Downes has the skills to do for the concert repertoire what Marian McPartland used to do for jazz musicians on her NPR program Piano Jazz.
— Examiner.com

THE GREEN ROOM is a radio series about the real lives of classical musicians, behind the scenes and before the downbeat. Lara's visits with guest artists in the Green Room expose many topics central to the lives of working musicians, from the hazards of concert touring to the challenges of successful entrepreneurship, from the problems of parenting from the road to the joys of making music together.

Join Lara and her guests as they open up about what it really takes to get to The Green Room.

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Cellist Zuill Bailey joins Lara in The Green Room for an emotionally raw, profoundly real conversation about life on the road and fatherhood at home.


Pianist Christopher O'Riley and cellist Matt Haimovitz join Lara in The Green Room to talk about their pioneering careers, separately and together, and their newest duo recording Beethoven, Period.


Pianist Simone Dinnerstein joins Lara in The Green Room to talk about home and family, success and satisfaction. Featuring Dinnerstein's new Sony Classical recording Broadway Lafayette.


Mohammed Fairouz joins Lara in The Green Room to talk about the life and work of a working composer. Featuring Fairouz's Deutsche Grammophon debut recording "Follow, Poet".


Pianist, writer and certified (MacArthur) genius Jeremy Denk visits The Green Room to talk about his life in words and music.


Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers joins Lara in The Green Room to chat about the joys and challenges of music and motherhood.


Violinist Rachel Barton Pine joins Lara in The Green Room to talk about Midwestern values, Mozart, mentorship and motherhood. Featuring Rachel's new recording of the complete Mozart Violin Concertos, with Sir Neville Marriner conducting The Academy of St Martin in the Fields.


The Green Room is a new radio series about the real lives of classical musicians, behind the scenes and before the downbeat. Lara's visits with guest artists in the Green Room expose many topics central to the lives of working musicians, from the hazards of concert touring to the challenges of successful entrepreneurship, from the problems of parenting from the road to the joys of making music together.

Join Lara and her guests as they open up about what it really takes to get to The Green Room.