Events

USC Thornton Wind Ensemble

H. Robert Reynolds and Sharon Lavery lead the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble in an evening of works by composers near and far while professor Frank Ticheli conductis his Clarinet Concerto with Thornton student soloists. Works include Oscar Navarro's Downey Overture, Ingolf Dahl's Sinfonietta, Aaron Copland's Emblems, and Gunther Schuller's Parody from On Winged Flight.

Jazz Night: USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra

Bob Mintzer and the USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra headline this ongoing series featuring USC Thornton student jazz ensembles.

Faculty Recital with Thomas Michael Allen

Vocal Arts faculty member Thomas Michael Allen and pianist Trung Sam present an evening of works for voice and piano.

USC Thornton Symphony: New Music for Orchestra

Donald Crockett, chair of the Composition program, leads the USC Thornton Symphony in this annual concert featuring original works by Thornton student composers.

Strings Showcase

Outstanding students of Thornton’s Strings program present an evening of solo and chamber performances.

Studio Guitar Showcase

Thornton’s Studio Guitar program presents its guitar ensembles in an annual showcase.

Drum Day

The USC Thornton Community Engagement Program celebrates the diversity and universality of the percussion family of musical instruments. The day-long event will offer clinics, demonstrations, and participatory drumming sessions in a variety of different styles and traditions.

USC Thornton Chamber Singers and Concert Choir: Desenclos Requiem and Other Works for Choir and Organ

The USC Thornton Chamber Singers and Concert Choir are joined by organist Weicheng Zhao, director of music at All Saints Episcopal Church, in a performance featuring the seldom heard Messe de Requiem by 20th Century French composer, Alfred Desenclos, and works for organ and choir by Maurice Durufle, Jonathan Dove, Marcel Dupre and Ēriks Ešenvalds.

Jazz Night: USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra

The USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra headlines an evening of contemporary jazz with their 3rd annual Video Game Concert, featuring original arrangements of famous video game themes.

Thornton Edge

HOCKET (Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff) return to the USC Thornton Edge as an ensemble in residence for the Spring 2019 semester with a concert featuring Andy Akiho's Karakurenai.

Popular Music: First-Year Showcase

Patrice Rushen and Andy Abad lead first-year Popular Music students in an exploration of the foundations of their craft.

Baroque Sinfonia: East Meets West

Adam Gilbert leads the Baroque Sinfonia in a concert featuring music from Austria, Poland, and Armenia featuring students from Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan, Armenia.

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