(Thursday, August 16, 2023) Los Angeles—The Colburn School, recognized nationwide for its excellence in music and dance education, today unveiled its 2023-24 season, which showcases the exceptional talent of the School’s students and faculty alongside renowned guest artists, presenting a diverse array of free and low-cost programs on campus and throughout Los Angeles.This season is particularly special as Colburn School commemorates significant anniversaries. The Conservatory of Music will be commemorating its 20th year, highlighting two decades of nurturing and developing the next generation of talented musicians. Additionally, Zipper Hall, the esteemed performance space, will be celebrating a remarkable 25 years, having served as a platform for countless extraordinary musical performances. These anniversaries serve as testament to the enduring impact and legacy of the Colburn School’s commitment to excellence in the arts.Colburn School will also be joining the 95 organizations participating in the California Festival: A Celebration of New Music, a two-week state-wide music initiative showcasing the most compelling and forward-looking voices in performances of works written in the past five years. Colburn School’s California Festival programs include:
Signature programs will also return for the 2023-24 season, including Colburn Orchestra performances throughout Los Angeles, and the Colburn Chamber Music Society series welcoming distinguished artists from around the world to the School’s campus. Also returning is Amplify, which celebrates the careers of artists of color with week-long residencies, and Recovered Voices, which encourages greater awareness and more frequent performances of music by composers whose careers and lives were disrupted or ended during the years of the Nazi regime in Europe.
“This 2023-24 season embodies The Colburn School’s values of creativity and community, as it seamlessly unites our talented students with esteemed faculty and renowned guest artists from around the globe in exploration and performance,” says President and CEO Sel Kardan. “There is also something for everyone in our diverse programming which features concerts held in prestigious venues throughout the greater Los Angeles area in addition to masterclasses and more intimate performances held at our downtown campus, all of which are low cost or free. We invite all to experience the remarkable prowess and dedication of this forthcoming generation of musicians”2023–24 Season HighlightsColburn OrchestraThe premier ensemble of the Colburn Conservatory of Music performs throughout Southern California.
The Colburn Orchestra is generously underwritten by Eva and Marc Stern.
Colburn Chamber Music SocietyThe Colburn Chamber Music Society (CCMS) series features renowned guest artists joined on stage by Conservatory of Music students and faculty for a set of intimate performances.
The Colburn Chamber Music Society series is generously sponsored by the Henry Family.
Celebrate Colburn Gala Sunday, April 7, 2024Honoring James Conlon, ConductorJoin fellow patrons, artists, and students for the Celebrate Colburn Gala, our hallmark annual event featuring exuberant performances and comradery to raise philanthropic support for scholarships and academic programs. This season’s Gala will be a mid-day brunch affair, including an inspired performance in Zipper Hall under the baton of Maestro James Conlon. Be the first to get your ticket when they go on sale in early 2024!AmplifyColburn School’s Amplify series celebrates artists of color through week-long residencies that include performances, master classes, and panel discussions.
Recovered VoicesThe Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices at Colburn brings to life important repertory by composers whose careers and lives were disrupted and destroyed during the years of the Nazi regime in Europe.
Trudl Zipper Dance InstituteThe 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.
Conservatory of Music
Community School of the Performing ArtsAt the Community School, where all experience levels from beginner to advanced are welcome, students join together to perform in both chamber and larger ensemble settings.
Music AcademyColburn’s Music Academy provides pre-college training essential for exceptional young performers who want to dedicate themselves to music with an eye on becoming a professional.
Event TicketsFor all Colburn School events, reservations and tickets can be secured at colburnschool.edu/season. The Colburn School box office can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 621-1050. Please visit colburnschool.edu/calendar to see everything that’s happening on campus.Please click here for Colburn School’s COVID-19 safety patron protocols.About the Colburn SchoolA performing arts institution located in the heart of Los Angeles, the Colburn School trains students from beginners to those about to embark on professional careers. The academic units of the School provide a complete spectrum of music and dance education united by a single philosophy: that all who desire to study music or dance should have access to top-level instruction.
Each year, more than 2,000 students from around the world come to Colburn to benefit from the renowned faculty, exceptional facilities, and focus on excellence that unites the community.The Colburn Center, designed by Frank Gehry, is a multi-faceted campus expansion expected to break ground in late 2023 and to open in the fall of 2026. Located across the street from the School’s existing campus at the intersection of Olive and Second Streets, the Colburn Center will enable the School to expand its mission of presenting programs for the public. Gehry’s design includes Terri and Jerry Kohl Hall, a 1,000-seat in-the-round concert hall, four professional-sized dance studios, a 100-seat flexible studio theater, and gardens that bring fresh air and green spaces to the downtown landscape.Learn more at www.colburnschool.edu.Social MediaFacebook.com/colburnschool Instagram and Twitter: @ColburnSchoolYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/colburnschoollosangeles