News & Reviews

Released on Navona Recordings on Nov 8, 2018, our latest CD Songs without Words has been garnering some great reviews! "It’s difficult to describe the sense of surprise and pleasure you experience switching back and forth between genres and still feeling entirely at home. It’s like meeting a row of strangers — all ages, from different walks of life — and...

From ClevelandClassical.com: Les Délices, who devoted a program last season to Mozart’s earlier and happier visit in 1763-1764, updated his Parisian saga last weekend in four concerts featuring fortepianist Sylvia Berry. The performances launched the tenth season of one of Northeast Ohio’s most distinguished ensembles. The large audience responded to the splendid playing during this well-planned, 90-minute travelogue with a long ovation....

Les Delices expands its palette with eclectic 10th anniversary season "We've far exceeded my expectations," Nagy said. "At first, I was just trying to make a musical home for myself. But it's become much more than that. Now it's about sharing with the community." The truth of that claim is easy to verify. Look no further than Nagy's plans for the 2018-19...

[caption id="attachment_16785" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sylvia Berry at the Broadwood Piano (1806)[/caption] A tenth anniversary is a big deal, and the Cleveland-based period instrument ensemble Les Délices will celebrate that milestone in style. “We’ve got a lot of things going on over the next two weeks,” Les Délices founder and artistic director Debra Nagy said during a telephone conversation. The festivities will kick off on...

We're thrilled to announce details for our celebratory 10th anniversary season in 2018-19, which includes exciting concert programs, the release of our 4th CD “Songs without Words,” increased community outreach and special initiatives, and the expansion of the concert series to Akron. We're pleased to present four new subscription programs in 2018-19. The season begins with a return to Mozart’s creative time in...

CLEVELAND, February 12, 2018 – Les Délices has announced the appointment of Carol Lee Iott to the organization’s newly created role of General Manager. Ms. Iott begins her tenure on February 12. [caption id="attachment_16639" align="alignleft" width="210"] Carol Lee Iott[/caption] As General Manager, Carol Lee Iott will conduct the business operations of Les Délices while working together with Artistic Director Debra Nagy to...

Les Délices (Debra Nagy, director) and Northeast Ohio’s premiere chamber choir Quire Cleveland (Ross Duffin, director) will join forces April 27-29 for three performances of Let the Heavens Rejoice, an exciting new program of French Baroque music for chorus and orchestra. Featuring resplendent, rarely-heard grand motets by Rameau and Mondonville, the modern premiere of a stunning solo for tenor and...

Do you ever wonder what happens in a musical rehearsal? What about the difference between a piano and harpsichord? Want to see a harp up close and personal? Les Délices is excited to announce free community programs during the 2017-18 season that provide a variety of ways for audiences to experience their music. The LD@Work series provides a fresh perspective on creative...

Now entering their 9th year, Les Délices is looking forward to an ambitious season complete with multiple Ohio premieres, international guest artists, new venues, and a large-scale collaboration with Quire Cleveland. 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...

"The music is beautiful, alternating between haunting and jolly, and the narration is engagingly colloquial (“He’s as clueless as a caged bird”). In addition to playing splendidly, the musicians displayed a wry sense of humor, imitating bird songs in a garden scene and making trumpet sounds to herald the beginning of a feast. The first “Kyrie” from Machaut’s Messe de...