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Lara Downes discusses her creative practice on WNYC: All Things Classical

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Lara Downes 'All Of It' segment

Clemency Burton-Hill joins us for her ongoing series, "All Things Classical." Pianist Lara Downes discusses her creative practice. Art Shamsky, former right-fielder for the Mets, and Erik Sherman, a sports biographer, talk about their new book, After the Miracle: The Lasting Brotherhood of the '69 Mets. Architecture critic and journalist James Russell discusses the opening of Hudson Yards. Frampton Tolbert, creator of Queens Modern, a project that examines and documents the architecture 20th century Queens architecture, explains his project. Leila Bozorg, deputy commissioner for neighborhood strategies at NYC's Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and Hayes Slade, president of the American Institute of Architects and a principal of Slade Architecture, join us to discuss the Big Ideas for Small Lots NYC Housing Design Competition.

The music of Holes in the Sky tells the story of what women and girls can contribute to the world when they are given a chance - their dreams can make holes in the sky. Lara collaborates with an extraordinary multi-generational group of female guest artists on this album, including the iconic singer / songwriter Judy Collins, boundary-breaking violinist Rachel Barton Pine, pianist Simone Dinnerstein, fast-rising cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing, and the urban youth vocal ensemble Musicality.

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