Colburn Orchestra

“The symphonic season at Colburn School is on another level compared to most student ensembles” –San Francisco Classical Voice

Led by critically acclaimed conductors, the Colburn Orchestra (Yehuda Gilad, Music Director) returns to Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena.

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

OCT 1, 2022 · Ruth Reinhardt, Conductor

Joey Tkach, Trumpet

The season kicks off with an emotional journey from a turbulent Brahms overture to Bartok’s lively Concerto for Orchestra. In between, a vibrant work for trumpet and orchestra highlights the instrument’s extensive range.


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BRAHMS Tragic Overture  
DESENCLOS Incantation, Thrène et Danse for Trumpet  
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra 

NOV 19, 2022 · Yehuda Gilad, Conductor

Charlotte Marckx, Violin; Olivia Marckx, Cello

The centerpiece of this concert is a dazzling double concerto that perfectly marries the violin and cello’s lush tones. Rounding out the program is an energetic early work by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Shostakovich’s demure ninth symphony.


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BRAHMS Double Concerto for Violin and Cello

FEB 25, 2023 · James Conlon, Conductor

Samuel Glicklich, Piano

Two Romantic era giants are spotlighted on this evening of majestic melodies. First, the Conservatory Concerto Competition winner conquers the keys in Beethoven’s “Emperor” concerto, followed by a performance of Schubert’s spirited “Great” symphony.


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BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”)
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9 (“The Great”)

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