Events


Fall 2021 Signature Series: USC Thornton Opera presents Pelléas et Mélisande, a theatrical screening

The USC Thornton Opera presents Claude Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, prepared remotely and recorded in-person last Spring. This made-for-screen presentation has been envisioned and produced with the use of green screen compositing and visual effects. Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande is a fairy tale about secrets, fear of intimacy, and people distancing themselves from each other. An impressionistic study of the great Maurice Maeterlinck’s novella of the same name, the story has everything to do with the current social distancing of our pandemic. Debussy’s music weaves a hypnotic trance that leaves almost everything to the audience’s imagination. Set in the kingdom of Allemonde, Prince Golaud falls in love and marries the young and mysterious Mélisande even though he knows virtually nothing about her. She subsequently falls in love with Golaud’s much younger brother Pelléas, which spells disaster for both of them. Accompanied by a single, virtuosic pianist – Thornton Opera Music Director, Brent McMunn – this piece of true opera-theatre will wrap you in its mystical riddles. Livestream for Signature Series Events USC Thornton’s Signature Series of events will be viewable as a livestream on Thornton/LIVE, the school’s virtual stage. You can watch the livestream on the homepage, under the section “On Stage.” Audiences for Signature Series Events USC Thornton’s Signature Series will be open to limited audiences. RSVPs and COVID-19 Safety Protocols will be required (see more below). At this time, audience requirements are still under review based on fluctuating health and safety guidelines. Please check back for updates, or watch for an announcement from USC Thornton. Current COVID-19 Safety Requirements for Audiences Event Registration & Notification CommitmentAll attendees must register for eachthe event through Thornton’s Eventbrite link assigned to the event. Name, phone number, and email addresses will be requested and required of all attendees to gain entry to the event. Additionally, by registering all those who test positive for COVID-19 within 48 hours of attending an event are committing to immediately reporting their exposure to the university by calling 213-740-6291 or emailing covid19@usc.edu to activate the university’s contact tracing protocols. Proof of Vaccination or TestingAll attendees are required to either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to have had a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of the start of the event. Attendees over the age of 12 are required to show their photo ID and proof of vaccination (vaccine card or a digital photo of card or medical records) or a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours prior to the event. Symptom Checking & Campus AccessAll guests must complete the Trojan Check health screening on the day of their visit to campus. Trojan Check verification must be presented at the entries to the campus and parking garages as well as at the event check-in. Mask RequirementThis event will require masks for all attendees, vaccinated or unvaccinated. Masks should be worn at all times when individuals are not actively consuming food or beverage. Anyone refusing to comply with mask requirements is subject to removal from the event.

Fall 2021 Signature Series: The Polish Music Center presents the 2021 Paderewski Lecture-Recital

The USC Polish Music Center presents the annual Paderewski Lecture-Recital, honoring the 25th death anniversary of Mieczysław Weinberg (1919- 1996)—an exceptionally prolific Polish-Jewish composer whose recognition, both during his lifetime and today, has been overshadowed by the turbulent times in which he lived. The event will feature a lecture by Weinberg expert and author, Danuta Gwizdalanka, followed by a program of his selected solo piano works and Sonata No. 2 for Cello and Piano. The recital will be performed by pianists Grzegorz Mania and Piotr Różanski and cellist Bartosz Koziak, of the Society of Polish Chamber Musicians. Livestream for Signature Series Events USC Thornton’s Signature Series of events will be viewable as a livestream on Thornton/LIVE, the school’s virtual stage. You can watch the livestream on the homepage, under the section “On Stage.” Audiences for Signature Series Events USC Thornton’s Signature Series will be open to limited audiences. RSVPs and COVID-19 Safety Protocols will be required (see more below). At this time, audience requirements are still under review based on fluctuating health and safety guidelines. Please check back for updates, or watch for an announcement from USC Thornton. Current COVID-19 Safety Requirements for Audiences Event Registration & Notification CommitmentAll attendees must register for eachthe event through Thornton’s Eventbrite link assigned to the event. Name, phone number, and email addresses will be requested and required of all attendees to gain entry to the event. Additionally, by registering all those who test positive for COVID-19 within 48 hours of attending an event are committing to immediately reporting their exposure to the university by calling 213-740-6291 or emailing covid19@usc.edu to activate the university’s contact tracing protocols. Proof of Vaccination or TestingAll attendees are required to either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to have had a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of the start of the event. Attendees over the age of 12 are required to show their photo ID and proof of vaccination (vaccine card or a digital photo of card or medical records) or a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours prior to the event. Symptom Checking & Campus AccessAll guests must complete the Trojan Check health screening on the day of their visit to campus. Trojan Check verification must be presented at the entries to the campus and parking garages as well as at the event check-in. Mask RequirementThis event will require masks for all attendees, vaccinated or unvaccinated. Masks should be worn at all times when individuals are not actively consuming food or beverage. Anyone refusing to comply with mask requirements is subject to removal from the event.

Fall 2021 Signature Series: USC Thornton Chamber Singers & Concert Choir

The USC Thornton Chamber Singers and the USC Thornton Concert Choir present “All of Us,” a collection of choral music from Syria and France that explores love, friendship and connection. Livestream for Signature Series Events USC Thornton’s Signature Series of events will be viewable as a livestream on Thornton/LIVE, the school’s virtual stage. You can watch the livestream on the homepage, under the section “On Stage.” Audiences for Signature Series Events USC Thornton’s Signature Series will be open to limited audiences. RSVPs and COVID-19 Safety Protocols will be required (see more below). At this time, audience requirements are still under review based on fluctuating health and safety guidelines. Please check back for updates, or watch for an announcement from USC Thornton. Current COVID-19 Safety Requirements for Audiences Event Registration & Notification CommitmentAll attendees must register for eachthe event through Thornton’s Eventbrite link assigned to the event. Name, phone number, and email addresses will be requested and required of all attendees to gain entry to the event. Additionally, by registering all those who test positive for COVID-19 within 48 hours of attending an event are committing to immediately reporting their exposure to the university by calling 213-740-6291 or emailing covid19@usc.edu to activate the university’s contact tracing protocols. Proof of Vaccination or TestingAll attendees are required to either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to have had a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of the start of the event. Attendees over the age of 12 are required to show their photo ID and proof of vaccination (vaccine card or a digital photo of card or medical records) or a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours prior to the event. Symptom Checking & Campus AccessAll guests must complete the Trojan Check health screening on the day of their visit to campus. Trojan Check verification must be presented at the entries to the campus and parking garages as well as at the event check-in. Mask RequirementThis event will require masks for all attendees, vaccinated or unvaccinated. Masks should be worn at all times when individuals are not actively consuming food or beverage. Anyone refusing to comply with mask requirements is subject to removal from the event.