Apollo’s Fire Introduces Violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley With Informal Program at Nighttown

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Wed 4/26@ 7:30PM

Violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley will be making his debut with Apollo’s Fire, Cleveland’s baroque orchestra, April 27-30, featured in Beethoven’s violin concerto on their Beethoven the Revolutionary program.

The young (32 years old) first concertmaster for the Berliner Philharmoniker has quite a backstory. Born in North Carolina, he grew up with a passion for klezmer music, alongside his classical music training. He attended the prestigious music school at Indiana University and also studied in Munich. Prior to landing the Berlin job in 2014, he was concertmaster at the Pittsburgh Symphony and taught at Carnegie-Mellon there. He has even written a klezmer violin concerto.

Want to know more about his journey? Just ahead of the Apollo’s Fire concerts, he’ll be at Nighttown for “An Evening of Conversation, Bach and Klezmer” where he’ll presumably punctuate his narratives with music. Tickets are $25.

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