Classical Performance and Composition

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Upcoming events

  • Choral Conducting Masterclass with Rod Eichenberger

    Rod Eichenberger presents a choral conducting masterclass to the students of USC Thornton. A professor emeritus at Florida State University and former USC Thornton faculty member, Eichenberger has conducted 80 US All-State Choirs and guest-conducted or lectured at more than 85 US, Australian and New Zealand Universities.

    Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Symphonic Hall (AES)

  • Choral Development Lecture: Rhythmic Function in Music

    Rod Eichenberger presents a choral music lecture on rhythmic function in music. A professor emeritus at Florida State University and former USC Thornton faculty member, Eichenberger has conducted 80 US All-State Choirs and guest-conducted or lectured at more than 85 US, Australian and New Zealand Universities.

    Raubenheimer Music Faculty Building (MUS)

  • Choral Conducting Masterclass with Rod Eichenberger

    Rod Eichenberger presents a choral conducting masterclass to the students of USC Thornton. A professor emeritus at Florida State University and former USC Thornton faculty member, Eichenberger has conducted 80 US All-State Choirs and guest-conducted or lectured at more than 85 US, Australian and New Zealand Universities.

    Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Symphonic Hall (AES)

  • USC Thornton Symphony: Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade

    Carl St.Clair opens the fall 2019 semester of events by leading the USC Thornton Symphony in Shostakovich's Festive Overture and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. Written in 1888, Scheherazade's colorful orchestration is deeply rooted in the culture of Imperial Russia and is considered Rimsky-Korsakov's most popular composition.

    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: Dvořák's New World Symphony

    Resident conductor Sharon Lavery leads the USC Thornton Symphony in an all-Dvořák program featuring the Carnival Overture and New World Symphony. Written in 1893 by Dvořák while he was the director of the National Conservatory of Music of America, New World Symphony earned its place in history when a recording of the piece was taken to the moon on the Appollo 11 mission.

    Bovard Auditorium (ADM)

  • Violin Masterclass with Joseph Lin

    Joseph Lin, distinguished violinist and former leader of the Julliard String Quartet, leads a masterclass in violin and chamber music. Lin was named a Presidential Scholar in 1996 and was the youngest musician to receive the Pro Musicis International award in 1999.

    Newman Recital Hall (AHF)

  • USC Thornton Edge

    Donald Crockett leads the USC Thornton Edge new music group in a program that features Thornton composer and violinist Nicholas Bentz in Giacinto Scelsi's Anahit for violin and 18 instruments, and Karen Tanaka's Water and Stone.

    Newman Recital Hall (AHF)

  • Strings Showcase

    Students from across the Strings program present an evening of unaccompanied and collaborative works.

    MacDonald Recital Hall (MUS)

  • USC Thornton Wind Ensemble

    H. Robert Reynolds and Sharon Lavery lead the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble in a diverse program celebrating the 25th-anniversary of Composition faculty member Frank Ticheli's Blue Shades. The evening also features Seeker's Scherzo by Zhou Tian, Bach's My Soul Longeth to Depart in Peace and Little Fugue, Holst's Suite No.1, and Theme and Variation by Schönberg. PROGRAM: Zhou Tian – Seeker’s Scherzo J. S. Bach – My Soul Longeth to Depart in Peace and Little Fugue in G Minor Gustav Holst – Suite No. 1 in Eb Arnold Schönberg – Theme and Variation, Op. 43a Frank Ticheli – Blue Shades, 25th Anniversary Edition

    Bovard Auditorium (ADM)

  • Faculty Recital with Antoinette Perry

    Keyboard Studies faculty member Antoinette Perry performs a solo piano recital featuring music from Debussy, Messiaen, Copland and Schumann. The evening features three Debussy preludes, two pieces from Messiaen's Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jesus, Copland's Piano Variations, and Schumann's Fantasy in C major. PROGRAM: Debussy – Three Preludes "La puerta del Vino" "La fille aux cheveux de lin" "General Lavine---eccentric" Messiaen – Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jesus XIII. Noël XI. Première communion de la Vierge Copland – Piano Variations Schumann – Fantasy in C major

    Newman Recital Hall (AHF)

  • USC Thornton Symphony: Concerto Night

    Guest conductor Murry Sidlin leads the USC Thornton Symphony in the annual Concerto Night, showcasing three outstanding student soloists. Clarinetist Max Opferkuch, cellist Allan Hon, and pianist Ji-Yoon Lee will perform Mozart, Korngold and Shostakovich, respectively. PROGRAM: Mozart - Clarinet Concerto, Max Opferkuch Korngold - Cello Concerto, Allan Hon Shostakovich - Piano Concerto, No. 1, Ji-Yoon Lee

    Bovard Auditorium (ADM)

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    Heesong Lee

    Heesong Lee places second in international choral competition

    July 17, 2019

    Heeseong Lee, a doctoral candidate in USC Thornton’s Choral & Sacred Music program, recently placed second in the 2019 World Choral Conducting Competition. The native of South Korea stood out in a field that included contestants from 29 countries. In addition to a cash prize, Lee also received the opportunity… read more

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