Summer BAROQUE BISTRO Concert
Blues Café 1610
A Renaissance-Folk Jam Session
Amanda Powell,vocals
Brian Kay,plucked instruments
Tina Bergmann,hammered dulcimer

RESCHEDULED!

Sunday, September 20, 2020, 12:30PM
Music Box Supper Club, CLEVELAND
Doors open/reservations available from 11:00am

Three members of GRAMMY®-winning ensemble Apollo’s Fire take us back to the time when the barrier between “classical” and “folk” did not exist yet. Amanda Powell (vocals), Brian Kay (plucked instruments) and Tina Bergmann (hammered dulcimer) lead this jam session, from Scarborough Fayre and Wade in the Water to toe-tapping instrumentals. Be prepared to join in!
 
Concert program runs 65-70 minutes.
 
Cover charge $25. Advance reservations (including dining) are required.
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The Music Box is officially authorized to hold events, and has implemented a carefully designed set-up that follows Ohio health guidelines. Seating capacity is significantly reduced. Get your tickets early as this event will sell out!
 
In accordance with Ohio regulations, congregating is not permitted, so plan to enjoy the show from your seat.
 
Please note there will be no intermission and we kindly request guests depart immediately following the concert. After the show, feel free to visit outdoors, with performers or other patrons, following distancing guidelines.

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Meet the Artists

  • AMANDA POWELL
    AMANDA POWELL
    soprano vocals
  • BRIAN KAY
    BRIAN KAY
    plucked instruments
  • TINA BERGMANN
    TINA BERGMANN
    hammered dulcimer


“The U.S.A.’s hottest baroque band.” –CLASSICAL MUSIC MAGAZINE (UK)

AMANDA POWELL
soprano vocals

has been praised for her “abundant vocal technique and infectious spirit” (ClevelandClassical.com) and enjoys a diverse career in the realms of classical, folk, and jazz. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Shenandoah Conservatory and a certificate in jazz improvisation from the Jazz in July Institute (University of Massachusetts). Ms. Powell’s solo performances with Apollo’s Fire in recent seasons have included Handel’s Messiah (soprano soloist), Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Second Lady), Praetorius Christmas Vespers (soprano soloist), and Liza Jane in the 2013 national tour of the acclaimed Come to the River program. Her work as an internationally recognized leader in the field of sacred world music has taken her to concert halls in Italy, Spain, France, Mongolia and China. Her debut solo album, entitled Beyond Boundaries, was released in 2015 and quickly sold out on Amazon. The album explores folk and jazz traditions of cultures around the world. Amanda spent her childhood summers riding through the Blue Ridge Mountains in the back of her grandpa’s pickup truck and later lived in the Shenandoah Valley, within sight of Sugarloaf Mountain.

BRIAN KAY
plucked instruments

is a modern-day troubadour. He holds a Master’s degree in music from Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied lute and theorbo. He specializes in historical plucked instruments and ancient songs of various world traditions. He is a songwriter and poet, and also paints and plays a variety of percussion and wind instruments. Cleveland Classical.com called him “far-ranging,” “brilliant,” and “exciting,” and Early Music America called his work “phenomenal.” His newest album, Three Ravens, was released in January 2015.

TINA BERGMANN
hammered dulcimer

is one of the world’s leading exponents of the instrument and was described by folk musician Pete Seeger as “the best hammered dulcimer player I’ve heard anywhere.” Playing in the aural tradition as a child, she made her solo debut at age 12 and led her first string band at age 16. Since then, she has been in demand at folk festivals and has performed as soloist with several symphony orchestras. Her contradance bands, Strings & Things and Hu$hmoney, have explored traditional American and Celtic music. She can be heard on the Apollo’s Fire CDs Come to the River, Scarborough Fayre, and Sacrum Mysterium: A Celtic Christmas Vespers.