Grand Conversations: Episode 05

Grand Conversations

In this special minisode, cellist and Conservatory student James Baik discusses his preparation for his performance of the Dvořák Cello Concerto with the Colburn Orchestra on April 21 at Walt Disney Concert Hall. This is the season closer for the Colburn Orchestra, and it will be under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis.

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Learn more about the Colburn Orchestra concert on April 21

Grand Conversations: Episode 04

Grand Conversations

This month is all things Tap Fest! In this episode, we speak with tap faculty in the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute Denise Scheerer and Johnnie Hobbs III about teaching and curating our first Tap Fest since 2019, and the legendary tap dancer and guest artist, Samuel Weber, explains Kahnotation (example below) and the role of dancers as musicians.


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Learn more about the Tap Fest 2022

Watch Samuel Weber explain Kahnotation

An example of Kahnotation:

Grand Conversations: Episode 03

Grand Conversations

This month, hear from two alumni from our first national Fortissima cohort, Bianca Quddus and Lauren Elise Edwards. These remarkable young women were selected to participate in this year’s Fortissima program, which is an artistic and leadership development program at the Colburn School. It is designed to inspire, equip, and empower high school age young women from underrepresented minorities in classical music to pursue professional training and careers in the field.

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Learn more about the Fortissima Program

Watch Fortissima in Concert from November 6

Grand Conversations: Episode 02

Grand Conversations

This month, we’ll hear from Community School and Conservatory alumnus Hao Zhou on his preparation for Shostakovich’s Violin Concert No. 1 with the Colburn Orchestra on November 13. Colburn cello faculty Clive Greensmith will speak about his Chamber Music Society performance on November 21. And finally, we’ll hear from Salonen Conducting Fellow Ross Jamie Collins on the lessons and challenges of Concerto Forum on December 5, which will feature multiple soloists alongside members of the Colburn Orchestra.

Further Listening from Hao Zhou

Shostakovich Violin Concert No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 77

David Oistrakh, Violin

Hilary Hahn, Violin

Further Viewing from Ross Jamie Collins

Concerto Forum 2020

Grand Conversations: Episode 01

Grand Conversations

Explore our newest podcast, Grand Conversations, to hear in-depth perspective directly from guest artists, faculty, students, and alumni. This month, guest artist Demarre McGill shares his artistic vision for the first Colburn Chamber Music Society concert of the year. We also hear about the upcoming Colburn Orchestra concert from conductor Yehuda Gilad and Conservatory student Martha Chan, the featured soloist for the Devienne Flute Concerto.

Get tickets for Colburn Chamber Music Society feat. Demarre McGill on October 3

Get tickets for Colburn Orchestra on October 16

Further Listening from Demarre McGill

Yuko Uebayashi Flute Sonata
Pei-San Chiu Flute; Mengyi Yang Piano

Valerie Coleman: “Umoja”
Imani Winds

Allison Loggins-Hull Balcony Bar From Home performance for The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Gabriela Lena Frank: “Apu: Tone Poem for Orchestra”
National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
Marin Alsop, Conductor

Gabriela Lena Frank: “Elegía Andina”