The 2022-2023 Season
Sparks of Joy in a Fragmented World

Ohio’s GRAMMY®-winning baroque orchestra invites you to a thought-provoking odyssey…

Dear Friends,
The Ancient Greeks knew that music has the power to move the emotions, heal the spirit, and help human beings connect in a troubled world. From the splendor of Monteverdi, to the soulful and resilient voices of migration and exile… to the joy of virtuosity in musical duels among friends…. we hope you will share our odyssey of artistic adventure.
Join us for our 31st season, and let’s create sparks of joy together – in the magic of live performance!
Jeannette Sorrell

Subscription Series:
26 concerts of 7 programs in venues across Northeast Ohio

Casual concerts in trendy restaurants, exploring the crossroads of baroque, folk, and jazz.

Download the 2022-2023 Season Brochure.
SUBSCRIPTIONS on sale now by phone and online.
SINGLE TICKETS on sale by phone.
Download the order form here or call 216.320.0012 x 1 for more info and to place your order!

2022-2023 Subscription Programs

Program #1:
MONTEVERDI Vespers of 1610
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The sensuous allure of the East and the structure of the West. They met in Venice in 1610 – and the splendor resounded. Jeannette Sorrell leads chorus, strings, brass, lutes, and soloists in Monteverdi’s sumptuous masterpiece.

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Program #2:
November 10-13

Amanda Forsythe, soprano

The wild power of nature inspires this program of orchestral showpieces, including Vivaldi’s Tempesta di Mare (Storm at Sea) concerto featuring violinist Alan Choo; Marais’ tempest scene from Alcione; and gorgeous arias sung by Amanda Forsythe.
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Program #3:
Handel’s MESSIAH
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Sonya Headlam & Erica Schuller, soprano
Amanda Crider, mezzo-soprano
Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenor
Edward Vogel, baritone

Sound the trumpet! Jeannette Sorrell, soloists, and chorus bring their nationally acclaimed interpretation of Messiah back home to Northeast Ohio. The singers become musical storytellers, bringing spirituality and theatricality to Handel’s richly layered masterpiece.
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Program #4:
Muse of Fire
February 2-5

Alan Choo, violin & direction
Andréa Walker, soprano | Edward Vogel, baritone

A profound spirituality inspired many 17th-century composers to scale the heights of virtuosity. Alan Choo and 7 friends continue their exploration of Biber’s stunning Sonatas on the Mysteries of the Rosary alongside sacred vocal works.
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Program #5:
EXILE & RESILIENCE: Music of the Jewish & African Diasporas
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Expelled from their homes and scattered across the earth, exiled peoples have often found strength and resilience in their music. This new program from Jeannette Sorrell begins where “O Jerusalem!” ended – celebrating the interwoven connections of the Sephardic, Ashkenazy, Palestinian, and African traditions.
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Vivaldi’s Four Seasons rediscovered – Tour Send-Off Concerts
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Join us for a festive send-off (with champagne reception) as our musicians warm up their 2 programs for our European tour. – Or better yet, plan to come with us! London (UK), Heidelberg (Germany), and more…!
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Program #6:
A Return to Bach’s Coffeehouse
May 11-14

NEW PROGRAM! A famous coffeehouse in 18th-c. Leipzig was the scene of lively orchestra concerts led by J.S. Bach. Concertmaster and Asst. Artistic Director Alan Choo leads this year’s version, featuring Vivaldi’s mysterious concerto La Notte (“Night”), and two musical fencing matches: Telemann’s Concerto for Flute & Recorder and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 6.
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Questions? Call the friendly Apollo’s Fire staff at 216.320.0012.

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

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