Music at Main: new music of H. Leslie Adams

Submitted by CPL Fine Arts on Fri, 02/04/2011 - 15:45.
02/19/2011 - 14:00
02/19/2011 - 15:00

H. Leslie AdamsThe Fine Arts Department of the Cleveland Public Library, in collaboration with the H. Leslie Adams Fan Club, is pleased to present “A Program of New Instrumental Works by Cleveland Composer H. Leslie Adams" on Saturday, February 19th, 2011 at 2 p.m. on the 3rd floor of Main Library. This program is FREE and open to all ages. For more information please call 216.623.2848 or visit The program will include several premieres including “Poem of Love” for Bassoon and Piano, performed by bassoonist Michael Dalby and pianist Anne Dalby and “Romance in D Flat” for English Horn and Piano performed by Alice Mantey on English horn and Robert Cassidy at the piano. Movements from the Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano (a work in progress) will be performed by clarinetist Victoria Marra, violinist Laura Simna and Robert Cassidy, piano. The last work on the program will be “L'extase d'Amour” (The Ecstasy of Love) for Viola and Piano. This piece will be performed by Grammy-nominated violist Eliesha Nelson and pianist Dianna White-Gould.

H. Leslie Adams has been called an “eminently enjoyable composer” who’s music has been played by ensembles and performers around the world. Adams was born in Cleveland and attended Oberlin College Conservatory of Music where he studied piano, voice, conducting, and composition. He received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. Adams has written an opera, as well as many solo vocal, choral, chamber, instrumental and orchestral works. There are currently two CD recordings of his works released on Albany Records: Love Rejoices: Songs of H. Leslie Adams sung by tenor Darryl Taylor and Twelve Etudes for Solo Piano performed by Maria Corley. He currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information about the composer, please visit his website:

Seating will be limited so please arrive early. There will also be a display in the Special Collections Department of the composer's works and items from his archives. We hope to see you there!


Cleveland Public Library - Main
325 Superior Ave. 3rd floor lobby
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
Phone: 216.623.2848
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Grammy-nominated violist Eliesha Nelson....

This sounds like a fantastic program... which I see features Grammy-nominated violist Eliesha Nelson!

I didn't know she was nominated for a Grammy - that is fantastic news!

That is one of the coolest success stories in Cleveland in some time! We saw the roots of this project here on realNEO, and at the Inner Circle.

Congratulations Eliesha

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LOVE your LIBRARY Music at Main and H. Leslie Adams!

Cleveland Public Library is blessed with amazing folks like Michael Dalby, who produces the Music at Main program.  Michael is a genius for featuring the work of the much-loved H. Leslie Adams!

For our part--plugging away using Drupal, a content management system that may have it's bumps and bruises--REALNEO has brought attention to folks who are part of our unique cultural history.  Folks like the amazing Eliesha Nelson, who I first met here through REALNEO:

That is one of the coolest success stories in Cleveland in some time! We saw the roots of this project here on realNEO, and at the Inner Circle.


Saturday, February 19th. 2011; 2:00 p.m. Cleveland Public Library, Main Building. Fine Arts & Special Collections, 3rd floor. Cleveland Ohio.



"Poem of Love for Bassoon and Piano."
Michael Dalby, bassoon: Anne Dalby; piano.

"Romance in D Flat for English horn and Piano."
Alice Mantey, English horn; Robert Cassidy, piano.

"Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano." (first movement)
Victoria Marra, clarinet; Laura Simna, violin; Robert Cassidy, piano.

"Ecstasy of Love for Viola and Piano."
Eliesha Nelson, viola; Dianna White-Gould, piano.

[Presented in collaboration with H. Leslie Adams Fan Club.]