Sunday, November 22, 2015

John Malveaux: Photo of Participants in Artist Reception for Concert on 13th Amendment to U.S. Constitution, DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C., Nov. 21

John Malveaux of 

Artist reception-13th amendment to US Constitution Abolition of Slavey Concert-DAR Constitution Hall, Washington DC, Nov. 21, 2015. See: Pianist Victor Simpson, Soprano Makeda Hampton, Maestro Eric Poole, Soprano Liana Valente, Soprano Jumi Kim, Pianist Estrella Hong, Bass-Baritone Kevin Deas. Composer/Pianist Karen Walwyn. Washington's Women Chorale, and Historian Edna Greene Medford PhD not in picture.



John Malveaux adds:

After Bass Baritone Kevin Devas sang the aria "I Made Me A Man" from Adolphus Hailstork Opera Rise for Freedom: The John P Parker Story by Bass Baritone Kevin Devas during the 150th Anniversary 13th Amendment Abolition of Slavery Concert, November 21, 2015 at DAR Constitution Hall, Washington DC, composer Adolphus Hailstork was introduced and asked to stand and be recognized by off camera host Danyel Johnson. The response was slow building and grew louder as more and more recognized that Adolphus Hailstork was actually present and standing in the audience. Unfortunately, Dr. Hailstork did not read the announcement for the location of the artist reception following the concert. See his comment below:

Subject: Re: Artist reception - missed announcement.
Hi John,

So sorry I missed this announcement! Darn!  I don't read e-mail enough and miss a lot.
Well it is not too late to say thank you to you for the opportunity to be included in your important program. At Constitution Hall!
Used to attend concerts there as a student at Howard. Please pass on my thanks to performers.  I will try to reach them personally, also.

I hope we may meet again.  I send good wishes for the continued success of your vital and necessary program.


We will not make a public announcement about the reception. Please share with family & friends the reception location
Lower Lounge or Texas Lone Star Lounge



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