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Episode #11:
Mother’s Day Edition – Laughter & Smiles

To bring a smile to all mothers, this weekend we present the lighter side of Apollo’s Fire. Playlist 1 includes a Funeral Cantata for a Beloved Pet Canary, a “Tango Concerto” with plenty of playfulness, and a NEW video of the night when a cello bow exploded during our performance of Vivaldi’s La Folia (“Madness”).
After a glass of wine or a visit to our “Virtual Lobby” Facebook Group, enjoy Playlist 2 – a short collection of fun Appalachian ballads.
Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Apollo’s Fire!

View Playlist #1
(appx. 40 minutes)

  1. Telemann: Funeral Cantata for a Dead Canary
    Jeffrey Strauss, baritone
  2. Schiffer: Tango Concerto for Two Viola da Gambas
    Rene Schiffer & Mimé Brinkmann, soloists
  3. Vivaldi/arr. Sorrell: La Folia (“Madness”)
    NEW version with exploding cello bow
    Alan Choo & Emi Tanabe, violin soloists

View Playlist #2
(appx. 20 minutes)
Traditional Appalachian Ballads

  1. Hop High, Ladies!
  2. A Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night
    Amanda Powell, vocals
  3. Cluck Old Hen/Whisky Before Breakfast
    Tina Bergmann & Abigail Lennox, vocals
  4. Red Rockin’ Chair
    Tina Bergmann, vocals & dulcimer
  5. ENCORE: Breakin’ Up Christmas
    (with children)


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