Thoughts on disruption

It’s been a very big week for SoCal arts, with both happy and sad news aplenty. But we’re used to some shaking, right? The Colburn School announced a mammoth $350 million expansion with the help of some architect named Frank Gehry (oh yeah, he’s that guy who likes silver buildings…). Long Beach Opera canceled their … Read more

Colburn recital shows soprano’s classical side

by Jenna Friedman, guest contributor Multi-faceted soprano Lauren Carter came to the Colburn School’s Thayer Hall last week, with a recital of classical favorites. Entering the stage with her pianist, Anne Lise Longuemare, she cheerfully greeted her waiting audience and launched into Mozart’s “Deh, vieni non tardar” from Le Nozze di Figaro, bringing the character … Read more

Free and fabulous concerts downtown

How often does a lauded summer program not only serve its participants, but provide a host of world-class concerts to the local community?  Well, in Los Angeles, it happens every year with SongFest, the song-focused seminar for emerging artists that boasts a world-class faculty roster and a home at Downtown LA’s Colburn School. Here’s the … Read more

Looking (leftly)*

For many musicians, summer is a time to reboot artistically and work with new people, often traveling far from home to learn something new and kick their careers in the tuchas.  However, even if you’re staying in SoCal this summer, you can benefit from any of the summer fests taking place within day-trip distance, and … Read more

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