Let All Voices Be Heard: Celebrating Diversity in Classical Music

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 7:00pm to 10:00pm

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Newman Recital Hall (AHF)
3616 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

A concert and discussion, featuring the Los Angeles Orchestra Fellowship, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Street Symphony, and USC Thornton School of Music.

The Los Angeles Orchestra Fellowship, a program designed to increase diversity in classical music, welcomed its first class this fall. To celebrate its launch, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), Street Symphony and USC Thornton School of Music will present a wide-reaching performance and panel discussion to follow.  

The performance features the first class of fellows, including violinists Sydney Adedamola and Ayrton Pisco, violist Bradley Parrimore, and cellist Juan-Salvador Carrasco. The celebrated guest artists include Anthony McGill, principal clarinet of New York Philharmonic; Todd Strange, a tenor with the LA Master Chorale; and musicians from LACO including violinists Tereza Stanislav and Cheryl Norman-Brick, violist Robert Brophy, and cellist Giovanna Clayton.


  • W.A. Mozart, Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581
    I. Allegro
    Anthony McGill, clarinet
    Sydney Adedamola, violin, Ayrton Pisco, violin, Bradley Parrimore, viola, Juan-Salvador Carrasco, cello

  • Ben Shirley, Brother Burn
    Anthony McGill, clarinet, Todd Strange, tenor

  • D. Shostakovich, String Quartet No.10 in A-flat Major, Op. 118
    I. Andante
    II. Allegretto furioso
        Sydney Adedamola, violin, Ayrton Pisco, violin, Bradley Parrimore, viola, Juan-Salvador Carrasco, cello

  • J. Brahms, Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115
    I. Allegro
    Anthony McGill, clarinet, Tereza Stanislav, violin, Cheryl Norman-Brick, violin, Robert Brophy, viola,
    Giovanna Clayton, cello

The event includes a panel discussion to follow moderated by Derrick Spiva, LACO’s artist educator, and including clarinetist Anthony McGill, cellist Giovanna Clayton, composer Juan Pablo Contreras, and Akilah Morgan, executive assistant of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA).


Launched in August 2018, the Los Angeles Orchestra Fellowship was conceived by a partnership of ICYOLA, the country’s largest African-American-majority youth orchestra; LACO, one of the world’s leading chamber orchestras; and USC Thornton, one of the country’s top music programs. 

Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP at the links below.

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Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative in partnership with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, LA Orchestra Fellowship, Street Symphony and USC Thornton School of Music.

Event Type

Arts, Music


University Park Campus


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