Sun Feb 4
12387 Cedar Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
J.S. Bach the Rebel
Why was Bach always getting in trouble with the authorities, and yet his music is so serene? Jeannette Sorrell, oboist Debra Nagy, and cellist René Schiffer discuss Bach’s thorny personality and demonstrate a bit of his sublime music, as AF prepares to play his Wedding Cantata and virtuoso concertos.
A 50-minute peek behind the scenes! WCLV Ideastream’s radio personalities interview Apollo’s Fire artists as they prepare for upcoming AF programs. Sample a taste of the music and a smorgasbord of interesting facts about the composer and his time. Program begins at 12:30, but arrive earlier to order your food and drink.
$20 cover charge, reduced to $10 for AF subscribers. Non-subscribers, attend a Sneak Peek and get $10 off your ticket to the next weekend’s concert! Please note: Food and drink are not included in the price of the ticket.
Purchase tickets at http://apollosfire.org/tickets/?id=sneakpeek
Named for the classical god of music and the sun, Apollo’s Fire was founded in 1992 by the award- winning young harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell. Sorrell envisioned an ensemble dedicated to the baroque ideal that music should evoke the various Affekts or passions in the listeners. Apollo’s Fire is a collection of creative artists who share Sorrell’s passion for drama and rhetoric.
Hailed as “one of the pre-eminent period-instrument ensembles” (THE INDEPENDENT, London), Apollo’s Fire made its London debut in 2010 in a sold-out concert at Wigmore Hall, with a BBC broadcast. Subsequent European tours took place in 2011, 2014, and 2015. European performances include sold-out concerts at the BBC Proms in London (with live broadcast across Europe), the Aldeburgh Festival (UK), Madrid’s Royal Theatre, Bordeaux’s Grand Théàtre de l’Opéra, and major venues in Lisbon, Metz (France), and Bregenz (Austria), as well as concerts on the Birmingham International Series (UK) and the Tuscan Landscapes Festival (Italy).