Events for Winds and Percussion

USC Thornton Wind Ensemble: Made in America

H. Robert Reynolds and Sharon Lavery lead the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble in a celebration of American composers, featuring faculty member James Walker in David Mairs' American Flute Salute. Other pieces include Morton Gould’s American Salute, Mason Bates’ Mothership, Leonard Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue and Riffs, Darius Milhaud’s La création du monde (Creation of the World), and Seep by Thornton student Stephen Cabell, winner of the Student Wind Ensemble Composition Contest. Program: Morton Gould – American Salute Stephen Cabell – Seep (winner of the Student Wind Ensemble Composition Contest) David Mairs - American Flute Salute (featuring James Walker, flute) Mason Bates – Mothership Leonard Bernstein – Prelude, Fugue and Riffs Darius Milhaud – La création du monde (Creation of the World)

A Celebration of Boyde Hood

The Winds & Percussion department celebrates trumpeter Boyde Hood’s 30 years of dedication and service to the USC Thornton School of Music with a special tribute concert. The event will include solo and ensemble performances featuring trumpets and brass and highliting compositions by current Thornton students. If you would like to attend the post-concert reception, please RSVP by emailing rsvp@thornton.usc.edu or by calling 213-740-6474.

Percussion Ensemble: Into the Unknown

Joseph Pereira, Thornton faculty member and principal timpanist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, leads the Percussion Ensemble in a program including David Lang's The So-Called Laws of Nature, a work by Isaac Schankler, and more.

Chamber Music Festival

Faculty member Karen Dreyfus leads an intensive two-day festival featuring chamber music masterworks performed by students from the Strings Department together with colleagues from across the Classical Performance & Composition Division. The USC Thornton Chamber Music Festival is a two-day student performance program, which includes the following events: Tuesday, Apr. 25 at 7:30 PM Wednesday, Apr. 26 at 5:00 & 7:30 PM

Chamber Music Festival

Faculty member Karen Dreyfus leads an intensive two-day festival featuring chamber music masterworks performed by students from the Strings Department together with colleagues from across the Classical Performance & Composition Division. The USC Thornton Chamber Music Festival is a two-day student performance program, which includes the following events: Tuesday, Apr. 25 at 7:30 PM Wednesday, Apr. 26 at 5:00 & 7:30 PM

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