New Music at Thornton
Notable Performances and Department Activities

 

Spring 2018
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January 17, 2018 (Wednesday)
Eric Wubbels (piano/prepared piano) and Weston Olencki (trombone)
7:00PM: Cammilleri Hall

February 9th, 2018 (Friday)
USC Thornton Wind Ensemble
Including music by Thornton student composer, Celka Ojakangas, co-winner of the Wind Ensemble Composition Contest.

7:30pm: Bovard Auditorium

February 16, 2018 (Friday)
Composition Reading Session with NOW Ensemble.
11:00 to 12:30 pm: Ramo Hall

February 16, 2018 (Friday)
NOW Ensemble Concert
7:00PM: Cammilleri Hall
Works by Mark Dancigers, Judd Greenstein, Missy Mazzoli, and Prof. Sean Friar.

February 17, 2018 (Saturday)
Los Angeles Emerging Artists' Festival

2:00PM: Schoenfeld Symphonic Recital Hall

February 23, 2018 (Friday)
New Music for Orchestra Concert
Selected new works for orchestra by Thornton graduate composers.
7:30PM: Bovard Auditorium

February 28, 2018 (Wednesday)
Thornton Edge
Featuring Veronika Krausas' 'analemma' for 11 players and the world premiere of Patrick O'Malley's violin concerto with Clara Kim and sinfonietta. 
7:30 PM: Newman Recital Hall

March 4, 2018 (Sunday)
Composition Showcase
New works by Thornton graduate and undergraduate composers.
3:00pm: Newman Recital Hall

March 8, 2018 (Thursday)
DMA Recital - Dan Caputo
Featuring music by Thornton DMA candidate, Dan Caputo.
7:30 pm: Cammilleri Hall

March 25, 2018 (Sunday)
Electro-acoustic Showcase
Works by Thornton students Victoria Vasta, Bryan Curt Kostors, Stephen Cabell, Erik Satie (arranged by Eric Pham), Sophie Mathieu, Leaha Villarreal, Maia Thomas, Danny Leo, Maggie Boles, Ryan McWilliams, Dan Caputo, and Ali Puskulcu.
7:30 pm: Schoenfeld Hall

April 7, 2018 (Sunday)
Senior Recital - Tyler Bauer
Featuring music by Thornton senior Tyler Bauer.
11:30 am: MacDonald Recital Hall

April 10, 2018 (Tuesday)
Thornton Edge
Featuring the west coast premiere of Stephen Hartke's piano concerto.
7:30 pm: Newman Recital Hall

April 14, 2018 (Saturday)
Master's Recital - Tyler Eschendal
Featuring music by Thornton Master's student Tyler Eschendal
8:30 pm: Ramo Recital Hall

April 28, 2018 (Saturday)
Senior Recital - Robert Alexander
Featuring music by Thornton senior Robert Alexander and guest composers
7:30 pm: Cammilleri Hall

May 6, 2018 (Sunday)
Master's Recital - Celka Ojakangas
Featuring music by Thornton Master's student Celka Ojakangas
4:30 pm: Ramo Recital Hall

May 6, 2018 (Sunday)
Master's Recital - Guang Yang & Tamzin Elliott
Featuring music by Thornton Master's students Guang Yang and Tamzin Elliott
8:00 pm: Ramo Recital Hall

PAST

Fall 2017

October 4, 2017 (Wednesday)
Thornton Edge
Music by David Lang and Thornton student composer/vocalist, Tamzin Elliot.
7:30pm: Newman Recital Hall

October 6, 2017 (Friday)
USC Thornton Wind Ensemble
Including music by Thornton student composer, Kenny Regan, co-winner of the Wind Ensemble Composition Contest.
7:30pm: 
Bovard Auditorium

October 14-15, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday)
Student Recital - Sasha Bartol
Including music by Thornton student composer, Sasha Bartol                       October 14 - 8:00pm; October 15 - 2:30pm/6:30pm: BCI Camilleri Hall

November 5, 2017 (Sunday)
Composition Showcase
New works by Thornton graduate and undergraduate composers.
7:00pm: Newman Recital Hall

November 20, 2017 (Monday)
Thornton Edge
Works by Sean Friar, Stefan Freund, Dan Visconti, and more.
7:30 PM: Newman Recital Hall

