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Lara Downes discusses 'America Again' with Classical Radio

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Pianist Lara Downes has released her new solo album, America Again, worldwide on Sono Luminus. The album's title is taken from Langston Hughes' poem, Let America Be America Again, written in 1938. America Again features twenty pieces selected by Downes that explore the elusive but essential American dream, written by composers including Duke Ellington, Lou Harrison, Morton Gould, Amy Beach, George Gershwin, Angélica Negrón, Dan Visconti, Leonard Bernstein, Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, Florence Price, Aaron Copland, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, George Walker, and more.

In conjunction, Downes will be speaking with Classical Radio today to discuss the new release. Station markets include: St. Louis, Philadelphia, New York, Dallas, Portland, Seattle, Louisville, Detroit, as well as Statewide & National Networks