Like many musicians, USC Thornton alum Marissa Honda found it difficult at first to adjust to working and making music from home. “Then, I realized how wonderful this is—that this is an opportunity to play music that just makes me feel good,” she said.
For her Live! From Somewhere video, she chose to perform an excerpt from Georg Philipp Telemann’s Canonic Sonata No. 1, a piece she knew would lift her spirits.
“I started practicing feeling a bit anxious, but by the time I finished recording this little excerpt, I felt encouraged, happier, and a little bouncy! Fight on and play on, Thornton musicians! May the joy of music get us through!”