Carl St.Clair leads the USC Thornton Symphony in a world premiere by noted composer and USC alumnus David Newman, along with an work that forever shifted the musical landscape—Gustav Mahler's iconic First Symphony.
Resident conductor Sharon Lavery leads the USC Thornton Symphony in a rousing program featuring Bernstein's Slava! and Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, as well as selections from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suites 1 & 2.
Donald Crocket leads the USC Thornton Edge new music group in a program of modern works for large ensemble.
Guest conductor Andrés Cárdenes, artistic director of the Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic, leads the USC Thornton Symphony in the annual Concerto Night, showcasing three outstanding student soloists.