Contemporary Music

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Upcoming events

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  • USC Thornton Symphony: Mahler's First

    Carl St.Clair leads the USC Thornton Symphony in a work that forever shifted the musical landscape—Gustav Mahler's iconic First Symphony.

    Bovard Auditorium (ADM)

  • USC Thornton Symphony: Prokofiev & Bernstein

    Resident conductor Sharon Lavery leads the USC Thornton Symphony in a rousing program featuring Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story as well as selections from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, Suites 1 & 2.

    Bovard Auditorium (ADM)

  • Thornton Edge

    Donald Crocket leads the USC Thornton Edge new music group in a program of modern works for large ensemble.

    Newman Recital Hall (AHF)

  • Concerto Night with the USC Thornton Symphony

    Guest conductor Andrés Cárdenes, artistic director of the Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic, leads the USC Thornton Symphony in the annual Concerto Night, showcasing three outstanding student soloists.

    Bovard Auditorium (ADM)

  • USC Thornton Chamber Orchestra: Haydn & Ravel

    Carl St.Clair leads the USC Thornton Chamber Orchestra in a joyful program, featuring Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin and Mother Goose Suite, along with Haydn's sparkling Symphony No. 88.

    Bovard Auditorium (ADM)

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    News

    Nate Sloan featured in “All Things Considered” piece

    July 12, 2018

    Nate Sloan, a new member of the USC Thornton Musicology faculty, was recently featured by NPR’s All Things Considered as part of their “American Anthem” series, exploring the roots of international soccer’s favorite sports anthem, “Seven Nation Army.” The 2003 song, by The White Stripes, features a catchy electric guitar… read more

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