Sunday, October 24, 2021 "Nobody Know" (19:37) by Adolphus Hailstork, on YouTube, was recorded live by The Harlem Chamber Players in 2020

World Premiere on YouTube April 27, 2020

Adolphus Hailstork

This performance was recorded live in the Langston Hughes Auditorium at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture as part of The Harlem Chamber Players' 11th Annual Black History Month Celebration. The musicians featured are baritone Kenneth Overton with violinists Ashley Horne and Jessica McJunkins, violist Amadi Azikiwe, and cellist Wayne Smith. Adolphus Hailstork III Nobody Know (2018) Text by Herbert Martin “Nobody Know” is a concert aria based on a text by Herbert Martin, American poet based in Dayton, Ohio. It was commissioned by The Harlem Chamber Players to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first Africans being brought to America as slaves. The piece depicts a “song from the other cross,” a viewpoint of one of the thieves crucified with Christ on Good Friday, the thief who spoke to Christ.

October 24

By George Grella

October 29

Mark Peskanov, violinist 
Doris Stevenson, pianist 
Hailstork: World premiere 
Vivaldi, Brahms, Bach, Mendelssohn, et al 
7 p.m. Bargemusic

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