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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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    Tram Sparks

    Tram Sparks publishes article in Choral Scholar

    May 17, 2019

    Tram Sparks, a Choral and Sacred Music faculty member at USC Thornton, published an article in the Spring 2019 issue of Choral Scholar: The Online Journal of the National Collegiate Choral Organization. The article, “The Choral Conductor as Bard in Motion,” argues that expressive choral conducting is based on a… read more

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