Live! From Somewhere

Concerts everywhere have been canceled, but the show must go on.

As venues around the world went dark, we launched a series of performances by USC Thornton students, alumni, and faculty, live from… somewhere. Living rooms, offices, back patios, garages — wherever they may be.

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Featured Video

The Thornton student and alumni musicians of the Zelter String Quartet perform a special arrangement of a traditional Danish folk tune.


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Dominic, Dario & Kira
Students Dominic Anzalone, Dario Bizio and Kira Levin share an original collaboration.

John storie playing guitar

John Storie
Alum John Storie has fun with a cheerful standard, “On the Sunny Side of the Street.”

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LA Phil percussion section
Thornton faculty and alumni of the LA Phil percussion section perform a festive tune.

singers

Zelter String Quartet
The Thornton musicians of the Zelter String Quartet perform a special arrangement of a traditional Danish folk tune.

singers

USC Oriana Choir
USC Oriana Choir collaborated virtually on a piece dedicated to all those seeking a better life.

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Gina Luciani
As live performances shifted online, experienced content creator Gina Luciani was right at home.

Marissa Honda

Marissa Honda
Since adjusting to making music at home, alum Marissa Honda has focused on music that lifts her spirits.

trumpeter

Chris O’Brien
Trumpeter Chris O’Brien made the most of his production skills and took quickly to making videos from home.

cellist

Madeline Sheard
Sheard performs “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” from her home in Minnesota.

Annie Ranzini

Richie Francisco & Friends
Richie Francisco, Sara Petty, and Annie Ranzani, and Stephen Nutt perform a lively tune.

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Baroque Sinfonia
Early Music ensemble Baroque Sinfonia recreated a past live performance by collaborating remotely.

Sean Holt

Popular Music Faculty
Popular Music faculty members uplift their students with a tribute to the late Bill Withers.

Michael Kudirka

Michael Kudirka
Alum Michael Kudirka presents a performance of a 16th century tune, played on a guitar he made himself.

Tehillah Alphonso

Tehillah Alphonso
Tehillah Alphonso delivers a stirring performance of her arrangement of “Give You Blue” by Allen Stone.

Annie Ranzini

Sang Won (David) Park
Sang Won (David) Park performs a piece he’s preparing for his Senior Recital and grad school applications.

pianist

Daniel Weidlein
Daniel Weidlein plays his original composition, “Irma,” from his home studio in a duet with himself.

Geovanna Nichols-Julien

Geovanna Nichols-Julien
Vocal Arts alum Geovanna Nichols-Julien performs “La Vie en Rose,” a favorite with classical singers.

Shea Welsh

Shea Welsh
Alum Shea Welsh, leader of USC’s Summer Guitar Seminar for 18 years, performs a jazz standard.

Hazle Thunes

Hazle Thunes
Jazz Voice major Hazle Thunes finds a way to make music with her family, despite social distancing.

Alexa Rumberg

Alexa Rumberg
Senior Music Industry major Alexa Rumberg finds solace playing music with a cover of a Soccer Mommy song.

Max Opferkuch

Max Opferkuch
USC Thornton student Max Opferkuch performs Bach’s Invention No. 8 in F major, accompanied by… himself!

Juan-Salvador Carrasco

Juan-Salvador Carrasco
Thornton student Juan-Salvador Carrasco performs “Le Cygne,” by Camille Saint-Saëns, with the help of a rare artifact.

Nolan Juaire

Nolan Juaire
Classical Guitar major Nolan Juaire performs “Felicidade” by Antônio Carlos Jobim from the Thornton office where he works.