Colburn Orchestra

Yehuda Gilad, Music Director

The finest young talent in classical music collaborate in the Colburn School’s flagship ensemble. Under the batons of Gilad and a roster of thrilling guest conductors, these phenoms will electrify you with their performances of Dvořák, Mahler, Wagner, and more.

The Colburn School gratefully acknowledges Wells Fargo’s generous support for our performances in the community. The Colburn Orchestra concerts are supported in part by Metropolitan Associates.

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October 1, 7:30 pm
Ambassador Auditorium
Yehuda Gilad, Music Director and Conductor
Julijana Mijalković, piano

Music Director Gilad kicks off the orchestra’s season with visionary pieces from Wagner and Ravel that pushed forward the music of their eras.

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October 29, 7:30 pm
The Beloved New World
Ambassador Auditorium
Gilbert Varga, guest conductor (return engagement)
Fabiola Kim, violin

Conservatory student Kim, whom the New York Times hailed as “a brilliant soloist,” brings precision and luminosity to Bartók’s second violin concerto.
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December 3
Follow Me
Ambassador Auditorium, 7:30 pm
Yehuda Gilad, Music Director and Conductor
Anthony Trionfo, flute

John Corigliano’s Pied Piper Fantasy is a surprising theatrical experience you’ll not soon forget.
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February 4
In the Dead of the Night
Ambassador Auditorium, 7:30 pm
Matthias Pintscher, guest conductor
Josh Rogan, trumpet
Michael Harper, trumpet

Pintscher, music director of the Ensemble Intercontemporain conducts Mahler's Seventh and Pintscher’s own double trumpet concerto.
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Non-Subscription Concerts

March 5
The Persistence of Memory
Musco Center for the Performing Arts, 8 pm
James Conlon, guest conductor
Jongyun Kim, piano

The maestro of LA Opera’s orchestra leads Colburn Orchestra as it performs Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
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April 2
Dreams and Fantasies
Valley Performing Arts Center, 3 pm
Ludovic Morlot, guest conductor
Mikyoung Soung, double bass

Soloist Soung shines in a suite from Carmen for double bass and orchestra, while guest conductor Morlot breathes new life into Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique.
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