2020–21 Season Overview

20-21 Season

Stay Colburn Connected

This season, the concert hall comes home. Watch thrilling music and dance performances from your living room and stay plugged-in to the performing arts with Colburn’s schedule of innovative virtual events. Deepen your Colburn experience by becoming a Colburn Society member.

Connect with us online this season.

Next Up Series
Virtual Office Hours
Master Classes
Amplify Series
Colburn Artists Series
LA Opera’s The Anonymous Lover
Virtual Nutcracker
A Serving of Beethoven
Guest Artists

Explore the Season

Next Up

Next Up Series

Colburn alumni may no longer be studying in our halls, but they are performers for life. Thanks to the generosity of donations both large and small, we are pleased to welcome them back for the Next Up Series.

FEB 13, 2021 · Bach’s Goldberg Variations for String Trio
MAR 13, 2021 · Eclectic Classical
APR 10, 2021 · Music from the 17th Century to the Present
MAY 8, 2021 · Styles and Textures for Solo Clarinet
MAY 29, 2021 · Modern and Popular Music Jukebox

Staff members talking to a parent on the plaza

Virtual Office Hours

The Alumni and Parent Relations Office’s monthly pop-up for Colburn families has gone virtual. Join us online to stay up-to-date on Colburn news and happenings, participate in workshops, enter to win Colburn swag, watch short performances, and connect with others in the Colburn community.

OCT 31, 2020
NOV 21, 2020
DEC 1, 2020
JAN 30, 2021
FEB 27, 2021
MAR 27, 2021
APR 24, 2021

Teenage student wearing formal dress playing piano on stage

Master Classes

Join Conservatory, Music Academy, and Community School students for in-depth virtual master classes with renowned guest artists. All classes are free, open to the public, and conclude with a Q&A session.

SEPT 25, 2020 · Yoheved Kaplinsky
OCT 9, 2020 · James Ehnes
NOV 8, 2020 · Nobuko Imai
FEB 12, 2021 · Silas Farley
MAR 7, 2021 · Tine Thing Helseth
MAR 26, 2021 · Elizabeth Rowe
APR 17, 2021 · Martin Fröst

Amplify Series

Amplify Series

This new concert series celebrates artists of color through short-term residencies that include performances, master classes, and panel discussions. Artists for 2020–21 include Silas Farley, Marlon Martinez, Andrew Brady, and Nokuthula Ngwenyama.

JAN 18, 2021 · Amplify Artists Roundtable
FEB 12, 2021 · Master Class: Silas Farley
APR 9, 2021 · Master Class: Nokuthula Ngwenyama

Rodolfo Leone pictured on the left, Viano String Quartet pictured on the right

Colburn Artists Series

Past and present Colburn Artists perform dazzling concerts of classical works. Designed for young artists on the cusp of professional careers, the Colburn Artists program prepares students to work with industry leaders and artist managers.

The Colburn Artists Series is dedicated to the memory of Laura Liepins, whose steadfast mentorship has guided numerous young Colburn musicians and ensembles into spectacular professional careers.

OCT 25, 2020 · Rodolfo Leone, Piano
DEC 20, 2020 · Viano String Quartet

Portrait of Joseph Bologne

LA Opera’s The Anonymous Lover, produced and livestreamed in partnership with Colburn

Colburn is partnering with the Los Angeles Opera to stage and stream a brilliant 1780 comic romance long overdue for rediscovery. Conducted by James Conlon and directed by Bruce Lemon, Jr., the socially-distanced production of The Anonymous Lover is planned to be streamed from Zipper Hall.

NOV 14, 2020 · The Anonymous Lover by Joseph Bologne

Virtual Nutcracker

Virtual Nutcracker

Students of all dance genres join forces to reimagine the classic Nutcracker for the digital world. With choreography by former New York City Ballet principal Silas Farley and other artists, the program features music from Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet alongside jazz interpretations of the score by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.

DEC 22, 2020 · Virtual Nutcracker

Beethoven 250 wordmark on a cup of coffee

A Serving of Beethoven: Sonatas for Violin and Piano

Colburn continues its celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series of lunchtime concerts. Join us at the table each Thursday at noon to hear a complete sonata performed by Colburn faculty members Martin Beaver, violin, and Fabio Bidini, piano.

OCT 1, 2020 · Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 6
OCT 8, 2020 · Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 7
OCT 15, 2020 · Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 8
OCT 22, 2020 · Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 9
OCT 29, 2020 · Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 10

Guest Artists

Guest Artists

Calidore String Quartet
Wu Han