A Meditation on Love featuring "Poppies" by Elsa Johnson with music by François Couperin (Sicilienne in g minor from Concert no. 7)....

Featuring the poem Common Ground by Laura Grace Weldon, read by Leon Bibb. The music is by an anonymous composer from around 1400. This textless piece has the title Andray Soulet. Performed here by replicas of Medieval instruments: recorder, plectrum lute, and vielle (a medieval fiddle), arranged by Debra Nagy....

Featuring the poem Stars by Sara Teasdale (1884-1933) read by Leon Bibb. Music by François Couperin: Sarabande La Noble fierté from Neuvième Concert Il ritratto dell'amore (arr. Nagy)....

Featuring poetry by Kathleen Cerveny: Forsythia read by Leon Bibb. Music by François Couperin: La Vivacité from his Neuvième Concert....

Featuring poetry by Laura Grace Weldon: Self-defined and music by François Couperin: Prelude in C (live performance by Mark Edwards, harpsichord)...

“The series came together as an idea in early May,” said Nagy, who studied at Oberlin before receiving a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University, “because I was trying to think how I could create a sort of pivot programming for Les Délices. With so many [concert] cancellations, I was feeling a great disconnect with audiences and also felt frustrated...

Les Délices continues their innovative all-virtual concert series in February with Games & Grounds. Full of fantasy and flashes of inspiration, Games & Grounds includes Baroque dance, through-composed fantasias, brilliant ground bass variations, and musical versions of Aesop’s timeless fables. Games & Grounds premieres on Les Délices’ Watch Now Page on February 18, 2021 at 7:30pm EST and will include a...

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