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UM Recital features music by African-American composer soprano Allanda Small Campbell


MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile Center for Performing Arts presents a recital featuring the works of African-American composer H. Leslie Adams (http://hleslieadams.com), performed by soprano Allanda Small Campbell, at 7:30 p.m. 5 October at Moorer Auditorium on campus. Free entry.

Soprano Allanda Small Campbell

Campbell, assistant professor of music at UM, will present the vocal conference recital as a composer portrait of Adams and his accomplishments. The vocal selections presented will be taken from Adams’ song cycles “The Wider View”, “Five Millay Songs” and “Nightsongs”. She will be accompanied by Barbara Fortenberry on the piano.

Adams is a composer of vocal, instrumental, orchestral, chamber, sacred and lyrical works. He is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and is a full-time composer-in-residence for Creative Arts Inc. and director of music and choir at Grace Presbyterian Church in Lakewood, Ohio.

“I discovered his work while doing musical research for my first doctoral recital in 2005,” says Campbell. “This recital serves as an introduction to his life and his vocal works.

Campbell is a graduate of William Carey University and the University of Southern Mississippi and has been with the UM Center for Performing Arts faculty since 2007. She is a past recipient of the Governor’s Award in the Mississippi Division of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. competetion.

Recent performances include opera stages with the Redwoods Opera Workshop and performances in Houston and New Orleans as a soprano soloist in Mendolssohn’s “Elijah” with the Leipzig Youth Symphony Orchestra. For further information, call 251-442-2897 or visit the web:

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