Vivaldi’s Four Seasons – Rediscovered

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons – Rediscovered

Olivier Brault, Susanna Perry Gilmore, Alan Choo, violin
René Schiffer, Mimé Brinkmann, cello
Kathie Stewart, traverso

Apollo’s Fire and Jeannette Sorrell present Vivaldi’s beloved concertos as the revolutionary acts of musical storytelling they were meant to be – bringing Vivaldi’s pictorial descriptions to life. If you thought you knew the Four Seasons, be prepared for surprises! The program …

Saturday, July 29, 2017, 8:00PM
Cain Park, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
Sunday, July 30, 2017, 6:00PM
Laurel School (Butler Campus) RUSSELL TOWNSHIP

A Day at Vivaldi’s Orphange

A Day at Vivaldi’s Orphange
Composer Antonio Vivaldi was the music teacher at a famous orphanage for girls in Venice during the 1700’s. He wrote “The Four Seasons” for his star student. The story of these talented orphan girls comes to life, and the performers talk about the joys and challenges of growing up as a serious musician.
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 3:00PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS

Mediterranean Roots

COUNTRYSIDE CONCERTS 2017
Mediterranean Roots
Dances & Romances from the Ancient World
The waters of the Mediterranean carried ancient traders from Spain and Italy to Greece, North Africa and the Middle East. Their songs, dances, love stories and laments went with them. Guest co-directors Amanda Powell (soprano) and Brian Kay (oud and plucked instruments) lead a colorful ensemble of exotic winds and percussion, fiddle, and hammered dulcimer (cymbalom) in this program celebrating shared multicultural traditions.
Thursday, June 8, 2017, 7:30PM
Baroque Music Barn, HUNTING VALLEY
Friday, June 9, 2017, 8:00PM
Baroque Music Barn, HUNTING VALLEY
Saturday, June 10, 2017, 8:00PM
Baroque Music Barn, HUNTING VALLEY
Sunday, June 11, 2017, 2:00PM
AVON LAKE United Church of Christ
Sunday, June 11, 2017, 7:30PM
Geauga Lyric Theater, CHARDON
Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 7:30PM
The BATH Church (UCC)

Viennese Parlor Dancing c. 1800

APOLLO’S FIRE 25th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL
Viennese Parlor Dancing c. 1800
DANCE WORKSHOP – Julie Andrijeski, instructor
Learn to do the Quadrille and the Polka – like contra dancing, but better! Live music by an AF quartet.
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 2:00PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS
from $15

“Schubertiade”

APOLLO’S FIRE 25th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL
“Schubertiade”
CHAMBER CONCERT
The beloved “Trout” Quintet and selections from Die Winterreise
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 3:00PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS
($31 – $52)

Beethoven The Revolutionary

APOLLO’S FIRE 25th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL
Beethoven The Revolutionary
MAINSTAGE CONCERT
Beethoven’s epic sense of struggle emerges with fresh intensity as Jeannette Sorrell leads his revolutionary Egmont Overture and Fifth Symphony. Internationally renowned violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley (the young American concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic) makes his period-instrument debut, bringing lyrical transcendence to Beethoven’s beloved Violin Concerto.
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7:30PM
AKRON-SUMMIT County Public Library
($25 – $73)
Friday, April 28, 2017, 8:00PM
CLEVELAND Museum of Art (Gartner Auditorium)
($26 – $75)
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 8:00PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS
($26 – $75)
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 4:30PM
St. Raphael Catholic Church, BAY VILLAGE
($26 – $75)

Sacred Bach

Sacred Bach
A Spiritual Journey
J.S. Bach was famous for saying that the purpose of all music is “the glory of God and the refreshment of the spirit.” Guest conductor Joseph Gascho, a prize-winning harpsichordist and rising star of the American baroque scene, leads Apollo’s Fire and Apollo’s Singers in this spiritual journey.
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:30PM
FAIRLAWN Lutheran
($20 – $68)
Friday, March 24, 2017, 8:00PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
($21 – $70)
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 8:00PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
($21 – $70)
Sunday, March 26, 2017, 4:00PM
ROCKY RIVER Presbyterian Church
($21 – $70)

An Irish-Appalachian Journey

SPECIAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY EVENT
An Irish-Appalachian Journey
Highlights from Sugarloaf Mountain
Jeannette Sorrell’s beloved program follows the journeys of the Irish immigrants who built new lives in the hills of Appalachia – bringing their music with them. One local performance only before the troupe heads out on tour, including the National Gallery in Washington!
Sunday, March 19, 2017, 7:00PM
Music Box Supper Club, CLEVELAND
($27 – $56)

