KCET'S ORIGINAL SERIES OPEN CALL PREMIERES NEW EPISODE FEATURING USC THORNTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC ON AUGUST 9 AT 9:30 P.M. | KCET
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.
- 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
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.
the rigors of a traditional conservatory-style education with the benefits of
studying at a leading research university, the
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.
to their work with these ensembles,
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
cultural resources in
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