Artists, Concert Series, News & Reviews / 27.01.2021

Les Délices' next virtual concert series release, Games & Grounds (available on-demand Feb. 18-Mar. 1), is a potpourri of through-composed fantasias, brilliant ground bass variations, musical versions of Aesop’s timeless fables, and baroque dance. Featured soprano and dancer Elena Mullins will both open and close the program, performing a chaconne from Jean-Baptiste Lully’s opera Phaëton and her original choreography for...

Concert Series, News & Reviews / 29.12.2020

December 29, 2020: Les Délices honors Women’s History Month with a new online concert called Women of Genius that challenges the notion of the isolated “genius” to reveal the histories of female poets, performers, and composers who not only made their voices heard but exerted a stronger cultural influence than many realize. Women of Genius premieres on Les Délices’ Watch Now Page on March 18, 2021 at...

Concert Series, News & Reviews / 15.12.2020

Les Délices continues their innovative all-virtual concert series in February with Games & Grounds. Full of fantasy and flashes of inspiration, Games & Grounds includes Baroque dance, through-composed fantasias, brilliant ground bass variations, and musical versions of Aesop’s timeless fables. Games & Grounds premieres on Les Délices’ Watch Now Page on February 18, 2021 at 7:30pm EST and will include a...

/ 10.12.2020

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Join us on Wed Dec 23 at 7:30pm ET for the Closing Reception! LD Artists will be live, answering your questions, chatting, and sharing favorite carols from their homes. EXTENDED THROUGH DEC 27 BY POPULAR DEMAND! Timely and intimate, Noel Noel blends heartfelt Carols with old and contemporary poetry to create an alternative Lessons...

Concert Series, News & Reviews, Press / 02.11.2020

From Schmopera: Witches are people too, and they have relatable issues. Those mythological heavy hitters, Medea and Circé, are the subjects of “Bewitched,” the first installment of Embracing Change, the four-concert virtual season being streamed by the Cleveland-based early music group, Les Délices. Resorting respectively to filicide and transforming men into beasts, these mythic women are nonetheless captivating. Artistic director, Debra...

Concert Series, News & Reviews, Press / 02.11.2020

"'Bewitched,' the first subscription concert of this season by Les Délices, can be summed up in one word: sensational. In her introductory remarks, director Debra Nagy talked about the “Embracing Change” theme of the season and completely rethinking the concert experience for streaming. The detailed planning was in evidence throughout the program. “Bewitched” was not just a concert; it was...

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

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Soprano Hannah De Priest performs Circé in the Les Délices season-opener Bewitched, which also features Clérambault’s Medée. Tickets and season subscriptions available now! Though she only takes up forty-odd lines of verse in the Odyssey, Circe has captured the imaginations of poets, artists, and composers for centuries. In her seminal book Transformations of Circe,...