Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Boston, Madrid, Lisbon, Bordeaux and more! Full itinerary below.
Just 1 year after their sold-out debut at London's Wigmore Hall, Apollo's Fire and Jeannette Sorrell return to Europe in a more extensive international tour. French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, already a superstar in Europe, invited Sorrell and the ensemble to tour with him in Europe after "falling in love" with AF's videos on youtube. With a program titled "Handel and Vivaldi Fireworks," the ensemble and Jaroussky will explore the full dramatic range of Handel and Vivaldi's arias for the virtuoso castrato singers of the 18th century.
Vivaldi's fiery concertos round out the program, including the Concerto for Two Cellos and Jeannette Sorrell's popular arrangement of La Follia ("Madness"), which the ensemble performs from memory. This transatlantic collaboration heads to major halls in France, Spain and Portugal following the U.S. and Canadian performances.
French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky has taken Europe by storm, nominated as "Classical Artist of the Year" in France in 2005, and winning "Lyric Artist of the Year" in 2007 – the French equivalent of a Grammy award. Apollo's Fire and Jaroussky share a commitment to emotionally communicative performances. "We both start from the fact that the music is serving the text, and the text animates and inspires how we play or sing every note," Sorrell said.
For further information and tickets, click on the links for each venue/presenter.
October 26 - 8:00 pm
Duke University – Reynolds Theatre
October 28 - 8:00 pm
University of California at Los Angeles – Royce Hall
Los Angeles, CA
October 30 - 3:00 pm
Cal Performances – Hertz Hall
November 1 - 8:00 pm
The Royal Conservatory – Koerner Hall
November 3 - 7:30 pm
University Musical Society – Hill Auditorium
Ann Arbor, MI
November 5 - 8:00 pm
Boston Early Music Festival – Emmanuel Church
November 6 - 2:00 pm
University of Connecticut – Jorgensen Performing Arts Center
November 10 - 8:00 pm
Grand Théâtre de l'Opéra
November 12 - 8:00 pm
Teatro Real (Royal Theatre)
November 14 - 7:30 pm
November 16 - 8:00 pm