When: Thu., Jan. 22 2015
The main players of the classical music group Apollo’s Fire team up with the Young Artist Apprentices for Family Frolic, an event billed as a “multi-generational music party.” Musical director Jeannette Sorrell will play harpsichord with soloists Madeline Apple Healey and Jeffrey Strauss. Coffee, hot cider and conversation with the artists will follow the 90-minute concerts, tributes to Bach’s 330th birthday. In a press release, Sorrell says, “I wanted to give some of our Young Artists a chance to shine in a more ‘theatrical’ vein. The focus of our Fireside concerts is to break down the artificial barrier between the musicians and the audience. This year, we attempt to take it a step further — to demonstrate that an extraordinary musician whose work has thrived for over 330 years was also an ordinary man — one who struggled with a busy family life, marrying off his rebellious, but favorite daughter, and the ‘perils’ of coffee entering his neighborhood!” Tonight’s concert takes place at 7:30 at Cleveland Institute of Music’s Mixon Hall. Additional performances take place tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Akron; Saturday at 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights; and Sunday at 4 p.m. at Rocky River Presbyterian Church. Tickets range from $21 to $68. (Niesel) apollosfire.org.