Music and Conversation with Adolphus Hailstork

January 11, 2023, 8:00 pm

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Adolphus Hailstork
Adolphus Hailstork

In just the past few years, Dr. Adolphus Hailstork has gone from relative obscurity to being critical for the 21st century landscape for American classical music. His Fanfare on Amazing Grace was performed at the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President Kamala Harris. The renowned composer, pianist, and conductor joins host LaRob K. Rafael to discuss a selection of his works, including two inspired by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Adolphus Hailstork: Sonata da chiesa (excerpt)
Czech National Symphony Orchestra; Paul Freeman, conductor
(Albany TROY-499)

Trad African-American arr. Adolphus Hailstork: My Lord, What a Morning
McCullough Chorale; Donald McCullough, conductor
(Albany TROY-156)

Adolphus Hailstork: Eight Variations on “Shalom Chaverim”
Andrey Kasparov, piano
(Albany TROY-1112)

Adolphus Hailstork: Fanfare on “Amazing Grace”
Virginia Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
(Naxos 8.559722)

Adolphus Hailstork: Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed
Chicago Sinfonietta; Paul Freeman, conductor
(Cedille CDR-90000061)

Adolphus Hailstork: Songs of Love and Justice:
II. “Difficulties”
IV. “Love”
Louise Toppin, soprano; Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra; Julius P. Williams, conductor
(Albany TROY-1878)