Performances

World-renowned performing artists regularly visit Colburn to perform with our students and faculty, and you can hear Colburn performances downtown, at Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena, and many other venues around the Los Angeles area.

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Concert Series

Colburn Orchestra

The Colburn Orchestra features talented young musicians led by Music Director Yehuda Gilad and acclaimed guest conductors from around the world. Explore the 2017–18 season, featuring young soloists on the cusp of stardom alongside renowned guest conductors.

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Colburn Chamber Music Society

The Colburn Chamber Music Society performances in Zipper Hall on campus create a more intimate experience. This season, don’t miss our compelling roster of guest artists.

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Gibson Dunn Rush Hour

Skip the traffic and turn an ordinary evening into a special night out in Thayer Hall. Concertgoers are encouraged to stick around after the show to enjoy a complimentary post-concert reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres.

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Annual Gala

Our annual gala kicks off with a Colburn Orchestra performance in the revered Walt Disney Concert Hall. Then guests, including civic, philanthropic, and artistic leaders, come together for an elegant dinner and ceremony.

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Faculty Recitals

Our faculty members are excellent educators and renowned performers at the top of their field. This season features Martin Beaver, Andrew Bain, Aimée Kreston, Peter Lloyd, Kenneth McGrath, and more.

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Departmental Performances

Other performances offer students the chance to incorporate newly attained skills into their performance repertoire. Also, both the Colburn Music and Dance Academies shine a spotlight on students with end-of-semester recitals.

The event students, parents, and faculty look forward to every year is the Colburn School Collaboration Concert. The annual celebration brings together all the various departments, including dance, classical music, jazz, and more.

Be sure to check our Calendar of Events for updates on performance dates and times.