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New documentary film by two-time Academy Award® winning director Allan Miller features Apollo’s Fire
PLAYING WITH FIRE: Jeannette Sorrell and the Mysteries of Conducting
Premiered in October 2019 at Cinema Village in New York City
WINNER: Best US Documentary, Chagrin Documentary Film Fest (October 2020)
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“Apollo’s Fire, the lauded group from Cleveland,
brings joyous spontaneity to its performances.”
–THE NEW YORKER
News & Features
THE IRISH TIMES chooses AF’s Dublin concert as the Pick of the Week — “This week’s best traditional music gigs…”
Sold-out at Tanglewood for the 2nd time!
Read the reviews.
THE NEW YORKER picks Apollo’s Fire as one of the “highlights” of Tanglewood’s first 2 weeks.
THE PHILADELPHIA ENQUIRER picks Apollo’s Fire as one of the “15 orchestral treats this summer.”
THE HUFFINGTON POST picks its highlights of Tanglewood’s summer… “Apollo’s Fire, Cleveland’s enduring Baroque orchestra, led by the indomitable harpsichordist and conductor Jeanette Sorrell.”
OBERLIN MAGAZINE features Jeannette Sorrell and her “Lasting Affekt” on the early music scene.
Jeannette Sorrell wins Cleveland Arts Prize (Mid-Career Award)
Read the Plain Dealer article here.
What the critics are saying…
“Apollo’s Fire under the direction of Sorrell has put Cleveland firmly on the period-performance map.”
–THE NEW YORKER
“Superlative music-making…. combining European stylishness and American can-do entrepreneurialism.”
–THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, LONDON (“Best 5 Classical Concerts of the Year”)
“Never again even think that ‘classical music’ is boring. Never if it’s done as well as Apollo’s Fire does it.”
“The Apollo’s Fire sound… early-music straight-tone point-polished to a ravishing, satiny gloss.”
–THE BOSTON GLOBE