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HOLES IN THE SKY: with Magos Herrera and Inbal Segev

Pianist Lara Downes is joined by smoky-voiced” Mexican jazz vocalist Magos Herrera and Israeli cellist Inbal Segev in a program of music by women composers, celebrating Downes’ Warner Classics debut 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, Nadia Boulanger, Maria Grever, Missy Mazzoli, Joni Mitchell, Angelica Negron, Florence Price, Nina Simone, Sarah Kirkland Snider 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.