USC Thornton Symphony performs Lutosławski

As the 2022 spring semester gets underway, USC Thornton students are preparing for a return to live performances, and the school is proud to announce that all departmental and ensemble events are open to in-person, limited capacity audiences. After months of closed venues, Los Angeles County and university event regulations have made it possible for Thornton to open its doors again.

This semester’s calendar of live performances marks a shift from the streaming-based approach adopted in the fall 2021 semester while venues remained closed. In order to make live, limited capacity audiences possible, Thornton has launched a new set of box office and event management services that provide audience reservations and compliance protocols with all current COVID-19-affiliated regulations. All in-person events require an RSVP and adherence to our attendance guidelines, which can be found here.

Lutosławski in the Spotlight 

On February 25, the USC Thornton Symphony will also take the stage at Bovard to perform works like Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor “Pathétique” and Witold Lutoslawski’s Cello Concerto. Led by Artistic Leader and Principal Conductor of the USC Thornton Orchestras Carl St. Clair, the ensemble features student-soloist and cellist Stella Cho, winner of the USC Thornton Concerto Competition.

Friday, February 25 | 07:30 PM
USC Thornton Symphony: Lutosławski Cello Concerto
USC Bovard Auditorium (ADM)
3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served
RSVP Required:

[Sources: press release,; Photo: Witold Lutoslawski and PMC Wanda Wilk at Dorothy Chandler Auditorium, Los Angeles, November 1984. PMC Photo Archive, all rights reserved]