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Searching the Heart

Searching the Heart, the sophomore album of soprano Andrea Edith Moore, returns her to the love of art song for piano and voice. This selection of songs and cycles from four of her contemporaries, composers Shanan Estreicher, Stacy Garrop, Tony Solitro, and Tarik Ghiradella, convey the emotional warmth and dynamism of her voice and the sensitivity and precision of Robert Brewer’s exquisite piano accompaniment. The songs range from grieving and wailing to prayerful resolve and twinkling wonder, proving this genre maintains the range and the power to move contemporary ears.

Andrea Edith Moore: Soprano
Robert Brewer: Piano
Recorded and mixed by Rick Nelson at Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University, Durham, NC 
Produced by Shanan Estreicher and Tarik Ghiradella

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“A major new work... Five stars: A fascinating new chamber opera... Moore’s singing is hauntingly intense.”

Fanfare Magazine - Henry Fogel


"This is a slice of southern culture that could easily pass under your radar, and that would be unfortunate."

American Record Guide - Robert Moore

Family Secrets:
Kith & Kin

American composer, and native son of rural North Carolina, Daniel Thomas Davis’s haunting and humorous work Family Secrets: Kith & Kin —Part Chamber Opera – Part Song Cycle– fuses new, original texts of renowned authors of the New South: Allan Gurganus, Daniel Wallace, Frances Mayes, Jeffery Beam, Lee Smith, Michael Malone, and perhaps the last published and only known work set to music by the late Randall Kenan. This series of interconnected dramatic portraits explore and reveal secrets through the rooms of houses in small-town scenes that tell of murder, gossip, humor, regret, solace, and ultimately…forgiveness.

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Andrea Edith Moore Mother/Daughter

Jane Holding, Neighbor/Friend

Elizabeth Phelps, violin

Nicholas Photinos, cello

Bo Newsome, oboe, English horn

Lisa Kaplan: Piano

Hank Smith, Banjo

Timothy Myers, conductor

Recorded and mixed by Ian Schreier at Manifold Studio, Pittsboro, NC 
Produced by Elaine Martone 

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