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March 2019

Mozart in Paris

Don’t miss our only Ohio-area performance in 2018-19 of this popular program presented by Music from the Western Reserve!

With plentiful performance opportunities and a booming market for published music, Europe’s most fashionable city should have been ripe for the young Mozart’s picking! But the strong-willed, young composer lost out when he refused to network with influential people or accommodate French tastes. Montreal-based cellist Elinor Frey joins Les Délices for this special program that pairs chamber music by Mozart for oboe & strings with Paris’s toasts of the town – Boccherini, Gluck, and more.

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September 2019

Delights & Diversions

  • SEPT 29, 2019 at 3PM
    First Lutheran Church
    Lorain, OH

18th Century France set the global standards for luxury and leisure. This program is inspired by their grand feasts, extraordinary gardens, glittering ballrooms, and delectable desserts - complete with sung recipes, odes to champagne, solos for viola da gamba by Marin Marais, excerpts from Charpentier’s Plaisirs de Versailles, and more. Presented by First Lutheran Church of Lorain's  First-music Concert Series.…

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November 2019

Intoxicating

  • NOV 14, 2019 at 7:30PM
    Provine Chapel at Mississippi College
    Clinton, MS
  • NOV 15, 2019 at 7:30PM
    Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
    Houston, TX
  • NOV 17, 2019 at 5PM
    Westminster Presbyterian Church
    Akron, OH

Les Délices is inspired by heady perfumes and strong elixirs in this program of strange and wonderful Medieval music from the Ars Subtilior.  Singers Elena Mullins and Jason McStoots perform works by Machaut, Solage and others, accompanied by harp, lute, recorder and medieval fiddle. Elena Mullins, soprano Jason McStoots, tenor Debra Nagy, medieval winds and voice Scott Metcalfe, vielle and…

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January 2020

Songs of Hope

  • JAN 17, 2020 at 8:00PM
    Columbus, OH

Presented by Early Music in Columbus, Songs of Hope 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…

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February 2020

Myths & Allegories

  • FEB 8, 2020 at 5PM
    Early Music Now
    Milwaukee, WI

Presented by Early Music Now. Rising-star soprano Clara Rottsolk is featured in this program, which was released as Les Délices’ second CD recording in November 2012. Myths & Allegories weaves dramatic depictions of tales from Homer’s Odyssey together with instrumental chamber music inspired by Greek mythology, and features cantatas by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (Le Sommeil d’Ulisse) and Thomas-Louis…

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Myths & Allegories

  • FEB 9, 2020 at 7:30PM
    Chapel of St John the Divine
    Champaign, IL

Presented by Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana Rising-star soprano Clara Rottsolk is featured in this program, which was released as Les Délices’ second CD recording in November 2012. Myths & Allegories weaves dramatic depictions of tales from Homer’s Odyssey together with instrumental chamber music inspired by Greek mythology, and features cantatas by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (Le Sommeil d’Ulisse) and…

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March 2020

Caractères de la danse

  • MAR 27, 2020 at 8PM
    Bloomfield Hills, MI - CANCELLED
  • MAR 28, 2020 at 8PM
    Ann Arbor, MI - CANCELLED

Due to Covid-19 outbreak, these performances have been cancelled. Presented by Academy of Early Music. An essential element in the ballroom and on the theater stage, music for dancing is at the heart of French baroque style. Les Délices’ program includes Rebel’s brilliant Caractères de la Danse (a fantasia choreographed for a single virtuoso dancer), a scene from Rameau’s Pigmalion,…

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November 2020

Bewitched

  • Presented by Early Music Hawaii
    Premiere Nov 13, 2020 at 7pm HST
    Available through Nov 17, 2020

Bewitched 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. Early Music Hawaii concerts will be hosted on…

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January 2021

Ars Nova | Annus Novus

  • Saturday January 9, 2021 at 8:00pm

Presented by Music in the Somerset Hills. Debra Nagy is joined by soprano Elena Mullins and vielle player Allison Monroe in a program of stunning medieval music that rings in the new year. With each member of this all-female trio featured both as vocalist and instrumentalist, this program offers beguiling music of the fourteenth century as we look forward together…

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April 2021

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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