News from the 2009-2010 Academic Year

Northern Virginia Daily highlighted an upcoming performance by USC Thornton faculty member Midori Goto

May 6, 2010

Northern Virginia Daily reported that Midori Goto of the USC Thornton School is scheduled to perform today as part of the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival. Read the preview


The Bakersfield Californian highlighted work by USC Thornton faculty member Morten Lauridsen

May 4, 2010

The Bakersfield Californian highlighted work by Morten Lauridsen of the USC Thornton School, stating that he is one of the most important choral composers in the United States. Singers from Bakersfield College will perform Lauridsen’s “Sure on this Shining Night,” “Les Chansons des Roses” and “Dirait-on,” the story noted. Read the article


Northwest Asian Weekly highlighted a lecture given by USC Thornton faculty member Midori Goto

April 29, 2010

Northwest Asian Weekly reported that Midori Goto of the USC Thornton School gave a lecture at the University of Washington last week titled “The Presence of Western Music in Japan: Then & Now.” Read the article


Culture Spot LA reviewed the USC Thornton Opera’s performance of Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot

April 28, 2010

Culture Spot LA reviewed the USC Thornton Opera’s performance of Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot. The story hailed “All the elements were strong! The depth of talent in the cast was astonishing.” Read the review Read the LA Opus review


Whittier Daily News highlighted an upcoming performance by USC Thornton student Michelle Tseng

April 24, 2010

Whittier Daily News reported that USC Thornton School student Michelle Tseng will perform with the Rio Hondo Symphony. Read the preview


The Los Angeles Times highlighted the upcoming performance of Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot by the USC Thornton Opera

April 20, 2010

The Los Angeles Times featured the USC Thornton School Opera Program’s performance of Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot, part of Visions and Voices: The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative. This West Coast premiere is only the second staged production of the opera in North America, the article stated. “Once I listened to it, I just couldn’t get […]


Ventura County Star previewed an upcoming performance by USC Thornton master’s student Brandon Hynum

April 19, 2010

Ventura County Star reported that USC Thornton School master’s student Brandon Hynum will perform with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic Orchestra. Read the preview


Ventura County Star highlighted an upcoming performance by USC Thornton faculty member Midori Goto

April 18, 2010

Ventura County Star reported that Midori Goto of the USC Thornton School is scheduled to perform in Seoul, South Korea, in May. The article stated that Goto holds Thornton’s prestigious Jascha Heifetz Chair in Violin and is head of the school’s string department. Read the article


Darlington & Stockton Times (U.K.) highlighted an upcoming performance of a work by USC Thornton faculty member Morten Lauridsen

April 16, 2010

Darlington & Stockton Times (U.K.) highlighted Morten Lauridsen of the USC Thornton School and an upcoming performance of his work “Lux Aeterna” in Guisborough, England. Read the article


Paso Robles Press previewed an upcoming performance by USC Thornton faculty member Marek Zebrowski

April 12, 2010

Paso Robles Press reported that Marek Zebrowski of the USC Thornton School is scheduled to perform at a celebration in Paso Robles in honor of classical pianist Igancy Jan Paderewski. Read the preview Read the Polish News preview Read the review


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