AiR, A Performance by Alicia Hall Moran

Thursday, May 16, 7:00 PM

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Alicia Hall Moran and Brandon Ross
intersecting film by Joey Alvarado

AiR (Alicia-intersection-Ross) is an experiment in sound, situation, and play. This classical voice and electric guitar duo supplants the expected with a more contemporary approach to the celebration of form and genre. At the Gardner, AiR will delve into the brilliant collection of songs and Negro Spirituals written and arranged by scholar and musician, tenor Roland Hayes. Hayes was the first African-American to perform as a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He eventually came to live in Brookline. Colorful short films by Joey Alvarado will intersect the music. Sarita Rachelle Lily, soprano, will also participate.

Mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran was an Artist-in-Residence at the Gardner Museum in December 2012. She will star as Bess in the upcoming national tour of The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess.

Brandon Ross performs internationally as a composer and guitarist in his own bands, Harriet Tubman, Brandon Ross & Blazing Beauty and "For Living Lovers." He is also guitarist and arranger for Cassandra Wilson, and can be heard on numerous recordings by Cassandra Wilson, Henry Threadgill, Kip Hanrahan and many others.

Joseph Paul Alvarado is a musician, photographer, and video artist who lives and works between Los Angeles and New York City.

Soprano Sarita Rachelle Lilly was last seen as Sister Rose in the New England premiere of Jake Heggie's opera Dead Man Walking with Boston Opera Collaborative.

TICKETING | Includes admission to Gardner After Hours
Adults / $15
Seniors / $12
Members / Free; must reserve in advance
College students / $5

Image: Joey Alvarado: video still (detail), 2012.

Fidelity Investments® is a premier sponsor of Music at the Gardner. Thursday evening concerts are made possible in part the Barbara Lee Program Fund. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The piano is dedicated as the Alex d’Arberloff Steinway. Promotional support provided by WGBH.