Carl St.Clair leads the USC Thornton Symphony in a performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall featuring Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, Op.35 and Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante featuring USC Thornton faculty members Margaret Batjer, violin, and Yura Lee, viola. Program Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Soloists: Margaret Batjer, violin. Yura Lee, viola Scheherazade, Op.35 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Guest conductor Cynthia Johnston Turner leads the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble in a performance that showcases the wide range of the ensemble's spectrum including works by Bryce Dessner, Dai Fujikura, Oliver Messiaen, Rob Smith, and Eric Whitacre. Program Dai Fujikura: Frozen Heat Oliver Messiaen: Oiseaux Exotiques Eric Whitacre: October Bryce Dessner: Murder Ballades Rob Smith: Dance Mix
Donald Crockett leads the USC Thornton Symphony in this annual concert featuring original works by Thornton student composers.
H. Robert Reynolds and Sharon Lavery lead the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble in a celebration of gospel and jazz featuring soprano Karen Parks and flutist James Walker. The program includes Silver Fanfare by Peter Boyer, O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen, Pipe Dreams by Alan Gilliland, Come Sunday by Omar Thomas, and an arrangement of "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" by Margaret Bonds and Reynolds.
Joseph Pereira leads the USC Percussion Group in a program of contemporary works.
Celebrated pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane, former music director of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for 20 years before joining the faculty, leads the USC Thornton Symphony from the piano in Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major, and returns to the podium for Britten's Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes and Barber's Symphony No. 1.
As part of a four-day festival, USC Thornton Winds & Percussion students present an afternoon of chamber music under the direction of Kristy Morrell.