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...

2021-22 CONCERT SERIES: UNTIL SKY ABOVE Les Délices turned the struggles of the pandemic into an opportunity to create innovative digital concerts, expand its audiences in Cleveland and beyond, and start a popular online early music variety show called SalonEra. In 2021-22, Cleveland’s acclaimed early-music chamber ensemble plans to continue this upward trajectory with its new season, Until Sky Above. Artistic Director...

"Now that the cold and dreary winter is behind us, our thoughts turn to spring. And with trees beginning to blossom and flowers blooming we can begin to think about cultivating the garden. On April 8 at 7:30 pm, Les Délices will celebrate the Medieval garden and it’s centerpiece — the fountain — with the debut of Machaut’s Lai of the Fountain. The program...

"The star of this particular show, composer Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, was hardly left in the shadows. Having gained the support of Lous XIV, she was highly visible, with frequent performance of her work. More importantly she enjoyed the rare privilege of having her work published. But according to Nagy, de la Guerre was not the isolated genius she...

"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...