11/29: Winds & Percussion Department Chamber Music

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Thornton Winds and Percussion Department Chamber Music Showcase. Our students have worked hard to present a wonderful program of chamber music for you this evening and we thank our faculty coaches who have inspired them along the way.

Thank you for attending this special event,

Professor Sharon Lavery

Chair, Winds and Percussion Department

USC Thornton School of Music

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Aires Tropicales

Composed by Paquito D’Rivera

Ensemble coached by Judith Farmer

1. "Alborada"

2. "Son"

5. "Dizzynes (To Dizzy Gillespie"

6. "Contradanza (To Ernesto Lecuona)"

Chloe Descher, flute

Beznik Abrashi, clarinet

Anne Ranzani, bassoon

Rachel Kim, horn


Composed by Samuel Ostroff

Ensemble coached by Patrick Posey

Hannah Sobelman, soprano saxophone

Christian Ross, alto saxophone

Royce Files, tenor saxophone

Francis Cisneros, baritone saxophone

Sunny X

Composed by Tyondai Braxton

Ensemble coached by Joseph Pereira

Austin Cernoske, percussion

Sean Yan, percussion

Zoe Beyler, percussion

David Riccobono, percussion

White Rose Elegy

Composed by Caleb Hudson

Funk That Guy!

Composed by Théo Schmitt

Ensemble coached by Douglas Tornquist

Svend Lykkegaard, trumpet

Jessica Farmer, trumpet

Molly Fredricks, horn

Stephen Hannan, trombone

Derek Zimmerman, tuba

Mary La Blanc, percussion

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