Lara Downes (1973- ), piano
Florence Price (1887–1953): Clouds
Stephanie Ann Boyd (b. 1990): My Grandmother’s Garden(world premiere)
Mary Kouyoumdjian(b. 1983):Aghavni(2009)
Florence Price: Meditation(1929)
Abbey Lincoln (1930–2010): Caged Bird (with Magos Herrera, mezzo)
Marta Valdés (b. 1934): ¿Hacia Dónde? (with Magos Herrera, mezzo)
Margaret Bonds (1913–1972): Tangamerican
Elena Ruehr(b. 1963): Quiet Streets. This piece includes a small instrumental ensemble which remains invisible.
I read that Lara grew up in San Francisco near the beach. She has a very distinctive style of playing which very much suits and brings alive these pieces, which are all by women.
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