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"As performed with spontaneous sonic combustion, the program
proved that scholarship and fun aren’t mutually exclusive."

THE PLAIN DEALER

A house overflowing with kids. A rebellious teenage daughter. Down the street, the perilous attraction of Coffee. Papa Bach had his hands full.

AF’s principal players team up with the Young Artist Apprentices to tell the musical story of a day at the Bach family home. Soprano Madeline Healey, praised for her “gorgeous singing” (WASHINGTON POST) at her recent Kennedy Center debut, takes on the role of Bach’s favorite daughter Lieschen – determined to get Papa to find her a husband. Program includes a flute quartet by Bach’s Mozart-like son, Johann Christian, as well as Papa Bach’s Harpsichord Toccata in E Minor, played by Jeannette Sorrell. After intermission, the zany Coffee Cantata transforms the concert hall into a Leipzig coffeehouse.

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Madeline Healey
soprano
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Cynthia Black
violin
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Jeannette Sorrell
harpsichord
Pricing
Venue Guide
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Thursday, Jan. 22, 7:30pm* – Mixon Hall, CLEVELAND Institute of Music
Friday, Jan. 23, 8:00pm† – First United Methodist Church, AKRON
Saturday, Jan. 24, 8:00pm – St Paul’s Episcopal Church, CLEVELAND HTS.
Sunday, Jan. 25, 4:00pm – ROCKY RIVER Presbyterian Church
*Please RSVP at 216.320.0012, ext.1 for the coffee reception at CIM.

†WKSU Member Benefits Night: $12 off full-price B-level tickets for select performances. Based on availability. Call the box office for more details.

Artwork: The Gallant Innkeeper (oil on panel), Steen, Jan Havicksz. (1625/26-79) / Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France / Giraudon / Bridgeman Images