Lara Downes: Phenomenal Women

March 15, 2021, 9:00 am

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Inspired by her own mixed-race heritage and career-long engagement with diverse musical traditions, pianist Lara Downes creates and curates a new digital recording initiative, Rising Sun Music, that sheds a bright light on the music and stories of Black composers over the past 200 years. This collection celebrates Women’s History Month – the women who have gone first, have stood their ground, broken through, blazed trails, changed the game, and staked a claim. Downes plays the music of Florence Price, Hazel Scott, Nora Douglas Holt, and Margaret Bonds.