Two Wings: The Music of Black America in Migration

May 24

8:00 PM

Friday, May 24, 2019

Pianist Jason Moran, a 2010 MacArthur Fellow with a command of jazz history that seems to flow from his fingertips, returns to Symphony Center for a performance of Two Wings: The Music of Black America in Migration, a Symphony Center Presents Jazz series premiere. For this ambitious project, Moran and his wife, mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran, weave together a broad spectrum of musical styles to tell the story of the African-Americans who relocated from the South and how their journey shaped American culture.


A preconcert conversation will feature speakers discussing Chicago’s Great Migration stories prior to this evening’s performance.

Location: Grainger Ballroom
Time: 7-7:30 p.m.

Open to jazz series subscribers and members of the African American Network. RSVPs requested.

To be announced from stage.


Jason Moran piano
Alicia Hall Moran mezzo-soprano
Pastor Smokie Norful piano and vocals
Imani Winds
Kenwood Academy Jazz Band
Joseph Joubert musical director
Additional Artists to be Announced


SCP Jazz series sponsor:

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions by the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the Crane Group.

Media Sponsors:

Funding for educational programs during the 2018/19 SCP Jazz season has been generously provided by Dan J. Epstein, Judy Guitelman and the Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation

This performance is sponsored by a generous grant from The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.