by Stephanie Manning
If you’re intrigued by the idea of contemporary composers writing music for historical instruments, Les Délices says that their latest program is for you.
“Winds of Change,” the second offering in this season’s concert series, features virtuoso flutist Emi Ferguson in music inspired by the French and Haitian Revolutions. The performance will debut online Thursday, November 18 and remain available on demand through December 17.
At the heart of the program is the premiere of A Journey to Freedom by Sydney Guillaume. The Haitian composer, now based in Portland, Oregon, spoke to me by phone to discuss the piece and how it was inspired by his native country.