NEA ArtWorks Application 2023

Work Samples

Proposed Project: “DIASPORA – Music of Exile & Resilience”
March 2023

1. Vivaldi: “Summer” from The Four Seasons, 3rd mvt (“Tempo impetuoso d’Estate”)
Apollo’s Fire | Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Performed October 24, 2021 at the Cleveland Museum of Art
This sample shows Apollo’s Fire in our standard repertoire, performed within the last 12 months.

2. Karev Yom (Hasidic Chant for Passover)
Apollo’s Fire | Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Performed March 21, 2021 at First Baptist Church, Cleveland
This piece from our 2020 program about Jewish Ghettos of Italy will be included in the DIASPORA program, featuring the same singer, Daphna Mor.

3. Longha Nahawand (trad. Turkish/Sephardic)
Apollo’s Fire | Jeannette Sorrell, direction
Performed March 11, 2020 at the Cleveland Museum of Art
This piece from our 2020 program “O Jerusalem!” shows the ensemble in repertoire similar to the proposed project.

4. Oh Freedom! (trad. Negro spiritual)
Apollo’s Fire | Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Performed May 30, 2021 at the Laurel School, Cleveland
This piece from our program “Lift Ev’ry Voice” will be included in the DIASPORA program, featuring the same soprano, Ashlee Foreman.

5. Collaboration with Southland High School (Chicago south side)
Apollo’s Fire with Southland High Choir & Dancers | Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Performed October 26, 2021 at Southland Charter High School, Matteson/Chicago
This sample shows AF in collaboration with students at Southland High, where AF is in residence. We will bring the “Rainbow Songs” (children’s version of DIASPORA) to this school.

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