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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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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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LD@Play Medieval Dance Party

  • JAN 18, 2020 at 11am
    Cleveland, OH

Join Les Délices for a 45-minute interactive performance about Medieval Music and Dance around the year 1400! We’ll teach you a medieval dance, and introduce instruments like the medieval fiddle, gothic harp, recorders, and a soft, buzzy instrument called a douçaine. Consider dressing as a medieval prince or princess and arrive early to color pictures of medieval castles! Purchase Tickets…

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February 2020

LD@Work: Myths & Allegories

  • FEB 5, 2020 6:30-9:30PM
    Lakewood Congregational
    Lakewood, OH

Listen and learn as we prepare for touring concerts with our Odyssey-based program, Myths & Allegories 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…

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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

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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LD Steps Out: Songs Without Words

  • MAR 10, 2020 at 4pm
    CPL Langston Hughes Branch

LD Steps Out in partnership with the Cleveland Public Library with Songs Without Words--a special program of timeless melodies and inspired improvisations that finds common ground between the tender sentiments and rich harmonic language of 17th-century love songs and 20th century tunes made famous by Nina Simone, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday, and more.  Listeners will be transported by the innovative…

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Epic Fantasies

  • MAR 25, 2020 at 7PM - CANCELLED
    Hudson Library & Historical Society
    Hudson, OH

DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AS OF MARCH 12, 2020 Presented by Hudson Library & Historical Society. Acclaimed by the New York Times for “concerts and recordings are journeys of discovery," Baroque ensemble Les Délices combines readings from poems and literary works with evocative sonatas and instrumental fantasies by François Couperin, Jean-Féry Rebel and others in…

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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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