Concert Artist Series presents Les Délices with soprano, Clara RottsolkConcert Artist Series presents Les Délices with soprano, Clara Rottsolkhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/261531Roberts Marshall Auditorium2015-03-29T15:00:002015-03-29T17:00:00
March 29,2015 3:00PM–5:00PM
Roberts Marshall Auditorium
On Sunday, March 29 at 3 PM, the Concert Artist Series presents Les Délices with soprano, Clara Rottsolk, performing “Myths and Allegories”. This concert will be held in Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium.
On Sunday, March 29 at 3 PM, the Concert Artist Series at Haverford College presents LES DÉLICES with soprano, Clara Rottsolk performing “Myths and Allegories” (music of the French Baroque). This concert will be held in Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium on the Haverford College Campus at 370 Lancaster Avenue in Haverford, PA. Ticket prices are $20 (Gen), $15 (Sr), $10 (Stu), $5 (7-17), and free to the tri-college community. For more information (610) 896-1011 or www.haverford.edu/music/events/.
The concert 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.
Featuring: Clara Rottsolk (soprano); Debra Nagy (oboe and recorder), Julie Andrijeski (violin), Emily Walhout (viola da gamba), Michael Sponseller (harpsichord)
Les Délices' (pronounced Lay day-lease) polished, expressive, and dynamic performances of masterpieces and little-known works from the French Baroque have been garnering critical acclaim. Founded in Cleveland in 2006, Les Délices brings together artists with national reputations who share a passion for this exquisite yet seldom heard repertoire. Their performances on period instruments allow them to explore a rich tapestry of tone colors, and the group's name conveys their approach to the music of this era: a delight, a fine delicacy, sumptuous, and exciting. Les Délices' debut CD, "The Tastes Reunited" 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 has been featured on WCLV’s Around Noon and WKSU’s In Performance, NPR's syndicated Harmonia and Sunday Baroque, and their debut CD was featured as part of the Audio-guide for a recent special exhibit at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art (Watteau, Music, and Theater). In addition to touring engagements, Les Délices presents their own annual concert series in modern art galleries in Cleveland and at Plymouth in Shaker Heights, OH, where the ensemble is Artist in Residence.
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