Houston Early Music
LES DÉLICES: INTOXICATING — A MEDIEVAL SENSORY EXPERIENCE
Friday, November 15 | 7:30 p.m.
Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church | 6221 Main Street
Your senses will soar to 14th century France with Cleveland-based Les Délices’ return to the Houston Early Music stage, inspired by heady perfumes and potent elixirs in a program that seeks to entrance, elevate and excite the senses. Vocalists Elena Mullins (soprano) and Jason McStoots(tenor) will be accompanied by instrumentalists Debra Nagy (medieval winds), Scott Metcalfe (vielle, harp), and Grant Herreid (lute). Presented in four groupings - Heady Perfumes, Up in Smoke, Bacchanalia and Elixir of Love - the performance will feature works by Guillaume de Machaut, widely regarded as the most important composer of the time, as well as works by Hasprois, Cordier, Solage, Caserta and many others.
As the city's only presenting organization dedicated to covering the large historical span of early music in all of its forms, Houston Early Music presents ensembles that are part of a movement that has swept the world of classical music: historically-informed performances of vocal, instrumental, and chamber music from the Middle Ages through the eighteenth century, using period instruments.