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USC Thornton’s celebrated Opera Program brings a new production of Hector Berlioz’ sparkling comedy, Béatrice et Bénédict, to the Los Angeles stage. In a contemporary twist, the opera, which is based on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and originally set in 16th Century Italy, has been charmingly updated to the setting of a Southern California […]
The USC Thornton School of Music has created its first-ever venue designed especially for songwriters. The Songwriter’s Theater, which will be inaugurated on March 24, involved an extensive renovation of a space in the lower level of The Music Complex on campus. Read the Press Release
Andrew Norman (’02, MM ’04), USC Thornton School of Music alumnus and a member of the Composition faculty, has won the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. Norman received the honor for Play, a 45-minute orchestral piece originally commissioned by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project in 2013. Download the Pres Release
This November, the USC Thornton Opera Program presents Osvaldo Golijov’s challenging, flamenco-inspired contemporary opera, “Ainadamar,” in three performances. Download the Press Release
USC Thornton and LACO celebrate their educational and performance partnership with a series of events throughout the 2016-17 season. Download the Press Release
The USC Thornton School of Music and the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance are collaborating on a new program that will allow music and dance students to study in Paris this May. Download the full press release
Paul Jackson, Jr. named artist-in-residence after Garn family endows fund to bring visiting artists to USC Thornton School of Music
Noted guitarist, producer and composer Paul Jackson, Jr. has been named the first recipient of the Garn Family Contemporary Music Artist-in-Residence Endowed Fund established by Doug and Julie Garn, parents of a Popular Music alum. Download PDF
The USC Thornton School of Music presents an exciting and diverse program of concerts including the USC Thornton Symphony’s theatrical performance of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, the annual New Music for Orchestra concert, the Opera Program’s presentation of Osvaldo Golijov’s “Ainadamar,” jazz tributes to Amy Winehouse and drummer Roy McCurdy, and more. Click here to view […]
From May 13 – 22, the world’s most celebrated cellists are gathering in Los Angeles for the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, featuring master classes and concerts, all open to the public, including a world premiere of a work written for more than 100 cellos. View the Press Release
This Spring, on the eve of his 50th anniversary of teaching at the USC Thornton School of Music, the school is celebrating composer Morten Lauridsen, National Medal of Arts recipient and distinguished professor of composition, with a weekly video series that runs through May. View the Press Release