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’...

From ClevelandClassical.com: "Les Délices has allowed us an advance look at the first full video program of its new season, Song of Orpheus, which will debut online Thursday, October 7 and remain available on demand through November 6. The Orpheus myth inspired French Baroque composers Jean-Philippe Rameau and Philippe Courbois to write expressive solo cantatas about the famous Greek musician-poet and his futile attempts...

"Song of Orpheus is the newest streaming program by the Cleveland-based Les Délices. It revels in the enduring myth, one that continues to be visited over the centuries by composers across the musical spectrum. The music is beautiful and speaks for itself. French Baroque rarities by Rameau, Dandrieu and Courbois dance with subdued, exuberant and often tremulous elegance around the...

LES DÉLICES' "WINNING" HOLIDAY CONCERT COMES TO MARQUEE TV FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER! OCTOBER 11, 2021 - Described by viewers as, “superb” and “the best holiday concert of the year,” Les Délices will re-release Noel, Noel this December via Marquee TV, our new streaming partner. Available for the full month of December, Noel, Noel is an hour-long concert film pairing original arrangements of early...

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...

THREE PREMIERES FEATURED IN LES DÉLICES' WINDS OF CHANGE, COMING NOV. 18TH TO MARQUEE TV SEPTEMBER 22, 2021 - Inspired by the philosophies that sparked the French and Haitian Revolutions at the end of the 18th century, acclaimed Cleveland chamber ensemble Les Délices’ newest online concert Winds of Change celebrates freedom of expression and elevates marginalized voices with three premieres. The program premieres November 18th on Marquee...

"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...

[caption id="attachment_19155" align="alignleft" width="196"] Portrait of Jen Craun by Robert Muller[/caption] For our 2021-2022 Season, Les Délices commissioned Cleveland-based artist Jen Craun to design silkscreen monoprints that captured each of our Concert Series programs and the season’s overarching theme: Until Sky Above. We spoke to Jen about her art, the allure of pandemic baking, and what she loves most about Cleveland. Read...