AN INTERNATIONAL BAROQUE ORCHESTRA AT HOME IN NORTHEAST OHIO
London, Madrid, Lisbon, Bordeaux, New York, Boston, Toronto, San Francisco, Los Angeles… and next summer, the BBC Proms. Apollo’s Fire plays to sold-out houses around the world. But what we love most is “touring” the neighborhoods of Northeast Ohio, playing for our amazing home audience—the third largest early-music audience in the nation!
AF’s subscription programs in Northeast Ohio have repeatedly been chosen by GRAMOPHONE and BBC MAGAZINE as among the “Top 20 Concerts in North America.” Founding Artistic Director Jeannette Sorrell is hailed for her “inspired leadership” (THE INDEPENDENT, London) and “revelatory performances” (OPERA NEWS). Sorrell and her talented musicians are dedicated to reviving the true spirit of baroque performances—not only with period instruments, but with the emotional impact the music was intended to convey:
See AF’s full bio below.
FROM THE PRESS
“Superlative music-making . . . European stylishness combined with ‘can-do’ American entrepreneurism. The results were thrilling.”
–THE TELEGRAPH (LONDON)
“Apollo’s Fire brought a type of American bohemian chic. Led by exuberant, flame-haired Jeannette Sorrell, they were flamboyant and fun. And boy, they can play, too.”
–THE BIRMINGHAM POST (UK)
“The players take their namesake ‘fire’ to heart.”
–THE NEW YORK TIMES