned tap artists, who will be accompanied by an eclectic catalog of infectiously joyful rhythmic soul & funk music. This performance will be livestreamed.
We regret to share that today’s Amplify performance featuring Kris Bowers has been canceled due to illness. We apologize for any inconvenience.
This concert has been rescheduled due to the LA Marathon. Join us for the next performance at St. Paul on April 15.
Tap dancers and enthusiasts are invited to a series of master classes, held in conjunction with the 2023 Tap Fest performance on March 18. Colburn’s talented tap faculty along with renowned guest artists will lead classes for all levels.
Please note: Performance Forum will not take place this week.
Artists from Colburn’s Dance Academy and Music Academy join forces for a program of musically-driven ballets, including works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Colburn Dance Dean Silas Farley. The works on this program were originally choreographed on renowned ballet companies, including New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, and feature extraordinary music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Peter Warlock, J.S. Bach, Arvo Pärt, and W.A. Mozart. This performance will be livestreamed.
Enjoy coffee and conversation at our monthly pop-ups. Learn more about events and resources on campus and meet others in the Colburn community.
Passion runs high in this program combining Lili Boulanger’s foreboding final composition, Rachmaninoff’s soulful second piano concerto, and the vibrant art gallery stroll that is Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
In memoriam of Colburn alumni Liana Cohen, piano, and Dr. Ruben Cohen, violin, two music competitions and concerts have been established by their family. On March 25, the competition winners will perform in the Liana Cohen Music Festival hosted in Zipper Hall, in honor of Liana’s birthday. Richard Schwab, Ruben’s violin teacher, will speak prior to the students performing and receiving awards. The Cohen family’s purpose for the competitions and concerts is to encourage youth to study classical music.
Pianist Jon Kimura Parker leads an in-depth master class with Colburn students, offering a rare glimpse into the artistic, creative, and learning processes. Jon Kimura Parker, known as a versatile and energetic pianist, is a founding member of the Montrose Trio and a sought-after soloist.
Gloria Cheng presents “Looking Above,” with music by two recently departed local friends William Kraft and Mike Lang, the concert premiere of film composer Michael Giacchino’s Sonata in Darkness, performed by Gloria on the blockbuster movie The Batman, an unpublished score by Pierre Boulez written specially for Gloria’s wedding, jazz-suffused works by James Newton and Nicolai Kapustin, a stirring paean to planet Earth by Illinois-based Stephen Andrew Taylor, and two Valsa Choro (“crying waltzes”) by Brazilian composer Adelaide Pereira da Silva.