The 30th Anniversary Season!
2021-2022: A Journey of Discovery
“Superb energy… an exhilarating evening”
– San Francisco Chronicle
Breaking News: Jeannette and Apollo’s Singers made a triumphant debut with the New York Philharmonic
“A splendid performance… It’s difficult for a Messiah performance to stand out, but this one did. Jeannette Sorrell guided a lithe, glowing and elegant performance.. Wonderful vitality… Spirited choruses, sung with rich, robust sound and crisp diction by Apollo’s Singers.” READ MORE.
– New York Times, Dec. 2021
Join Apollo’s Fire this season…
- AT HOME in Northeast Ohio: 7 programs and 28 concerts – DOWNLOAD the Season Brochure
- IN CHICAGO: the new Windy City Series features 5 concerts in Evanston and Lincoln Park, including violin soloist Rachel Barton Pine.
- AROUND THE COUNTRY: Tour engagements include a return to CARNEGIE HALL as well as Sonoma, CA; Vail/Beaver Creek, CO; Winston-Salem, NC; Worcester, MA; and 5 concerts in Chicago.
- AROUND THE WORLD: AF’s Worldwide Watch-at-Home series for national and international audiences continues with 5 new releases this year. MORE DETAILS. And… last year’s 7 full-length concert-videos are also available for your enjoyment NOW.
Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons
Francisco Fullana, violin
Jeannette Sorrell | Apollo’s Fire
Debuted at #2 on Billboard Classical Chart
Chosen as #3 in the “Best 10 Classical CDs of 2021” – THE SUNDAY TIMES, London
“Sorrell and her dazzling period band from Cleveland commit Vivaldi’s concertos to disc… and the results are revelatory. Sorrell’s booklet notes are as fascinating as her soloist Fullana’s virtuosic playing, but it’s her orchestra’s incandescence — exhilarating in Summer’s cascading rainstorm — that makes this essential listening….”
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
WINNER: Best US Documentary, Chagrin Documentary Film Fest (October 2020)
Next screenings: Thursday, December 16, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St., New York City
“Apollo’s Fire, the lauded group from Cleveland,
brings joyous spontaneity to its performances.”
–THE NEW YORKER
News & Features
“A splendid performance… It’s difficult for a Messiah performance to stand out, but this one did. Jeannette Sorrell guided a lithe, glowing and elegant performance.. Wonderful vitality… Spirited choruses, sung with rich, robust sound and crisp diction by Apollo’s Singers.” – NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 2021
“A distinguished performance by the New York Philharmonic under Jeannette Sorrell…. The founder of Cleveland’s estimable Apollo’s Fire, Sorrell led a confident, fluid, and (by design) theatrical performance. But the performance’s real trump card was the presence of Apollo’s Singers… fresh tone, spot-on intonation, and excellent ensemble.” – CLASSICAL VOICE NORTH AMERICA (Journal of the Music Critics Association of North America), Dec. 2021
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