Alicia Hall Moran (producer and mezzo-soprano) has been acclaimed for multi-dimensional performances that cruise along the lines of classical music (appearing in and directing Chantal for Washington National Opera this spring, for which she co-wrote the libretto and co-composed with Jason Moran); appearing on Broadway, where she debuted in the Tony Award-winning revival Porgy and Bess, starring as Bess on the 21-city national tour; singing symphony concerts (such as Gabriel Kahane’s contemporary oratorio esif next fall); and recording two acclaimed albums for YES Records (Heavy Blue and Here Today). Moran’s new collaboration with saxophonist Yosvany Terry will premiere at Harvard this spring.
She has collaborated with visual artists including Carrie Mae Weems, Ragnar Kjartansson, Simone Leigh and Liz Magic Laser, and Lee Mingwei with Bill T. Jones. Moran is currently developing a new chapter of musical ice works with Lyric Opera of the North and Ice Theatre of New York, as well as her ongoing productions (love letters) to the music of Motown. She would like to thank all the collaborators on this edition of Two Wings: The Music of Black America in Migration for their outstanding commitment during even these most uncertain times.