The Sarofim School of Fine Arts’ Music Department is proud to present a Master Class led by Brian Thornton, cello.

Brian began playing the cello in the public school system of Chicago, giving him a passion for teaching young musicians through public school outreach programs. He has traveled from Kolkata, India, to Osaka, Japan, influencing young musicians to not only play better cello, but also to use music to positively affect the world around them. Modern music is of particular interest to Brian, and he has premiered more than a hundred new solo cello works around the world. Brian is releasing his new album, “Sirventès”, or “Story Teller”, in collaboration with the Iranian Female Composers Association on April 21, 2023.

This event is free and open to the public.

March 20, 2023 | 5:00 p.m. | Caldwell-Carvey Foyer