Les Délices News

Concert Series, News & Reviews, Press, Uncategorized / 17.10.2020

Zachary Lewis spoke with Debra Nagy and longtime Les Délices violinist Julie Andrijeski for this feature for Cleveland.com. "While many early-music groups have struggled in the search for a new normal, Les Delices already has found and avidly pursued its future. The result is “Embracing Change,” a new season of four online programs featuring considered, creative blends of music and video. 'We...

Concert Series, News & Reviews, Press, Uncategorized / 17.10.2020

Les Délices Artistic Director Debra Nagy and Bewitched soprano Hannah De Priest joined ClevelandClassical contributor Jarrett Hoffman for a chat "about the experience of recording in person at Plymouth Church in Shaker Heights, stepping into the shoes and the vocal cords of those morally ambiguous witches, the role of gender in these stories, favorite Halloween costumes, and one or two...

Concert Series, News & Reviews / 09.09.2020

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News & Reviews, Press / 17.08.2020

Safety and finances are the two most basic issues facing classical music ensembles embarking on fall concert seasons amid the coronavirus crisis. Then there are matters that go deeper. Can ensembles address the pandemic through their programming? And can they show a commitment to racial diversity, continuing the movement that has gripped the field since the killing of George Floyd? Two Cleveland-based...

Artists, Concert Series / 14.08.2020

Rising-star soprano Hannah De Priest joins Les Délices for Bewitched, the opening concert of our 2020-21 Season. For Bewitched (premiering Oct 22), Hannah will sing music inspired by the mythological witches Medea and Circe. She'll return for Schubertiade, our Nov 2 episode of SalonEra, where we'll explore gothic themes in early 19th C art song. We caught up with Hannah...

Concert Series, News & Reviews / 05.08.2020

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Concert Series, News & Reviews / 09.07.2020

For Les Délices’ 2020-21 Season, entitled Embracing Change, we have partnered with Cleveland-based artist Lori Kella to create a bespoke suite of images to accompany the programs. At once dramatic and serene, hopeful and uncanny, Kella’s work evokes the complex emotions of the pandemic era, and represents, for us, an emergence from a period of mourning into the glow of...

News & Reviews, Press / 01.07.2020

Trying to second-guess the future in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic has left every performing arts organization in the world trying to figure out a path forward. All are attempting to answer the same question: when and how will we be able to perform in front of an in-person audience? Cleveland-based period instrument ensemble Les Délices has decided the best...

News & Reviews, SalonEra / 26.06.2020

Having recently released the concert series details for its all-virtual 2020-21 season entitled Embracing Change, Les Délices is pleased to announce a second, concurrent series called SalonEra; a live-streamed early music-focused variety show designed as a salon experience for the 21st century.   SalonEra will debut on Monday August 24 at 7:30pm and will be available for viewing on YouTube, and on...