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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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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

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 Les Délices…

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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. Click here to purchase tickets.  Generously supported by program sponsors Bill Busta and Joan Tomkins and artist sponsor Peter Pogacar.…

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May 2021

Passion & Promise Virtual Benefit

  • Saturday May 15, 2021
    7:30pm Exclusive Zoom Cocktail Hour
    8:00pm-9:00pm Benefit & Concert streamed live from the BOP STOP

Help seed Les Délices’ future at our 2021 virtual benefit.  We’ll be streaming LIVE from Cleveland’s BOP STOP to bring you exciting new performances and interactive fun as we celebrate the accomplishments of an unparalleled year! 7:30pm Exclusive Zoom Cocktail Hour  Enjoy an exclusive performance and intimate opportunity to converse with SalonEra & Les Délices artists while connecting face to…

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