The USC Thornton Chamber Singers present a program of "Prayers and Intercessions" including Debussy's Trois Chansons and Christina Whitten Thomas' Choral de Betes. The concert features the American premiere of Johann Naumann's Psalm 149, which marks the culmination of a scholarly and artistic collaboration between the Choral & Sacred Music Department, the USC Music Library and its director, Andrew Justice, and the Moravian Archives in Herrnhut, Germany.
Third-year Popular Music students present original music written, arranged, and performed under the direction of professors Patrice Rushen and Richard Smith.
Always a popular event, this competition performance brings selected student finalists from the Strings department before a panel of guest adjudicators.
Carl St.Clair and the USC Thornton Symphony begin the fall semester with an evocative concert of masterworks and less-familiar gems.
Music director Jason Goldman leads the Concert Jazz Orchestra in an evening of big band standards and original compositions.