Events for strings

Sketches of Miles: A Workshop-Performance

The classical and jazz worlds meet when violinist Etienne Gara, pianist Patrice Rushen, bassist Edwin Livingston, and drummer/percussionist Ian Wurfl revisit pieces from Bach to Miles Davis, along with Bartok, Ravel, Debussy, Gershwin and Zawinul. Following the workshop-performance, USC Thornton dean Robert Cutietta and USC Dornsife neuroscience professor Antonio Damasio lead the musicians in a panel discussion about their process.

Music@RushHour: Strings Chamber Music

Strings students present a program featuring excerpts of Schubert’s Cello Quintet, Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in A minor, and Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet for string quartet and clarinet. Skip the traffic and enjoy a free concert of music by USC Thornton students. A free reception follows the performance.

CollabFest@USC: Keyboard Collaborative Arts

In the culminating event for CollabFest@USC, a day-long symposium of masterclasses and colloquia presented by the Keyboard Studies department, alumni and guest artists will perform classics from the vocal and instrumental music repertoire, including a world premiere by Alan L. Smith. Performers include pianists Joel Clifft, Mitsuko Morikawa, Elvia Puccinelli, and Lisa Sylvester along with guest artists including soprano Kathleen Roland, violinist Alex Russell, and flutist James Walker. PROGRAM: Strauss Lieder - Elvia Puccinelli, piano, Molly Fillmore, sopranoOlivier Messiaen - Thėme and Variations - Joel Clifft, piano, Alex Russell, violinAlan Smith - And With Such Boldness - Lisa Sylvester, piano, Kathleen Roland, soprano, Alex Russel, violin *World PremiereMike Mower - Deviations on the Carnival of Venice - Mitsuko Morikawa, piano, James Walker, fluteFor more information about the day-long CollabFest@USC conference event, click here.

LACO Mock Orchestral Auditions

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO)-Thornton Strings Mentorship Program presents the Mock Orchestral Audition, providing students with the hands-on experience of a professional orchestra audition. True to the professional process, selected USC Thornton Strings students will play orchestral excerpts behind a screen for a panel of adjudicators. At the conclusion of the audition, a special award may be given to an exceptional student at the discretion of the judges, giving them an opportunity to be mentored by a LACO principal musician and to perform as a substitute player during one week of the orchestra's 2017-18 concert season.

Strings Showcase

USC Thornton's extraordinary Strings students present an evening of solo and chamber works.

Chamber Music Showcase

Chamber music ensembles from the Strings program perform movements from classic repertoire.

USC Thornton Chamber Orchestra: Shostakovich 9

The USC Thornton Chamber Orchestra presents an evening performance that includes Dmitri Shostakovich's powerful 9th Symphony, a celebration of the Russian people, and other works. Program: Dmitri Shostakovich – Symphony No.9, op.70 in E-flat major

Strings Showcase

USC Thornton's extraordinary Strings students present an evening of solo and chamber works.

Chamber Music Festival: Strings

Karen Dreyfus, director of chamber music at Thornton, leads students from the Strings department in two days of chamber works as part of this newly-revamped three-day festival. Tuesday, November 28 at 7:30 PM Wednesday, November 29 at 5:00 & 7:30 PM

Chamber Music Festival: Strings

Karen Dreyfus, director of chamber music at Thornton, leads students from the Strings department in two days of chamber works as part of this newly-revamped three-day festival. Tuesday, November 28 at 7:30 PM Wednesday, November 29 at 5:00 & 7:30 PM

Chamber Music Festival: Strings

Karen Dreyfus, director of chamber music at Thornton, leads students from the Strings department in two days of chamber works as part of this newly-revamped three-day festival. Tuesday, November 28 at 7:30 PM Wednesday, November 29 at 5:00 & 7:30 PM

Winter Gala: Brightest and Best

Celebrate the holidays in elegant style with the annual Brightest & Best winter gala, a scholarship fundraiser that provides substantial support for USC Thornton students. The event will feature 250 singers and instrumentalists ringing in the season with carols and songs in an evening of pageantry for the entire community to enjoy. For ticket information about this scholarship fundraiser, call (213) 740-6474, or visit music.usc.edu/wintergala

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