By Adam Poulisse
November 30, 2013
PASADENA >> Gregoria Karides Suchy has always marched to the beat of her own drum.
For her 90th birthday celebration last month, the composer, educator and musical trailblazer found herself on a whirlwind trip to New York. On Nov. 5, she once again lectured a classroom filled with students at the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam, the same day a new piece made its world premiere.
“I could have gone on and on and on, because for me, it’s a joy,” Suchy said. “The students were a real challenge that I enjoyed a lot.”
Suchy, who turned 90 on Nov. 14, has always lived a symphony of music and education, from when she was just a child being raised by Greek immigrants who spoke music better than English, to leading a Renaissance of avant-garde music and budding musicians at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee...
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