Additional performance will be on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the Baroque Music Barn in Hunting Valley
Due to many of the Apollo’s Fire “Glory on the Mountain” performances being sold out in advance, an additional performance has been added for Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Jeannette Sorrell said of the unprecedented rush for tickets, “We are excited that the public is responding so positively to this type of creative programming. Our first Appalachian program, Come to the River: An Early American Gathering, played to sold-out crowds for four years – and this new program starts where that left off, but I believe it touches a deeper chord. In a way, we are creating a new genre – bridging the gap between folk music and early “art” music. Apollo’s Fire has done a lot of groundbreaking work in this area, and we are thrilled that it seems to speak to people on many levels. Just like our baroque concerts in the winter, these performances are about experience, human emotion, and our shared historical roots.”
There will also be two special events scheduled during the second weekend of concerts. Friday, June 20th will be Apollo’s Fire “Young Adult Discount Night” with tickets for young adults starting at $15 for the B Section and $20 in the A Section. Following the concert the audience is encouraged to join the musicians on the patio for an old fashioned country dance with the Apollo’s fire musicians providing the music as the singers mingle with the crowd and help call the dance. Light refreshments will be provided and the after party is free.
On Saturday, June 21st at 4:00 p.m., Apollo’s Fire will present a family concert titled Froggie Went a-Courtin’ – a folk music discovery for the young and young at heart”. During this 45 minute program an exploration of Appalachian music will be presented as families learn about the unique folk instruments used in this all American genre. Pricing is $5 for children and $10 for adults. Tickets are available in advance and at the door for this family event.
Concert Dates and Venues
Many of the below concerts have limited availability or may be sold out
when trying to order online. Should you desire tickets for a sold-out event, please call the AF Box Office at 216-320-0012 x1 to be added to the wait list.
Thursday, June 12, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 13, 8:00 p.m.
NEW Saturday, June 14, 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 14, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 15, 7:30 p.m.
Baroque Music Barn
SW corner of Shaker Blvd. & Chagrin River Rd.
Hunting Valley, OH 44022
The Saturday June 14, 3:00 p.m. matinee performance is a slightly shortened version lasting 1 hr and 45 min.
Sunday, June 15, 2:00 p.m.
28601 Lake Road
Bay Village, OH 44140
Fri. June 20, 8:00 p.m.*
Young Adult Discounts
Sat. June 21, 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 21, 8:00 p.m.*
Bath Church UCC
3980 W. Bath Road
Bath, OH 44210
Sunday, June 22, 3:00 p.m.
Geauga Lyric Theater
101 Water Street
Chardon, OH 44024
* Free student tickets to the 8:00 Bath concerts underwritten by the GAR Foundation.
These concerts are generously sponsored by Glenmede.
Tickets range from $17-$50, dependent upon location.
Student and group discounts are available in select seating sections.
Children’s Concert tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Call (800) 314-2535 or visit www.apollosfire.org for details.
Apollo’s fire and the Crossover/Folk Tradition
For over 15 years, Apollo’s Fire has developed a unique ensemble of crossover artists who specialize in early American and British Isles traditional repertoire, performing on period instruments in a historically informed aesthetic, but with the lively freedom of folk performers. These artists strive to break down the modern barrier between art music and popular music and to revive the “crossover” spirit of the 17th century, when great composers regularly wrote artful variations on street tunes and tavern songs.
Music Director Jeannette Sorrell and Apollo’s Fire have won special distinction for their pioneering work in early American repertoire. Sorrell’s premiere early American program, titled “Spirit of ’96,” received the Noah Greenberg Award from the American Musicological Society for reconstructions of compositions by early American composers and arrangements of Ohio folk songs. This was followed by a British Isles program called “Scarborough Fayre,” which can be heard on CD on the Koch International Classics label. Sorrell’s early American program “Come to the River” premiered in 2009 with 9 sold-out concerts in Northeast Ohio. The program has since toured throughout the U.S, and the international CD released on British label AVIE became a top-10 bestseller on the classical Billboard Chart.
In 2011 Apollo’s Fire introduced crossover programing on its regular subscription series season with “Sacrum Mysterium: A Celtic Christmas.” Welcomed by audiences as “A grand holiday stew made from deliciously blended sacred and secular ingredients” (The Cleveland Plain Dealer), the program reprised in 2012 and 2013 to sold-out audiences regionally. An international CD release of the program reached number 11 on the Billboard Classical Charts.