Parties with a Purpose

Celebrate Colburn Gala 2022

Join two of classical music’s greatest icons, conductor Marin Alsop and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, to help kick off the second decade of Colburn’s Music Academy. Under the baton of Maestro Alsop, the students of the Conservatory of Music and Music Academy will demonstrate virtuosity and grace when they take the stage side-by-side at the School’s beloved Zipper Hall for an intimate evening unlike any other.

Our 2022 Richard D. Colburn Award honorees Alsop and Thibaudet embody an extraordinary commitment to nurturing the “whole artist”—a philosophy that includes artistic excellence, community engagement, and mentorship. These pillars are at the heart of a Colburn education. And your participation in the Celebrate Colburn Gala makes this experience possible at Colburn all year.

Sunday, April 3

Zipper Hall and Colburn Plaza
Invitation to follow

For more information or to request an advance reservation: 213-621-4535 or

Past Events

Colburn’s history is filled with show-stopping performances and exclusive parties with like-minded individuals who support Colburn’s education and on-stage activities and provide access to the best performing arts training regardless of a student’s ability to pay.

Scroll down to check out a selection of archived events that we’ve put together for you. We are looking forward to welcoming you back onto campus soon, and while we eagerly await the next gala, we hope you enjoy this collection of special memories curated just for you.

Celebrate Colburn Gala 2019


Celebrate Colburn Gala 2018


Celebrate Colburn Gala 2017

For more information about Colburn’s special events, please contact the Advancement Office at or 213-621-4535.