One of the perks of being artistic director at a major American performing arts venue? Putting oneself on the program.
But the grand Two Wings: The Music of Black America in Migration wasn’t some vanity project. The collaboration between pianist Jason Moran and his mezzo-soprano wife Alicia Hall Moran premiered at Carnegie Hall in New York two weeks before its April 14 performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington (where Jason Moran is artistic director for jazz). Nor was the KenCen program a small undertaking.