Music of H. Leslie Adams in masterclass symposium, directed by Louise Toppin


Mar 23 2012 - 10:00am

composer, pianistH. Leslie Adamscomposer, pianistThe Music of H. Leslie Adams is featured during the Videmus Music Festival ("Reflecting on the Past ., ., ., Reaching Toward the Future") held at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Thomas Otten, pianist, performs Adams' E Major, F Minor, and G Sharp Minor Etudes for Piano on 3/23 at 8 pm.  Sarah Pederson, pianist, performs the F Minor Etude in Karen Walwyn's Masterclass on 3/24 at 10 am.  William Chapman Nyaho, pianist, performs Etude in C Sharp Minor during the festival.

The musical works of women, African-American and other under-represented composers will be highlighted March 21-25 at the Videmus festival at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“Videmus @ 25: Reflecting on the Past … Reaching Toward the Future” features concerts, lectures, panel discussions and master classes by artists including composer and Tufts University professor emeritus T.J. Anderson, Grammy Award-winning musician Herbie Hancock, opera stars Leona Mitchell, George Shirley and Marquita Lister, and Judith Ann Still, daughter of composer William Grant Still.

Videmus (Latin for “we see”) is a nonprofit organization that promotes the classical works of under-represented composers through recordings, concerts, scholarships and educational programming. Louise Toppin, professor of music in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, directs the organization. The series of events honoring Videmus’ 25th anniversary is the focus of this year’s “Festival on the Hill.”

Many of the events are free. For a complete schedule and to register, visit or call (919) 962-1039.