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March 23, 2006
DH 06 RH23
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African Diaspora Music Brings Composer H. Leslie Adams

Honored composer to demonstrate and talk about music at free event

Carson, CA— Music composer H. Leslie Adams will demonstrate and talk about music at 7 p.m. April 3 at California State University, Dominguez Hills. The event is free and open to the public.

Adams has composed for stage, opera, orchestra, ballet, chamber ensembles, and choral works. He has also composed sonatas, full symphonies, and operas, and he has received commissions nationally from a number of symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, universities, and the Borg-Warner Foundation Center for Black Music Research in Chicago. Among those who have honored the composer-performer are the National Association of Negro Women, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Cleveland Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Jennings Foundation.

The event, titled “Meet the Composer,” is sponsored by the CSUDH Humanities Departments, the Program for the Study of African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians, and by the Georgia and Nolan Payton Archive of Sacred Music.

Adams will be in room A-103 of La Corte Hall. La Corte Hall is directly across Toro Center Drive from parking lot 6 on the CSUDH campus. Lot 6 is off Toro Center Drive, which is accessible at the Tamcliff Street-Toro Center Drive entrance from East Victoria Street. Parking is $3. Parking permits are available from the yellow dispensing machines at the perimeters of parking lots.

CSUDH is at 1000 E. Victoria Street, off Avalon Boulevard between the 91 and 405 freeways. It is east of the 110 freeway from the 190th Street off ramp.

For more information on “Meet the Composer,” call (310) 243-3543 or e-mail hcaldwell@csudh.edu.

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