NatPhil: America's Requiem—A Knee on The Neck

National Philharmonic Presents

America's Requiem—A Knee on The Neck


Sat. March 26, 2022 | 8pm

$39 - $89

Americas Requiem A Knee On The Neck

The Music Center at Strathmore

Piotr Gajewski, conductor
Eugene Rogers, chorus master
with National Philharmonic Chorale and members of The Washington Chorus

America’s Requiem commemorates the life and tragic loss of George Floyd with the world premiere of Adolphus Hailstork’s A Knee on The Neck, composed around the backbone of the poetry of Dr. Herbert Martin and performed by the National Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorale under the direction of Maestro Piotr Gajewski, along with featured vocalists J’Nai Bridges, Normal Shankle, and Kenneth Overton. The program concludes with Mozart’s seminal Requiem in D Minor, also featuring Soprano Aundi Marie Moore.

Guest Artists:

Aundi Marie Moore, soprano; J'Nai Bridges, mezzo soprano; Norman Shankle, tenor; Kenneth Overton, baritone; The Washington Chorus with Chorusmaster Eugene Rogers


Adolphus Hailstork, A Knee on The Neck (World Premiere)


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Süssmayr), Requiem in D Minor, K. 626