12/2: Classical Guitar Department Chamber Music Recital

As part of USC Thornton's celebration of chamber music, students from the Classical Guitar department present an evening of selected work as part of a chamber music showcase.

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Concert Program

Movements from Flower Power Suite

Composed by Annette Kruisbrink (b. 1958)


"The Lost Doll"

Performed by Eliza Barr, Shiloh Gonsky, Ashley Melendres, Daniela Santiago

"Danse Négre" from African Suite

Composed by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912); Arr. Olivia Chiang & William Kanengiser

Performed by Olivia Chiang, Aditya Hariharan, Joelle Rudolph

Movements from Suite Retratos

Composed by Radamés Gnattali (1906-1988)

"Ernesto Nazareth"

"Anacletos de Medeira"

Performed by Doris Ćosić, Sean Keegan

Terezinha de Jesus

Composed by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)

Performed by Alex Park, Wesley Park

De Los Alamos Vengo, Madre

Composed by Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999); Arr. Patrick Russ

Performed by Alex Park, Wesley Park

Fuga Elegiaca

Composed by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968)

Performed by David Hernandez, Robert Wang

Jobiniana #1

Composed by Sergio Assad (b. 1952)

Performed by David Hernandez, Robert Wang

Movements from Brandenburg Concerto #6, BWV 1051

Composed by J.S. Bach (1685-1750); Arr. J. Smith

II. Adagio ma non tanto

III. Allegro

Performed by Joseph Douglass, Grygorii Koval, Ashley Lucero, Laura Mazon Franqui

Movements from The Nutcracker Suite

Composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1883); Arr. A. York

"Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairies"

"Arab Dance"

Performed by Noah Collins, Nicolas Peña


"Russian Dance"

Performed by Francesca Boerio, Doris Ćosić, Frank Wendelin, Nolan Juaire

“Baião da Esperança" (for violin, cello and 7-string guitar)

Composed by Douglas Lora (b. 1978)

Performed by Douglas Lora (guitar), Artem Kolesov (violin), Mairéad Flory (cello)


Composed by Mark Houghton (b. 1959)

Performed by USC Guitar Orchestra

Conducted by William Kanengiser

Slavonic Dance op. 46 #7

Composed by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904); Arr. T. Hoppstock

Performed by USC Guitar Orchestra

Conducted by William Kanengiser

USC Guitar Orchestra: Eliza Barr, Francesca Boerio, Olivia Chiang, Noah Collins, Doris Ćosić, Joseph Douglass, Sofia Eguizabal, Laura Mazon Franqui, Shiloh Gonsky, Aditya Hariharan, David Hernandez, Sean Keegan, Grygorii Koval, Ashley Lucero, Ashley Melendres, Alex Park, Nicolas Peña, Joelle Rudolph, Daniela Santiago, Julio Siqueiras and Robert Wang

This event is organized by the USC Thornton Classical Guitar Department

Scott Tennant, Chair

Brian Head

William Kanengiser

Pepe Romero (Artist in Residence)



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