Saturday, February 20, 2010

WKYC Television: 'Cleveland composer H. Leslie Adams honored'

[H. Leslie Adams]

February 20, 2010 12:50 PM
CLEVELAND -- Renowned Cleveland composer H. Leslie Adams was honored Monday February 15 by friends and family for his newest musical composition and contributions to classical music. Dr. Adams' composition, 'Ecstasy of Love' for viola and piano, was performed by Eliesha Nelson, violinist with the Cleveland Orchestra, and Dianna White-Gould, classical pianist who teaches at the Cleveland School of the Arts.”

“He is cited by the American Composers Alliance as one of the leading African American composers in the world, and his orchestral compositions have been performed by the Cleveland Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Prague Radio Symphony, and Indianapolis Symphony. Adams has released two classical music CDs - 'Love Rejoices: Songs of H. Leslie Adams' and 'Twelve Etudes'
- which feature not only instrumental music, but vocalists, as well. [H. Leslie Adams (b. 1932) is an African American composer, pianist and professor who is profiled at]

Comment by email
Thanks for the post on my tv interview. The program went very well, and
the announcer seemed to like the subject of classical music. She asked questions about the importance of music in the public school curriculum. While the talking interview was running, footage of Monday's reception was sometimes shown. I understand this will be on the web shortly at; the subject's name (in this case mine) is entered and the article and accompanying video can be viewed for several days. H. Leslie Adams

No comments: