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Lara Downes Live Stream from Manhattan School of Music
Monday November 16, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pmFree
Here, Now : A Concert and Conversation with Lara Downes, MSM Artist Citizen in Residence
Featuring music by Marc Blitzstein, Angelica Negron, Elena Ruehr, Carlos Simon, and Billy Taylor, and featuring special guest, Theo Bleckmann.
Join online for a very special video performance and conversation featuring acclaimed pianist Lara Downes.
The livestream concert will be followed by a post-performance talk with Lara via Zoom.
Lara is among the foremost American pianists of her generation, a trailblazer on- and off-stage whose musical roadmap seeks inspiration from the legacies of history, family, and collective memory.
According to Ms. Downes, Here, Now will feature music that reflects her “real-time experiences of and responses to the events of this year.”
“As MSM’s inaugural Artist Citizen in Residence and one of our Artist Scholars, Lara’s contributions as a civically minded artist exemplify the power musicians have to simultaneously create great art and raise our collective awareness of important societal issues,” says Dr. Joyce Griggs, Executive Vice President and Provost of Manhattan School of Music.