Hansen Musical Arts Series presents: Apollo's Fire, "A Night at Bach's Coffeehouse"

Wednesday, February 6 at 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Moore Musical Arts Center, Kobacker Hall
Moore Musical Arts Center, Bowling Green, OH 43403

The 2019 Hansen Musical Arts Series presents baroque ensemble Apollo's Fire in "A Night at Bach's Coffeehouse."

As performed in sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, and the BBC Proms, Apollo's Fire presents "A Night at Bach's Coffeehouse" with the music of J.S. Bach and his most admired colleagues, including Vivaldi and Telemann. Inspired by the lively coffeehouse concerts led by Bach in 18th-century Leipzig, the program includes Vivaldi’s fiery “duel,” the Concerto for Two Violins in A minor; Telemann’s playful Don Quixote Suite; and the showstopper finale, Vivaldi’s La Folia (“Madness”). It’s an evening of rampant virtuosity!

Named for the classical god of music and the sun, Apollo’s Fire was founded by its Artistic Director Jeannette Sorrell, to revive the baroque ideal that music should evoke the various Affekts or passions in the listeners. Apollo’s Fire is a collection of creative artists who share Sorrell’s passion for drama and rhetoric. Learn more about this exciting group!

We welcome Apollo's Fire for a Hansen Musical Arts Series residency, February 5-7. Their performance on February 6 is free of charge, and open to the public.

For a full schedule of residency activities, please visit our website.


La Bergamasca.........................................Uccellini/arr. Sorrell

Don Quixote Suite (selections).........................G.P. Telemann
Don Quixote awakens
The Attack on the windmills
Sighs of Love for the Princess Dulcinea
Sancho Panza tossed in a blanket
Don Quixote at rest

Concerto in A Minor for Two Violins, RV 522....................A. Vivaldi
Johanna Novom & Karina Schmitz, violin


Flute Concerto in D, "Il Gardellino" (The Goldfinch).................Vivaldi
Kathie Stewart, traverso

Orchestral Suite no. 2 in B Minor (selections)....................Bach
Bourree, Polonaise, Menuet, Badinerie
Kathie Stewart, traverso

Allemande from Suite no. 6 for Unaccompanied Cello...................Bach
Rene Schiffer, cello

La Folia ("Madness")........................Vivaldi/arr. J. Sorrell
Johanna Novom & Alan Choo, violin

Apollo's Fire CDs, including several of the pieces on the program, will be on sale in the lobby following the performance.

Recent Activity

Joan Eckermann

Joan Eckermann left a positive review 2/7/2019

The concert was a delightful educational experience. I'm now a fan of Apollo's Fire!

Lindsay Gross

Lindsay Gross 2/6/2019

Can't wait to see everyone tonight at the concert!

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