March 1 7:00 pm

Join the Colburn School for an exploration of Debussy’s rich and imaginative works, including Syrinx for solo flute and Six épigraphes antiques for piano duo, with dancers from Colburn’s Trudl Zipper Dance Institute performing choreography by Jerome Robbins. Maestro James Conlon, LA Opera Music Director and curator of the Discovering Debussy series, will provide musical and historical context throughout the performance.


DEBUSSY Six épigraphes antiques for Piano, Four-Hands; choreography by Jerome Robbins
DEBUSSY Syrinx for Flute
DEBUSSY Chansons de Bilitis, ft. Sarah Saturnino, mezzo-soprano from the LA Opera Young Artist Program
DEBUSSY Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp
DEBUSSY Preludes for Piano, Books I & II

Discovering Debussy: Music and Dance is the first of three events at Colburn which are part of a city-wide celebration of Claude Debussy’s evocative and ethereal music. Throughout March and April, arts organizations across Los Angeles will present programs that illuminate the many facets of one of the 20th century’s most influential composers.

Colburn School will also present:

Discovering Debussy: Chamber Works, Friday, March 3, 7 pm, Zipper Hall
Discovering Debussy: Reflections on Debussy. A conversation with Maestro James Conlon and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Wednesday, March 8, 7 pm, Thayer Hall