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MUSIC
Image from This, and My Heart: A Portrait of Emily Dickinson
This, and My Heart: A Portrait of Emily Dickinson
10/22/2014: 7:00PM

Tracing the themes Emily Dickinson returned to again and again in her poetry—nature, love, God and death—this intimate musical and theatrical performance combines Dickinson’s texts with settings by composers Aaron Copland, Tom Cipullo, Lori Laitman and Steve Heitzeg. Readings of Dickinson’s poems and letters will “amplify” the songs, allowing listeners to experience the songs in the context of Emily Dickinson's personality and era. Actress Linda Kelsey, soprano Anne Marie Ketchum and pianist Victoria Kirsch will perform amid scenic design by painter Bonita Helmer. The performance will be introduced by Dana Gioia, USC Professor of Poetry and Public Culture.

Image from Jazz Night featuring ALAJE, the Afro-Latin American Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Night featuring ALAJE, the Afro-Latin American Jazz Ensemble
10/23/2014: 7:00PM

Directed by faculty Aaron Serfaty, the USC Thornton Afro-Latin American Jazz Ensemble (ALAJE) presents an evening of jazz standards reinvented with a focus on the rhythmic traditions of Latin America, specifically Brazil and Cuba.


Image from USC Thornton Symphony: New Music for Orchestra
USC Thornton Symphony: New Music for Orchestra
10/23/2014: 7:30PM

USC Thornton Composition faculty Donald Crockett leads the USC Thornton Symphony in this exciting concert featuring orchestral works by student composers.

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USC Thornton Chamber Singers and Concert Choir
10/24/2014: 8:00PM

The USC Thornton Chamber Singers, conducted by Jo-Michael Scheibe, presents Chiaroscuro, an evening of varied music hosted in conjunction with the USC Thornton Concert Choir, conducted by Cristian Grases.


Image from Jazz Night featuring the USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra
Jazz Night featuring the USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra
10/30/2014: 7:00PM

Interim Music Director Greg Johnson leads the USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra in the music of influential modern big band composers as part of this ongoing series of contemporary jazz.

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USC Thornton Wind Ensemble
11/02/2014: 4:00PM

H. Robert Reynolds and Sharon Lavery lead the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble in Mozart and Others.


Image from USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra
USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra
11/03/2014: 7:30PM

The USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra, led by interim music director Jason Goldman. Jason Goldman, presents an evening of big band music featuring singers from the Popular Music program in standard and original compositions.