25th Anniversary Festival – Beethoven & Schubert Rediscovered

Apollo’s Fire assembles 50 of the finest period-instrument specialists of North America for this event – a rare and revelatory opportunity to hear this music performed on period instruments. World-class soloists, including Noah Bendix-Balgley, concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, join Apollo’s Fire. Invite your friends from near and far for this weekend of intellectual discovery and joyous celebration!

Join us all weekend and enjoy our Mainstage Concerts; Chamber Concert; Dance Workshop; Champagne Brunch & Panel Discussion… and more!

Festival Schedule

Akron-Summit County Public Library

6:30pm
PRE-CONCERT TALK:
“Beethoven’s Vienna: When the Fifth was New” by visiting scholar Thomas Forrest Kelly of Harvard University. FREE!
Read about Professor Kelly

7:30pm
MAINSTAGE CONCERT: Beethoven the Revolutionary
Concert Details

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Gartner Auditorium, Cleveland Museum of Art

6:00pm
Open Rehearsal (Main Hall)

7:00pm
PRE-CONCERT TALK (Gartner Auditorium):
“Beethoven’s Vienna: When the Fifth was New” by visiting scholar Thomas Forrest Kelly of Harvard University. FREE!
Read about Professor Kelly

8:00pm
MAINSTAGE CONCERT: Beethoven the Revolutionary
Concert Details

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First Baptist Church, Shaker Heights

2:00pm (Spahr Center)
Viennese Parlor Dancing c. 1800
Learn to do the Quadrille and the Polka – like contra dancing, but better! Julie Andrijeski leads this workshop, with live music by an AF quartet.

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2:45pm
Coffee & Conversation with the Artists

3:00pm (Spahr Center – 90 min.)
“Schubertiade” Chamber Concert
Evoking the house concerts played by Schubert and his friends, AF principal players perform the delightful “Trout” Quintet. Tenor Karim Sulayman sings poignant lieder selections, including Der Erlkönig and songs from Die Winterreise. Guest fortepianist Yi-heng Yang (of the Juilliard faculty) joins AF for this special concert, playing a beautiful Bösendorfer-Graf fortepiano.

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7:00pm
PRE-CONCERT TALK:
“Beethoven’s Vienna: When the Fifth was New” by visiting scholar Thomas Forrest Kelly of Harvard University. FREE!
Read about Professor Kelly

8:00pm
MAINSTAGE CONCERT: Beethoven the Revolutionary
Concert Details

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12:30pm Nighttown Restaurant, Cleveland Heights
Champagne Brunch & Panel Discussion “Exhilarating Challenges: Beethoven on Period Instruments”
Don Rosenberg moderator; with Jeannette Sorrell, Thomas Forrest Kelly, and AF principal players. $35 cover charge includes a glass of champagne.

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3:30pm St. Raphael Catholic Church, Bay Village
PRE-CONCERT TALK:
“Beethoven’s Vienna: When the Fifth was New” by visiting scholar Thomas Forrest Kelly of Harvard University. FREE!
Read about Professor Kelly

4:30pm St. Raphael Catholic Church, Bay Village
MAINSTAGE CONCERT: Beethoven the Revolutionary
Concert Details

PURCHASE TICKETS

Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin
Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin
Karim Sulayman, tenor
Karim Sulayman, tenor
Apollo's Fire | Roger Mastroianni
Apollo’s Fire | Roger Mastroianni
Jeannette Sorrell, artistic director
Jeannette Sorrell, artistic director

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