Heidi Dallin shares Cape Ann Symphony notes: Meet Adolphus Hailstork, Composer

Heidi Dallin shares:


meet Adolphus Hailstork, Composer

Feeling and Spirit in sound – Adolphus Hailstork

Born in Rochester, NY in 1941, Adolphus Hailstork grew up in Albany where he studied violin, piano, organ and voice. He currently resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

He began his studies in composition at Howard University and then attended the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau, France, where he studied with Nadia Boulanger. He received his Bachelor and Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music and received his PhD in composition from Michigan State University.

Dr. Hailstork taught at Michigan State University, then served as professor at Youngstown State University in Ohio and then became professor of music and Composer-in-Residence at Virginia’s Norfolk State University. He is currently a professor emeritus of music and Composer-in-Residence at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

He composes in all forms: symphonic works and tone poems for orchestra; concertos and numerous chamber works; duos for such combinations as horn and piano, clarinet and piano, flute and piano; numerous songs; band works and many pieces for piano and pipe organ.

His works blend musical ideas from both the African American and European traditions. His most recent work is “A Knee on the Neck,” a requiem cantata for George Floyd, one of many compositions that reflect his engagement with Black history. His Sonata Di Chiesa which we will hear on July 18 is an especially rich and romantic work for strings.


Check Out This Electric Bus at CATA!

Cape Ann Community

CATA is testing an electric bus this week. And here is the scoop!

What do YOU think about electric buses for Cape Ann? Contact Cape Ann Transportation Authority (CATA) and give them your feedback. Phone: (978) 283-1886Email: WebbF@canntran.com

Did you know that transportation accounts for 29% of greenhouse gas* emissions in Massachusetts? Transitioning to electric vehicles, and powering them with renewable energy, is an excellent way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

*Greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels are causing climate change, the gases trap heat in the atmosphere and warm the planet.

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Free Farmers’ Market Coupons

Cape Ann Community

Receive $25 in coupons to buy fresh produce at the Cape Ann Farmers Market

SeniorCare and the Gloucester Council on Aging will be distributing 2021 SNFMP Farmers’ Market Coupons to eligible seniors.

SeniorCare is also working with our other eight Council on Agings to bring the SFMNP to our entire area of service.
Please contact your local Council on Aging for more information.

Date: Wednesday, July 21st

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Locations: Community Room @ McPherson Park, Lincoln Park, Poplar Park, Sheedy Park, and Curtis Clark Building

1) over 60 years of age and
2) have an annual income less than $23,828 (1,986/monthly) for a household of one and $32,227 ($2686/monthly) for a household of two.

SeniorCare will also have a table with coupons at the Farmers’ Market at Harbor Loop on Thursday, July 15, 22, & 29 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.

If you have any questions regarding…

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