Tapestry

This program replaces Handel’s oratorio Israel in Egypt, which cannot safely be performed in current pandemic conditions.
Tapestry
Jewish Ghettos of Baroque Italy
In 1600, Italy was home to a fascinating melting pot of Jews from northern Europe, Spain, North Africa, and the Middle East. Though confined to crowded ghettos, the Italian Jews enlivened Italy with a vibrant mix of Sephardic and Ashkenazi musical traditions. In Venice and Mantua, Jewish and Catholic composers such as Salamone Rossi, Claudio Monteverdi, and Benedetto Marcello worked side by side and influenced each other. Our 15 musicians weave a musical tapestry, from prayer to feasting. Hebrew chants and baroque settings of the Psalms meet instrumental virtuosity – including a sparkling Sammartini concerto featuring Israeli recorder virtuoso Daphna Mor.
Thursday, March 18, 2021, 7:30PM
First United Methodist Church, AKRON
Friday, March 19, 2021, 7:30PM
AVON LAKE United Church of Christ
Saturday, March 20, 2021, 8:00PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS
Sunday, March 21, 2021, 4:00PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS

Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain

Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain
An Irish-Appalachian Celebration
Filmed at the Cleveland Museum of Art in 2017 & 2018, this communal celebration of the American immigrant experience, combines fiddlers, medieval harp, hammered dulcimer, bagpipes, singers, and children’s voices to evoke the Celtic roots of an Appalachian Christmas. From Christmas Eve in medieval Scotland to folk carols and shape-note hymns at a toe-tapping Christmas gathering in Virginia… we follow the journeys of the Irish and Scottish settlers who bravely crossed the Atlantic. The people of the mountains welcome Christmas with LOVE, SINGING, DANCING and PRAYER.
Friday, November 20, 2020, 3:00PM
AKRON Woman’s City Club

Tuscan Sun – Rustic Music from Baroque Italy

OUTDOOR CONCERTS (1 hour)
Tuscan Sun – Rustic Music from Baroque Italy
Apollo’s Fire evokes a summer evening in old Tuscany. Love songs by Monteverdi and Frescobaldi meet traditional street tunes in this exuberant music party with six musicians – a rustic musical tour.
Friday, August 21, 2020, 5:00PM
Gervasi Vineyard, NORTH CANTON
Friday, August 21, 2020, 8:00PM
Gervasi Vineyard, NORTH CANTON
Saturday, August 22, 2020, 5:30PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS
Saturday, August 22, 2020, 7:15PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS
Sunday, August 23, 2020, 3:30PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS
Sunday, August 23, 2020, 5:30PM
St. Noel Catholic Church, WILLOUGHBY HILLS
Sunday, August 23, 2020, 7:15PM
St. Noel Catholic Church, WILLOUGHBY HILLS

Blues Café 1610

BAROQUE BISTRO
Blues Café 1610
A Baroque-Jazz Jam Session
Apollo’s Fire vocalist and Artist-in-Residence AMANDA POWELL reveals the links between baroque music, folk, and jazz in this bistro concert. A Dowland lament morphs into a blues piece on the same theme. Shakespeare songs meet Italian folk dances and a bit of jazz in this jam session with friends Jeremy Bass on lute and Anthony Taddeo on percussion.
Sunday, September 20, 2020, 3:00PM
Music Box Supper Club, CLEVELAND

Celebration

Celebration
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons – rediscovered
Our season-long pilgrimage to wellness ends with an exuberant celebration of Nature. If you thought you knew Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, be prepared for surprises. Apollo’s Fire and Jeannette Sorrell bring these beloved concertos to life as the revolutionary acts of musical storytelling they were meant to be – a vivid and joyful depiction of traditional life in the Italian countryside. The program also features dueling cellists in Vivaldi’s stormy Concerto for Two Cellos.
Friday, April 9, 2021, 7:30PM
St. Noel Catholic Church, WILLOUGHBY HILLS
Saturday, April 10, 2021, 8:00PM
Federated Church, CHAGRIN FALLS
Sunday, April 11, 2021, 4:00PM
ROCKY RIVER Presbyterian Church
Monday, April 12, 2021, 7:30PM
The BATH Church (UCC)
Saturday, April 17, 2021, 8:00PM
CLEVELAND Institute of Music (Kulas Hall)
Sunday, April 18, 2021, 4:00PM
CLEVELAND Museum of Art (Gartner Auditorium)

Triumph

Triumph
Handel’s Israel in Egypt

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Thursday, March 18, 2021, 7:30PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, AKRON
Friday, March 19, 2021, 7:30PM
ROCKY RIVER Presbyterian Church
Saturday, March 20, 2021, 8:00PM
The Temple-Tifereth Israel, BEACHWOOD
Sunday, March 21, 2021, 4:00PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS

Elegance

Elegance
The Harper’s Voice
The harp was the voice of the marginalized peoples of the British Isles – Irish, Welsh, and Scots. Ireland’s legendary blind harper, Turlough O’Carolan, was one of several great harpers of the 17th and 18th centuries. Today’s young harpist troubadour, Anna O’Connell, sings and accompanies herself on the harp in the manner of the old Celtic harpists. Six Apollo’s Fire musicians on violins, flute, cello, hammered dulcimer, and lutes join Anna in sparkling music by O’Carolan, Dowland, and Purcell, along with Scottish and Irish folk songs.
Thursday, February 18, 2021, 7:30PM
First United Methodist Church, AKRON
Friday, February 19, 2021, 7:30PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS
Saturday, February 20, 2021, 8:00PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS
Sunday, February 21, 2021, 4:00PM
AVON LAKE United Church of Christ

Allure

Allure
The Three Amandas
Long ago in the palace of Ferrara, three renowned ladies entertained princes with their astonishing musicianship. The “Tre Donne di Ferrara” (Three Ladies of Ferrara) were probably the first female professional musicians. Apollo’s Fire collaborates with three stunning Amandas in virtuoso trios written for the Ferrara ladies, alongside soulful songs by Barbara Strozzi and Francesca Caccini and lively duets from Monteverdi’s playful Scherzi Musicali. Eight instrumentalists join in the fun with dances from the palace and the countryside.
Thursday, November 5, 2020, 7:30PM
First United Methodist Church, AKRON
Friday, November 6, 2020, 7:30PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS
Saturday, November 7, 2020, 8:00PM
AVON LAKE United Church of Christ
Sunday, November 8, 2020, 3:00PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS
Sunday, November 8, 2020, 7:30PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS

Resilience

Resilience
Music for Troubled Times

Read the Reviews
“An unforgettable ride… This ensemble is a cultural treasure, particularly in its willingness to grapple with the world’s problems and offer catharsis.”
– Seen & Heard International (UK)

“The program draws poignant parallels to today. No one else.. gives Dowland and Purcell such suave, dramatic treatment. Soprano Ashlee Foreman delivers a tour-de-force in …

Thursday, October 8, 2020, 7:30PM
First United Methodist Church, AKRON
Friday, October 9, 2020, 7:30PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS
Saturday, October 10, 2020, 3:00PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS
Saturday, October 10, 2020, 8:00PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS
Sunday, October 11, 2020, 4:00PM
St. Raphael Catholic Church, BAY VILLAGE

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