Among the recipients of the 2015 Cleveland Arts Prize, to be presented on Thursday, June 25 at 6:00 pm in Gartner Auditorium of the Cleveland Museum of Art is composer H. Leslie Adams. A graduate of Oberlin College, California State University Long Beach and the Ohio State University, Adams will receive the Lifetime Achievement Reward of $10,000 for bringing great distinction to himself and the region over the course of several decades. His compositions include an opera, Blake, and most recently, a set of Piano Etudes (read a ClevelandClassical review here). For more information about the Cleveland Arts Prize, click here.
About Daniel Hathaway
Daniel Hathaway founded ClevelandClassical.com in September, 2008, after a thirty-one year tenure as music director of Cleveland’s Trinity Cathedral, where he founded the Wednesday Noon Brownbag Concert Series and Trinity Chamber Orchestra. A graduate of Harvard College and the Episcopal Divinity School, he also studied historical musicology at Princeton and Harvard Universities. Before coming to Cleveland in 1977, he served as head of humanities at the Sunset Hill School in Kansas City and as head of arts at Groton School in Massachusetts. Other Cleveland activities have included serving on the music staff of Cleveland Opera, Great Lakes Theater Festival, and the faculty of Laurel School. As an organist, Hathaway has played recitals in the U.S., England, France, Germany, and Austria. He currently team-teaches Introduction to Music Criticism at Oberlin College and Conservatory and serves on the board of the Music Critics Association of North America.