The USC Thornton Opera, together with the USC Thornton Symphony, presents Dominick Argento's Postcard from Morocco, a vivid and often absurd portrait of travelers frozen in time as they wait for their lives’ journey to continue. USC School of Dramatic Arts faculty member John DeMita directs the one-act opera, while musical director Brent McMunn conducts.
As part of a three-day festival, Vocal Arts students collaborate with student instrumentalists in repertoire from the Classical Era to the 21st century under the direction of Lisa Sylvester. FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: Winds & Percussion - Mon., Apr. 23 at 4:30PM Vocal Arts - Tue., Apr. 24 at 5:30PM Strings - Tue., Apr. 24 at 7:30PM Strings - Wed., Apr. 25 at 5PM & 7:30PM
A day-long symposium celebrates the groundbreaking, science-informed voice teaching of William Vennard (1909-1971), chair of USC Thornton's voice department for over two decades. Speakers include Stephen Austin, Ken Bozeman, Thomas Cleveland, Cindy Dewey, Lynn Helding, Scott McCoy, Kari Ragan, and Donald Simonson, and the event will culminated in the dedication of the USC Libraries' William Vennard Collection, which consists of his personal lesson notes, books, and other research materials. Doheny Memorial Library, Room #240 "Friends of the USC Libraries" Lecture Hall This event is made possible by a USC Libraries Dean's Challenge Grant and is co-sponsored by the USC Thornton School of Music.