23 Feb Praise for Folly of Youth

indulgenceThematically cohesive and stocked with immaculate performances, the brief program did more than just relate the legends of Icarus and Phaeton and how they were doomed by their ambitions. It reminded listeners of the ongoing success that Les Delices represents in the world of Baroque music.

Also on display: the group’s knack for picking great guests. In Canadian soprano Shannon Mercer, the septet had a stunning artistic ally, a voice of near-limitless power and agility as well as an interpreter steeped in the theatricality of the repertoire.

Read the Review for Folly of Youth from the Plain Dealer