April 23: Colburn Youth Orchestra

April 23: Colburn Youth Orchestra

The Colburn Youth Orchestra, Maxim Ashkenazy, director, performs Tchaikovsky: Festival Coronation March, Elgar: Enigma Variations (“Nimrod”), Borodin: Polovtsian Dances, Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, and Williams: Music from Star Wars and The Force Awakens.

The Community School of Performing Arts’ Colburn Youth Orchestra is a full orchestra consisting of strings, winds, brass, and percussion. The members are selected through competitive auditions each year and are between the ages of 13 and 18. The ensemble performs standard symphonic literature, as well as newly commissioned works and arrangements done especially for the ensemble. Past performances have also featured both outstanding student and faculty soloists.

The orchestra is directed by Maxim Eshkenazy, who the Los Angeles Times has hailed as “charismatic and exciting.” Maestro Eshkenazy received two Master degrees from USC’s Thornton School of Music (Violin Performance and Orchestral Conducting) and was also awarded a fellowship from the American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Music Festival. He currently serves as Director of the Colburn Community School’s Colburn Youth Orchestra and Colburn Chamber Orchestra, as well as Assistant Conductor of the Colburn Conservatory Orchestra.

Sunday at 6pm
Bing Theater | Free, no reservations required
Live Stream | At concert time only

KUSC Podcast
Download | Available for one week after the live performance