Spring 2017

February 27, 2017 (Monday)
Electro-acoustic showcase

April 21, 2017 (Friday)
Sophomore Recital featuring music of Aileen Chao, Mya Greene, Ethan Haman, Vasilije Katanic, Logan Nelson, Katya Richardson and Bradley Valentine
11 - 12:30am Ramo Recital Hall


Fall 2016

September 15, 2016 (Thursday)
HOCKET in concert, featuring two world premieres
Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff, pianos
7:30pm: Newman Recital Hall

October 5, 2016 (Wednesday)
Thornton Edge performs
Harrison Birtwistle, Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum
Joan Tower, Breakfast Rhythms I and II
Timo Andres, Trade Winds
7:30pm: Newman Recital Hall

October 14, 2016 (Friday)
New Music for Orchestra:

a concert of new orchestral works by Thornton composers
conducted by Donald Crockett
7:30pm: Bovard Auditorium

October 24, 2016 (Monday)
Thornton Percussion Ensemble
7:30pm: Newman Recital Hall

October 25, 2016 (Tuesday)
Poolhouse Previews: Sandbox Percussion/Mellissa Hughes/Anne Lanzilotti
8pm: Cammilleri Hall at USC Brain and Creativity Institute [TICKETS]

October 27, 2016 (Thursday)
Poolhouse Previews: Ensemble Dal Niente
8pm: Camilleri Hall at USC Brain and Creativity Institute [TICKETS]

November 9, 2016 (Wednesday)
Thornton Edge (featuring Van Gogh Blue by Julian Anderson)

November 13, 2016 (Sunday)
Composition Showcase (Doubleheader)
3pm and 7pm: Newman Recital Hall

November 17-20, 2016
USC Opera presents "Ainadamar" by Osvaldo Golijov

8pm (11/17-11/19); 2pm (11/20)
 



Spring 2016

January 31, 2016 (Sunday)
Graduate Recital: Georgi Dimitrov conducting recital
2pm: Schoenfeld Symphonic Hall

February 27, 2016 (Sunday)
Graduate Recital: music of Corey Dundee
4pm: MacDonald Recital Hall

March 2, 2016 (Wednesday)
Arts as Activism: wildUp and Thornton Edge

7:30pm: Newman Recital Hall

March 6, 2016 (Sunday)
Graduate Recital: Georgi Dimitrov viola recital
3pm: Ramo Recital Hall

March 6, 2016 (Sunday)
Composition Showcase (Doubleheader)
7pm: Newman Recital Hall

March 21, 2016 - SUBMISSION DEADLINE: New Music for Wind Ensemble

April 1, 2016 (Friday)
Burning Br[eye]t: Bill Biersach 40th Anniversary Celebration
8pm: Carson Center

April 3, 2016 (Sunday)
Undergraduate Recital: Music of Christopher Edwards [website | soundcloud | bandcamp]
7pm: Newman Recital Hall

April 4, 2016 (Monday)
Undergraduate Recital: Music of Ryan Lindveit
7:30pm: Newman Recital Hall

April 4, 2016 - New Music for Wind Ensemble: Reading/Recording Session

April 13, 2016 (Wednesday)
Thornton Edge
 (program TBD)
7:30pm: Newman Recital Hall

April 16, 2016 (Saturday)
Undergraduate Recital: Music of Chase Nicholson
12pm: Ramo Recital Hall

April 16, 2016 (Saturday)
Graduate Recital: Music of Benjamin Kwok
3pm: Ramo Recital Hall

April 17, 2016 (Sunday)
Graduate Recital: Music of Saunder Choi [website | soundcloud]
featuring performances by The LA Choral Lab and Derek Tywoniuk, percussion
3pm: Ramo Recital Hall

April 24, 2016 (Sunday)
Undergraduate Recital: Music of Drew Mikuska [website | soundcloud]
3pm: Ramo Recital Hall

April 24, 2016 (Sunday)
Graduate Recital: Music of Nick Volpert
7pm: Camilleri Hall

April 29, 2016 (Friday)
Sophomore Recital
featuring music of Robert Alexander, Sasha Bartol, Tyler Bauer, Brandon Bruscato, Cameron Hejna, Kenny Regan
11am: Ramo Recital Hall

April 30, 2016 (Saturday)
Graduate Recital: Music of Jaco Wong
7pm: USC Catholic Center