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September 2021

SalonEra: Bach & Beyond

  • September 13, 2021, 7:30 pm EST

On September 13th, SalonEra is back with the first of twelve episodes planned for its second season. SalonEra’s Artists in Residence reunite for music by Bach and more. Join us as we preview an exciting year ahead together with a few surprise special guests! Register for SalonEra You’ll receive a link by email to view the show! Event Details Cost:…

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SalonEra: Performer-Composers

  • September 27, 2021, 7:30 pm EST

Jonathan Woody, Nicola Canzano, and Doug Balliett are brilliant performers - and composers - who are expanding the canon of Baroque music. 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 previews his new commission for Les Délices. Register for SalonEra You’ll receive a link by email…

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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

17th Century Mexican nun Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (the “Phoenix of Mexico”) was a visionary poet, intellectual, and protofeminist. Catalina Guevara Víquez Klein, Karin Cuellár, and Raquel Winnica Young explore her legacy in music by Jose Marin, Antonio Durán de la Mota, Rafael de Castellanos, and others. Register for SalonEra You’ll receive a link by email to view…

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November 2021

SalonEra: Divine Love

  • November 8, 2021 7:30 pm EST

Scholar Susan McClary, cornettist Alexandra Opsahl, and other fabulous guests 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! Event Details Cost: Consider making a $10 suggested donation per episode, or subscribing to the series for a suggested donation…

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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! Event Details Cost: Consider making a $10 suggested donation per episode, or…

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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! Event Details Cost: Consider making a $10 suggested donation per episode, or…

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Noel, Noel

  • Available via Marquee TV Dec. 1-30, 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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