Events

Chamber Music Festival: Strings

Karen Dreyfus, director of chamber music at Thornton, leads students from the Strings department in two days of chamber works as part of this newly-revamped three-day festival. CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL EVENTS: Winds & Percussion Monday, November 27 at 4:30PM Vocal Arts Tuesday, November 28 at 5:30PM Strings Tuesday, November 28 at 7:30PM Strings Wednesday, November 29 at 5:00 & 7:30PM All events take place in Newman Recital Hall.

Classical Guitar Masterclass with Pepe Romero

Classical guitar master and Thornton faculty member Pepe Romero offers an up-close glimpse into his renowned artistry in three masterclasses. Romero is the second son of "The Royal Family of the Guitar." His contributions to the field of classical guitar have inspired a number of distinguished composers to write works specifically for him, including Joaquín Rodrigo, Federico Moreno Torroba, Rev. Francisco de Madina, Lorenzo Palomo, and Celedonio Romero. Please note that Pepe Romero's fall masterclasses have been rescheduled to the following times: Tuesday, November 28, 12:00 PM - Ramo Recital Hall Tuesday, November 28, 8:00 PM - Ramo Recital Hall Wednesday, November 29, 7:00 PM - MacDonald Recital Hall

Chamber Music Festival: Strings

Karen Dreyfus, director of chamber music at Thornton, leads students from the Strings department in two days of chamber works as part of this newly-revamped three-day festival. CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL EVENTS: Winds & Percussion Monday, November 27 at 4:30PM Vocal Arts Tuesday, November 28 at 5:30PM Strings Tuesday, November 28 at 7:30PM Strings Wednesday, November 29 at 5:00 & 7:30PM All events take place in Newman Recital Hall.

Popular Music: First-Year Showcase

Led by professors Andy Abad and Patrice Rushen, first-year Popular Music program students explore the foundations of their craft in this showcase.

Classical Guitar Program Recital

Students of USC Thornton’s renowned Classical Guitar department present an enthralling evening of chamber music for guitar.

Jazz Night featuring CreSCendo

The CreSCendo Vocal Jazz Ensemble, led by Sara Gazarek, headlines this ongoing series of contemporary jazz. Please note that, due to the closure of Ground Zero Performance Café, this event has been relocated to Carson Center (CTV).

Popular Music: Second-Year Showcase

Sean Holt leads second-year Popular Music students in an evening showcase.

USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia: Noëls d’autrefois

Rotem Gilbert leads the Baroque Sinfonia in music of the French Baroque, featuring works by Marc Antoine Charpentier and Jean Baptiste Lully.

Popular Music: Third-Year Showcase

Third-year Popular Music students present original music written, arranged, and performed under the direction of professors Patrice Rushen and Richard Smith.

Winter Gala: Brightest and Best

The USC Thornton School of Music and its Choral & Sacred Music department present its annual winter gala. Celebrate the holidays in elegant style with Brightest & Best, a scholarship fundraiser that provides substantial support for Thornton student scholarships. The event will feature 250 singers and instrumentalists ringing in the season with carols and songs in an evening of pageantry for the entire community to enjoy. Saturday, December 9 Bovard Auditorium, USC University Park Campus Pre-concert dinner at 5:00 p.m. optional Will call opens at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. For ticket information about this scholarship fundraiser, call (213) 740-6474, or visit music.usc.edu/wintergala Join us for dinner! New this year, we are offering an optional pre-concert dinner at the Amy King Dundon-Berchtold University Club of USC beginning at 5:00 p.m. for $100 per person. Reserve early as this limited capacity dinner is sure to sell out! Dinner will include a champagne reception followed by a three-course menu specially designed for this festive holiday concert. Music performed by our talented USC Thornton students will be featured during the evening. Dinner reservations are not tax-deductible. Reception at 5:00 p.m. Dinner at 5:30 p.m.

CANCELED: Thornton JazzReach Concert

Young student jazz ensembles from the Los Angeles community perform as part of the USC Thornton Community Engagement Programs, funded in part by the USC Good Neighbors Campaign. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

The Met in HD: Thomas Adès’s “The Exterminating Angel”

The USC School of Cinematic Arts presents a delayed satellite broadcast from the Met of The Exterminating Angel, conducted by the composer, Thomas Adès. The 2016 opera, co-commissioned by the Met, is based on Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza’s acclaimed 1962 film of the same name and makes its Met premiere this season. Directed by the librettist Tom Cairns, The Exterminating Angel is a co-commission and co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Royal Danish Theatre; and Salzburg Festival, where the production premiered in 2016. Ken Cazan, chair of vocal arts and opera/resident stage director at the USC Thornton School of Music presents a pre-opera discussion. Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative.

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