Apollo’s Fire Reprises Bach’s Coffeehouse Program in NE Ohio Before Heading to Carnegie Hall

Fri 3/16 @ 8PM

Sat 3/17 @ 8PM

Sun 3/18 @ 4PM

Apollo’s Fire is back to where they feel most at home: in Bach’s Coffeehouse.

In preparation for their upcoming sold-out Carnegie Hall debut performance, Cleveland’s baroque orchestra will work any remaining rough spots out of their program — although considering how much attention they have given to Bach’s music, such spots are likely to be few — by performing at Cleveland Institute of Music’s Kulas Hall Friday night, Fairlawn Lutheran Church Saturday night and Avon Lake Church UCC Sunday afternoon.

The setting, familiar to local followers of the ensemble, is Leipzig’s Zimmermann’s Coffeehouse in the early 18th century where Bach led his University of Leipzig student orchestra ensemble in concerts of his own music, as well as that of Teleman and Vivaldi. The programs include music by all three composers, including Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos No. 4 and No. 5, with soloists Olivier Brault (violin), Francis Colpron and Kathie Stewart (flutes), and Apollo’s Fire founder/director/conductor Jeannette Sorrell on harpsichord.

The group then proceeds to Vermont, where it will play another warm-up concert on Tue 3/20 before debuting at Carnegie Hall Thu 3/22 (The show sold out when tickets went on sale last August). It will also perform in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts, and Harrisonburg, Virginia, before returning home.

Tickets are $10-$72.

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