In this post I’d like to share some recordings from my years at the Colburn School. Once a month the Colburn Orchestra would perform a concert. During the three years I was a student in Los Angeles, we had the fortune to work with conductors like Gustavo Dudamel, Kurt Masur, Sir Neville Marriner, James Conlon, Michael Stern, Jahja Ling, and Yehuda Gilad, among others. The opportunity to work though the standard orchestral repertoire with conductors of this calibre and fellow students was crucial to my development as an orchestral trombone player and has informed much of the way I prepare music to this day.

First and fourth movement from Brahms’ Second Symphony conducted by Yehuda Gilad

Second movement from Shostakovich’s First Symphony conducted by James Conlon

First part from Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring conducted by James Conlon

First movement from Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony conducted by Yehuda Gilad