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Southern Exposure New Music Series

Southern Exposure New Music 2022-23 Season

The Southern Exposure New Music Series’ 21st season celebrates the burgeoning stylistic diversity of the contemporary music scene, with world-class performers playing new pieces by some of the most exciting composers working today. 

Friday | September 9 | 7:30 p.m.

USC School of Music Recital Hall

Seven Pillars: Sandbox Percussion Plays Akiho

USC graduate Andy Akiho’s monumental percussion quartet Seven Pillars has been called a “a lush, brooding celebration of noise” (New York Times).

Thursday | October 27 | 7:30 p.m.

USC School of Music Recital Hall

Ocean Calling

The premiere of Columbia composer Meira Warshauer’s complete Ocean Calling trilogy, featuring pianists Phillip Bush and Elisabeth Loparits. This multi-media work memorably conveys the expanse, energy and wonder of the sea.

Friday | November 18 | 7:30 p.m.

USC School of Music Recital Hall

Hub New Music

One of America’s most exciting young ensembles, the mixed wind / string quartet Hub New Music will play a dynamic set of works written for them by composers including Nina Young and Christopher Cerrone.

Saturday | February 4 | 7:30 p.m.

USC School of Music Recital Hall

Awadagin Pratt

Pianist Pratt is known for his powerful, insightful interpretations and engaging stage presence. His Southern Exposure program includes new works by path-breaking composer Alvin Singleton.

Friday | April 14 | 7:30 p.m.

USC School of Music Recital Hall

A Forest Unfolding: Featuring Novelist Richard Powers

Richard Powers, a Pulitizer-winning author, will narrate this collaborative piece based on his writings. Performers include members of the Ciompi Quartet, flutist Laura Gilbert, baritone Thomas Meglioranza and artists from USC’s world-class music faculty.

All Southern Exposure concerts are FREE.

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