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January 2016

The Imaginary Orchestra

January 17, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Herr Chapel at Plymouth Church UCC, 2860 Coventry Rd
Shaker Heights, OH 44120 United States

Featuring Michael Sponseller & Jacob Street, harpsichord Works by Rameau, Marais, Lully, and more. Weeks before the orchestra arrives to join in the production of an opera, the repetiteurs create grand operatic gestures and magically gauzy textures at the keyboard in rehearsals with singers and dancers. With the swirling colors of an orchestra under their fingers, virtuoso harpsichordists Michael Sponseller…

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February 2016
Free

Free Family Concert

February 20, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
The BOP Stop, 2920 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113 United States

Music of Handel featuring soprano Shannon Mercer. This interactive concert-presentation titled “Flying High–Landing Hard,” tells the famous myth of Icarus, the young boy whose father built him a pair of wings made of feathers and wax. Featuring music by Handel, this program is recommended for children ages 5–15 and their families. Audiences members are encouraged to illustrate the story of…

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Folly of Youth

February 20, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Harkness Chapel, 11200 Bellflower Rd
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States

Music of Handel featuring soprano Shannon Mercer. A program about flying high and landing hard! Les Délices delves into the myths of Icarus and Phaeton - young men who dared to fly too close to the sun with terrible consequences. This special program pairs French cantatas and chamber music with Handel's own youthful cantata "Tra le fiamme" (1707) performed by…

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Folly of Youth

February 21, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Herr Chapel at Plymouth Church UCC, 2860 Coventry Rd
Shaker Heights, OH 44120 United States

Music of Handel featuring soprano Shannon Mercer. A program about flying high and landing hard! Les Délices delves into the myths of Icarus and Phaeton - young men who dared to fly too close to the sun with terrible consequences. This special program pairs French cantatas and chamber music with Handel's own youthful cantata "Tra le fiamme" (1707) performed by…

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March 2016
Free

Open Rehearsals with Les Délices

March 17, 2016
St. John’s Episcopal Ohio City, 2600 Church Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113 United States

Do you ever wonder what happens in a musical rehearsal? Come in, listen, and learn about Les Délices’ working process as we prepare for our weekend of concerts and events taking place around Ohio City. 1-4pm and 6-9pm.

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Free

Pop-Up Concert

March 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Canopy, 3910 Lorain Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113 United States

Drop in and listen to Les Délices for 5 minutes – or an hour! Les Délices’ Pop-Up Concerts have an impromptu quality and are meant to foster a sense of discovery for casual listeners: passers-by are invited to come in and have a listen to short, set-based presentations where the performers introduce themselves and the music. We’re being hosted by…

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Free

Saturday morning “Informance” with Les Délices

March 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carnegie West Library, W38th St & Fulton Rd
Cleveland, OH 44113 United States

Families and Individuals are welcome at this free, educational performance and presentation introducing baroque instruments such as harpsichord, viola da gamba, baroque violin, baroque oboe and recorder.

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Baroque Dance Workshop with live music

March 19, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Franklin Circle Church, 1688 Fulton Rd
Cleveland, OH 44113 United States

Children (8+) and Adults can come and learn the basics of baroque dance – including how to do a minuet step – in this free workshop led by baroque dancer expert & violinist Julie Andrijeski. Live Music! Space is limited – pre-registration is recommended.

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Free

Free Community Concert at St. John’s Historic Church

March 20, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
St. John’s Episcopal Ohio City, 2600 Church Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113 United States

A one-hour concert of beautiful, little-known works by Les Délices. St. John's Church is at the corner of W.26th St. and Church Ave, just south of Detroit Rd. St. John's is also a few short blocks from Hingetown (W.29th) and the shops and restaurants on W. 25th St. Parking is available on the surrounding streets and in a lot behind…

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May 2016

Concertos Comiques

May 7, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
The BOP Stop, 2920 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113 United States

Comedy, Popular tunes, and Instrumental Virtuosity Works for oboe, recorder, and strings by Corrette, Boismortier, and more. Joseph Bodin de Boismortier and Michel Corrette were gifted musicians and shrewd businessmen with a flair for both comedy and drama. Each had a knack for responding to contemporary trends and competing fashions while developing unique personal styles that integrated the vogue for…

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