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Yehuda Gilad


About this Artist

Now in its 20th season, the Colburn Orchestra is the flagship ensemble of the Colburn Conservatory of Music. Under the direcon of Music Director Yehuda Gilad, the Colburn Orchestra performs across Southern California venues, including Walt Disney Concert Hall, Ambassador Auditorium, The Soraya, Soka Performing Arts Center, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, The Wallis, The Broad Stage, and Segerstrom Concert Hall, as well as on the Colburn campus in Zipper Hall. Dedicated to serving the greater Los Angeles community, the Colburn Orchestra performs for schools in neighboring communities every year, giving five concerts in a one-week period to school children of all ages.

Since the inception of the Orchestra, Gilad and the esteemed Colburn faculty have invited leading guest artists to perform with the Colburn Orchestra to mirror a professional orchestral experience. Previous vising conductors include James Conlon, Gustavo Dudamel, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, Nicolas McGegan, Ludovic Morlot, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Colburn faculty member and head of the School’s Negaunee Conducting Program, Esa-Pekka Salonen. Acclaimed arsts such as Msslav Rostropovich and Itzhak Perlman actively worked with the orchestra during its inaugural year. The ensemble made its United Kingdom debut at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2018, followed by a performance in Dublin.

Colburn Orchestra recordings include a live recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 5 led by guest conductor Gerard Schwarz (Yarlung Records); an album of works by Menachem Wiesenberg (Live Classics) featuring Ronald Leonard performing Wiesenberg’s Cello Concerto; If You Love For Beauty (Yarlung), featuring works by John Adams, Chausson, Handel, and Mahler with mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke; Paul Chihara: Viola Concerto and Music For Viola (Bridge Records); and the critically-acclaimed When Soft Voices Die (Bridge Records).