Apollo's Fire presents free family concert on March 3
Cleveland Heights-based Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra will present a free family concert at Heights High on Saturday, March 3, at 2 p.m. The performance is part of a family concert series titled Wing It, featuring local songstress Amanda Powell with Apollo's Fire instrumentalists.
This interactive and lighthearted performance, which is open to the public, will explore the connection and similarities between jazz and Baroque music. Audience members will have an opportunity to try out the instruments, including the hammered dulcimer, percussion and guitar, during the post-concert “Instrument Petting Zoo.” The family concerts are part of the group’s new Community Access Initiative, which seeks to bring world-class music to diverse audiences throughout Northeast Ohio.
In addition to the family concerts, the initiative includes free student rush tickets, reduced-price Presto Seats, and Family Nights wherein parents and their children from selected public schools are invited to attend an Apollo’s Fire subscription concert for free.
Apollo's Fire’s eventful month also includes a Carnegie Hall performance on March 22. The debut, which sold out seven months in advance, will mark a milestone for this world-class ensemble, which is celebrating its 26th year.
Melanie Emig is the patron services associate at Apollo's Fire. She holds a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance and a master’s degree in opera theater from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and teaches piano at The Music Settlement.