Performer and composer Alicia Hall Moran will unveil the National Sawdust commissioned work, The Five Fans, over the course of five concerts at the venue, combining classical, jazz, Americana and various international styles.
Using the theme “Uchiwa” (fan), “Daiko” (drum) and a traditional 5 petal flower to depict 5 faces of one woman over a course of 5 concerts throughout the season, Alicia Hall Moran premieres “The Five Fans,” a 5-night event that melds classical & pop, world music & Americana. October 19th begins with “Flower Face,” featuring the Japanese drum uchiwadaiko, followed by “Black Wall Street,” a collaboration with classical Indian musicians, on January 12th. With signature style, humor, and irreverence, Moran’s style combines the world of Broadway (starring as ‘Bess’ on the 9-month National Tour of the Tony-winning production), the world of Visual Art (her musical work can currently be seen in the 56th Venice Biennale), and the languages of Classical Music and Jazz.
Featured Dates: October 19th and January 12th. Future concerts slated for February and May.
Since 2010, Ms. Moran’s critically-acclaimed chamber music soul revue, Alicia Hall Moran + the motown project, has been thrilling audiences at The Highline Ballroom, (Le)Poisson Rouge, University of Pennsylvania, West Chester University, etc. In fact, Ms. Moran was “discovered” for Broadway by The American Repertory Theater while performing the motown project in Cambridge, MA.
Ms. Moran’s performances transcend expectation. She upholds the traditions of her great, great uncle Hall Johnson (legendary choral director, composer and preserver of the Negro Spiritual) and her greatest teachers (Shirley Verrett, Adele Addison, Hilda Harris, David Jones & Warren Wilson) while exploring new ways to celebrate the repertoire of the classics and the genius of American Song.