USC Thornton celebration begins
USC Thornton’s quasquicentennial will be celebrated with more than 50 events that will span 125 days, beginning in August. The official launch begins overseas when several USC Thornton chamber music students travel to France to participate in the Franco-Américaines de Musique de Chambre in Missillac, France. On campus, the anniversary kicks off with an all-night “party of the century” on Sept. 10. USC Thornton dean Robert Cutietta will host a reception, followed by a performance by the USC Thornton Symphony Orchestra led by conductor Carl St.Clair at Bovard Auditorium and capped off with a party featuring rock music and dancing in Alumni Park.