The Baroque ensemble Les Délices will perform “The Leading Man” for the eighth annual John M. Watson Memorial Concert at 7:30 p.m. on May 2, 2014 at Hiram Christian Church. This program is presented each spring by the Hiram College Music Department and funded by a generous endowment in memory of gifted musician John M. Watson by his family.
Les Délices brings together artists with national reputations who share passion for masterworks from the French Baroque. Their performances on period instruments allow them to explore a rich tapestry of tone colors. “The Leading Man” features the unique voice and dynamic stage presence of Grammy-nominated tenor Jason McStoots, who performs feats of musical heroism, absurdist comedy and ravishing beauty in operatic excerpts by Jean-Baptiste Lully, Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Jean-Marie Leclair and Jean-Philippe Rameau. The ensemble includes director and oboist Debra Nagy, baroque violinists Scott Metcalfe and Cynthia Black, viola da gamba player Josh Lee, and harpsichordist Michael Sponseller. Learn more about Les Délices.
The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the concert. Hiram Christian Church is located at the intersection of Rts. 82 and 700 near the Hiram College campus.