Performance Highlights

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Throughout 2020 Colburn students, faculty, and guest artists continued to bring the joy of music and dance performance to the community right at home. Curated below for your viewing and listening pleasure is a selection of performances from our talented collective.

Visit our YouTube channel for more performances.

2020 Winter Concert

The Alumni and Parent Relations Office hosts a monthly virtual pop-up for Colburn families and interested parties to gather. In December a school-wide Winter Concert premiered special performances from students across all of our units to send everyone into the winter break.

Colburn Artists Series: Viano String Quartet

The talented Viano String Quartet, Colburn’s Ensemble-in-Residence, took the stage to perform classic quartets by Mendelssohn, Dvořák, and Mozart contemporary Joseph Bologne as well as an atmospheric piece from contemporary composer Caroline Shaw.

Sweets from the Nutcracker

Students of all dance genres joined forces to reimagine the classic Nutcracker as a film for the digital world. With choreography by former New York City Ballet principal Silas Farley and other artists, the program features music from Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet alongside jazz interpretations of the score by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.

Apsara Kasiraman: Requiem for Four Horns

Colburn premiered Community School student and composer Apsara Kasiraman’s new work, which she created for the project Requiem-20: A Musical Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, by Musical Mentors Collaborative.
Read More: Q&A with Apsara

A Serving of Beethoven: Sonatas for Violin and Piano

Colburn continued to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a second series of virtual lunchtime concerts featuring performances by faculty members Martin Beaver, violin, and Fabio Bidini, piano. This performance is Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 5.