African American Art Song Alliance Convention 2012 to feature songs by H. Leslie Adams


Feb 10 2012 - 2:00pm

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The African American Art Song Alliance Convention, will take place at the University of California Irvine, February 9-12, 2012. Founded in 1997 by Countertenor, Darryl Taylor, the AAASAC is home to shared activities and presentations between performers and scholars interested in art song repertoire composed by African-American composers.

Several works by H. Leslie Adams are scheduled to be presented this year, on February 10th at 2pm, in the Claire Trevor Theatre at UC Irvine.

The Adams concert will feature: Hymn to Freedom, a cantata for soprano, tenor, baritone and chamber orchestra, The Wider View and Nightsongs, two of the composer's Song Cycles, as well as "Night People" (world premiere) and "Lullaby Eternal" (both from the song collection Daybirth) and "Love Memory" (from Collected Songs).