SALONERA EXPLORES OTTOMAN INFLUENCES AND RENAISSANCE TRENDS IN WINTER 2022 DECEMBER 17, 2021 - This winter, SalonEra ventures through space and time with two new episodes exploring Ottoman influences on 17th century European music (Ottoman Influence, premiering 7:30 pm ET on Jan. 31) and the technical innovations and stylistic developments of the Renaissance (Circa 1500, 7:30 pm ET, Feb. 21). SalonEra is an acclaimed...

"Poet, composer, and protofeminist — these are all accurate labels, but they only begin to describe the incredible Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Known as “The Phoenix of Mexico” and “The Tenth Muse,” de la Cruz led a fascinating life and left behind a legacy that artists of all kinds continue to explore today. In Episode 2.3 of Les Délices’...

SEPT. 28 - This November and December, three new SalonEra episodes celebrate rapturous music of the 17th century (Divine Love, Nov. 8), the singular genius of Guillaume Machaut (Machaut Man, Nov. 29), and Christmas music from outside the canon (Connoisseur's Christmas, Dec. 13.) SalonEra is an acclaimed early music-focused webseries from Les Délices that harnesses the power of technology and social media to...

"Last year, Cleveland’s period ensemble Les Délices dared to be different with their contribution to the world of online concerts: SalonEra. Billed as a “variety show for early music,” the web series’ unique format made it a hit among audience members, director Debra Nagy said in a recent interview. “One thing we heard over and over again was, ‘regardless of the...

July 2, 2021 – In 2020-2021, Les Délices takes SalonEra to new heights with twelve episodes set to premiere between September and April. Now in its second season, SalonEra is an early music variety show that serves a global audience of classical music enthusiasts. With trademark style, SalonEra pairs enlightening conversation and the highest possible quality recordings of rarely-heard early music from...

"Les Delices, a Cleveland-based early music ensemble, is celebrating Women's History Month with two special online programs. First will be the premiere concert "Women in Music" at 7:30 p.m. Monday,, featuring Bay-area soprano Michele Kennedy. The program, produced remotely with Les Delices, features vocal and instrumental music by historic female composers Clara Schumann, Maddalena Sirmen, Barbara Strozzi, Isabella Leonarda and Elisabeth Jacquet...

  "Both the music and the history of women composers are very much underexplored. So it’s fitting that Les Délices will begin its celebration of Women’s History Month with a new entry in their SalonEra series of performances and conversations — there will be plenty to hear, and plenty to learn. Premiering online on Monday, March 15 at 7:30 pm, and remaining...

"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...

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...

“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...