Press Release: SalonEra Episodes Behind the Scenes, 10, & 11

LES DÉLICES LAUNCHES SALONERA SPRING SEASON WITH THREE NEW EPISODES JAN. 18, FEB. 1, AND FEB. 15

January 4, 2021: Following the success of their inaugural season, SalonEra’s Spring Season kicks off later this month with three exceptional episodes: Behind the Scenes (Jan. 18), Afro-Caribbean Roots (Feb. 1), and Stylus Fantasticus (Feb. 15). Viewers can expect more intriguing repertoire, insightful conversations, and beautifully-produced remote collaborations from new and returning guests.

A live-streamed early music-focused webseries, SalonEra episodes premiere every other Monday at 7:30pm ET (see Spring Broadcast schedule) for free on Les Délices’ Facebook page, YouTube Channel, and at salonera.org/watch-now. Following each episode premiere, the artists answer questions from viewers in a live Q&A. Episodes remain available for viewing for 48 hours post-broadcast. SalonEra is free to watch with a suggested donation of $10 per episode.

Episode 10: Behind the Scenes  – SalonEra returns on January 18th with a special episode featuring SalonEra’s production team sharing highlights from the fall season and newly-produced remote collaborations of favorite works by Handel. Audiences will gain insights into how SalonEra episodes are created from guest interviews to music recording. Featured artists include host Debra Nagy, SalonEra Associate Producer and violinist Shelby Yamin, Audio Engineer and harpsichordist Eric Milnes, gambist and cellist Mélisande Corriveau, and soprano Hannah De Priest.

Episode 11: Afro-Caribbean Roots – February 1st’s episode features Haitian-American baritone Jean-Bernard Cerin, soprano Sherezade Panthaki, and keyboardist Henry Lebedinsky. Cerin probes the first iterations of Haiti in the Classical music tradition, Lebedinsky introduces modinhas by mulatto composer Joaquin Manoel da Câmara (approx. 1780-1840), and all our guests collaborate remotely to record rarely-performed songs by Guadeloupe-born composer Joseph de Bologne, the Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799).

Episode 12: Stylus Fantasticus – On February 15th, a spectacular team of musicians, including West Coast-based violinist Tekla Cunningham, Les Délices violinist Julie Andrijeski, Irish harpist Maria Cleary, and baritone Jonathan Woody (previously featured on SalonEra: Schubertiade) share their passion for 17th-century music through conversations and newly-produced remote collaborations. Musical selections include works by Schmelzer, Kapsberger, Albertini, and Bruhns.

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