The Heinz Family Foundation has announced “Breaking Barriers in Classical Music,” a free online discussion with composer Gabriela Lena Frank, on November 18 from 3-4 p.m. ET. Frank, recipient of the 2020 Heinz Award for the Arts and Humanities, will speak with Eric Moe, a professor of music composition and theory at the University of Pittsburgh who is also co-director of the university’s Music on the Edge concert series. The conversation will cover Frank’s career and her commitment to mentoring emerging composers and giving back to her community. The event will also include performances by violinist Dawn Posey, mezzo-soprano Kelly Guerra, pianists Deborah Grimmett and Eric Sedgwick, and composer/pianist Iman Habibi. To attend the discussion, visit