Events for Winds and Percussion

USC Thornton Wind Ensemble

H. Robert Reynolds and Sharon Lavery lead the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble in works by Aaron Copland, Charles Gounod, Igor Stravinsky, Joel Love, and Gunther Schuller. PROGRAM: Aaron Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man Charles Gounod – Petite Symphonie Igor Stravinsky – Symphonies of Wind Instruments Joel Love - In Memoriam for Saxophone Quartet Gunther Schuller – Symphony for Brass and Percussion, Op. 16

USC Thornton Percussion Group: Sticks and Stones

Joseph Pereira leads the USC Percussion Group in a program of new works for percussion that are influenced by natural objects: sand, stone, wood, and metals. The program features pieces from new Composition faculty member Nina C. Young, 2019 Pulitzer Prize winner Ellen Reid, and Felipe Waller’s Teguala, for 120 Ceramic Tiles and Electronics.

Chamber Music Festival: Winds & Percussion

As part of a three-day festival, USC Thornton’s Winds & Percussion students present an afternoon of chamber music under the direction of Kristy Morrell.

Chamber Music Festival: Winds & Percussion

As part of a three-day festival, USC Thornton’s Winds & Percussion students present an afternoon of chamber music under the direction of Kristy Morrell.

Sounds of the Season: A Scholarship Gala

Celebrate the holidays in style with our annual gala concert, featuring 250 singers and instrumentalists ringing in the season with carols and songs, in support of scholarships for USC Thornton's most talented students. An optional, pre-concert dinner at the USC University Club will take place at 5:00 PM, before the gala concert, for an additional fee.