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Les Délices

Organization Member

CONTACT INFORMATION

Cleveland, OH

(216) 302-8404

http://www.lesdelices.org

PRIMARY CONTACT PERSON


Debra Nagy
12165349208

TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

Performing Ensemble

BIOGRAPHY

Les Délices (pronounced Lay day-lease) explores the dramatic potential and emotional resonance of long-forgotten music. Founded by baroque oboist Debra Nagy in 2009, Les Délices has established a reputation for their unique programs that are “thematically concise, richly expressive, and featuring composers few people have heard of.” The New York Times added, “Concerts and recordings by Les Délices are journeys of discovery.” The group’s debut CD was named one of the “Top Ten Early Music Discoveries of 2009” (NPR’s Harmonia), and their performances have been called “a beguiling experience” (Cleveland Plain Dealer), “astonishing” (ClevelandClassical.com), and “first class” (Early Music America Magazine). Les Délices made its New York debut before a sold-out audience at the Frick Collection in May 2010. Highlights from recent seasons included performances for Music Before 1800, Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, San Francisco Early Music Society, the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, and at Columbia University’s Miller Theater. In addition to touring engagements, Les Délices presents its own annual four-concert series in Akron, Lakewood, and at Plymouth Church in Shaker Heights, OH, where the group is Artist in Residence. Their critically-acclaimed 4th CD, “Songs without Words,” was released in November 2018. Visit www.lesdelices.org for more information.

Les Délices is EMBRACING CHANGE in 2020-2021, offering an all-virtual season or programming comprising two concurrent series: a cinematic ticketed Concert Series (info at www.lesdelices.org) and SalonEra,  an early music variety show broadcast twice monthly on YouTube (visit www.salonera.org for details).

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