Tuesday, January 17, 2017

John Malveaux: Maestro Guido Lamell finds score of Hailstork's EPITAPH for a MAN WHO DREAMED and leads Santa Monica Symphony in MLK Concert Jan. 14

Annelle K. Gregory playing

Annelle K. Gregory leaving stage

Adolphus C. Hailstork (b. 1941)
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John Malveaux of 

An 11th hour unrelenting search by Maestro Guido Lamell for Adolphus Hailstork's out of print EPITAPH for a MAN WHO DREAMED was miraculously successful and lead to a defining performance by the Santa Monica Symphony conducted by Maestro Lamell during their annual Martin Luther King Day Concert in Santa Monica, Ca. on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Even Adolphus Hailstork did not have a copy of the score and  parts.

Following the Hailstork piece came the first half audience favorite, violinist Annelle Gregory's dexterous performance of Samuel Barber's Concerto for Violin, Op. 14. After repeated applause Maestro Guido invited Annelle to play a solo piece and give the appreciative audience more time with the beautiful USC senior. See Annelle in performance and leaving the stage.

Comment by email:
Dear Mr. Zick and Mr. Malveaux,
Thank you so much for this post and for the pictures too!  It was an honor to play with the Santa Monica Symphony and especially with Maestro Lamell, a wonderful conductor and person.
Hailstork’s piece was beautiful and captivating – I only wish I could’ve heard it from an audience perspective (instead of backstage).  My family and I all hope that this performance will help to revive the work and have it performed more often. ~ Annelle  Annelle K. Gregory

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