About this Artist
The USC Thornton Symphony is one of the premier ensembles of the USC Thornton School of Music. Currently led by Carl St.Clair, the artistic leader of the Thornton Orchestras, the symphony has worked with some of the world’s greatest conductors, composers and musicians including Henryk Górecki, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, John Williams and Joan Tower.
Since its inception in the early 1900s, the USC Thornton Symphony has been a visible artistic presence in the Los Angeles music community. Collaborations with major figures in the field of music, from Bruno Walter and Leopold Stokowski to Witold Lutosławski, have long defined the symphony as one with tremendous range and ability.