Exclusive: Winds of Change (audio only)

Enjoy performance clips and intriguing background information on Les Délices' Winds of Change program.
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Exclusive: Winds of Change (audio only)
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About the Episode

Les Délices is back in-person this season, but we haven’t left our digital audience behind. We’re releasing excerpts from every Concert Series program this year in podcast episodes augmented by historical context and artist insights. First up: Winds of Change, an all-instrumental program inspired by the turbulent Age of Revolutions. Featuring A Journey to Freedom by living Haitian composer Sydney Guillaume along with works for flute, oboe, and strings by French-Caribbean composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de St. Georges and Luigi Boccherini. Wherever you are, you can experience the special magic of Les Délices.

Episode Credits

Hannah De Priest, host & special projects manager
Debra Nagy, executive producer 
Shelby Yamin, associate producer

Featured Voices

Debra Nagy

Artistic Director, Les Délices

Sydney Guillaume

Composer

Jean Bernard Cerin

Baritone and scholar

Resources

Learn more about Sydney Guillaume 

Read this influential New York Times article on Joseph Bologne, the Chevalier de St. Georges

Watch an excerpt from A Journey to Freedom

Explore Luigi Boccherini’s life story

Music

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de St. Georges, (1745-1799) arr. Nagy Quartet for flute and strings (after Sonata for flute and harp in Eb)
I. Andante
III. Rondeau

Sydney Guillaume (b. 1982)
A Journey to Freedom (commissioned by Les Délices)

Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
Quintet for flute, oboe, violin, viola, and cello in C major, G443
III. Tempo di Minuetto