Lara Downes Classical Album of the Week: Pianist Lara Downes' Vision of the American Dream By Susan Lewis • Jul 2, 2019 Listen Listening... / 1:45 Listen to the radio feature. July 1, 2019. The hope in the "American Dream" is heard in the 2016 album, America Again, by pianist Lara Downes. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has the story. Classical Album of the Week: For Lenny By Jack Moore • Feb 27, 2018 Week of February 26, 2018. Pianist Lara Downes has put together a fascinating tribute to Leonard Bernstein, celebrating the 100th birthday of the conductor/composer/pianist.