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H. Leslie Adams Official Website

H. Leslie Adams at the piano

Curtis Biggs and the Wasatch Trombone Quartet will play the Adams Trombone Quartet at the International Trombone Festival July 12-15, 2023 in Salt Lake City.

Mezzo-Soprano Sarah Dailey will make her debut with the Arkansas Symphony in April 2023 singing Five Millay Songs. With Geoff Robson, conducting.


Grace Presbyterian Church, the town of Lakewood, OH, and the city of Cleveland honored composer H. Leslie Adams on the occasion of his 90th birthday, December 2022.


Works by H. Leslie Adams were featured at the 25th anniversary event of the African American Art Song Alliance Conference at UC Irvine, October 13-16, 2022.


Christmas concerts by the Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle symphony orchestra based in Schwerin, Germany will feature Sence You Went Away by H. Leslie Adams on December 17, 18, and 25th, under the direction of Michael Ellis Ingram, and featuring soprano Karen Leiber. The orchestra was founded in 1563.

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, in Southern Colorado performed Nightsongs for voice and orchestra, in the new edition just published, Feb. 18 and 19, 2022.

Amazing Grace with words and music by H. Leslie Adams is featured on the Grammy nominated album of African American art songs with Will Liverman and Paul Sanchez, on Cedille, 2021.

The CIM Opera Theater fundraiser event of Nov. 5 &  6 2021 "Celebrating a Century of Singing at CIM" -  program closed with a performance of "Prayer" from Nightsongs, for chamber orchestra and soloist Trey Floyd.

August 27, 2022Nightsongs for voice and chamber orchestra Tiffany Bostic-Brown, mezzo-soprano; Terrance Brown, baritone, Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Gregory Vajda, conductor; Cooper House, Randolph Ave, Huntsville AL

Artists from Mirror Visions Ensemble performed a full program of songs at Hendricks Chapel in Syracuse as part of their "This Land is Ours" Series.  The concert took place on October 3, 2021. Works performed included commissioned works from Francine Trester, H. Leslie Adams, Mohammed Fairouz, Adolphus Hailstork, Carlos Simon, and Harold Meltzer. 


To order individual selections from Adams' opera Blake:  

For information on Blake the Opera - Rentals and Licensing:

Blake the Opera website

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