Events for Winds and Percussion

USC Thornton Symphony: Symphonie Fantastique

Carl St.Clair leads the USC Thornton Symphony in a program featuring the works of Hector Berlioz including Le Carneval Romain and the iconic Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14.

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.

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 Wind Ensemble

H. Robert Reynolds and Sharon Lavery lead the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble in a musically rich program including Angels in the Architecture by professor Frank Ticheli and Stravinsky’s Piano Concerto featuring soloist Kevin Fitz-Gerald, professor of Keyboard Studies. Other works include Fanfare from La Peri by Paul Dukas, Serenade by Emil Hartmann, and Hammersmith by Gustav Holst.