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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jazz Night featuring the Jazz Honors Combo

The Jazz Honors Combo, a select group of USC Thornton jazz musicians led by Jason Goldman, headlines this ongoing showcase of contemporary jazz at Carson Center.

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.

Jazz Night

Students from Thornton's jazz programs showcase contemporary jazz works.

Jazz Night featuring the USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra and Ricky Peterson

The USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra shines with special guest Ricky Peterson on organ and vocals. A longtime collaborator with artists such as Dave Sanborn and Prince, Peterson is currently touring with Fleetwood Mac.

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.

Strings Showcase

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

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