Events for Classical Performance

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. Location: MUS 319

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: Shostakovich's 10th Symphony

Carl St.Clair opens the fall 2019 semester of events by leading the USC Thornton Symphony in an all-Shostakovich concert, featuring Festive Overture and the composer's Symphony No. 10. Premiered by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra in December 1953, many historians believe Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 is a portrait of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and relevant today as a characterization of dictatorship in general.

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.

Composition Department Recital with HOCKET

HOCKET, the new music piano duo featuring alumni Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff, presents two works by USC Thornton Composition faculty written for them, including new faculty member Nina Young’s Tête-À-Tête, and a world premiere of Sean Friar’s Come Again. Special guests include Hitomi Oba on tenor saxophone and Derek Tywoniuk on percussion. The recital also features works by Cerrone, Gibson, Oba, and Tywoniuk. PROGRAM: Derek Tywoniuk: like (Write it!) like disaster for percussion, piano, and toy piano Hitomi Oba: taste, inaugurate! for piano four-hands and tenor saxophone Sean Friar: Come again for two pianos Sarah Gibson: our eyes once watered for piano four-hands Nina Young: tete a tete for two toy pianos and electronics Christopher Cerrone: Arching Path for two pianos

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.

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.

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.

USC Thornton Wind Ensemble

H. Robert Reynolds and Sharon Lavery lead the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble in a diverse program celebrating the 25th-anniversary of Composition faculty member Frank Ticheli's Blue Shades. The evening also features Seeker's Scherzo by Zhou Tian, Bach's My Soul Longeth to Depart in Peace and Little Fugue, Holst's Suite No. 1, and Theme and Variation by Schönberg. PROGRAM: Zhou Tian – Seeker’s Scherzo J. S. Bach – My Soul Longeth to Depart in Peace and Little Fugue in G Minor Gustav Holst – Suite No. 1 in Eb Arnold Schönberg – Theme and Variation, Op. 43a Frank Ticheli – Blue Shades, 25th Anniversary Edition

Faculty Recital with Antoinette Perry

Keyboard Studies faculty member Antoinette Perry performs a solo piano recital featuring music from Debussy, Messiaen, Copland and Schumann. The evening features three Debussy preludes, two pieces from Messiaen's Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jesus, Copland's Piano Variations, and Schumann's Fantasy in C major. PROGRAM: Debussy – Three Preludes "La puerta del Vino" "La fille aux cheveux de lin" "General Lavine---eccentric" Messiaen – Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jesus XIII. Noël XI. Première communion de la Vierge Copland – Piano Variations Schumann – Fantasy in C major

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