Recipient of the 2016 Sphinx Organization Medal of Excellence, Lara Downes presents a recital of American music inspired by the Langston Hughes poem "Let America Be America Again." Selections from Gershwin, Barber, Beach, Copland, Ellington, Bernstein and more join in a chorus of voices inspired by the persistent, often unrealized American dream of equality and opportunity. These performances mark the release of Downes’ America Again album on the Sono Luminus label.
Jackson Hall Stage | Post-Performance
Question & Answer Session with the artist
Luscious, moody and dreamy.
—The New York Times