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  • Fall 2017: USC Thornton Symphony

    Carl St.Clair and the USC Thornton Symphony begin the fall semester with an evocative concert of masterworks and less-familiar gems.

    Bovard Auditorium (ADM)

  • Fall 2017: USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra

    Music director Jason Goldman leads the Concert Jazz Orchestra in an evening of big band standards and original compositions.

    Carson Center (CTV)

  • Fall 2017: Jazz Night

    Students from Thornton's jazz programs present a series of contemporary jazz at Ground Zero Performance Café.

    Ground Zero Performance Cafe (TRO)

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    In Memoriam: Daniel Lewis, longtime leader of the USC Thornton Symphony

    July 17, 2017

    Daniel Lewis, Emeritus Professor of the USC Thornton School of Music, longtime conductor of the USC Thornton Symphony and former director of Conducting Studies, has recently passed away. He was 92. Lewis was raised in the La Mesa/San Diego area. While stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii during his stint in the… read more

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