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Celebrate Colburn Gala 2022

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The Celebration Continues

From the welcome reception on Grand Avenue to a stunning concert in Zipper Hall to the after party on the Colburn Plaza, our long-awaited and joyful reunion on campus was truly a night to remember. Thank you to all who joined us in person or virtually—we couldn’t have done it without your support! You can revisit the magic of the gala with our photo gallery, enjoy the Strayhorn Suite in its entirety, and watch selections from the performance in the hall. We hope you carry the exuberance of the event with you and that you continue to celebrate the power of a Colburn performing arts education with an additional gift to help ensure nights like this will happen again.

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Photo Gallery

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Strayhorn Suite

Enjoy the entirety of Strayhorn Suite, a ballet choreographed by Trudl Zipper Dance Institute Dean Silas Farley set to the music of Billy Strayhorn.

Selections from the Program

Gala supporters can continue to view the Colburn Orchestra’s performances of Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte and Schumann’s Symphony No. 3, under the batons of our Salonen Fellows Molly Turner and Ross Jamie Collins. If you are not yet a gala supporter but would like to be, you can make a gift today!

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Artistic Honoree

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Known for his elegant and insightful musicality, Colburn Artist-in-Residence Jean-Yves Thibaudet has established himself as an iconic figure both on and off the stage. For more than three decades, he’s traveled the globe as one of the world’s most sought after concert pianists with a style distinctly his own.

Corporate Honoree

We gratefully acknowledge Cartier for its steadfast commitment to supporting the arts worldwide.

Sunday, April 3

3 pm Welcome Reception, Colburn School Plaza
4 pm Performance, Zipper Hall
5:30 pm Dinner, Colburn School Plaza
7:30 pm After-Party, Colburn School Plaza


SHAW Entr’acte
Colburn Orchestra
Molly Turner, Conductor

MOZART Triple Concerto
Academy Virtuosi
Caden Lin, Jean Yves Thibaudet, and Daniel Wang, Piano Soloists
Kyle Dickson, Conductor

SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3
Colburn Orchestra
Ross Jamie Collins, Conductor

Salonen Fellows in the Negaunee Conducting Program

Molly Turner

Molly Turner

Molly Turner conducts and composes music. Recently, she was featured conducting the Dallas Opera Orchestra, The Juilliard Orchestra, Rice Campanile Orchestra, and the Eastern Festival Orchestra.
Ross Jamie Collins

Ross Jamie Collins

Ross Jamie Collins is a Finnish-British conductor and is a part of the inaugural class of Salonen Fellows in the Negaunee Conducting Program at the Colburn School. Previously a student of Jorma Panula at the Panula Academy in Finland, Ross began his studies with Esa-Pekka Salonen at Colburn in the fall of 2019.

Kyle Dickson

Kyle Dickson

American Conductor Kyle Dickson is quickly building a reputation as an innovative and compelling presence on the podium. He is Assistant Conductor of the Inner-City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and previously served as Music Director of Chicago’s South Loop Symphony.

Read more about the 2021–22 Salonen Fellows
Questions? Please contact Tara Grand at 310-279-6430 or