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Scene & Heard: A fundraiser for the Colburn School

April 8, 2011 |  5:00 am


What would a fund-raising evening called “Celebrate Colburn” be without students performing onstage? Tuesday's annual Colburn School gala for the arts academy featured an eclectic mix of dancers, choral singers and musicians who played jazz, classical music and pop tunes, and in one case on bottles (pictured below).

Bottleaires Awards were also on the program. School President Sel Kardan and “Lost” executive producer Carlton Cuse presented the Colburn Prize to Michael Giacchino, the Oscar-, Grammy- and Emmy-winning composer whose credits include scores for television's "Lost," Alias" and "Fringe;" the films "Star Trek," "Ratatouille" and "Up;" video games "Medal of Honor," "Call of Duty" and "Jurassic Park;" and more.

Music director Yehuda Gilad and Carol Colburn Hogel gave the Richard D. Colburn Award to Toby Mayman, the school's founding executive director. Both the award and the school were named for Hogel's father. 

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--  Ellen Olivier

Photos of the Colburn gala by Howard Pasamanick