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September 2019

All the Pleasures Benefit

  • SEPT 28, 2019, 5:00-7:30PM
    Shaker Heights Country Club

Join us for All the Pleasures--Les Délices’ annual Benefit featuring a specially-curated menu of decadent amuses bouches (hors d’oeuvres) and wine paired with  French chamber music. Indulge the senses in this unique twilight affair at the Shaker Country Club--the perfect setting for an intimate concert immersing in the pleasures of music, late-summer gardens, and gustatory delights. Take in sweeping views…

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November 2019

Mozart & Beethoven Quintets

  • NOV 1, 2019 at 7:30PM
    Holy Trinity Lutheran
    Akron, OH
  • NOV 2, 2019 at 7:30pm
    Lakewood Congregational
    Lakewood, OH
  • NOV 3, 2019 at 4:00PM
    Plymouth Church UCC
    Shaker Heights, OH

Not long after its 1784 premiere, Mozart called his Quintet K.452 for piano “the best thing I have written in my life.” Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear masterpieces for piano and winds by Mozart and Beethoven performed by all-star period-instrument artists from the U.S. and Europe including fortepianist Sylvia Berry, Dutch bassoonist Wouter Verschuren, British clarinetist Colin Lawson,…

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January 2020

Lessons in Love

  • JAN 16, 2020 at 7:30PM
    Holy Trinity Lutheran
    Akron, OH
  • JAN 18, 2020 at 7:30PM
    Lakewood Presbyterian
    Lakewood, OH
  • JAN 19, 2020 at 4:00pm
    Plymouth Church UCC
    Shaker Heights, OH

Lessons in Love sees Les Délices return to the world of the Romance of the Rosee, where the allegorical character Hope (Esperance) sustains a courtly lover through the thousand pains of lovesickness and teaches him to find delight instead of suffering. Presented in collaboration with Boston’s Blue Heron, this program explores a group of 14th-century songs in the hypnotic late-medieval…

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March 2020

Torchsongs Transformed

  • MAR 6, 2020 at 7:30PM
    Holy Trinity Lutheran
    Akron, OH
  • MAR 7, 2020 at 7:30PM
    Lakewood Congregational
    Lakewood, OH
  • MAR 8, 2020 at 4:00PM
    Plymouth Church UCC
    Shaker Heights, OH

“Interweaving pop, jazz, and Baroque music in a coherent, meaningful, and dazzling fashion.” - ClevelandClassical.com LD brings their innovative baroque-jazz fusion program to a new level with fresh songs and arrangements featuring soprano Hélène Brunet with members of L’Harmonie des Saisons (Quebec). Timeless melodies and inspired improvisations bridge the gap between baroque composers and 20th C songsters as we find…

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April 2020

Into the Labyrinth

  • APR 23, 2020 at 7:00pm
    Akron Art Museum
    Akron, OH
  • APR 26, 2020 at 4:00PM
    Temple Tifereth Israel
    Beachwood, OH

“as if a spell were cast... the world around us was changed.” - audience member Music by Marais, Clérambault, Couperin and Biber animates Aesop’s Fables and provides a soundtrack for the Countess D’Aulnoy’s 17th-Century feminist fairy tale The White Cat. This multi-media performance combining Baroque music with live puppetry and gorgeous visuals will evoke the experience of visiting Louis XIV’s…

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The White Cat

  • APR 23, 2020 at 3:30PM
    Akron Art Museum
    Akron, OH
  • APR 25, 2020 at 3:00PM
    Breen Center
    Cleveland, OH

“The cure for the common concert” - Plain Dealer Unlike the wily, manipulative feline hero of Puss in Boots, the Countess D’Aulnoy’s The White Cat Celebrates generosity, ingenuity, and the power of love. Discover a little-known version of a beloved fairy tale at this 45-minute family-oriented performance that combines Baroque music with live puppetry and gorgeous visuals.   Elena Mullins,…

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