The Music of H. Leslie Adams, a visit with the composer in person at Oberlin Conservatory, May 28


May 28 2011 - 2:00pm
composer H. Leslie Adams (left) with choral conductor James John composer H. Leslie Adams (left) with choral conductor James John H. Leslie Adams, composer of many widely-performed songs, choral and piano works, and the opera, "Blake", among many others, will discuss his career and musical works at Kulas Recital Hall, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, 39 West College St, Oberlin, Ohio, at 2pm on Sunday, May 28, during Commencement Weekend festivities.

Two all-Adams CDs, have become especially popular. "Love Rejoices: Songs of H. Leslie Adams" features the internationally-known tenor Darryl Taylor. It was chosen as one of the ten best  recordings of the year by American Record Guide, and is now in its second printing. The composer's "Twenty-six Etudes for Piano" was recorded in part (12) by the brilliant pianist, Maria Corley.  "Nightsongs" a collection of songs by H. Leslie Adams, on poetry by African-American poets, is one of ACA's most popular sheet music collections, year after year.