SALONERA EXPLORES OTTOMAN INFLUENCES AND RENAISSANCE TRENDS IN WINTER 2022 DECEMBER 17, 2021 - This winter, SalonEra ventures through space and time with two new episodes exploring Ottoman influences on 17th century European music (Ottoman Influence, premiering 7:30 pm ET on Jan. 31) and the technical innovations and stylistic developments of the Renaissance (Circa 1500, 7:30 pm ET, Feb. 21). SalonEra is an acclaimed...

"Poet, composer, and protofeminist — these are all accurate labels, but they only begin to describe the incredible Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Known as “The Phoenix of Mexico” and “The Tenth Muse,” de la Cruz led a fascinating life and left behind a legacy that artists of all kinds continue to explore today. In Episode 2.3 of Les Délices’...

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...

"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...