Les Délices’ 2018-19 Outreach includes LD@Work (Open Rehearsals), LD@Play (Family programming), and LD Steps Out (offering free, informal performances out in the community) presented in partnership with Cleveland bedrock institutions such as the Cleveland Public Library and the BOP STOP of Cleveland Music Settlement School. We’ll also continue our residency at St. John’s Episcopal Ohio City and partner with Akron’s Holy Trinity Church in presenting a series of school concerts and other community outreach. Check this site regularly for updates.
Les Délices is also planning two special educational initiatives as part of the 10th anniversary celebration. On Saturday, September 29, audiences will have a unique opportunity to experience Fortepiano Day—Discover the Sounds of Mozart’s Piano! in Herr Chapel at Plymouth Church in Shaker Heights. This full-day event includes workshops, lectures, and a fortepiano recital by Sylvia Berry. In spring 2019, Les Délices will offer a student composition workshop with visiting composer Theo Chandler designed to inspire new music for early instruments.
Expertise mixed with personality and education–a winning combination! ¬¬
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 6:30-9:30pm
October 3, 2018 Mozart in Paris –Part 2 at Plymouth Church UCC, Shaker Heights
January 29, 2019 Mozart in Paris –Part 1 at Lakewood Congregational Church, Lakewood
April 3, 2019 The Elements at Plymouth Church UCC, Shaker Heights
So fun–kids learned a lot!
Join us for these free 45-minute interactive programs designed for families. Come early to do some program-related coloring, have a drink or a snack, and settle in for a fun musical afternoon!
No Tickets required but Registration is recommended.
Saturdays at 3pm at the BOP STOP
January 19, 2019 : Songbooks & Storytelling–Choose your own adventure!
April 6, 2019 : Mother Nature Makes Music
Les Délices partners with the Cleveland Public Library’s Outreach programs and Holy Trinity in Akron to bring free programs to branch libraries and community centers in 2018-19. Save the dates for LD Steps Out events and stay tuned for more information and announcements.
Free, informal performances in the community
August 17, 2018 Harris Stanton Gallery and Akron Public Libray
November 2, 2018 Free Concert at St. John’s Ohio City
December 21, 2018 Outreach Performances t at Haven of Rest Shelter in Akron
January 15 & 17, 2019 Outreach Performances – in partnership with Cleveland Public Library
Les Délices presents assemblies and in-classroom workshops for students aged 5-15 in and around Cleveland. Les Délices has also created University Residences at the University of Michigan and Williams College.
Please contact us for additional information.