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HOLES IN THE SKY: with Mariam Adam and Ailyn Perez

Pianist Lara Downes is joined by international opera star Ailyn Perez and clarinetist Mariam Adam in a program of music by women composers, celebrating her Sony Masterworks album Holes in the Sky.

“I want music that makes holes in the sky”

-Georgia O’Keeffe

This concert-with-conversation features music by Clarice Assad, Layale Chaker, Maria Grever, Missy Mazzoli, Joni Mitchell, Angelica Negron, Florence Price, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Pauline Viardot and others, celebrating the power of female creativity and the women who inspire us to make holes in the sky.

Presented in support of PLAN International Because I Am A Girl, the youth-led, global movement for girls’ rights and gender equality.

Conversations: Ailyn Pérez

Soprano Ailyn Pérez, described by The New York Times as "a major soprano" and "a beautiful woman who commands the stage," is increasingly in demand at the world's leading opera houses and cultural capitals. The 2017-2018 season sees Pérez's return to the Bayerische Staatsoper for her role debut as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte and Micaëla in Carmen.

My Name Is: Mariam Adam

Clarinetist Mariam Adam fuses the cultural nuances of her Egyptian-Mexican heritage in the music she creates.