Holes in the Sky
By Lara Downes

THE NEW ALBUM

I want real things - live people to take hold of - to see - and talk to - music that makes holes in the sky - I want to love as hard as I can.
— Georgia O'Keeffe

This star-studded release is a collection of music written and performed by a constellation of today's leading female artists, celebrating the contributions of phenomenal women to the past, present, and future of American music.

This music 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. The album is presented in support of PLAN International Because I Am A Girl, supporting the rights and empowerment of girls and young women around the globe, and Women’s Empowerment, ending homelessness one woman - and one family - at a time.

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, singer / instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens (2018 MacArthur Fellow), pianist Simone Dinnerstein, fast-rising cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing, and the urban youth vocal ensemble Musicality.


Pianist Lara Downes on 'Holes in the Sky' - DC Metro Theater Arts

With a singular mission to expand the music universe for diverse audiences, ground-breaking pianist Lara Downes will be gracing DC's Sixth & I Historic Synagogue stage in a live event co-commissioned by Washington Performing Arts. It will be an intimate evening of solo and ensemble work like no other.