Monday, August 6, 2018

John Malveaux: Lara Downes played music from Sony CD "For Lenny" at LACMA Aug. 5

Lara Downes and John Malveaux
following Aug 5, 2018 performance at LACMA  

John Malveaux of 

August 5, 2018 attended pianist Lara Downes performance at Los Angeles County Museum of Arts-Sundays Live 2018-in support of her Sony Music debut album FOR LENNY in celebration of Lenny Bernstein 100th anniversary. The tribute included intimate stories explaining how or why the program pieces were selected for the tribute. The program included "BIG STUFF" from Fancy Free (ballet). Lenny actually wrote the song with Billie Holiday in mind. Although not on the original Fancy Free recording, Billie later recorded the song several times. The August 5, 2018 concert was broadcast live and available for download via KUSC radio.

On March 7, 2015, MusicUNTOLD presented But Beautiful - A Pianist Remembers Billie Holiday by Lara  Downes in celebration of Billie Holiday 100th anniversary at the Long Beach Public Library-Main Auditorium.

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