News & Reviews, The White Cat / 25.02.2020

This April, Les Délices Artistic Debra Nagy has assembled a fabulous creative team to create a new musical entertainment based on 17th & 18th century sources. Every element - from the 17th century fairytale, to set pieces, ornament, and visual projections - takes some inspiration from the Baroque era. The newly-created score is no exception! In music, a pasticcio or...

News & Reviews, The White Cat / 24.02.2020

This April, Les Délices and a team of fabulous collaborators will create The White Cat, a fairytale-based opera inspired by Baroque entertainments and based on the story by 17th-century author Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy. Who is d'Aulnoy and what is The White Cat about? Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy In the world of fairytales, d'Aulnoy is probably the most important writer you've never heard of. She literally invented the...

Artists, News & Reviews / 07.02.2020

Artistic Director Debra Nagy talked with us about her inspiration and hopes for LD's new Baroque-Jazz fusion program Torchsongs Transformed, with performances in Akron, Lakewood, and Shaker Heights OH, March 6-8, 2020. Torchsongs Transformed will trace the arc of a love affair across the seasons as Les Délices artistic director and oboist Debra Nagy teams up with soprano Hélène Brunet and beloved...

News & Reviews / 02.02.2020

Acclaimed Cleveland-based Baroque chamber ensemble Les Délices will conclude their 2019-20 Season with an ambitious new multi-media production called Into the Labyrinth. An abbreviated matinee version of the production, called The White Cat, will also be offered and will include pre- and post-performance activities geared specifically toward families. In both versions, Les Délices masterfully combines music, puppetry, and gorgeous visuals to...

News & Reviews / 25.12.2019

January’s concert, Lessons in Love (click here for tickets and performance information), marks the third time that Les Délices has teamed up with Boston’s Blue Heron to present Medieval music in Cleveland. Late-medieval music is a second specialty for both Les Délices director Debra Nagy and Blue Heron director Scott Metcalfe. Les Délices first collaborated with Blue Heron in 2014...

Press / 08.12.2019

LES DÉLICES COMBINES FRENCH BAROQUE LOVE SONGS WITH JAZZ STANDARDS CREATING A “CONVERSATION ACROSS THE CENTURIES,” MARCH 6-8, 2020 Praise for Songs without Words “Les Délices has interwoven pop, jazz, and Baroque music in a coherent, meaningful, and dazzling fashion.” – ClevelandClassical.com “a fun, engaging and incredibly well-realized album. Lennon and McCartney's 'Michelle' and Erroll Garner's 'Misty' have never sounded so classy.” –...

Artists, News & Reviews / 24.08.2019

     On September 28, Les Délices will host our annual benefit event.  This year, the event is titled All the Pleasures, and will be a celebration of all the wonderful pursuits that make our lives a little brighter.  Beautiful music will accompany delicious food and fine conversation music in the lovely setting of the Shaker Heights Country Club.  There...

Press / 05.08.2019

LES DÉLICES OPENS 11TH SEASON With Mozart and Beethoven Quintets November 1-3, 2019 PROGRAM FEATURES INTERNATIONAL GUESTS AND ACCLAIMED AMERICAN FORTEPIANIST SYLVIA BERRY     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 8, 2019 – Les Délices (pronounced Lay day-lease), Cleveland’s premier early music ensemble led by artistic director Debra Nagy, opens their 2019-20 concert season on November 1-3 with Mozart & Beethoven Quintets, featuring top period-woodwind specialists from the U.S. and Europe and acclaimed American fortepianist Sylvia Berry. Mozart called his Quintet K. 452 for piano and winds “the best thing I...

News & Reviews, Press / 11.06.2019

Thank you for a wonderful season in Akron, Cleveland, and beyond! Check out photos and wonderful reviews from our 10th Anniversary season! [gallery ids="17108,17141,17112,17110,17114,17111,17113"] Mozart in Paris: Part 2, October 2018 "The large audience responded to the splendid playing during this well-planned, 90-minute travelogue with a long ovation." (Read More)   Charpentier's Midnight Mass, December 2018 "...

/ 07.04.2019

Les Délices completes their 10th Anniversary season with ground-breaking music from the 18th and 21st centuries that depicts the chaos of creation and the four elements of water, fire, earth, and wind. The program pairs Les Délices’ own arrangement of Jean-Féry Rebel’s The Elements with a newly commissioned, nature-inspired work for period instruments by young composer Theo Chandler....