Cleveland early-music ensemble brings free events to Ohio City neighborhood

Posted on: March 16, 2016

“Les Delices are masters when it comes to the music and dance of the French Baroque,” writes Zachary Lewis in Tuesday’s (3/15) Plain Dealer (Cleveland). The group is performing free concerts in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood “in a wide variety of casual settings, entirely for free…. The project commences Thursday, St. Patrick’s Day, with … an open rehearsal.” The model for the project, says Les Delices Director and Ohio City resident Debra Nagy, is “the [Cleveland] Orchestra’s Neighborhood Residencies playbook. Nagy filled out her Ohio City calendar with educational events, a free formal concert and a ‘pop-up’ appearance at The Canopy art gallery…. The group also will conduct a workshop in Baroque dance. ‘I just love the whole idea of them going around to different venues and it all being free of charge,’ said Angela Guinther, manager of the Cleveland Public Library’s Carnegie West branch, where Les Delices plans to stage a ‘performance presentation’ on March 19…. A board member of [the service organization] Early Music America … Nagy was motivated by that group’s recent naming of March as ‘Early Music Month’ to engage afresh with Northeast Ohio.”

Posted March 16, 2016