Thornton School of Music Events

April 23 - 29, 2017

Sunday, April 23

USC Thornton Opera: “Béatrice et Bénédict”

The USC Thornton Opera, together with the USC Thornton Symphony, presents Hector Berlioz's sparkling comic opera, Béatrice et Bénédict, based on...

4/23 2pm

Monday, April 24

Percussion Ensemble: Into the Unknown

Joseph Pereira, Thornton faculty member and principal timpanist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, leads the Percussion Ensemble in a program including David...

Tuesday, April 25

Vocal Chamber Music Showcase

Faculty member Lisa Sylvester leads students from the Vocal Chamber Music class in works from across the centuries, featuring Vocal Arts majors collaborating...

Chamber Music Festival

Faculty member Karen Dreyfus leads an intensive two-day festival featuring chamber music masterworks performed by students from the Strings Department...

Latin Pop Showcase

Faculty member Andy Abad and students from the Popular Music Program showcase songs in the styles of Juanes, Shakira, and Trio Los Pancho, among many others.

Wednesday, April 26

Chamber Music Festival

Faculty member Karen Dreyfus leads an intensive two-day festival featuring chamber music masterworks performed by students from the Strings Department...

Popular Music: First-Year Showcase

Led by professors Andy Abad and Patrice Rushen, first-year Popular Music program students explore the foundations of their craft in this showcase.

Thursday, April 27

Jazz Night featuring CreSCendo

The CreSCendo Vocal Jazz Ensemble, led by Sara Gazarek, headlines this ongoing series of contemporary jazz.

Friday, April 28

Concerto Competition Finals: Keyboard Studies

Selected student finalists from the Keyboard Studies department perform before a panel of guest adjudicators in this popular competition finale.

Baroque Sinfonia: Strike the Viol, Touch the Lute: Music of Restoration England

The USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia performs music from the bawdy to the sublime—pleasant ditties, grand anthems, and dancing tunes—in an engaging concert...

Popular Music: Second-Year Showcase

Sean Holt leads second-year Popular Music students in this showcase, focusing on stylistic nuance, groove, and ensemble technique.

Saturday, April 29

Popular Music: Third-Year Showcase

Third-year Popular Music students present original music written, arranged, and performed under the direction of professors Patrice Rushen and Richard Smith.

Chamber Singers: Prayers and Intercessions

The USC Thornton Chamber Singers present a program of "Prayers and Intercessions" including Debussy's Trois Chansons and Christina Whitten Thomas' Choral de...