USC Thornton is celebrating the end of the Spring ’21 semester with six nights of virtual concerts on Thornton/LIVE. Performances include collaborative opera scenes, solo organ works, a virtual symphony featuring 100 instruments, and the series finale of “From Tragedy to Triumph,” an interactive, student-led multimedia project about the African diaspora. Read on for a full list of events.
Chamber Music for Classical Guitar
Thursday, May 20th, 7:00 PM (PDT) | Thornton/LIVE
The Classical Guitar department presents an evening of virtual performances, featuring the world premiere of a quartet by João Luiz and the USC Guitar Orchestra virtually accompanying the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet in “By Chants”, composed by Thornton alum Andrew York. >> CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
From Tragedy to Triumph: Black Lives Matter
Friday, May 21, 6:00 PM (PDT) | Zoom & Thornton/LIVE
In the finale of this seven-part series, From Tragedy to Triumph presents an evening of art and performance that will amplify the embodied histories of Black women across different eras of U.S. history. >> CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
MOMENTS in Memories: An Evening with Vocal Arts & Opera
Saturday, May 22nd, 6:00 PM (PDT) | Thornton/LIVE
Students from Vocal Arts & Opera virtually collaborate with students from Keyboard Collaborative Arts for a presentation of the song cycle Moments in Sonder by B.E. Boykin, with additional songs by Florence Price and Undine Smith Moore. >> CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
An Evening with the USC Thornton Symphony and Winds
Saturday, May 22nd, 8:00 PM (PDT) | Thornton/LIVE
Maestro Carl St.Clair leads the USC Thornton Symphony and Winds in a virtual performance of romantic masterworks from Tchaikovsky and Mahler, featuring 100 instruments. >> CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
Pièces de caractère: Music of the French Baroque
Sunday, May 23rd, 7:00 PM (PDT) | Thornton/LIVE
Baroque Sinfonia, the USC Thornton Early Music ensemble, performs songs and character pieces of the French baroque era, featuring music of Marais, Campra, and Rameau. >> CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
An Evening with Organ Studies
Monday, May 24th, 7:00 PM (PDT) | Thornton/LIVE
The Organ Studies department presents an evening of performances performed by students, alumni, and faculty, featuring works by Franck, Chopin (transcriptions), Bucknor (piano), and Stravinsky (transcription for Six Hands, Six Feet, One Bench). >> CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
Living Composers: An Evening with Keyboard Studies Department
Tuesday, May 25th, 7:00 PM (PDT) | Thornton/LIVE
Keyboard Studies Department presents an evening of contemporary solo works for piano, including the world premiere of “TouchScape” by Thornton faculty member Alan Louis Smith. >> CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
Save the Date!
Watch for soon-to-be-announced events in June from the Choral and Sacred Music program, and the Vocal Arts and Opera program.
RSVPs for these online events are suggested but not required.