Named for the classical god of music and the sun, Apollo’s Fire was founded in 1992 by the award- winning young harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell. Sorrell envisioned an ensemble dedicated to 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.
the crumhorn collective
Rebecca Reed is a member of the Crumhorn Collective, a band of multi-instrumentalists dedicated to bringing engaging concerts to young people. Started in 2009 as an educational group at Rice University in Houston, Texas, they have shared their enthusiasm for historical music and instruments to over 100,000 people in the last eight years. Their most recent collaborations have been with Young Audiences and Ars Lyrica Houston, who helped them expand their outreach through programs at the Hobby Center and in schools throughout the city of Houston.
Music in familiar spaces
The MFS Artist Collective is an artist cooperative developed by Steuart and Michelle Pincombe, the founders of the MFS movement. Steuart and Michelle spent one year traveling North America in their vintage trailer bringing classical concerts to breweries, cafes, bookstores, homes – any place where people felt comfortable to engage with this often-unfamiliar art form. They built up an arsenal of resources, relationships with “familiar” venues who want to continue hosting classical music concerts, and creative program ideas that engage with particular spaces. These resources are shared with – and expanded by – members of the Artist Collective, equipping each musician to present their own grassroots MFS concerts.
Three Notch'd Road
Named for a colonial route that once spanned much of central Virginia, Three Notch’d Road: The Charlottesville Baroque Ensemble was founded in 2011 by local period-instrument specialists David McCormick (baroque violin), Fiona Hughes (baroque violin), and Anne Timberlake (recorder). As Central Virginia’s only professional ensemble providing a full season of exceptional baroque music on period instruments, Three Notch’d Road seeks to enrich the local performing arts scene by bringing an exciting and informed approach to music of the baroque era.
Circle Round is a storytelling podcast for kids ages 4 to 10. Created and produced by parents of young children, Circle Round tells carefully-selected folktales from around the world. Stories are adapted for today's families into 10 to 20 minute diverse episodes that delve into topics such as kindness, persistence and generosity. Rebecca Reed's playing was featured on an episode of Circle Round in a podcast titled 'The Barber's Secret'.