Virtuoso Bach

Virtuoso Bach
An Instrumental Extravaganza
AF players take turns in the spotlight for this evening of overflowing virtuosity. From J.S. Bach’s sunny Orchestral Suite No. 1 to the darkly brooding Oboe Concerto in G minor, to the sparkling and beloved Brandenburg Concertos No. 3 and 4… No one plays Bach like Apollo’s Fire!
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 7:30PM
Lake Erie College, PAINESVILLE
($20 – $50)
Friday, February 17, 2017, 8:00PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
($21 – $70)
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 8:00PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
($21 – $70)
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 4:00PM
ROCKY RIVER Presbyterian Church
($21 – $70)
Monday, February 20, 2017, 7:30PM
The BATH Church (UCC)
($20 – $68)

Love in Venice

Love in Venice
A Multicultural Fiesta
Venice – where East meets West. Arab traders mingled with German tourists, Jewish merchants, and Italian priests – including one named Antonio Vivaldi. Our fiesta includes Sephardic romances; dances by Jewish composer Salamone Rossi; Arab improvisations; orchestral fireworks by Vivaldi – the evocative “LaNotte” flute concerto and “Autumn” from The Four Seasons; and timeless love duets by Monteverdi, reminding us that Love knows no ethnic boundaries.
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 7:30PM
FAIRLAWN Lutheran
($20 – $68)
Friday, November 18, 2016, 8:00PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
($21 – $70)
Saturday, November 19, 2016, 8:00PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
($21 – $70)
Sunday, November 20, 2016, 4:00PM
ROCKY RIVER Presbyterian Church
($21 – $70)

Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s Messiah
Now an acclaimed CD, Jeannette Sorrell’s interpretation of Handel’s Messiah has inspired audiences across the country on many national radio broadcasts. Taking their cue from Handel’s original conception of the piece as theatrical entertainment, Sorrell and her actor-singers take the listeners on a spiritual and emotional journey. The program heads to New York City following local performances.
Friday, December 9, 2016, 8:00PM
St. Raphael Catholic Church, BAY VILLAGE
($26 – $75)
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 8:00PM
Maltz Performing Arts Center, UNIVERSITY CIRCLE
($26 – $75)
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 4:00PM
St. Noel Catholic Church, WILLOUGHBY HILLS
($26 – $75)
Monday, December 12, 2016, 7:30PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, AKRON
($25 – $73)
Friday, December 16, 2016, 8:00PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS
($26 – $75)

Resplendent Purcell

Resplendent Purcell
The great Henry Purcell wrote his most majestic music for royal events at Westminster Abbey – from joyous birthday celebrations for the Queen to the heartbreakingly beautiful lamentations at her funeral. Vocal soloists, strings, lutes, recorders, trumpets, percussion, organ, and the acclaimed Apollo’s Singers join in this sumptuous program.
Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:30PM
FAIRLAWN Lutheran
($20 – $68)
Friday, October 7, 2016, 8:00PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS
($21 – $70)
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 8:00PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS
($21 – $70)
Sunday, October 9, 2016, 4:00PM
ROCKY RIVER Presbyterian Church
($21 – $70)

Handel’s Messiah

AF ON TOUR
Handel’s Messiah
NEW YORK CITY – The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Now an acclaimed CD, Jeannette Sorrell’s interpretation of Handel’s Messiah has inspired audiences across the country on many national radio broadcasts. Taking their cue from Handel’s original conception of the piece as theatrical entertainment, Sorrell and her actor-singers take the listeners on a spiritual and emotional journey.
Sunday, December 18, 2016, 3:00PM
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Handel’s Messiah

AF ON TOUR
Handel’s Messiah
ERIE, PA – Mercyhurst University
Now an acclaimed CD, Jeannette Sorrell’s interpretation of Handel’s Messiah has inspired audiences across the country on many national radio broadcasts. Taking their cue from Handel’s original conception of the piece as theatrical entertainment, Sorrell and her actor-singers take the listeners on a spiritual and emotional journey.
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:30PM
Mercyhurst University

Bach’s Coffeehouse

AF ON TOUR
Bach’s Coffeehouse
CHICAGO, IL – University of Chicago
Inspired by the lively coffeehouse concerts led by Bach in 18th-century Leipzig – fiery strings, colorful recorders and a dizzying harpsichord solo… an evening of rampant virtuosity!
Friday, October 14, 2016, 7:30PM
UChicago Presents

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