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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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SalonEra: Medieval Visionaries

  • Monday, March 29 at 7:30pm ET

On March 29th, SalonEra illuminates the lives and works of two Medieval visionaries: Christine de Pizan and Guillaume de Machaut. The greatest poet-musician of the 14th century, Machaut was a trailblazer across multiple forms and genres. Pizan challenged misogyny in her writing, envisioning a feminist utopia in her famous book The City of Ladies, and championing equal rights for women.…

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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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SalonEra: The Orpheus Myth

  • Monday, April 19 at 7:30pm ET

No myth is more foundational to musicians than the tragic tale of Orpheus and his lute. On April 19th, SalonEra guests scholar Susan McClary, soprano Michele Kennedy, and tenor Jason McStoots bring the story to life through conversation and music that spans the centuries. Audiences will enjoy excerpts from Monteverdi’s Orfeo and Charpentier’s La descente d’Orphée aux enfers (in archival…

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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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May 2021

SalonEra: La Folia

  • Monday, May 3 at 7:30pm ET

On May 3rd, SalonEra caps off its spring season with a party episode featuring soprano Sherezade Panthaki, countertenor Reginald Mobley, and lutenist Arash Noori. A celebratory vibe extends to the remote collaborations, featuring guests and contributing artists Maya Kherani, Shelby Yamin, Maria Romero, Karin Cuellar, Gail Hernandez-Rosa, Daphna Mor, Mélisande Corriveau, Rebecca Reed, Eric Milnes, and Mark Edwards, performing works…

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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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September 2021

SalonEra: Bach & Beyond

  • September 13, 2021, 7:30 pm EST

The perennial appeal of Bach’s music has inspired many artists across genres to adapt and arrange his music. SalonEra’s Artists in Residence (including host Debra Nagy, keyboard maverick Eric Milnes, and viola da gambist Mélisande Corriveau) together with violinist Shelby Yamin, soprano Hannah De Priest, and special guest tenor Philippe Gagné pick up this trend as they turn violin sonatas…

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SalonEra: Performer-Composers

  • September 27, 2021, 7:30 pm EST

Meet string-player Doug Balliett, harpsichordist Nicola Canzano, and baritone Jonathan Woody: three acclaimed performers whose multi-faceted careers include composing new music for early instruments. They’ll share recent work as we explore their unique compositional viewpoints and creative processes. Nicola introduces the 18th-century compositional practice of Partimento, Doug follows Bach’s legacy in composing a full year’s worth of cantatas, and Jonathan…

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October 2021

SalonEra: Phoenix of Mexico

  • October 18, 2021, 7:30 pm EST

Bassoonist Catalina Guevara Víquez Klein, violinist Karin Cuellar Rendon (last seen in SalonEra’s popular Latin Baroque episode), and soprano Raquel Winnica Young each have a personal connection to “The Phoenix of Mexico,” Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695). In this special episode, the three musicians explore the legacy of de la Cruz as a poet, composer, and protofeminist through…

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