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April 2019

The Elements

Les Délices completes their 10th Anniversary season with ground-breaking music from the 18th and 21st centuries that depicts the chaos of creation and the four elements of water, fire, earth, and wind. The program pairs Les Délices’ own arrangement of Jean-Féry Rebel’s The Elements with a newly commissioned, nature-inspired work for period instruments by young composer Theo Chandler.

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The Elements

Les Délices completes their 10th Anniversary season with ground-breaking music from the 18th and 21st centuries that depicts the chaos of creation and the four elements of water, fire, earth, and wind. The program pairs Les Délices’ own arrangement of Jean-Féry Rebel’s The Elements with a newly commissioned, nature-inspired work for period instruments by young composer Theo Chandler.

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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 Rose, 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 Les Délices 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…

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April 2020

Into the Labyrinth

  • POSTPONED - Details coming soon!

PERFORMANCES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK. DETAILS ON RESCHEDULED PERFORMANCES COMING SOON! “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…

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Family Program: The White Cat

  • POSTPONED - Details coming soon!
The White Cat

PERFORMANCES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK. DETAILS ON RESCHEDULED PERFORMANCES COMING SOON! Special Family-Friendly Version of Into the Labyrinth – Kids 17 and under FREE with accompanying adult! 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. Unlike the wily, manipulative feline hero…

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October 2020

Bewitched

  • Premiere: Thursday Oct 22 at 7:30pm
    Closing Reception: Monday Nov 2 at 7:30pm

Rising-star soprano Hannah DePriest gives voice to the sorceress Circe in a bone-chilling cantata by Colin de Blamont and wreaks vengeance as the witch Medea in a cantata by Clérambault. A pre-concert lecture with CMA’s Seth Pevnick and CWRU’s Timothy Wutrich will be available from 7pm. The concert and lecture will be available to ticket holders on-demand through Nov. 2. A special live Q&A…

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December 2020

Noel, Noel

  • Premiere: Thursday Dec 10 at 7:30pm
    Closing Reception: Wednesday Dec 23 at 7:30pm
    ON DEMAND THROUGH SUN DEC 27

Join us on Wed Dec 23 at 7:30pm ET for the Closing Reception! LD Artists will be live, answering your questions, chatting, and sharing favorite carols from their homes. EXTENDED THROUGH DEC 27 BY POPULAR DEMAND! 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…

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