Among the foremost American pianists of her generation, Lara Downes, performs live at WGBH’s Fraser Performance Studio. Her 2017 intimate centennial tribute to Leonard Bernstein “For Lenny” was awarded the 2017 Classical Recording Foundation Award and debuted in the Billboard Top 20. Lara talks about the inspiration behind her groundbreaking album and performs a number of notable tracks from the album.

Set list:
For Lenny: Variation on New York, New York (Lukas Foss)
Anniversary for Lukas Foss (Leonard Bernstein)
Anniversary for Aaron Copland (Leonard Bernstein)
Anniversary for Stephen Sondheim (Leonard Bernstein)
Somewhere (Leonard Bernstein)
Anniversary for Lenny (John Corigliano)
Homage/for Lenny (Donal Fox)
Another Time/for Lenny (Eve Beglarian)
Exuberance/for Lenny (Shulamit Ran)
Dolce/for Lenny (Julian Wachner)
What Shall We Remember? (Ricky Ian Gordon)
Big Stuff (Leonard Bernstein)
Some Other Time (Leonard Bernstein)

Video Credits:
Anthony Rudel – Producer
Brian O’Donovan – Producer
Antonio Oliart – Audio Recording & Mix
Chris Voss – Host
Greg Shea – Camera/Editor
Mike Kligerman – Camera
Tom Brady – Camera
Phil Reilly – Lighting