Delight

Due to anticipated social distancing constraints. Mystery: A Celtic Christmas Vespers has been replaced with Delight: A Fiddler’s Noël.
Delight
A Fiddler’s Noël
Apollo’s Fire welcomes the holidays with fiddle fireworks! Corelli’s famed Christmas Concerto for Two Violins highlights the first half, along with Heinrich Biber’s soulful violin sonata on The Annunciation (the Angel Gabriel’s visit to the Virgin Mary) and selections from Handel’s Messiah. After intermission, the Masked Fiddlers lead a toe-tapping Christmas Barn Dance of traditional carols and fiddle tunes in the Irish and Appalachian traditions. Virtuosity explodes from all corners!
Saturday, December 12, 2020, 8:00PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS
Sunday, December 13, 2020, 4:00PM
St. Noel Catholic Church, WILLOUGHBY HILLS
Saturday, December 19, 2020, 8:00PM
CLEVELAND Museum of Art (Gartner Auditorium)
Sunday, December 20, 2020, 4:00PM
St. Raphael Catholic Church, BAY VILLAGE
Monday, December 21, 2020, 7:30PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, AKRON

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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NEXT CONCERT: Celebration
These concerts are generously sponsored by
Karen & Richard Spector

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 virtuoso harpist, Parker Ramsay, weaves their stories and their music into an evening of intimate artistry. Six Apollo’s Fire musicians on violins, flute, cello, hammered dulcimer, and plucked instruments join in the sparkling music of O’Carolan, Purcell, William Lawes, and Handel.
Thursday, February 18, 2021, 7:30PM
First United Methodist Church, AKRON
Friday, February 19, 2021, 7:30PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
Saturday, February 20, 2021, 8:00PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
Sunday, February 21, 2021, 4:00PM
ROCKY RIVER Presbyterian Church

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
Federated Church, CHAGRIN FALLS
Saturday, November 7, 2020, 8:00PM
ROCKY RIVER Presbyterian Church
Sunday, November 8, 2020, 4:00PM
CLEVELAND Museum of Art (Gartner Auditorium)

Resilience

Resilience
Music for Troubled Times

Hear the Music
Purcell: Chacony in G Minor
Ayres for the Theatre | The Parley of Instruments & Peter Holman
 

 
Purcell: Hornpipe in G Minor
King Arthur (Highlights) | English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
 

 
Garfield’s Blackberry Blossom
Scarborough Fayre | Apollo’s Fire & Tina Bergmann
 

NEXT CONCERT: Allure
These concerts are generously sponsored by

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

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