2019–20 Season Overview

Colburn's 2019–20 Season

Arts Intersect

The corner of Grand Avenue. The center of creativity. Music and dance coalesce in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Experience the electricity of young artists in performance, as what they learn comes alive on stages at Colburn and across Southern California.

Join us this season at Colburn, your intersection for the arts.

Colburn Orchestra
Beethoven 250
Colburn Chamber Music Society
Colburn Presents
Rush Hour
Faculty Recitals
Community School of Performing Arts
Conservatory of Music
Music Academy
Trudl Zipper Dance Institute
Parties with a Purpose

 

Explore the Season

Colburn Orchestra

Colburn Orchestra

Hear the flagship ensemble of the Colburn Conservatory of Music.

SEPT 21 · James Conlon conducts Schumann*
NOV 3 · Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Wagner
NOV 24 · Yehuda Gilad conducts Mahler
FEB 1 · Rossen Milanov conducts Beethoven*
FEB 29 · Peter Oundjian conducts Dvořák
MAR 28 · Paolo Bortolameolli conducts Stravinsky*
APR 22 · Marin Alsop conducts Bartók

* Ambassador Auditorium Subscription: $31.50, $60

 
 
Beethoven 250

Beethoven 250

This season, Colburn gets a head start on celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a festival built around the composer’s beloved string quartet cycle and honoring longtime Colburn faculty member Arnold Steinhardt, first violin of the celebrated Guarneri Quartet.

OCT 14-19 · Beethoven 250: Calidore String Quartet
Enjoy six days of all things Beethoven, including performances by the Calidore and Viano string quartets; and Colburn faculty members Martin Beaver, Scott St. John, Margaret Batjer, Paul Coletti, Clive Greensmith, and Fabio Bidini.

 
 
Colburn Chamber Music Society

Colburn Chamber Music Society

Renowned guest artists are joined on stage by Conservatory of Music students and faculty for a series of intimate performance.

OCT 16-18 · Beethoven 250: Calidore String Quartet
JAN 25 · Orli Shaham, Piano
FEB 5 · Noah Bendix-Balgley, Violin
MAR 5 · Jim Walker, Flute; Mingjia Liu, Oboe; and Richard Beene, Bassoon
MAR 22 · Lera Auerbach, Pianist, Composer, and Curator
APR 5 · Marc Coppey, Cello

Colburn Chamber Music Society Subscription: $63, $126
Subscribers select one Beethoven 250 concert or get 25% off the full Beethoven 250 pass

 
 
Colburn Presents

Colburn Presents

Internationally acclaimed alumni and guest artists are spotlighted in dazzling recitals.

NOV 9 · San Francisco Symphony Brass
DEC 3 · Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason in Recital
FEB 22 · William Hagen and Albert Cano Smit in Recital
MAR 6 · Michael Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Ensemble

 
 
Free Performances

Explore Free Performances

Rush Hour

Skip the traffic and join us for an evening of music and mingling. Intimate, enlightening performances by students from across the Colburn School are followed by refreshments and a chance to meet the artists.

SEPT 26 · Showstopping Solos
NOV 14 · Chamber Stories
FEB 27 · Feelin’ Jazzed
MAR 26 · Academy On Stage
APR 16 · Inside the Ensemble

Faculty Recitals

Experience the talent and creativity of Colburn’s distinguished faculty artists as they take the stage with friends and students.

SEPT 14 · Keren Schweitzer, Flute FEB 7/21/28 · Beethoven’s Violin Sonata Cycle
SEPT 20 · Sam Fischer, Violin FEB 9 · Theresa Treuenfels, Bassoon
OCT 12 · Community School Faculty Showcase FEB 23 · Andrew Bain, Horn
OCT 25 · Fabio Bidini and HyeJin Kim, Piano MAR 14 · Micah Yui and Lisa Yui, Piano
NOV 10 · Régulo Martínez-Antón, Piano MAR 22 · Jazz
DEC 8 · Chamber Music

 
 
 
Community School of Performing Arts

Community School of Performing Arts

Welcoming all ages
The Community School of Performing Arts is committed to making the highest quality music education available to passionate, dedicated students of all ability levels and ages, from seven months old to adults. Thousands come to Colburn’s campus each year to play in ensembles and study instruments, voice, music theory, drama, and more with world-class teachers.

Solo and Chamber Music Orchestra and More
DEC 15 · Honors Chamber Recital NOV 17/MAY 3 · Colburn Sinfonietta
FEB 23/MAY 17 · Honors Recitals DEC 14/MAY 3 · Colburn Youth Orchestra
MAY 23 · Year-end Chamber Recitals MAR 29 · Collaboration Concert

 
 
 
Conservatory of Music

Conservatory of Music

Onto the world stage
The Conservatory of Music opened in 2003 with one goal: to train the very highest level of classical instrumental performers for careers in music. Outstanding performance opportunities; unparalleled faculty; and scholarships covering tuition, room, and board for all students allow the Conservatory to produce dynamic young soloists, chamber groups, and orchestral musicians.

OCT 24/APR 4 · Contemporary Ensemble
DEC 6/APR 3 · Baroque Ensemble
JAN 17 · Concerto Showcase

 
 
Music Academy

Music Academy

Pathway to a career in music
The Music Academy brings exceptional pre-college students from around the world to Colburn, where they take their training to the next level. Young musicians ages 14–18 balance performance, musical instruction, and academics in a comprehensive program that encourages them to flourish.

SATURDAYS ALL YEAR · Music Academy Young Artist Performances
DEC 10/APR 21 · Academy Virtuosi
NOV 23/DEC 14/APR 25 · Chamber Music
MAY 2 · Senior Recital

 
 
Trudl Zipper Dance Institute

Trudl Zipper Dance Institute

The complete dancer
The Trudl Zipper Dance Institute is dedicated to developing the talent and ambitions of its students, from beginners starting in Youth Dance to aspiring professionals in the Dance Academy. Performers of all levels receive sequential training in ballet, tap, musical theater, and modern genres in a cohesive curriculum that emphasizes the joy of dance through artistic and technical accomplishment.

OCT 26 · See the Music, Hear the Dance
MAR 7 · Tap Fest
MAR 21 · Counterpointe
APR 18 · Los Angeles International Dance Festival: Dance Academy Showcase
MAY 30 · Pinnacle

 
 
Families Welcome

Families Welcome

Bring the whole family! Multiple events throughout the year provide opportunities to experience Colburn.

NOV 2 · Grand Avenue Arts: All Access
FEB 8 · Musical Encounter Interactive
MAY 30 · Open House

 
 
Parties with a Purpose

Parties with a Purpose

Join us throughout the year for showstopping performances, exclusive access, and parties with your friends—all in support of Colburn’s education and performance activities, which provide access to the best performing arts training regardless of a student’s ability to pay.

OCT 19 · Beyond the Quartet: A Celebration of Chamber Music
APR 22 · Celebrate Colburn Gala