Announcing the 30th Anniversary Season!
2021-2022: A Journey of Discovery

“Superb energy… an exhilarating evening”
– San Francisco Chronicle

Join Apollo’s Fire this season…

  • AT HOME in Northeast Ohio: 7 programs and 28 concerts
  • AROUND THE COUNTRY: 14 concerts, including return engagements at CARNEGIE HALL, Tanglewood, Ravinia… and the launch of the Chicago Miniseries!
  • AROUND THE WORLD: AF continues its Worldwide Watch-at-Home series for national and international audiences. Seven full-length concert-videos are already available for your enjoyment NOW. And 5 more will be released in 2021-22! MORE DETAILS

Upcoming Events

Caramoor Festival
August 1

Ravinia Festival
August 3

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)

More Info & Future Showings

Apollo’s Fire has surpassed 7 million views on YouTube
thanks to our new video series!

AF’s new series of online programs features concert videos, interviews, and related reading. Music, art and literature nourish us in hard times! Sign up here to receive the free programs by email. Click here for past programs and upcoming schedule.

“Apollo’s Fire, the lauded group from Cleveland,
brings joyous spontaneity to its performances.”

–THE NEW YORKER

News & Features

Apollo’s Fire wins Grammy® Award, shared with Karim Sulayman and Jeannette Sorrell.
Read the article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer or watch the video from the Grammy® awards

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.”
–COOLCLEVELAND.COM

“The Apollo’s Fire sound… early-music straight-tone point-polished to a ravishing, satiny gloss.”
–THE BOSTON GLOBE

A few of AF’s Billboard Hits!






“The U.S.A.’s hottest baroque band.” –CLASSICAL MUSIC MAGAZINE (UK)