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Apollo’s Fire presents two Young Artists Concerts in March

Apollo’s Fire presents the outstanding young professionals from AF’s Young Artist Apprentice Program in two new programs!
Apollo’s Fire presents the outstanding young professionals from AF’s Young Artist Apprentice Program in two new programs!
Apollo’s Fire

Apollo’s Fire presents the outstanding young professionals from AF’s Young Artist Apprentice Program in two new programs!

Young Artist Concerts “Music Collision: Art Meets Folk, 1614” and Family Concerts “Ballads & Other Musical Tall Tales”

Performances are March 14-16, 2014 and feature:

Madeline Apple Healey, soprano
Augusta McKay Lodge, violin
Cynthia Black, violin & viola
David Ellis, cello & viola da gamba

For the first time ever, four outstanding young artist apprentices of Apollo’s Fire will take the stage for a series of Young Artist Concerts. The title of the ninety minute program is “Music Collision: Art Meets Folk, 1614” in which the musicians will investigate the fusion that took place in the early 17th century involving serious music of the time and popular folk tunes. It was during this time that such composers as Monteverdi, Buxtehude and Byrd composed various works based on variations of popular “blues’ patterns taken from the late Renaissance. Along with these works will be two Elizabethan ballads performed by Madeline Apple Healey. Following the concert, coffee will be served and a chance to meet and mingle with the young artists.

Also on the schedule are two concerts that use the popular Apollo’s Fire Family Concert format. Titled “Ballads and Other Musical Tall Tales”, this 45 minute concert is an interactive treat that is fun for the entire family. The main focus is the exploration of storytelling through music with the chance to mingle with the artists and talk about their various instruments.

About the Apprentice Program

Since 2002, Jeannette Sorrell and her principal players have helped to train future Apollo’s Fire musicians by working with advanced conservatory students, sharing Apollo’s Fire’s particular style and approach to baroque music. The program developed out of Jeannette Sorrell’s desire to bridge the gap for talented students on the verge of professional careers.

The program has guided many talented young musicians into professional careers. Former apprentices include violinists Johanna Novom, Adriane Post, Beth Wenstrom, Evan Few and Carrie Krause, and violist Karina Schmitz – all now professional period specialists. Over the past 12 years, the program has played a major role in shaping the next generation of early music performers.

Sorrell and her colleagues take turns coaching advanced students from the major conservatories – primarily Oberlin and the Cleveland Institute of Music. From there outstanding students are invited to audition for an apprentice position in the ensemble. Apprentices perform alongside the more seasoned musicians of AF, participating in touring, recording, and subscription concerts, as well as all aspects of the Education & Outreach Program. Apprentices are eligible to become full-fledged members of AF after two years of successful participation in the program.


Tickets are general admission: $10 for adults and $5 for youth under 18.
To order in advance, call the Apollo’s Fire box office at (216) 320-0012 or visit AF online at Based on availability, tickets may be purchased at the door prior to the concert. The Box Office opens on location one hour prior to each concert.

Performance Dates, Locations and Times

Music Collision
Friday, March 14, 8PM
Chagrin Falls United Methodist
20 South Franklin Street
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

Family Concert
Saturday, March 15, 1PM
St. Noel Church
35200 Chardon Road
Willoughby Hills, OH 44094

Music Collision
Saturday, March 15, 8PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
2747 Fairmount Blvd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106

Family Concert
Sunday, March 16, 4PM
Rocky River Presbyterian Church
21750 Detroit Rd.
Rocky River, OH 44116

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