Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices
To shine a spotlight on the music by composers suppressed by the Nazi regime, LA Opera Music Director James Conlon founded the groundbreaking Recovered Voices project. In honor of his efforts, the Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices sponsors seminars, academic conferences, and competitions in an effort to present a deeper understanding of the history of the music from the first half of the 20th century. Colburn Conservatory of Music students participate in performances centered on the music by these suppressed composers. Also Maestro Conlon oversees a semester-long seminar, assisted by Robert Elias. The Ziering-Conlon Initiative is supported by a generous grant from Marilyn Ziering.