Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Apollo's Fire to perform 'Earth, Wind & Fire' 3.17—3.19, 3.22 & 3.24

Composers through the ages have enjoyed depicting all sorts of climatic conditions in the concert hall and opera house. Think of the famous storms Beethoven and Rossini concocted or the paeans to nature evoked by everyone from Vivaldi and Strauss to Stravinsky and Britten.

Apollo's Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, is taking to the great outdoors indoors this week for its final subscription concerts of the season. "Earth, Wind and Fire" will feature works by Rebel, Vivaldi, Rameau and Duchiffre — the last the creative nom de plume of the orchestra's principal cellist, Rene Schiffer — that paint instrumental scenes of tempests and idyllic terrain.

What: The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra performs "Earth, Wind and Fire," a program of music by Rebel, Vivaldi, Ra meau and Duchiffre, with violinist David Greenberg.
When: 8PM Friday and Saturday; 4PM Sunday; and 7:30PM Wednesday, April 22 and Friday, April 24.
Where: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2747 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights (Friday and Saturday); Rocky River Presbyterian Church, 21750 De troit Ave. (Sunday); Fairlawn Lutheran Church, 3415 W. Market St. (April 22); Chagrin Falls High School, 400 E. Washington St. (April 24).
Tickets: $10-$60. Call 1-800-314-2535.

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