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KCET'S ORIGINAL SERIES OPEN CALL PREMIERES NEW EPISODE FEATURING USC THORNTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC ON AUGUST 9 AT 9:30 P.M.

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."

 

ABOUT USC THORNTON

SCHOOL
OF MUSIC

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.

Blending

the rigors of a traditional conservatory-style education with the benefits of

studying at a leading research university, the
Thornton School

offers students a thorough music education in a real-world context. Located at

the center of Los Angeles, the school is the collegiate partner of choice for

the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra,

the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy, to name a few.

In addition

to their work with these ensembles,
Thornton

students are a constant presence in local classrooms, reaching out to the next

generation of musicians through music education and appreciation courses. With

its faculty, its students, its events and its work, the
Thornton

School is one of the most important

cultural resources in
Los Angeles.

ABOUT KCET

On-air, online and in the

community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment

of Southern and Central California. KCET

offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest

public television programs from around the world. KCET currently produces the

Emmy®, duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning SoCal Connected, a

hard-hitting prime-time weekly television news program that examines the issues

and people of Southern California. Throughout

its 48-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and

regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and

documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's

programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET

is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about

KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community

events, please visit kcet.org.

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