Music Before 1800: Les Délices
Sunday, February 5, 2023, 4 p.m. Corpus Christi Church
Sunday, February 12, 2023, 4 p.m. Online
Debra Nagy, director and oboe
Emi Ferguson, flute
Shelby Yamin, violin; Allison Monroe, viola; Rebecca Reed, cello
Winds of Change
Superb flutist Emi Ferguson joins oboist Debra Nagy and Les Délices in chamber works from the eve of the French and Haitian Revolutions. Inspired by ideals of liberty and equality from abolitionist writings, the program includes a sonata by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the late-18th-century Black composer and violinist, and pieces by Boccherini and Bochsa. The ensemble is excited to perform A Journey to Freedom by the Haitian composer, Sydney Guillaume.
One of the most delightful aspects of any performance by Les Délices is this exploration of the dramatic potential of pitch—how to curve, stretch or wilt a note in a way that’s emotionally resonant.” —New York Times
The virtual program becomes available on Sunday, February 12, 4 p.m. ET and remains viewable until February 26.