Les Délices: Lessons In Love
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Les Délices in collaboration with Boston’s Blue Heron presents stunning medieval music in Lessons In Love
Lessons in Love sees Les Délices return to the world of the Romance of the Rose, where the allegorical character Hope (Esperance) sustains a courtly lover through the thousand pains of lovesickness and teaches him to find delight instead of suffering. Presented in collaboration with Boston’s Blue Heron, this program explores a group of 14th-century songs in the hypnotic late-medieval Ars subtilior style that draw inspiration from each other’s words and music. Works by Machaut, Senleches, Caserta, and Galiot, and others.
Martin Near, countertenor
Jason McStoots, tenor
Sumner Thompson, baritone
Scott Metcalfe, vielle & harp (Blue Heron, director)
Debra Nagy, medieval winds
Mark Rimple, lute
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