Beethoven Celebration

USC Flora L. Thornton School of Music
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December 4, 2013
6:30 pm
University Park Campus
Alfred Newman Recital Hall (AHF) (Map)

USC Thornton alumnus and faculty member Paul Katz leads Thornton students and selected area high school students in a performance of the chamber music of Ludwig van Beethoven.

The concert includes three Thornton School ensembles to be preceded by a pre-concert recital of four high school quartets, capping off a semester-long "Beethoven Celebration" project launched by the Thornton Strings department.

7:30 p.m.
A pre-concert performance featuring musicians from select area high schools: 6:30 p.m.

The Beethoven Celebration project consists of immersive study, masterclasses, and other sessions in addition to an outreach program involving a dozen Los Angeles area high schools in an initiative developing string quartets from each school. These student groups will participate in a series of public and private coaching sessions led by Thornton School professors Che-Yen Chen, Karen Dreyfus, Cindy Wu, and other members of the school’s Strings faculty.