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...

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...

Concert Series, News & Reviews, Press / 02.11.2020

From Schmopera: Witches are people too, and they have relatable issues. Those mythological heavy hitters, Medea and Circé, are the subjects of “Bewitched,” the first installment of Embracing Change, the four-concert virtual season being streamed by the Cleveland-based early music group, Les Délices. Resorting respectively to filicide and transforming men into beasts, these mythic women are nonetheless captivating. Artistic director, Debra...

Concert Series, News & Reviews, Press / 02.11.2020

"'Bewitched,' the first subscription concert of this season by Les Délices, can be summed up in one word: sensational. In her introductory remarks, director Debra Nagy talked about the “Embracing Change” theme of the season and completely rethinking the concert experience for streaming. The detailed planning was in evidence throughout the program. “Bewitched” was not just a concert; it was...

Concert Series, News & Reviews, Press, Uncategorized / 17.10.2020

Zachary Lewis spoke with Debra Nagy and longtime Les Délices violinist Julie Andrijeski for this feature for Cleveland.com. "While many early-music groups have struggled in the search for a new normal, Les Delices already has found and avidly pursued its future. The result is “Embracing Change,” a new season of four online programs featuring considered, creative blends of music and video. 'We...

Concert Series, News & Reviews, Press, Uncategorized / 17.10.2020

Les Délices Artistic Director Debra Nagy and Bewitched soprano Hannah De Priest joined ClevelandClassical contributor Jarrett Hoffman for a chat "about the experience of recording in person at Plymouth Church in Shaker Heights, stepping into the shoes and the vocal cords of those morally ambiguous witches, the role of gender in these stories, favorite Halloween costumes, and one or two...

News & Reviews, Press / 17.08.2020

Safety and finances are the two most basic issues facing classical music ensembles embarking on fall concert seasons amid the coronavirus crisis. Then there are matters that go deeper. Can ensembles address the pandemic through their programming? And can they show a commitment to racial diversity, continuing the movement that has gripped the field since the killing of George Floyd? Two Cleveland-based...