This album celebrates Gerard Schwarz at the top of his game, conducting music close to Jerry’s heart. Maestro Schwarz served long tenures as music director for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and later the Seattle Symphony, and made over 100 recordings with those orchestras. Many of these recordings are being rereleased through our North American distributor, Naxos USA.
The Colburn Orchestra is well-known to CD buyers from its recordings on Yarlung with Yehuda Gilad conducting Metropolitan Opera and GRAMMY Award™ winning mezzo soprano Sasha Cooke (YAR14148) and with Maestro Schwarz conducting Takemitsu’s From Me Flows What You Call Time (YAR15195) featuring Smoke & Mirrors percussion ensemble. The orchestra has been conducted by James Conlon, Jamie Laredo, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, Nicolas McGegan, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Gustavo Dudamel.
In 2012, the Colburn Orchestra opened the GRAMMY Foundation’s 14th Annual Music Preservation Project. Concertgoers and press celebrate The Colburn Orchestra for the quality of its performances and music director Yehuda Gilad’s creative leadership. Maestro Schwarz describes The Colburn Orchestra as is without question, among the finest orchestras in the world.