Rhapsody in Black

Composer Adolphus Hailstork amplifies Black voices with his music

Composer Adolphus Hailstork celebrates his 81st birthday this year.Courtesy of artist

Rhapsody in Black - Adolphus Hailstork


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May 05, 2022

Composer Adolphus Hailstork has had his music performed by major orchestras and ensembles around the world since the 1970s. He often uses his music to amplify Black voices and now his new work, America’s Requiem: A Knee on the Neck, speaks directly to the murder of George Floyd.


Host: Tesfa Wondemagegnehu

Producer: Dan Nass

Writers: Andrea Blain and Scott Blankenship

Executive Producer: Julie Amacher