Alicia Hall Moran – mezzo soprano and composer – conjures from the sonic molecules of classical music and jazz a creative world entirely her own.
Her latest album, Here Today (2017), was released to high praise with transcendent vocal performances that travel easily from jazz club to symphony hall. All About Jazz raved, “I may not know from which depth of her soul Alicia Hall Moran summoned Here Today, but I do know that it will negate any and every imposter who tries to take its place.” Her ice-skating operatic project Breaking Ice: Battle of the Carmens on the 2018 Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now Festival, resulted in a New York Times feature. Moran made her breakout debut in the Tony winning revival The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, covering for Audra McDonald on Broadway and starring as Bess on the celebrated 20-city American tour, leading the Los Angeles Times to laud her: “Moran finds the truth of the character in her magnificent voice.”
A natural collaborator, her sensitivity and skill have been tapped by artists across disciplines including visual artist Carrie Mae Weems, curator Okwui Enwezor, choreographer Bill T. Jones, and guitarist Bill Frisell. Artist residencies include Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, MASSMoCA, and National Sawdust. Solo commissions include ArtPublic/Miami Art Basel, Museum of Modern Art, The Kitchen, Histories Remixed/Art Institute Chicago, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, River To River Festival, and Poetry Society of America.
In March 2019, Carnegie Hall presents Two Wings: The Music of Black America in Migration, a collaboration between Moran and her husband, the acclaimed jazz pianist Jason Moran.