USC Thornton School of Music Unveils its Spring 2023 Live Events

By Chris Ruel

The USC Thornton School of Music has unveiled its Spring 2023 Live Event lineup, featuring a wide array of musical genres, including jazz, pop, and opera.

For this article, we have highlighted vocal performances only.

The USC Thornton Edge will showcase new works for large ensemble in February, featuring Kaija Saariaho’s “Quatre Instants” for orchestra and solo soprano. Initially composed for soprano and piano, the piece expresses different dimensions of love through four movements.

Performance Date: Feb. 28, 2023

In April, USC University Chorus will present a concert of choral music featuring pieces from the standard repertoire, lesser-known works, and a composition by the Chorus faculty advisor, Nick Strimple.

Performance Date: April 14, 2023

USC Thorton Opera will perform two one-act operas: Charpentier’sActéon” and Tom Cipullo’s “Glory Denied” based on a book by Tom Philpott. Martina Ross will direct the production with Brent McMunn as the Music Director.

Performance Dates: April 14 & 16, 2023

The USC Thornton Chamber Singers, under the direction of Tram Sparks, Chair of Choral and Sacred Music, will perform an evening of choral music, including Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem in D minor, Op. 48.

Performance Date: April 23, 2023