Apollo’s Fire performs 'Love in Venice'

Apollo's Fire continues its 25th-anniversary season with the Love in Venice concert series.

Venice, where East meets West, was one of the world’s greatest artistic centers that fostered geniuses of Western art music, such as Monteverdi and Vivaldi. Simultaneously, the city was alive with the sounds of Sephardic romances, dances by Jewish composer Salamone Rossi, and Arab improvisations. Cleveland Heights-based Apollo’s Fire continues its 25th-anniversary season with an eclectic program that celebrates the sounds of the City of Water, Love in Venice.

Apollo’s Fire musicians Olivier Brault and Kathie Stewart lead the ensemble in Vivaldi’s Autumn violin concerto and LaNotte flute concerto. Sopranos Amanda Powell and Erica Schuller and tenor Owen McIntosh sing Monteverdi’s timeless love duets that remind us that love knows no ethnic boundaries.

The program will be performed on Nov. 18 and 19, at 8 p.m., at St. Paul’s Episcopal in Cleveland Heights. Information and tickets are available at www.apollosfire.org or by calling the box office at 216-320-0012.

Melanie Emig and Matt Flynn

Melanie Emig is the box office associate and Matt Flynn is the marketing manager at Apollo’s Fire.

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Volume 9, Issue 11, Posted 7:53 PM, 11.01.2016