Drum roll

Sidney Hopson, a graduate student studying percussion performance and a member of Thorton’s Percussion Esemble, plays “Dark Full Ride,” composed by Julia Wolf at Alfred Newman Recital Hall on Monday. The Thorton Percussion Ensemble, directed by Professor Joseph Pereira, also played music by Elliot Carter.

Striking the chord

Christopher Garwood (left), a freshman majoring in classical guitar performance, plays excerpts from Fantasie, Op.3 composed by Fernando Sor at a master class in Alfred Newman Recital Hall on Tuesday. The class was led by Pepe Romero (right), a professor of classical guitar, and featured music by Johann Sebastian Bach and Isaac Albeniz.

Donald Crockett, Xtet shine at Wednesday recital

Many of Los Angeles’s top instrumentalists gathered together Wednesday night for a stunning musical performance led by USC faculty composer and conductor Donald Crockett. The Faculty Recital took place in Alfred Newman Recital Hall and lasted approximately two hours with intermission. Crockett is the chair of the music composition department in the Thornton School of […]