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December 2020

Noel, Noel

  • Premiere: Thursday Dec 10 at 7:30pm
    Closing Reception: Wednesday Dec 23 at 7:30pm

Timely and intimate, Noel Noel blends heartfelt Carols with old and contemporary poetry to create an alternative Lessons and Carols. You’ll hear familiar music in fresh new ways as we interleave carols from French, English, and German traditions with poems by Christina Rossetti, e.e. Cummings, and Thomas Campion, plus wonderful recent work by Northeast Ohio poets Dave Lucas, Diane Kendig,…

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SalonEra: Medieval Christmas

  • Monday Dec 14 at 7:30pm ET

Members of Blue Heron  (Scott Metcalfe, director) and Trobàr (featuring Elena Mullins and Allison Monroe) bring us “a captivating mix of mysticism and merriment” in this episode illuminating Medieval music for Advent and Christmas. We'll also speak with composer Kevin Allen and preview his new work for Blue Heron, Puer Natus. Register for SalonEra You’ll receive a link by email…

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February 2021

Games & Grounds

  • Premiere: Thursday Feb 18 at 7:30pm
    Closing Reception: Monday Mar 1 at 7:30pm

There’s no shortage of fun in this program that features musical versions of Aesop’s timeless fables interspersed with virtuosic ground bass variations by Jean-Féry Rebel, Marin Marais, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and others. Featuring tenor Jason McStoots and soprano Elena Mullins, who presents a new choreography for Rebel’s brilliant showpiece Caractères de la danse. Generously supported by program sponsor Charlotte and Jack…

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March 2021

Women of Genius

  • Premiere: Thursday March 18 at 7:30pm ET
    Closing Reception: Monday March 29 at 7:30pm ET

just added! Les Délices honors Women’s History Month by celebrating the contributions of remarkably accomplished, creative women in 17th and 18th century France. Challenging the notion of the isolated “genius,” we’ll reveal the histories of female poets, performers, and composers who not only made their voices heard but exerted a stronger cultural influence than many realize. Soprano Clara Rottsolk joins…

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April 2021

Machaut’s Lai of the Fountain

  • Premiere: Thursday Apr 8 at 7:30pm
    Closing Reception: Monday Apr 19 at 7:30pm

Guillaume de Machaut’s flowing melodies become brilliant rainbows when refracted into three-voice canons in his Lai of the Fountain. Works by Johannes Ciconia and others aid our exploration of the Medieval garden’s subtle beauty in this collaboration with Blue Heron. Generously supported by program sponsors Bill Busta and Joan Tomkins and artist sponsor Peter Pogacar. Purchase Tickets Event Details Cost:…

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Woman Scorned

  • Presented by Morrison Chamber Music
    San Francisco State University
    April 25, 2021 at 3pm PST

Woman Scorned explores universal themes of desire, jealousy, shame and revenge by giving voice to the spurned lovers of antiquity. Rising star soprano, Hannah De Priest gives voice to the sorceress Circe in a bone-chilling cantata by Colin de Blamant, and wreaks vengeance as the witch Medea in works by Clérambault and Couperin. Program: Program: Sonate en trio “La Junon”…

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