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The Piatigorsky International Cello Festival returns on March 13-22, 2020.

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2020 Piatigorsky International Cello Festival

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  • USC Thornton Symphony

    Carl St.Clair leads the USC Thornton Symphony in the opening concert of the school year with a celebratory night of music.

    Bovard Auditorium (ADM)

  • Percussion Masterclass with David Moliner Andrés

    Percussion soloist David Moliner Andrés presents a masterclass and recital. The native of Spain, who is also a multi-faceted artist and composer, has performed recitals across Europe with acclaimed musicians in several of the continent’s most iconic concert halls. He describes the style of his compositions as the exploitation of drama. Andrés is professor of Dramatic Art applied to the soloist performance at Centro Superior Katarina Gurska of Madrid and professor of composition at Centro Superior Progreso Musical Madrid.

    Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Symphonic Hall (AES)

  • USC Thornton Symphony

    The USC Thornton Symphony presents a night of classic repertoire in Bovard Auditorium.

    Bovard Auditorium (ADM)

  • USC Thornton Edge

    Donald Crockett leads USC Thornton Edge, the new music ensemble, in a night of original compositions and featured works.

    Newman Recital Hall (AHF)

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    Malachai Bandy

    Malachai Brandy wins two major prizes

    May 23, 2019

    USC Thornton Musicology Ph.D. candidate Malachai Bandy recently won two prestigious awards: the Irene Alm Memorial Prize and the Ingolf Dahl Award in Musicology.  The Irene Alm Memorial Prize is awarded annually by the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music to the best student presentation or lecture at the society’s spring conference. … read more

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