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September 2021

SalonEra: Performer-Composers

  • September 27, 2021, 7:30 pm EST

Meet string-player Doug Balliett, harpsichordist Nicola Canzano, and baritone Jonathan Woody: three acclaimed performers whose multi-faceted careers include composing new music for early instruments. They’ll share recent work as we explore their unique compositional viewpoints and creative processes. Nicola introduces the 18th-century compositional practice of Partimento, Doug follows Bach’s legacy in composing a full year’s worth of cantatas, and Jonathan…

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October 2021

Song of Orpheus

  • Music by Rameau, Courbois, and a new work by Jonathan Woody
  • Premieres Online October 7, 2021 | 30 Days to Watch

Baritone Jonathan Woody and soprano Hannah De Priest recount the story of Orpheus’ descent to the underworld, his charming of Hades, and his attempt to bring Eurydice back to the land of the living in rarely-heard cantatas by Jean-Philippe Rameau and Philippe Courbois. A new instrumental work by Jonathan Woody reimagines the powerful magic of Orpheus’ lyre. Featuring: Hannah De…

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SalonEra: Phoenix of Mexico

  • October 18, 2021, 7:30 pm EST

Bassoonist Catalina Guevara Víquez Klein, violinist Karin Cuellar Rendon (last seen in SalonEra’s popular Latin Baroque episode), and soprano Raquel Winnica Young each have a personal connection to “The Phoenix of Mexico,” Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695). In this special episode, the three musicians explore the legacy of de la Cruz as a poet, composer, and protofeminist through…

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November 2021

SalonEra: Divine Love

  • November 8, 2021 7:30 pm EST

Scholar Susan McClary, cornettist Alexandra Opsahl, and tenor Jason McStoots illuminate ecstatic music from the seventeenth century including new performances of works by Schutz, Cozzolani, and Charpentier. Register for SalonEra You’ll receive a link by email to view the show! It's free to register with a $10 suggested donation per episode.Consider making a $10 suggested donation per episode, or subscribing…

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Winds of Change

  • Music from the Revolutionary Age plus a new work by Sydney Guillaume
  • Premieres Online Nov 18, 2021 | 30 days to watch

Virtuoso flutist Emi Ferguson joins Les Délices for a program of riveting chamber works from the eve of the French and Haitian Revolutions. Inspired by philosophical ideals of liberty and equality and early abolitionist writing, we pair works by Joseph Bologne Chevalier de St. Georges and Luigi Boccherini with a new work by Haitian composer Sydney Guillaume. Featuring: Emi Ferguson,…

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SalonEra: Machaut Man

  • November 29, 2021, 7:30 pm EST

Blue Heron’s Scott Metcalfe and Les Délices director Debra Nagy celebrate the release of their new CD recording of Guillaume de Machaut’s Remede de Fortune with a deep dive into Machaut’s music and multimedia masterworks. Register for SalonEra You’ll receive a link by email to view the show! It's free to register with a $10 suggested donation per episode.Consider making…

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December 2021

SalonEra: Connoisseur’s Christmas

  • December 13, 2021, 7:30 pm EST

Soprano Grace Srinivasan and keyboard maverick Patrick Merrill share a 17th-century treasure trove of music for the holiday season. Enjoy classic works by Praetorius and Biber and discover new favorites by Böddecker, Bassani, and others. Register for SalonEra You’ll receive a link by email to view the show! It's free to register with a $10 suggested donation per episode.Consider making…

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Noel, Noel

  • Available via Marquee TV Dec. 1-31, 2021

One of Les Délices' best-loved virtual concerts from 2020-21 returns just in time for the holidays! Noel, Noel blends heartfelt Carols with both classic and contemporary poetry read by longtime Cleveland radio and TV host Dee Perry to create an alternative Lessons and Carols experience. Les Délices’ original arrangements of carols from French, English, and German traditions will be interleaved…

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January 2022

The Highland Lassie

  • Music from 18th Century Scotland
  • Premieres Online Jan 20, 2022 | 30 days to watch

Evoking the wild and rugged beauty of Scotland’s heathered hills, this program of Scots songs and reels from 17th & 18th century sources crosses boundaries from folk to art music and from the alehouse to the salon. Premiering in time for Burns Day (January 25), soprano Elena Mullins sings tales of love and loss including “Barbara Allen” and Robert Burns’…

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SalonEra: Ottoman Influence

  • January 31, 2022, 7:30 pm EST

Multi-instrumentalist Daphna Mor guest curates this episode exploring Ottoman cultural influences on western music in the 17th and 18th centuries and beyond. Guests include oud player Kane Matthis and Turkish violinist Ceren Turkmenoglu. Register for SalonEra You’ll receive a link by email to view the show! It's free to register with a $10 suggested donation per episode.Consider making a $10…

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