ACCLAIMED POET DAVE LUCAS JOINS AS NARRATOR FOR LIVE PERFORMANCES OF "OF GODS & HEROES" FEB 25-27, 2022 January 18, 2022, Cleveland, OH -  Cleveland chamber ensemble Les Délices announces the addition of acclaimed Cleveland poet Dave Lucas to its upcoming program Of Gods & Heroes, February 25 & 26 at Plymouth Church in Shaker Heights and February 27 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church...

Winds of Change (premiering November 18th on Marquee TV) features the World Premiere of a new commission for Les Délices by Sydney Guillaume, but that's not the only premiere included in this dynamic new concert film. It also includes the premiere of a new arrangement of Chevalier de St. Georges' unpublished sonata for flute and harp, reimagined by LD Artistic Director Debra Nagy as a quartet for...

July 2, 2021 – In 2020-2021, Les Délices takes SalonEra to new heights with twelve episodes set to premiere between September and April. Now in its second season, SalonEra is an early music variety show that serves a global audience of classical music enthusiasts. With trademark style, SalonEra pairs enlightening conversation and the highest possible quality recordings of rarely-heard early music from...

2021-22 CONCERT SERIES: UNTIL SKY ABOVE Les Délices turned the struggles of the pandemic into an opportunity to create innovative digital concerts, expand its audiences in Cleveland and beyond, and start a popular online early music variety show called SalonEra. In 2021-22, Cleveland’s acclaimed early-music chamber ensemble plans to continue this upward trajectory with its new season, Until Sky Above. Artistic Director...

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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...

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...

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...

"I reached out to Les Délices artistic director Debra Nagy to learn more about these three very different programs, but also to talk about the new role she’s taken on for this series: interviewer. And whether you’re Conan O’Brien or Debra Nagy, there’s a lot that goes into that." SalonEra is off and running, continuing into its fourth, fifth, and sixth...

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...