These concerts are made possible by the generous support of Mrs. Astri Seidenfeld.
All of us at Apollo’s Fire wish you peace and well-being during this Coronavirus pandemic. As the shutdown continues, we must sadly announce, in accordance with the Governor’s ban, the cancellation of our performances of Virtuoso Fireworks in Akron, Cleveland Heights and Rocky River, on April 30, and May 1, 2 and 3 respectively. Though this news is disappointing, we look forward to bringing you this program in a future season.
In addition, our two Galas that had been planned for this spring have been postponed to September. We look forward to seeing you at our “TUSCAN SUN” Galas to benefit Apollo’s Fire on:
- September 13 at the Cleveland Museum of Art and on
- September 20 at Greystone Hall in Akron
Please save the date! Our Galas are integral to the financial well-being of Apollo’s Fire. We hope that we can count on your continued, spirited support of these occasions so that together, we may keep the fire burning.
We will continue to honor your wishes regarding your concert tickets. Three options are listed below. However, please know that our beloved musicians and guest artists are freelancers. They are not salaried, and are, therefore, facing a total loss of income in the months to come. Apollo’s Fire is committed – with Passion. Period. – to paying our musicians as much of their concert fees as possible. But we face $221,000 in lost ticket revenue and touring fees this spring. So it will be tough to help our musicians significantly, without your help.
Therefore, we humbly ask you to consider donating the cost of your tickets if you are able – so that we can pass the revenue along to our musicians (option 1).
- DONATE your ticket so that we can pay our St. Matthew musicians as much as possible. We will send you a tax-deduction receipt.
- EXCHANGE your tickets for a future Apollo’s Fire concert during the 2020-21 season or a future season.
- Receive a REFUND for the full value of the ticket. (Please let us know by April 30 if you choose this option.).
Our box office staff are standing by to fulfill your requests. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216-320-0012 x 1.
*NOTE: Our staff are working mostly remotely, but all voicemails and emails WILL BE RETURNED.
Just as Handel composed Messiah during a seasonal ban on opera performances, we wish to bring you musical inspiration during this pandemic shutdown. We hope you will enjoy our new “Music for the Soul” – a semi-weekly series of online programs featuring concert videos, interviews, and related reading – all for your pleasure at home. Click here.
Thank you for being part of the Apollo’s Fire family, and we wish you health and inspiration.
Jeannette Sorrell, Artistic Director
Howard Bender, Executive Director
Bach | Brandenburg Concertos nos. 4 and 5
Telemann | Concerto for Flute and Recorder
Bach | Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen
Sparks fly as Apollo’s Fire soloists take turns stepping into the virtuoso spotlight. The dazzling soprano Amanda Forsythe joins virtuoso trumpeter Steve Marquardt for Bach’s exhilarating cantata, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen – a Northeast Ohio period-instrument premiere!
“Forsythe brought gleaming warmth to Bach’s intricacies.”
– SEEN & HEARD INTERNATIONAL
PRE-CONCERT TALK with violinist Alan Choo and flutist Kathie Stewart, 1 hour before each concert.
“Inside the Brandenburg Concertos”
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