Discussion with Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran: Two Wings: The Music of Black America in Migration 

GU Distinguished Artist in Residence Pianist Jason Moran and his wife mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran will discuss the process of creating their concert Two Wings: The Music of Black America in Migration, in preparation for their premiere at Carnegie Hall followed up by their performance at The Kennedy Center April 14. Examining the Great Migration—the major demographic shift following emancipation in which millions of African Americans left their homes in the South for the North, West, and beyond—the work explores personal family lore as well as the stories of the historical movement, with music spanning classical to Broadway, rhythm and blues to gospel, work songs to rock ‘n’ roll. 


Photo of Jason and Alicia Hall Moran by Dawoud Bey.

Tuesday, March 19 at 3:30pm

McNeir Auditorium
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

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Arts, Music, Special Events, Community, Student Events, Cultural


Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public


Georgetown College, Performing Arts





Open to the public and the press?


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Laura Mertens

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Melisande Colomb left a positive review 3/19/2019

Georgetown University is a 'rare air' concept that often lives up to that reputation, the discussion with Jason and Alicia exceeded every bit of rare air that has blown through this campus before. As a team of equal partners in life and marriage they brought us into their circle of light, and magic happened. The room was filled with light, laughter, tears and love; honest boundaries were pushed and genuine fears were exposed, better questions were asked and answers were elusive. I felt safe, and loved, I was honored and humbled, and forever transformed by the occasion.