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FEATURED ARTISTS

Debra Nagy, oboe & director
Andréa Walker, soprano
Julie Andrijeski, violin
Rebecca Landell, cello
Mark Edwards, harpsichord


NO TICKETS OR RESERVATION REQUIRED FOR THIS FREE EVENT!

Sounds of Sancho’s London

Free Concert: Tune in River Series 


Tuesday, May 7, 2024 @ 7:00 pm
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton Rd. Rocky River, OH 44116

A man of letters, merchant, abolitionist, theater lover, and musician, Charles Ignatius Sancho (1729-1780) made history as the first British man of African descent to vote in a general election. Acclaimed Cleveland early music ensemble Les Délices’ newest programs explores the “Sounds of Sancho’s London” with music composed and published by Sancho himself as well as that of his contemporaries. Soprano Andréa Walker joins Les Délices’ ensemble of baroque oboe, violin, cello, and harpsichord for parlor songs inspired by Shakespeare, Scottish reels, country dances, popular melodies of the day by Thomas Arne, plus selections from George Frederick Handel’s famous Music for the Royal Fireworks.