Apollo’s Fire, Fresh Off Grammy Win, Offers Love Songs at Baroque Bistro

Thu 2/14 @ 7PM

The musicians of Cleveland’s baroque ensemble Apollo’s Fire, led by conductor/harpsichordist Jeannette Sorrell, should be flying high when they roll out a series of three intimate “Baroque Bistro” performances this week. On Sun 2/10 at the annual Grammy awards, the ensemble won the Grammy for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album for Songs of Orpheus, featuring tenor Karim Sulayman.

The 75-minute program, taking place at three venues where you and your sweetie can also have dinner, is called Lovers, Lutes & Lyres — An Old English Valentine. It will feature music about love, including Henry Purcell’s songs from Shakespeare’s plays, lute songs by John Dowland and traditional English ballads. The program is led by soprano Amanda Powell and Brian Kay, who plays plucked instuments.

They’ll perform at the Music Box Supper Club Thursday, Nighttown on Friday and the Mustard Seed Market in Montrose on Saturday. The latter two are sold out; tickets for the Music Box show are $20.


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