Harmony + Diversity = Hope
Apollo’s Fire’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Apollo’s Fire celebrates our core values of diversity and community engagement. We also recognize that celebration alone is insufficient for real change in the classical music world. We are actively working to build a more inclusive and equitable classical music scene. This fuels our innovation and connects us more deeply to our community.
In the performing arts, there is a unique opportunity to overcome historic and pervasive systems of inequity that may advantage some and disadvantage others in our communities. We are committed to seizing that opportunity and creating an artistic environment where ALL can love and appreciate our unique gifts together.
We recognize that classical music audiences have been overwhelmingly homogeneous. We seek to change this. When we look at the wonder and curiosity in the eyes of audiences in our Family Concerts, for example, we know that classical music is loved by people across identities and across our city.
What are we doing about it?
Are you interested in helping Apollo’s Fire in our joyful pursuit of diversity, equity, and inclusion? We are seeking community members for our DEI committee in Cleveland and Chicago, and also national committee members. If you are interested, please contact Nichole Fehrman, DEI committee liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-320-0012 x4.