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MONDAY, MAY 23, 2022 at 8:00 PM (ET)

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Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices/with James Conlon and Musicians from The Colburn School program PDF

Musicians from The Colburn School

Musicians from The Colburn School
Photo credit: Craig T. Mathew

James Conlon

James Conlon
Photo credit: Dan Steinberg for LA Opera

The Colburn School’s Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices encourages the performance and awareness of music by composers suppressed during the years of the Nazi regime in Europe. Artistic Director James Conlon conducts the school’s excellent orchestra in a significant work by the Austrian composer Franz Schreker, known in the early 20th century primarily for his operas. Today his innovative and influential one-movement chamber symphony from 1916 continues to burnish his legacy. A string trio by Mieczysław Weinberg is a reminder of enduring political suppression for composers. And the program also illustrates the conservatory’s history in short pieces by its founding director, Herbert Zipper, and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Valse on the Name of Gregor Piatigorsky from the Colburn’s Piatigorsky archives.

ZIPPER

Two Dances for Trudl, for solo piano
Performed and choreographed by students from the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute, The Colburn School

CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO

Valse on the Name of Gregor Piatigorsky

WEINBERG

String Trio, op. 48

SCHREKER

Kammersymphonie

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