Events

Jazz Night featuring the Jazz Honors Combo

The Jazz Honors Combo, a select group of USC Thornton jazz musicians led by Jason Goldman, presents an evening of standards and original compositions.

Concert Choir: Music of Our Time

The Concert Choir celebrates the music of renowned composers from around the globe with a unique collaboration. In preparation for the performance, each composer featured will interact with the ensemble in person, via Skype, or by recording. The concert features work from USC Thornton faculty members Morten Lauridsen and Frank Ticheli, as well as Nilo Alcala (Philippines), Alberto Grau (Venezuela), Randol Alan Bass (USA), Sarah Hopkins (Australia), Hyo Won Woo (Korea), Eric Whitacre (USA), Leo Brouwer (Cuba), and Robert Applebaum (England).

Apollo Men's Chorus & Oriana Women's Choir: Kaleidoscope

The Oriana Women's Choir and Apollo Men's Chorus present an evening of choral works by composers from a range of historical periods, including compositions by USC Thornton faculty member Nick Strimple. The evening's performance will also include a collaboration between chorus and string quintet, comprised of select players from the Thornton's Strings program.

Studio/Jazz Guitar Ensemble Showcase

Thornton's Studio/Jazz Guitar program presents its guitar ensembles in an annual showcase.

Classical Guitar Masterclass with Denis Azabagic

International guitarist Denis Azabagic presents a masterclass in classical guitar performance.

Thornton Edge

Donald Crockett leads Thornton Edge, Thornton’s new music group, in a program of modern works for large ensemble.

A Celebration of Boyde Hood

The Winds & Percussion department celebrates trumpeter Boyde Hood’s 30 years of dedication and service to the USC Thornton School of Music with a special tribute concert. The event will include solo and ensemble performances featuring trumpets and brass and highliting compositions by current Thornton students. If you would like to attend the post-concert reception, please RSVP by emailing rsvp@thornton.usc.edu or by calling 213-740-6474.

Jazz Night featuring the USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra

The USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra, led by music director Bob Mintzer, presents an evening of standards and original compositions as part of an ongoing series of contemporary jazz.

USC Thornton Chamber Orchestra: Haydn & Mendelssohn

Margaret Batjer, USC Thornton faculty member and concertmaster of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, leads the Thornton Chamber Orchestra from the concertmaster's chair in Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 8 in G major, "Le soir," and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 in A major, "Italian." The performance is part of an ongoing exploration of conductorless musicianship in the USC Thornton Orchestra program. PROGRAM: Franz Joseph Haydn — Symphony No. 8, G Major (Le soir; Evening) Felix Mendelssohn — Symphony No. 4, Op. 90, A Major (Italian)

Classical Guitar Departmental Recital

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

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 Joaqu’n Rodrigo, Federico Moreno Torroba, Rev. Francisco de Madina, Lorenzo Palomo, and Celedonio Romero. Monday, April 17, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri Hall Tuesday, April 18, 12:00 PM - Ramo Recital Hall Tuesday, April 18, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri 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 Joaqu’n Rodrigo, Federico Moreno Torroba, Rev. Francisco de Madina, Lorenzo Palomo, and Celedonio Romero. Monday, April 17, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri Hall Tuesday, April 18, 12:00 PM - Ramo Recital Hall Tuesday, April 18, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri Hall

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