Holes in the Sky is a genre-fluid, multi-generational collection of music written and performed by 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 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 partnership with PLAN International Because I Am a Girl, supporting the rights and empowerment of girls and young women around the globe.
With special guests Judy Collins, Simone Dinnerstein, Rhiannon Giddens, Magos Herrera, Leyla McCalla, Alicia Hall Moran, Rachel Barton Pine, Hila Plitmann and others.
Read more Music by Margaret Bonds, Judy Collins, Jennifer Higdon, Billie Holiday, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Abbey Lincoln, Joni Mitchell, Meredith Monk, Paola Prestini, Florence Price, Hazel Scott, and Nina Simone, and many more.
Downes finds a personal connection in each piece, and as the program proceeds, its power gathers. The piano works and song arrangements come from various places, and Downes weaves them together so that they appear as facets of a diamond. Absolutely marvelous.