KCET'S ORIGINAL SERIES OPEN CALL PREMIERES NEW EPISODE FEATURING USC THORNTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC ON AUGUST 9 AT 9:30 P.M.
Burbank, CA - August 2, 2012 - KCET, the nation's largest independent public television station, invites viewers to tune-in to a brand new episode of its original arts and culture program, Open Call. The episode premieres on August 9 at 9:30 p.m. featuring the USC Thornton School of Music with internationally acclaimed guest conductor James Conlon.
Founded in 1884 and today the oldest continually operating cultural institution in Los Angeles, USC's Thornton School consistently ranks among the top one percent of the nation's music schools and conservatories. Students from around the globe are taught by faculty chosen from a broad spectrum of the music profession.
Open Call host Suzanna Guzmán and USC Thornton School of Music Dean Robert Cutietta introduce the performance pieces, which include: Antonin Dvorak's "Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104" featuring cellist Han Bin Yoon; Maurice Ravel's "Rapsodie Espagnole," and "Suite No. 2 from Daphnis Et Chloe."
Led by Dean Dr. Robert A. Cutietta, the USC Thornton School of Music brings together a stellar faculty chosen from a broad spectrum of the music profession and musically gifted students from around the globe. Founded in 1884 and today the oldest continually operating cultural institution in Los Angeles, the Thornton School consistently ranks among the top one percent of the nation's music schools and conservatories. Graduates of the school attain positions with major orchestras, ensembles, recording studios and music industry firms and perform on stages and in studios around the world.
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