News & Reviews

We're thrilled to announce details for our celebratory 10th anniversary season in 2018-19, which includes exciting concert programs, the release of our 4th CD “Songs without Words,” increased community outreach and special initiatives, and the expansion of the concert series to Akron. We're pleased to present four new subscription programs in 2018-19. The season begins with a return to Mozart’s creative time in...

CLEVELAND, February 12, 2018 – Les Délices has announced the appointment of Carol Lee Iott to the organization’s newly created role of General Manager. Ms. Iott begins her tenure on February 12. [caption id="attachment_16639" align="alignleft" width="210"] Carol Lee Iott[/caption] As General Manager, Carol Lee Iott will conduct the business operations of Les Délices while working together with Artistic Director Debra Nagy to...

Les Délices (Debra Nagy, director) and Northeast Ohio’s premiere chamber choir Quire Cleveland (Ross Duffin, director) will join forces April 27-29 for three performances of Let the Heavens Rejoice, an exciting new program of French Baroque music for chorus and orchestra. Featuring resplendent, rarely-heard grand motets by Rameau and Mondonville, the modern premiere of a stunning solo for tenor and...

Do you ever wonder what happens in a musical rehearsal? What about the difference between a piano and harpsichord? Want to see a harp up close and personal? Les Délices is excited to announce free community programs during the 2017-18 season that provide a variety of ways for audiences to experience their music. The LD@Work series provides a fresh perspective on creative...

Now entering their 9th year, Les Délices is looking forward to an ambitious season complete with multiple Ohio premieres, international guest artists, new venues, and a large-scale collaboration with Quire Cleveland. Known for their creative, original programming, Les Délices (pronounced Lay day-lease) has been recognized as “an early music group with an avant-garde appetite,” whose “concerts and recordings are journeys...

"The music is beautiful, alternating between haunting and jolly, and the narration is engagingly colloquial (“He’s as clueless as a caged bird”). In addition to playing splendidly, the musicians displayed a wry sense of humor, imitating bird songs in a garden scene and making trumpet sounds to herald the beginning of a feast. The first “Kyrie” from Machaut’s Messe de...

"Debra Nagy’s deft programming and Les Délices’ flawless but laid-back execution make music of the French Baroque instantly accessible to modern audiences. People who know something about the period will never feel talked down to, and neophytes have nothing to fear." - Dan Hathaway for ClevelandClassical.com Read the Review....

Les Délices is looking forward to their 9th season of concerts in Cleveland & Shaker Heights in 2017-18! Venue information will be released soon and tickets will go on sale August 1st. But in the meantime, save the dates for these exciting programs: SPECIAL EVENT: Jazz Brunch at Nighttown Sunday September 24 at 12:30pm Join us in celebrating the start of Les Délices’...

  Les Délices was thrilled with the reception for its newest program "Mozart in Paris." With two sold-out shows and glowing reviews from the Plain Dealer and ClevelandClassical.com, we're already planning for Mozart in Paris: Part 2!...

Critics and audiences LOVED Les Délices' new Baroque-Jazz Crossover program "Songs without Words." Premiered in October 2016 in Cleveland, Les Délices will bring the program to Boston in April 2017 and record it for their 4th CD in September. Watch out for a national tour and CD release in Fall of 2018! Praise from the Cleveland Plain Dealer: “Mixing old and new...