On Tour Fall 2014
The structure and counterpoint of the West
The exotic flamboyance of the East.
They met in Venice in 1610 – and the splendor resounded.
With this choral masterpiece, Monteverdi forged a dramatic and vivid new musical style, evoking the struggle between the archaic with the revolutionary. This work has been a signature piece for Apollo’s Fire and award-winning conductor Jeanette Sorrell for 15 years. It was hailed as “the smash hit of the season” when Apollo’s Fire introduced it to Cleveland. Since then, Apollo’s Fire has released an internationally acclaimed CD of this work, which made the Billboard top 10 during their national tour of the Vespers on 2010.
Apollo’s Fire tours the Vespers with 7 vocal soloists, the renowned professional chamber choir Apollo’s Singers, and an orchestra of gleaming period instruments, including theorbos and sackbuts. This vibrant company of artists is delighted to bring Monteverdi’s chef-d’oeuvre to new audiences across the country.