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2020 Piatigorsky International Cello Festival

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  • USC Thornton Opera presents "Le Nozze di Figaro"

    The USC Thornton Opera program in collaboration with the USC Thornton Symphony presents Le nozze di Figaro, the first of the three great collaborations between Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte. Updated in this production to the present time, a sense of shared humanity shines through both music and words in this comedic study of class struggles and marital relations.

    Bing Theatre (BIT)

  • Chamber Music Festival: Winds & Percussion

    As part of a four-day festival, USC Thornton’s Winds & Percussion students present an afternoon of chamber music under the direction of Kristy Morrell.

    Newman Recital Hall (AHF)

  • 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, the second son of "The Royal Family of the Guitar" is in demand for his solo recitals and performances with orchestra. 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 and Celedonio Romero.

    USC Brain and Creativity Institute's Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall (BCI)

  • 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, the second son of "The Royal Family of the Guitar" is in demand for his solo recitals and performances with orchestra. 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 and Celedonio Romero.

    Ramo Recital Hall (BMH)

  • Chamber Music Festival: Vocal Arts

    As part of a four-day festival, Lisa Sylvester leads USC Thornton Vocal Arts students and instrumentalists in an evening of vocal chamber works from across the centuries.

    Newman Recital Hall (AHF)

  • 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, the second son of "The Royal Family of the Guitar" is in demand for his solo recitals and performances with orchestra. 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 and Celedonio Romero. From 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Romero will give a music wellness talk where he will describe the techniques he uses to keep his mind, body and spirit in a state of perfect preparation.

    USC Brain and Creativity Institute's Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall (BCI)

  • Chamber Music Festival: Strings

    As part of a four-day festival, Lina Bahn leads USC Thornton Strings students in a survey of iconic chamber works.

    Newman Recital Hall (AHF)

  • Electronic Music Showcase

    Students from across the Division of Contemporary Music will perform live electronic music sets under the guidance of instructor and live show designer Timo Preece. Featuring music from EDM to experimental and everything in between.

    Carson Center (CTV)

  • Chamber Music Festival: Strings

    As part of a four-day festival, Lina Bahn leads USC Thornton Strings students in a survey of iconic chamber works.

    Newman Recital Hall (AHF)

  • Chamber Music Festival: Strings

    As part of a four-day festival, Lina Bahn leads USC Thornton Strings students in a survey of iconic chamber works.

    Newman Recital Hall (AHF)

  • Popular Music: First-Year Showcase

    Patrice Rushen and Andy Abad lead first-year Popular Music students in an exploration of the foundations of their craft.

    Tommy's Place (TCC)

  • Chamber Music Festival: Classical Guitar

    As part of a four-day festival, students of USC Thornton’s renowned Classical Guitar department present an evening of chamber music for guitar.

    Newman Recital Hall (AHF)

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    Richard Wolf

    Richard Wolf publishes new book

    April 18, 2019

    Emmy Award-winning producer and USC Thornton Music Industry faculty member Richard Wolf recently released a new book, In Tune: Music as the Bridge to Mindfulness.  The book is a guide to how one can build a lifelong appreciation of meditation through twelve skills and sensibilities refined in musical practice that… read more

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