10 episodes

Alumni return to share their insight on life after Colburn, from landing the job to personal growth.

So, How's That Going‪?‬ Colburn School

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Alumni return to share their insight on life after Colburn, from landing the job to personal growth.

    Minisode 10: Makiko Hirata

    Minisode 10: Makiko Hirata

    As part of Colburn’s Next Up Series, which showcases alumni, we’re speaking with the alumni curators of each program and sharing these conversations as minisodes. In this episode, we speak with Makiko Hirata, who has curated our final Next Up program of the 2021-22 Season. Her program will explore the life and music of Ernst Toch in historical context, performing pieces in chronological order with narration from Toch's grandson, author Lawrence Weschler. The program begins with the Brahms and Mozart of Toch's early days in Europe—before fleeing the influence of Nazi Germany—through Toch's very last piano pieces written in Southern California in 1962.The concert takes place in Thayer Hall on Thursday, May 12. Register for the concert (https://www.colburnschool.edu/calendar/events/next-up-the-life-and-music-of-ernst-toch/).Music in this Episode:JAMES STEPHENSON Celestial Suite for Brass QuintetV. HawkingJackson Prasifka, HornDiego Stine, TubaGracie Potter, TromboneForrest Johnston, TrumpetTyler Norris, TrumpetFrom Next Up: Celestial Suite, April 27 (https://youtu.be/7evAq_Sq2cw)

    • 16 min
    Minisode 09: Kyle Kremer

    Minisode 09: Kyle Kremer

    As part of Colburn’s Next Up Series, which showcases alumni, we’re speaking with the alumni curators of each program and sharing these conversations as minisodes. In this minisode, we talk to Kyle Kremer (Conservatory ’15) who has curated the upcoming program for the Next Up Series. His program is called Celestial Suite: Combining Music and Astronomy, which will feature a brass quintet from the Colburn Conservatory of Music along with Kyle’s narration and visual projections of the cosmos.The concert takes place in Thayer Hall on Wednesday, April 27. Register for the concert (https://www.colburnschool.edu/calendar/events/next-up-celestial-suite/).Music in this Episode:MENDELSSOHN  String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 13I. Adagio – Allegro vivaceZi Yang Low, ViolinBlues Zhang, ViolinHaixin Wan, ViolaAngeline Kiang, CelloFrom the Music Academy Young Artist Performance, March 19 (https://youtu.be/1k5A6SNRBD4)RACHMANINOFF  Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos in C Major, Op. 17III. RomanceDaniel Wang, Piano 1Ukki Sachedina, Piano 2From the Music Academy Young Artist Performance, February 12 (https://youtu.be/pGQ8GUmD8_A)

    • 17 min
    Minisode 08: Evin Blomberg

    Minisode 08: Evin Blomberg

    As part of Colburn’s Next Up Series, which showcases alumni, we’re speaking with the alumni curators of each program and sharing these conversations as minisodes. In this minisode, we talk to Evin Blomberg (Conservatory '15). Evin curated a program that features solo violin repertoire by Kreisler, Ysaÿe, Marsalis, and Bach. The beautifully rendered solo performance is her inspired answer to the isolated realities brought on by the pandemic. Music in this EpisodeKREISLER Recitativo und Scherzo-Caprice

    • 15 sec
    Episode 06: Samuel Melnikov

    Episode 06: Samuel Melnikov

    In this episode, we spoke with ballet dancer Samuel Melnikov. After studying in the Dance Academy from 2014 to 2017, Sam joined the New York City Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2020.Music in this episode:BACH Suite for Violin and Harpsichord in A Major, BWV 1025 (https://youtu.be/1Cot3YBJqh8)Kako Miura (Conservatory ’19), ViolinIan Pritchard, HarpsichordDEBUSSY Afternoon of a Faun (https://youtu.be/G2D-TxuyoPQ)Martha Chan, FluteWei Pan, ClarinetKristina Annamukhamedova, Piano

    • 36 min
    Minisode 7: Kako Miura

    Minisode 7: Kako Miura

    As part of Colburn’s Next Up Series (https://www.colburnschool.edu/alumni/next-up-series/), which showcases alumni, we’re speaking with the alumni curators of each program and sharing these conversations as minisodes. In this minisode, we talk to Kako Miura (Conservatory '19), who curated our first in-person program, To Be Bach or Not To Be Bach, which paints a picture of the musical world in which the composer lived.The concert takes place in Thayer Hall on Thursday, December 9. Register for the concert (https://www.colburnschool.edu/calendar/events/next-up-to-be-bach-or-not-to-be-bach)Music in this Episode:BACH Suite in G Major, BVW 1007 (https://youtu.be/h9tNIWi4nB8)Benjamin Chilton, Viola

    • 25 min
    Minisode 6: Ryan Davis

    Minisode 6: Ryan Davis

    As part of Colburn’s Next Up Series [https://www.colburnschool.edu/alumni/next-up-series/], which showcases alumni, we’re speaking with the alumni curators of each program and sharing these conversations as minisodes. In this minisode, we talk to Ryan Davis (Conservatory '19), who curated the first Next Up concert of the year, Chromatophores, which will premiere on Thursday, October 14.

    • 17 min

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