News & Reviews, SalonEra, Uncategorized / 07.01.2021

"Art often transcends without trying, remaining rooted in its specific regional, topical, or historical niche yet appealing well beyond. A humble central-German cantor became Bach, an observer of social posturing in a narrow slice of the gentry became Austen, an aerosol virtuoso known to tag lower-Manhattan walls became Basquiat. Northeast Ohio’s Les Délices has long been that rarest of beasts: a...

News & Reviews, Press, SalonEra / 04.01.2021

LES DÉLICES LAUNCHES SALONERA SPRING SEASON WITH THREE NEW EPISODES JAN. 18, FEB. 1, AND FEB. 15 January 4, 2021: Following the success of their inaugural season, SalonEra’s Spring Season kicks off later this month with three exceptional episodes: Behind the Scenes (Jan. 18), Afro-Caribbean Roots (Feb. 1), and Stylus Fantasticus (Feb. 15). Viewers can expect more intriguing repertoire, insightful conversations, and beautifully-produced remote collaborations from new and returning guests. A live-streamed early...

Concert Series, News & Reviews / 29.12.2020

December 29, 2020: Les Délices honors Women’s History Month with a new online concert called Women of Genius that challenges the notion of the isolated “genius” to reveal the histories of female poets, performers, and composers who not only made their voices heard but exerted a stronger cultural influence than many realize. Women of Genius premieres on Les Délices’ Watch Now Page on March 18, 2021 at...

News & Reviews, Press / 28.12.2020

"Les Délices premiered another winner this weekend with the debut of their pre-recorded Christmas concert “Noel, Noel,” a highly enjoyable blend of English, French, and German carols, interspersed with Christmas-themed poetry from authors as diverse as Christina Rosetti and e.e. cummings. (The program is available until December 27. Click here for tickets.) Earlier in the year Les Délices had put out a...

News & Reviews, Press / 22.12.2020

"By now it’s no secret that the phrase “home for the holidays” has taken on a whole new meaning this year. And while we won’t be able to attend in-person concerts performed by large orchestras and choruses, Les Délices has created a new seasonal program that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home — with your favorite beverage. On...

News & Reviews, Press / 21.12.2020

When Artistic Director Debra Nagy set out to create Les Délices' virtual concert "Noel, Noel," her goal was to create an intimate musical experience as a balm for a holiday season mired in a global pandemic. “ 'Noel, Noel' is really the opposite of a big holiday concert with choir and orchestra. We’re offering a deeply personal shared experience. My hope is that audiences will...

News & Reviews, SalonEra / 21.12.2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2020: Launched this past August, live-streamed early music variety show SalonEra has been creating unique opportunities for artists and audiences to share, enjoy, and learn about diverse musical traditions. Designed as a salon experience for the 21st century presented by Les Délices, each SalonEra episode features a mix of newly-recorded and archival musical performances and conversations with episode guests. Streamed every other...

Concert Series, News & Reviews / 15.12.2020

LES DELICES INDULGES FLIGHTS OF FANCY IN "GAMES & GROUNDS" PREMIERING FEBRUARY 18, 2021 Dec. 15, 2020: 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...

Artists, Concert Series, News & Reviews / 07.12.2020

In early 2020, Les Délices was in the final planning stages of a large scale Christmas collaboration that would feature Quire Cleveland and five soloists along with an ensemble of sixteen instrumentalists. As the pandemic hit, and the need to convert our 12th season to a virtual experience, Artistic Director Debra Nagy recognized an opportunity to take the immersive holiday...

Artists, Concert Series, News & Reviews, SalonEra / 19.11.2020

In Noel, Noel, premiering Dec. 10th, veteran Les Délices collaborator Elena Mullins will lend her beautiful soprano voice to beloved carols in English, French, and German. This special Les Délices holiday program will also feature classic and newly-written poems read by legendary broadcaster Dee Perry. We recently caught up with Elena to ask about the Noel, Noel recording experience and...