by Daniel Hathaway
June 16-20 — My Island Home: songs and stories of Newfoundland will feature Meredith Hall, soprano, Sylvain Bergeron, lute, and members of Apollo’s Fire and La Nef of Montréal. A rustic celebration of the music of Hall’s homeland with fiddles, flutes, harp, gamba, percussion, and hammered dulcimer.
Thursday, June 16 at 7:30 pm at Baroque Music Barn, Hunting Valley (preview)
Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18 at 8:00 pm at Baroque Music Barn,
Sunday, June 19 at 2:00 pm at Avon Lake UCC
Sunday, June 19 at 7:30 pm in Geauga Lyric Theatre, Chardon
Monday, June 20 at 7:30 pm in The Bath Church UCC
July 16, 17, 22, and 23 — Sugarloaf Mountain: an Appalachian gathering will explore the Celtic immigrant experience in the hills of Appalachia.
Saturday, July 16: special event beginning at 6:30 pm with silent art auction, picnic supper & performance in the Conway Pavilion at Laurel School’s Butler Campus in Russell Township
Sunday, July 17 at 3:00 pm at Avon Lake UCC
Friday, July 22 at 8:00 pm in The Bath Church UCC
Saturday, July 23 at 8:00 pm in Geauga Lyric Theatre, Chardon
Cleveland’s baroque orchestra will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2016-2017 under its founder and artistic director, Jeannette Sorrell. Here’s a look at the new season as announced at their most recent set of concerts (details to come later):
October 6-9 — A Feast of Purcell, including the Funeral Music and Ode for the Birthday of Queen Mary, and highlights from King Arthur with Apollo’s Singers.
November 17-20 — The Three Sirens: trios of singers, violinists, and lutenists perform early 17th-century songs and instrumental music exploring the myth of the singing ladies who tried to lure Odysseus to his death.
December 10-12 and 16-17: Handel’s Messiah.
February 16-19 — Virtuoso Bach. Concertos for violins and winds including two Brandenburg Concertos and music by Vivaldi and Telemann.
March 23-26 — Sacred Bach, a spiritual journey, with guest conductor Julian Wachner (Trinity Church Wall Street, New York).
April 27-30 — 25th Anniversary Concert and Mini-Festival, with guest violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley, making his period instrument debut. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and Violin Concerto on period instruments along with a weekend festival featuring a Schubertiade, chamber concert, Viennese dance workshop, and panel discussion with scholars and performers.
Published on ClevelandClassical.com April 26, 2016.
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