January 18, 2009
Colburn Conservatory: An article Jan. 4 about the Colburn Conservatory of Music said that the Jascha Heifetz Studio now at the school was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright; it was designed by his son Lloyd Wright. Also, the last name of the executive director of the Colburn Foundation, Ruth L. Eliel, was misspelled as Elial.
September 6, 2007 |
The members of the Calder Quartet, who were among the first five graduates last year of the Colburn Conservatory of Music in downtown Los Angeles, have been appointed assistant faculty members there. Their duties begin immediately. Violinists Benjamin Jacobson and Andrew Bulbrook, violist Jonathan Moerschel and cellist Eric Beyers also recently concluded two years as the graduate quartet in residence at the Juilliard School, where they received artist diplomas.
July 10, 2009 |
Sel Kardan, president and chief executive of the Music Institute of Chicago since 2005, has been named president of downtown L.A.'s Colburn School, overseeing the Colburn School of Performing Arts and the elite Colburn Conservatory of Music. Kardan assumes the new post in September. He replaces Miguel Angel Corzo, who abruptly resigned in October after serving as president since July 2007. In an interview Thursday, Kardan said that his experience at the Music Institute of Chicago, one of the nation's oldest community music schools, would serve him in reconciling the perceived differences in the goals of Colburn's community and professional programs.
April 20, 2009 |
For all its amenities, the Alex Theatre in Glendale has never been a great place to listen to music. The sound was muddy, the reverberation time almost nonexistent. People in the balcony were less likely to complain (sound blends and gets better as it travels upward), but musicians were unhappy. They couldn't hear themselves onstage, they said privately. All that has changed. The theater installed a new orchestral shell about two weeks ago, the latest step in its $6.2-million redevelopment project begun in 1992.
April 5, 2013 |
The Britten year in Los Angeles has begun with a bang. This weekend, you can hear Britten in Walt Disney Concert Hall, at Jacaranda in Santa Monica -- and most of all, in the Colburn School's Zipper Hall where the ever-on-the-move sparkplug James Conlon is presiding over an extraordinary marathon of songs and opera that rarely get a live hearing in this country. For starters Thursday night, in a setting that imaginatively re-invents the format of an art song recital, there was a long “prelude” of often stark songs by Benjamin Britten and others by his teachers Frank Bridge and John Ireland and his foremost predecessor in English opera, Henry Purcell.
November 27, 2007 |
The sour notes that intruded on the opening of the expanded Colburn School appear to be a disharmony of the past. According to parents who had complained, three months after the music institution in downtown Los Angeles opened a new facility, parking problems there have been markedly alleviated.