The USC Thornton Chamber Singers, Thornton’s premiere choral ensemble led by Jo-Michael Scheibe, take the stage tonight for their final performance with The Rolling Stones as part of the band's "50 and Counting" tour. Click the link below to see photos from an earlier concert!
USC Thornton faculty bassoonist Judith Farmer was interviewed recently along with composer Gernot Wolfgang in The Double Reed about performing and writing for the instrument.
For the second time in three years, the USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra took first place in the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival College Big Band Division and will perform at the Monterey Jazz Festival in September. Students Erik Hughes, Andrew Boyle, and Andris Mattson won Outstanding Soloist awards.
Cristian Grases, publisher of The Choral Music of Latin American and the Caribbean series, recently published three new works: Crux Fidelis by Cesar Alejandro Carrillo, Por Los Caminos De Zorca by Manual Felipe Rugeles and Jose Mena, and his own work, Tottoyo.
Thornton faculty Kevin Fitz-Gerald recently performed the original 1924 version of George Gershwin's iconic Rhapsody In Blue, restoring cuts made by the publisher, in a concert with the Peninsula Symphony.
Faculty Yehuda Gilad was honored at USC's 32nd annual University Academic Honors Convocation, which pays tribute to the intellectual and leadership achievements of faculty and students, with the "USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching."
When soprano Elisabete Matos, already in costume and makeup for her Los Angeles debut, fell ill before taking the stage at the Los Angeles Opera’s opening night of The Flying Dutchman, alumna Julie Makerov replaced her — with 12 minutes to spare.
Soprano Angela Meade dazzled in a successful new production of Norma at the Washington National Opera. A student of Gary Glaze, Meade performed principal roles in a number of operas at Thornton including the West Coast premiere of Handel's Agrippina.
Before her performance in March in West Bloomfield, Michigan, Midori offered valuable advice to members of the Andover High School orchestra. The Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Strings program at Thornton, Midori has long emphasized the role of musical community engagement.
The first class of the Popular Music program performed a free showcase on Sunday, April 21, at the famed Troubadour in West Hollywood. Follow the link below to read about their accomplishments.
H. Robert Reynolds and Sharon Lavery lead the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble in an afternoon performance at Bovard Auditorium.
Sunday 09/29/2013: 4:00 PM
Carl St.Clair, artistic leader of the USC Thornton orchestras, leads the USC Thornton Symphony in a theatrical exploration of the life and music of Tchaikovsky with a multimedia performance of the composer's final piece, the Symphony No. 6 in B Minor.
Thursday 10/17/2013: 7:30 PM
May 1, 2013
Peter Erskine Interviewed by DownBeat Magazine
Jazz studies faculty Peter Erskine was interviewed on his autobiographical ebook, No Beethoven.
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April 30, 2013
Kevin Fitz-Gerald Reviewed by the Daily News
Piano faculty Kevin Fitz-Gerald's performance at the Peninsula Symphony concert was considered the "high point" in the review.
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April 24, 2013
LAGQ Featured in Oregon Arts Watch
The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, comprised of Thornton alumni, was featured for their performance with the Oregon Symphony.
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