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Composer of the Month November 2021: H. Leslie Adams

H. Leslie AdamsBorn in Cleveland, Ohio in 1932, H. Leslie Adams studied at the Oberlin Conservatory, California State University Long Beach, Ohio State University and received his doctorate from the University of Kansas. During that time, he studied under Robert Fountain, Robert Starer, Vittorio Giannini, Leon Dallin, Robert Tyndall, Marshall Barnes and others. He served many years as a choral conductor, show musical director, and educator, before becoming a composer full time in 1979. His opera ‘Blake’ was featured on the VOX Showcase of New York City Opera, and on the National Opera Association programs. His art songs have been sung by leading artists worldwide, in many languages. Mr. Adams’ popular ‘Etudes for Piano’ have been recorded by pianists including Maria Corley and Thomas Otten. His orchestral works have been performed by the Prague Radio Symphony, Iceland Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony and others. Awards include the 2021 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2015 Cleveland Arts Prize Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Adams has been awarded by the Bascom Little Foundation and commissioned by the Mirror Visions Ensemble. His music is published by American Composers Alliance.

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Listen to 'Sence You Went Away' (Seems Like to Me) from 'Nightsongs' for voice and piano.


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