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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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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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December 2019

LD Steps Out: Carols for Christmas

  • DEC 13, 2019 at 12pm
    CPL Martin Luther King Branch
    Cleveland

Acclaimed Baroque ensemble Les Délices presents free performances of carols and instrumental music celebrating the Christmas season. Join us at the Cleveland Public Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch in University Circle as Les Délices’ unique, intimate approach brings renewed meaning to seasonal favorites like The Holly and the Ivy and traditional French Noels. Join us as we lift our…

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January 2020

LD Steps Out: Medieval Explorations

  • JAN 11, 2020 at 11am
    Cleveland Public Library Main Branch

LD Steps Out with a free family-friendly performance of medieval music presented at the Cleveland Public Library’s Main Branch. Enjoy strange and wonderful 14th-century music for voices, lute, harp recorders, and fiddle that will transport you to another world. Grab a seat – or on a spot on the floor – and enjoy this introduction to medieval songs and instruments!…

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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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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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