Led by Carl St.Clair, artistic leader of the USC Thornton orchestras, and resident conductor Sharon Lavery, the USC Thornton Chamber Orchestra performs works from the eighteenth and twentieth centuries that were written for a smaller, more intimate ensemble.
This versatile group is involved in student concerto opportunities and choral orchestra pieces presented in conjunction with Thornton choral ensembles. They also participate in composition readings as well as readings with master’s degree student conductors.
Artistic Leader and Principal Conductor of the USC Thornton Orchestras Carl St.Clair is a strong advocate of music education for all ages. He is internationally recognized for his distinguished career as conductor and as a pedagogue.
Sharon Lavery serves as Resident Conductor of the Thornton Symphony, Chamber Orchestra, and Thornton Winds at the University of Southern California. Her extensive career has led to conducting in distinguished concert halls globally.
The Thornton Chamber Orchestra performs annually at USC. Hear from students and faculty about the symphonic and orchestral experiences at the School of Music.
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