St. Cecilia Music Series 2017-18 Season
November 4, 2017
First Presbyterian Church of Austin, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, TX
About the Event:
The most beautiful music you’ve never heard. This is the essence of the St. Cecilia Music Series. SCMS aims to fill in the blanks between Buxtehude and Bach. Between Dufay and Dandrieu. Between Monteverdi and Marcello. After a single performance from St. Cecilia, you’ll know that beyond all the composers you’ve already heard rest scores of other unknown or under-known artists of equal and sometimes greater talent. SCMS focuses on this music between the lines of history in hopes of offering a more complete, authentic story of early music.
Les Délices (pronounced Lay day-lease) explores the dramatic potential and emotional resonance of long-forgotten music. Founded by baroque oboist Debra Nagy in 2009, Les Délices has established a reputation for their unique programs that are "thematically concise, richly expressive, and featuring composers few people have heard of." The New York Times added, "Concerts and recordings by Les Délices are journeys of discovery." The group’s debut CD 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).