2016-17 Season Tag

09 Apr Fated Lovers

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Featuring Clara Rottsolk, soprano & Jason McStoots, tenor Works by Clérambault, Rameau, and more. Just as in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, true love sometimes ends with the ultimate sacrifice. Two evocative cantatas by Clérambault (Pyrame et Thisbé and Héro et Leandre) plus excerpts from Rameau’s groundbreaking opera Hippolyte et Aricie relate the timeless tales of star-crossed lovers in this new program featuring acclaimed soprano Clara Rottsolk...

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08 Apr Fated Lovers

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Featuring Clara Rottsolk, soprano & Jason McStoots, tenor Works by Clérambault, Rameau, and more. Just as in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, true love sometimes ends with the ultimate sacrifice. Two evocative cantatas by Clérambault (Pyrame et Thisbé and Héro et Leandre) plus excerpts from Rameau’s groundbreaking opera Hippolyte et Aricie relate the timeless tales of star-crossed lovers in this new program featuring acclaimed soprano Clara Rottsolk (“supple...

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12 Mar Machaut’s Remede de Fortune

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Les Délices teams up once again with Boston’s acclaimed Blue Heron (Scott Metcalfe, dir.) to present Guillaume de Machaut’s Remède de Fortune (c. 1440). One of Machaut’s musical-poetic masterpieces, the Remède relates the story of a bumbling lover who – with help from Hope and by Fortune’s good grace – ultimately gets the girl. Singers Martin Near, Jason McStoots, and Owen McIntosh join Debra...

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11 Mar Machaut’s Remede de Fortune

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Les Délices teams up once again with Boston’s acclaimed Blue Heron (Scott Metcalfe, dir.) to present Guillaume de Machaut’s Remède de Fortune (c. 1440). One of Machaut’s musical-poetic masterpieces, the Remède relates the story of a bumbling lover who – with help from Hope and by Fortune’s good grace – ultimately gets the girl. Singers Martin Near, Jason McStoots, and Owen McIntosh join Debra...

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11 Mar Free Family Concert : Medieval Dance Party!

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Come ready to make some noise & wear your dancing shoes!   Join Les Délices for a 45-minute interactive performance-presentation about Medieval Music and Dance around the year 1350! We’ll provide percussion, teach you a medieval dance, and introduce instruments such as the medieval fiddle, gothic harp, recorders, and a soft, buzzy instrument called a douçaine. Consider dressing as a medieval prince or princess...

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22 Jan Mozart in Paris

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Only a few tickets remaining! [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With plentiful performance opportunities and a booming market for published music, Europe’s most fashionable city should have been ripe for the young Mozart’s picking! But the strong-willed, young composer lost out when he refused to network with influential people or accommodate French tastes. Montreal-based cellist Elinor Frey joins Les Délices for this special program that...

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21 Jan Mozart in Paris

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]With plentiful performance opportunities and a booming market for published music, Europe’s most fashionable city should have been ripe for the young Mozart’s picking! But the strong-willed, young composer lost out when he refused to network with influential people or accommodate French tastes. Montreal-based cellist Elinor Frey joins Les Délices for this special program that pairs chamber music by...

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16 Oct Songs without Words

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]With a musical approach that’s “distinctly sensual…pliant, warm, and sweet” (New York Times), baroque oboist Debra Nagy expands the repertoire for her instrument with timeless songs whose emotionally-charged melodies stir the passions and inspire improvisation with echoes of jazz. Accompanied by Emily Walhout on viola da gamba harpsichordist Eric Milnes, Nagy breathes new life into torch songs spanning the...

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15 Oct Songs without Words

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] With a musical approach that’s “distinctly sensual…pliant, warm, and sweet” (New York Times), baroque oboist Debra Nagy expands the repertoire for her instrument with timeless songs whose emotionally-charged melodies stir the passions and inspire improvisation with echoes of jazz. Accompanied by Emily Walhout on viola da gamba harpsichordist Eric Milnes, Nagy breathes new life into torch songs spanning the...

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20 Jul 2016-17: Les Délices’ 8th Season

Now entering their 8th Season, Les Délices is looking forward to shaking things up with some significant departures from the ensemble’s core Baroque repertory in the coming year. 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 of discovery” (New...

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