“Difficult Grace,” by USC Thornton strings department faculty member Seth Parker Woods, has been named a Critic’s Pick by The New York Times. An evening-long multimedia program at the 92nd Street Y’s Kaufmann Concert Hall, the performance featured Woods performing a series of works with the choreographer and dancer Roderick George. “Woods was already a cellist of… Continue reading “Difficult Grace” by Seth Parker Woods named a Critic’s Pick by The New York Times
The USC Thornton Opera program presents Jonathan Dove and April De Angelis’ witty and moving opera, “Flight.”
USC Thornton strings department faculty member and cellist Seth Parker Woods has announced the world premiere of his multimedia concert, “Difficult Grace,” which features film, spoken text, visual artwork and original choreography by Roderick George. According to Broadway World, the performance will premiere at 92NY’s Kaufmann Concert Hall in New York City on Nov. 19… Continue reading Seth Parker Woods announces world premiere of multimedia concert tour “Difficult Grace”
Alumni and faculty from the Jazz Studies program lead a lengthy list of USC Thornton nominees.
Acclaimed composer Andrew Norman will return to USC Thornton as associate professor of composition in Fall 2023.
The Argus Quartet will accompany Jeanna de Waal and Cree Carrico’s performance of “Insomnia”, a new musical work composed by Blake Allen at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall on Nov. 8. The Argus Quartet, founded by USC Thornton alumna Clara Kim (DMA ‘15) includes violinist Giancarlo Latta, violist Maren Rothfritz and cellist Mariel Roberts.
USC Thornton Strings Department alumnus Moni Simeonov (GC ‘07, DMA ‘18) has been appointed as the director of string studies with the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. He also recently accepted the position of interim Edelman chair of chamber music with the Colburn School of Music.
Thornton Strings Department faculty member Yura Lee utilizes her experiences as a lifelong professional musician to instill curiosity and commitment in her students.
Los Angeles Philharmonic principal concertmaster and USC Thornton Strings Department faculty member Martin Chalifour won a SF Classical Voice Audience Choice Award in the Best Instrumental Recital category for A Chalifour Celebration at the LA Phil. This performance was held in February to commemorate Chalifour’s 25th year with the orchestra.
USC Thornton Strings Department faculty member and acclaimed cellist Seth Parker Woods is featured in the score of Ken Burns’ new documentary, “The U.S. and The Holocaust.” Woods performs on the track “Prayer (From Jewish Life, No. 1).” “The U.S. and The Holocaust” is a three-part, six-hour series that examines America’s response to one of… Continue reading Seth Parker Woods featured in score to Ken Burns film “The U.S. And The Holocaust”