by Daniel Hathaway
Now that in-person concerts are becoming the rule rather than the exception, Apollo’s Fire is scheduling three local performances of “Bach, Vivaldi, and Friends!” from July 10-14, and taking shows on the road to four summer festivals: Tanglewood, Chautauqua, Caramoor, and Ravinia.
The local performances will be given at Avon Lake United Church of Christ on Saturday, July 10 at 8:00 pm, at Evans Amphitheatre at Cain Park in Cleveland Heights on Tuesday, July 13 at 8:00 pm, and in Rogers Garden at the Akron Art Museum on Wednesday, July 14 at 7:00 pm.
Conducting from the harpsichord, Jeannette Sorrell will lead the ensemble in Georg Philipp Telemann’s Concerto Polonois, Antonio Vivaldi’s Ciacona in C and Double Violin Concerto in a, and J.S. Bach‘s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4. Violinists Olivier Brault, Alan Choo, and Emi Tanabe will be the featured soloists.
The ensemble’s touring program, “Virtuoso Bach & Vivaldi,” will be presented at Tanglewood on Friday, July 16 at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts. The program, which will be tailored to the presenter’s wishes, may include Bach’s Double Violin Concerto and Concerto for Violin and Oboe, Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins, Double Violin Concerto in A, the “Gardellino” Flute Concerto,and the Double Cello Concerto in g minor.
The Orchestra’s “Love in Venice” program is scheduled for New York’s Chautauqua Festival on Tuesday, July 27, for the Caramoor Festival in Katonah, New York on Sunday, August 1, and for the Ravinia Festival in Chicago on Tuesday, August 3.
On deck for those performances are more Vivaldi concertos, songs by Monteverdi, “Summer” from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, and a feminist lament by Barbara Strozzi. Programs conclude with Jeannette Sorrell’s barn-burner ensemble showpiece, La Folia.
Want to join AF patrons in the Berkshires on July 16? Contact Angela Mortellaro at 216.320.0012 x6 or send her an email.
Published on ClevelandClassical.com July 7, 2021.
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