Dec
19
to Dec 23

Vivaldi Gloria & Concertos

A 5-city tour in the Pacific Northwest

Celebrate the holidays with a new perspective on some old favourites. The Ospedale della Pietà is the orphanage for girls in Venice where Vivaldi was hired in 1703 as a violin teacher and then later as maestro de’ concerti. Many people do not realize that iconic works like his Gloria and Magnificat, which are now usually sung by mixed voice choirs, were originally written for his own all-female ensemble singing even the lowest parts. Join beloved violinist Monica Huggett as she leads readings of these joyful works as they were originally heard, performed entirely by women.

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Jan
13
3:00 PM15:00

LD@Play: Medieval Dance Party

Come ready to make some noise & wear your dancing shoes!  

Join Les Délices for a 45-minute interactive performance-presentation about Medieval Music and Dance around the year 1400!

We’ll teach you a medieval dance, and introduce instruments such as the medieval fiddle, gothic harp, recorders, and a soft, buzzy instrument called a douçaine.

Consider dressing as a medieval prince or princess and arrive early to color pictures of medieval castles and jousts!

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Jan
13
8:00 PM20:00

Les Délices: Intoxicating

Wondering what to do on those long, cold nights in your 14th-Century castle? Les Délices is inspired by heady perfumes and strong elixirs in this new Medieval program that seeks to entrance, elevate, and excite the senses.

Works by Machaut, Solage, and others with Elena Mullins (soprano), Jason McStoots (tenor), Scott Metcalfe (vielle, harp), Charlie Weaver (lute), and Debra Nagy (voice, and medieval winds).

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Jan
14
4:00 PM16:00

Les Délices: Intoxicating

Wondering what to do on those long, cold nights in your 14th-Century castle? Les Délices is inspired by heady perfumes and strong elixirs in this new Medieval program that seeks to entrance, elevate, and excite the senses.

Works by Machaut, Solage, and others with Elena Mullins (soprano), Jason McStoots (tenor), Scott Metcalfe (vielle, harp), Charlie Weaver (lute), and Debra Nagy (voice, and medieval winds).

Pre-Concert Talk at 3pm by Rachel McNellis.

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Dec
15
7:00 PM19:00

Les Délices: Christmas at St. John's

 

Les Délices presents a free concert of carols and seasonal instrumental music in celebration of the Christmas season in collaboration with St. John’s Vicar, Kelly Augenbaugh. Performers include Amanda Powell (soprano), Debra Nagy (oboe and recorders), Julie Andrijeski (violin), David Ellis (viola da gamba), and Peter Bennett (harpsichord).

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Nov
12
3:00 PM15:00

Les Délices: Myths & Allegories

Les Délices performs Myths & Allegories on the Chamber Music @ Beall Series at University of Oregon.

Rising-star soprano Clara Rottsolk is featured in this program, which was released as Les Délices’ second CD recording in November 2012. Myths & Allegories weaves dramatic depictions of tales from Homer’s Odyssey together with instrumental chamber music inspired by Greek mythology, and features cantatas by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (Le Sommeil d’Ulisse) and Thomas-Louis Bourgeois (Les Sirènes). The hero Ulysses confronts storms at sea, shipwrecks, the tantalizing allure of siren songs, and encounters with the Cyclopes – all set to music – in the course of this colorful, fantastic program. Even Ulysses’ long-faithful wife pines from afar as symbolized by Jean-Féry Rebel’s violin sonata La Fidelle.

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Nov
10
7:30 PM19:30

Les Délices: Myths & Allegories

Les Délices performs Myths & Allegories presented by Bitterroot Baroque.

Rising-star soprano Clara Rottsolk is featured in this program, which was released as Les Délices’ second CD recording in November 2012. Myths & Allegories weaves dramatic depictions of tales from Homer’s Odyssey together with instrumental chamber music inspired by Greek mythology, and features cantatas by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (Le Sommeil d’Ulisse) and Thomas-Louis Bourgeois (Les Sirènes). The hero Ulysses confronts storms at sea, shipwrecks, the tantalizing allure of siren songs, and encounters with the Cyclopes – all set to music – in the course of this colorful, fantastic program. Even Ulysses’ long-faithful wife pines from afar as symbolized by Jean-Féry Rebel’s violin sonata La Fidelle.

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Nov
4
8:00 PM20:00

Les Délices: Myths & Allegories

Les Délices performs Myths & Allegories presented by St. Cecilia Music Series.

Rising-star soprano Clara Rottsolk is featured in this program, which was released as Les Délices’ second CD recording in November 2012. Myths & Allegories weaves dramatic depictions of tales from Homer’s Odyssey together with instrumental chamber music inspired by Greek mythology, and features cantatas by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (Le Sommeil d’Ulisse) and Thomas-Louis Bourgeois (Les Sirènes). The hero Ulysses confronts storms at sea, shipwrecks, the tantalizing allure of siren songs, and encounters with the Cyclopes – all set to music – in the course of this colorful, fantastic program. Even Ulysses’ long-faithful wife pines from afar as symbolized by Jean-Féry Rebel’s violin sonata La Fidelle.

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Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

Les Délices: Myths & Allegories

Les Délices performs Myths & Allegories presented by Houston Early Music.

Rising-star soprano Clara Rottsolk is featured in this program, which was released as Les Délices’ second CD recording in November 2012. Myths & Allegories weaves dramatic depictions of tales from Homer’s Odyssey together with instrumental chamber music inspired by Greek mythology, and features cantatas by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (Le Sommeil d’Ulisse) and Thomas-Louis Bourgeois (Les Sirènes). The hero Ulysses confronts storms at sea, shipwrecks, the tantalizing allure of siren songs, and encounters with the Cyclopes – all set to music – in the course of this colorful, fantastic program. Even Ulysses’ long-faithful wife pines from afar as symbolized by Jean-Féry Rebel’s violin sonata La Fidelle.

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Sep
23
8:00 PM20:00

Les Délices: Songs without Words

Les Délices presents their popular Baroque-Jazz Crossover program Songs without Words for Pittsburgh’s Renaissance & Baroque Society.

Songs without Words takes the adaptation of 17th Century songs for instruments as its point of departure and brings the concept into the 20th Century with torch songs and jazz standards arranged and improvised by the ensemble. Music by baroque composers Lambert, Lully, and Marais is heard alongside tunes by Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Stephen Sondheim, and more in this program of timeless melodies and inspired improvisations. Cleveland’s Plain Dealer commented, Mixing old and new numbers freely, the ensemble liberated the music of both eras, creating a kind of conversation across the centuries.”

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Sep
22
7:30 PM19:30

Les Délices: Songs without Words

Les Délices presents their popular Baroque-Jazz Crossover program Songs without Words on Lake Erie College’s new Performing Arts Series.

Songs without Words takes the adaptation of 17th Century songs for instruments as its point of departure and brings the concept into the 20th Century with torch songs and jazz standards arranged and improvised by the ensemble. Music by baroque composers Lambert, Lully, and Marais is heard alongside tunes by Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Stephen Sondheim, and more in this program of timeless melodies and inspired improvisations. Cleveland’s Plain Dealer commented, Mixing old and new numbers freely, the ensemble liberated the music of both eras, creating a kind of conversation across the centuries.”

 

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