A violinist plays on stage in concert attire.

Sharon Lavery and Veronika Krausas featured in Daily Trojan

On Sept. 11, the Daily Trojan reviewed the USC Thornton Symphony’s opening concert of the fall semester. The article featured interviews with resident conductor and Winds & Percussion chair Sharon Lavery, and Composition faculty member Veronika Krausas.

Lavery spoke about the significance of each piece in the repertoire, such as “Caryatids,” which was composed by Krausas.

“Our long-standing faculty member Veronika Krausas is turning 60 this year, which is an important event for her,” Lavery said. “I had heard great things about this piece from some of my colleagues who are in the L.A. [Philharmonic], and I know how important it is for our students to work on and experience new contemporary music.”

Krausas shared her inspiration behind the original piece and her experience hearing it performed at Bovard Auditorium.

“I love that excitement of hearing my piece done by someone else and having its own little bit of character difference,” Krausas said.


Photo by Brian Feinzimer

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