Thornton School of Music Events

September 24 - 30, 2017

Monday, September 25

USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra: Swing Night

Music director Jason Goldman leads the Concert Jazz Orchestra in an evening of big band standards and original compositions.

Tuesday, September 26

Classical Guitar Masterclass with Tilman Hoppstock

German guitarist Tilman Hoppstock, noted for his interpretations of Bach, presents a masterclass in classical guitar performance.

Wednesday, September 27

Music@RushHour: The Works of Hanna Kulenty

Students Alexander Zhu, piano and Xander Knecht, violin present a program of music by renowned Polish composer, Dr. Hanna Kulenty, who will also speak about...

PPP+: Paganini, Popper, Piatti, and more

Strings students perform virtuosic solo works, including Paganini caprices, Ernst caprices, Popper etudes, Piatti caprices, and other showpieces. Students...

Thursday, September 28

Three Laureates: Poets of the New California

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, California Poet Laureate and Arts Leadership faculty member Dana Gioia, and Los Angeles Poet Laureate Robin Coste...

Vive La France: A Collaborative Chamber Music Recital

Karen Dreyfus, director of chamber music at Thornton, leads faculty and students of the Division of Classical Performance and Composition in a program of...

Jazz Night

Students from Thornton's jazz programs showcase contemporary jazz works at Carson Center. Please note that, due to the closure of Ground Zero Performance...

Friday, September 29

Vocal Masterclass with Ana Maria Martinez

Soprano Ana Maria Martinez, currently appearing in LA Opera's production of Carmen, presents a masterclass for Thornton Vocal Arts majors. Martinez enjoys an...