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July 2019

Characters of the Dance

  • JULY 22, 2019 at 6:30PM
    Mentor, OH

An essential element in the ballroom and on the theater stage, music for dancing is at the heart of French baroque style. Join us for a fun summer romp - presented al fresco - that includes Rebel’s brilliant Caractères de la Danse (a fantasia choreographed for a single virtuoso dancer), a scene from Rameau’s Pigmalion, solos oboe and viola da…

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September 2019

LD@Work Open Rehearsal

  • SEPT 25, 2019 6:30-9:30PM
    Cleveland, OH

Open rehearsals break down conceptions about formality, build relationships with audience members, and banish preconceptions about what artistic “work” is. Audience members will be able to come in, listen, and learn about Les Délices’ working process at these events, while the ensemble prepares for upcoming concerts. Repeated listening also provides additional insight into the music. Drop-in to a rehearsal between…

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LD Steps Out: Akron-Summit County Public Library Norton Branch

  • SEPT 27, 2019, 4:30-5:15PM
    Akron, OH

Les Délices, acclaimed early music ensemble based in Cleveland, will present a special program for the Norton Branch community as part of their LD Steps Out series.  From The Ground Up explores the founding principle of Baroque music that is - at its essence - a melody plus a bass line; any other parts simply fill out the implied harmonies. Join us…

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LD@Play From the Ground Up!

  • SEPT 28, 2019 at 11am
    Cleveland, OH

Do you know what a ground bass is? Think of the Pachelbel Canon and that cello part that goes over and over again. That’s a ground bass! Join us for a guided tour of the kind of music that we play where we'll introduce you and your kids to our instruments and create toe-tapping variations over a ground bass. Arrive…

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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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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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October 2019

Intimate Recital at Terminal Tower

  • Saturday Oct 26 at 5:30pm
    Terminal Tower Observation Deck
    Cleveland, OH

ONLY A FEW TICKETS REMAIN! International guest bassoonist Wouter Verschuren joins Artistic director Debra Nagy and harpsichordist Mark Edwards for an intimate recital on the 42nd floor Observation Deck of Cleveland's iconic Terminal Tower. Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to experience the beauty of Les Délices' music while enjoying a 360-degree view of Cleveland and the lakefront! Only 50 guests…

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LD@Work: Mozart & Beethoven

  • OCT 30, 2019 6:30-9:30PM
    Plymouth Church UCC
    Shaker Heights, OH

Listen and learn as we prepare for weekend concerts of Mozart & Beethoven Quintets for piano & winds. Open rehearsals break down conceptions about formality, build relationships with audience members, and banish preconceptions about what artistic “work” is. Audience members will be able to come in, listen, and learn about Les Délices’ working process at these events, while the ensemble…

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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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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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