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We were recently interviewed by George Walker of WFIU, Indiana. You can read a transcript of the radio spot here.
- June, 2012
Our ensemble was featured on the December, 2011 edition of the Ars Antigua Presents podcast. This internet radio show presents music by a different early music ensemble every month. The podcast is maintained by Jerry Fuller, and each informative episode is hosted by Peter Van De Graaff. There are many ways to listen: by subscribing to the podcast, by streaming over the internet, via YouTube, or even over the telephone. Visit their webpage for more information, and to hear our episode.
- December 1, 2011 Click here to view old news
The Baroque ensemble Les grâces formed in Berkeley, California in the spring of 2008 in order to explore seventeenth- and eighteenth-century music. The ensemble’s performances are equally inspired by the four young performers’ passionate musicianship, as well as their collective study of historical performance practices at leading conservatories in Europe and the US.
The name Les grâces stems from a long literary and artistic tradition. The number of graces varies in different depictions, but there were usually three. Daughters of Zeus and Hera, they were representations of brightness (Aglaia), joyfulness (Euphrosyne), and bloom (Thalia). Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century artists frequently depicted them as nude females, united by a sash, representing harmony. Taken as general symbols of love, beauty, and fertility, they are often accompanied by Cupid or Mercury, their male counterparts.