Virginia’s Hailstork: a “cultural hybrid”

On the website San Francisco Classical Voice, Michael Zwiebach profiles and interviews Adolphus Hailstork, the Old Dominion University-based composer currently at work on a requiem cantata for George Floyd, whose killing by Minneapolis police ignited nationwide protests. The 79-year-old Hailstork discusses his long-evolving efforts to tap African-American musical roots within established classical forms and styles:


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