30 May 2017

CA Folklife Tour + Premiere @ Disney Hall + LA Concerts + Summer Festivals

Hello!  It’s softest green and birdsong here in Vermont. I’ve enjoyed landing here into family and new beginnings.  Next week I begin 3 months of musical travels.  A month in my beloved California, a month around the U.S. and Canada, then to the Skaramagas Refugee Camp in Greece to volunteer and teach.  I’ll be with VOCO, Jayme Stone’s Folklife, The Seamus Egan Project, Lyris String Quartet, LA Master Chorale, The Ad Astra Music Festival, EAR (Expressive Arts Refuge) – singing my heart out or writing music.  I hope to cross your path! 


I’m so proud of this band & record..want to share w/you!

May 31 Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley
Jun 1 Kuumbwa Jazz, Santa Cruz
Jun 2 Miners Foundry Cultural Center, Nevada City
Jun 3 Occidental Center for the Arts, Occidental
Jun 4 Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater
Jun 5 Jayme Stone’s Folklife Hollywood House Concert
Jun 6 Beach=Culture: Jayme Stone’s Folklife, Santa Monica


LAMC ‘Time In Our Voices’ Premiere

So incredibly honored to have my SATB + sound design piece, Time In Our Voices premiered by the extraordinary LA Master Chorale alongside these incredible composers: Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre, Shawn Kirchner, Esa Pekka Salonen, Billy Childs. Concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles are June 16, 17 and 22.  

Sing with Eric Whitacre and myself, and read below to get special $20 tickets for 6/22!!



June 7  Moira Solo Set for WINE & SONG, S.Pasadena

June 10 Moira + Lyris String Quartet (Moira’s Bartók Mikrokosmos Arrangements + Time Cycles by Jane Brockman + Schubert) for Music & Conversations, Hollywood

June 24 Moira + Eric Whitacre + Grant Gershon + Francesco Núñez + Rollo Dilworth lead the BIG SING IN GRAND PARK, Downtown LA

June 27 moira smiley & VOCO (it’s been awhile!! So great to sing/play with Pilar Diaz & April Guthrie) at Descanso Gardens World Rhythms Concerts, La Cañada

2 videos + 2 podcasts for YOU!




Wishing you sweetest days ahead.

Warmly, Moira

(p.s. I’ll be documenting my travels on Instagram & FB, and yes, the new album of solo and music for choir is coming!)

Dream Intro // moira smiley & VOCO
  1. Dream Intro // moira smiley & VOCO
  2. Visa Fran Jarna // moira smiley & VOCO
  3. Chilly Winds // moira smiley & VOCO
  4. North Country // moira smiley & VOCO
  5. I Live in California // moira smiley & VOCO
  6. Mazurka // moira smiley & VOCO
  7. Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind // moira smiley & VOCO
  8. Dream Dve Nevesti // moira smiley & VOCO
  9. Deportee // moira smiley & VOCO
  10. Oj Jabuko // moira smiley & VOCO
  11. Oj Savice // moira smiley & VOCO
  12. Oh Winter // moira smiley & VOCO
  13. Orphan Girl // moira smiley & VOCO
  14. Whistle Daughter Whistle // moira smiley & VOCO
  15. Steam Engines // moira smiley & VOCO
  16. They’re Red Hot // moira smiley & VOCO
  17. Dream Outro // moira smiley & VOCO