Renowned Ensemble Apollo’s Fire to present Early-American Ballads at Seton Hill 3/5
The Seton Hill University Division of Visual and Performing Arts will present Apollo’s Fire, “Come to the River: An Early American Gathering,” on Tuesday, March 5, in the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall, Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. Call the Seton Hill Performing Arts Center Box Office for tickets at 724-552-2929 or purchase tickets online.
Performance: Tuesday, March 5, at 8 p.m.
The program blends early-American ballads, shape-note singing and old time tunes on fiddle, guitar, dulcimer and wooden flutes. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) presented “Come to the River: An Early American Gathering” with two separate American Masterpieces Awards and a touring grant.
The CD of this program was released internationally in June 2011 on British label Avie and was in the Top 10 on the Billboard Classical Chart for two weeks.
Apollo’s Fire was founded in 1992 by the award-winning harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell. The ensemble has toured throughout North America and released 18 commercial CDs. Since the ensemble’s introduction into the European CD market in 2010, the recordings have won rave reviews in London’s press. “Come to the River: An Early American Gathering,” became an immediate best-seller in the United States.
Venue Information: The performance will be held in the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall in Seton Hill’s Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. The Performing Arts Center is a fully accessible and climate-controlled facility. Parking is available in four nearby Greensburg parking areas: the Bell Parking Garage on North Otterman Street (across the street from the Performing Arts Center), the Hellman-Ghrist lot on North Main Street, the Albert Grillo lot on Seton Hill Drive and the Wib Albright lot off West Otterman Street.
Ticket Information: Single admission tickets are $20. Order tickets online, by phone at 724-552-2929, or by mail at SHUPAC Theatre Box Office, Seton Hill University, 1 Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg, Pa. 15601-1599. Box Office Hours, by telephone: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Extended hours on performance days: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday.