Founded in 2003, the Colburn Orchestra is the flagship ensemble of the Colburn Conservatory of Music. Under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Yehuda Gilad, the Colburn Orchestra performs for Southern California audiences at venues such as Walt Disney Concert Hall, Ambassador Auditorium, Royce Hall, Segerstrom Concert Hall, and the Valley Performing Arts Center. Since its inception, Gilad and the esteemed faculty at Colburn have invited guest conductors, soloists, and composers to work with the Colburn Orchestra to mirror a professional orchestral experience.
The Colburn Orchestra has made four commercial recordings, and concerts have been broadcast on Southern California’s independent television station KCET on the arts series Open Call, as well as classical music radio station KUSC. Dedicated to serving the greater Los Angeles community, the Colburn Orchestra performs for schools in neighboring communities twice a year, giving five concerts in a one-week period to school children of all ages.