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Early Music Concerts 2010-2011: (US) La Guitarre Royalle -- Les Délices Ensemble (2011 February 12-13)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 25, 2011 - 11:19 PM

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ll highlight the astonishingly beautiful playing of Toronto-based lutenist Lucas Harris, whose poetic approach has been called “a revelation” (Le Devoir).

Intimate solos and trios by Jean-Féry Rebel, Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, and Louis XIV's own guitar master, Francesco Corbetta will tug at your heart strings, while Boismortier's rustic Ballets de Village will put you in the mood to go dancing into the night. In a special nod to Valentine's day, Francois Couperin's rarely-performed "Portrait of Love" (Ritratto dell'amore) will explore the many facets of love - from pure joy to vivacity and sweetness - even its inimitable "je ne sais quoi"!

Les Délices regulars Scott Metcalfe (violin) and Emily Walhout (viola da gamba) will return to join Debra Nagy (baroque oboe) and guest Lucas Harris (theorbo & baroque guitar) for La Guitarre Royalle featuring works by guitar masters from the court of Louis XIV.

Saturday February 12, 2011 at 8pm
Tregoning & Co.
1300 W. 78th St.
Cleveland, OH 44102
Sunday February, 13, 2011 at 4pm
Herr Chapel at Plymouth Church
2860 Coventry Rd
Shaker Heights, OH 44120

Visit the Les Délices [2] website for more information on the concert, interview and the ensemble.


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