Les Delices SalonEra Presents Three Musician-Composers

Mon 9/27 @ 7:30PM

Cleveland-based baroque chamber music group Les Délices is now into its new season of alternate Monday night virtual programs they’ve dubbed SalonEra, which they created last year to continue to provide programming for their audience in the midst of the pandemic.

These themed programs feature solo and collaborative performances, conversations and stories about the music. This week the theme is “composer-performances” and the guests are three musicians who write new music for early-music instruments.

String player Doug Balliett (pictured) harpsichordist Nicola Canzano and baritone Jonathan Woody will share some of the music they’ve written and talk about how their roles as performers impacts how they compose. Balliett followed in Bach’s footsteps, composing a year’s worth of cantatas, an interesting pandemic exercise. He’ll share a segment from his Cantata for the Solemnity of All Saints’ Day composed on Nov 1, 2020. Canzano will explore the 18th-century compositional process called Partimento and play some samples. And Woody will offer a preview of his new work By much love betray’d, which Les Délices commissioned for its season-opening “Song of Orpheus.”

There’s a suggested donation of $10.

SalonEra: Performer-Composers

 

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