Apollo’s Fire
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 7:30PM
Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium

“The U.S.A.’s hottest baroque band”

–CLASSICAL MUSIC MAGAZINE, UK

Jeannette Sorrell, conductor/harpsichord

Virtuoso Bach & Vivaldi

Named for the classical god of music, healing, and the sun, Apollo’s Fire is a GRAMMY award-winning ensemble.  It was founded by its Artistic Director Jeannette Sorrell, to revive the baroque ideal that music should evoke the various Affekts or passions in the listeners. Apollo’s Fire is a collection of creative artists who share Sorrell’s passion for drama and rhetoric.

Praised for its “joyous spontaneity” (THE NEW YORKER) and “superlative music-making” (DAILY TELEGRAPH, London), Apollo’s Fire and their award-winning conductor Jeannette Sorrell have played sold-out concerts from Carnegie Hall to the BBC Proms to the Royal Theatre of Madrid.  They bring their passion and virtuosity to this lively program of concertos and suites by J.S. Bach and Vivaldi.  The program includes dueling double-concertos as well as Sorrell’s acclaimed arrangement of Vivaldi’s La Folia (“Madness”), which the orchestra plays from memory.

APOLLO’S FIRE | The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra

Jeannette Sorrell, Artistic Director

Virtuoso Bach & Vivaldi

APOLLO’S FIRE | The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra

Jeannette Sorrell, Artistic Director

Virtuoso Bach & Vivaldi

  1. M. UCCELLINI/arr. Sorrell La Bergamasca

 

  1. VIVALDI Concerto in B Minor for Four Violins, RV 580
    (1678-1741)       Allegro
    Largo – Larghetto
    Allegro

Susanna Perry Gilmore, Johanna Novom,
Adriane Post, Carrie Krause, violin

J.S. BACH                                 Selections from Orchestral Suite no. 2 in B Minor
(1685-1750)                                           Bourrée – Polonaise – Menuet – Badinerie

Kathie Stewart, traverso

VIVALDI                                 Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos
                                                            Allegro – Adagio – Allegro

                                                René Schiffer  & Sarah Stone, cello

 

– Intermission –

 

BACH                                      Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048

[Allegro] – Adagio – Allegro
VIVALDI                                 Flute Concerto in D, RV 428, “Il Gardellino” (The Goldfinch)

Allegro – Cantabile – Allegro

                                                Kathie Stewart, traverso

 

VIVALDI/arr. Sorrell                La Folia (“Madness”), after the Trio Sonata in D Minor, RV 63

Alan Choo & Emi Tanabe, violin

ABOUT APOLLO’S FIRE

 “The U.S.A.’s hottest baroque band”

– Classical Music Magazine, UK

“Led by a brilliant harpsichordist, Jeannette Sorrell, the ensemble exudes stylish energy –

a blend of scholarship and visceral intensity.” – GRAMOPHONE

Named for the classical god of music, healing, and the sun, Apollo’s Fire is a GRAMMY award-winning ensemble.  It was founded by its Artistic Director Jeannette Sorrell, to revive the baroque ideal that music should evoke the various Affekts or passions in the listeners. Apollo’s Fire is a collection of creative artists who share Sorrell’s passion for drama and rhetoric.

Hailed as “one of the pre-eminent period-instrument ensembles”(THE INDEPENDENT, London), Apollo’s Fire made its London debut in 2010 in a sold-out concert at Wigmore Hall, with a BBC broadcast.  Subsequent European tours took place in 2011, 2014, and 2015. European performances include sold-out concerts at the BBC Proms in London (with live broadcast across Europe), the Aldeburgh Festival(UK), Madrid’s Royal TheatreBordeaux’s Grand Théàtre de l’Opéra, and major venues in Lisbon, Metz (France), and Bregenz (Austria), as well as concerts on the Birmingham International Series (UK) and the Tuscan Landscapes Festival (Italy).  AF’s London concert in 2014 was chosen by the DAILY TELEGRAPH as one of the “Best 5 Classical Concerts of The Year.”

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“The U.S.A.’s hottest baroque band”

–CLASSICAL MUSIC MAGAZINE, UK

Jeannette Sorrell, conductor/harpsichord

Virtuoso Bach & Vivaldi

Named for the classical god of music, healing, and the sun, Apollo’s Fire is a GRAMMY award-winning ensemble.  It was founded by its Artistic Director Jeannette Sorrell, to revive the baroque ideal that music should evoke the various Affekts or passions in the listeners. Apollo’s Fire is a collection of creative artists who share Sorrell’s passion for drama and rhetoric.

Praised for its “joyous spontaneity” (THE NEW YORKER) and “superlative music-making” (DAILY TELEGRAPH, London), Apollo’s Fire and their award-winning conductor Jeannette Sorrell have played sold-out concerts from Carnegie Hall to the BBC Proms to the Royal Theatre of Madrid.  They bring their passion and virtuosity to this lively program of concertos and suites by J.S. Bach and Vivaldi.  The program includes dueling double-concertos as well as Sorrell’s acclaimed arrangement of Vivaldi’s La Folia (“Madness”), which the orchestra plays from memory.

Program Notes

APOLLO’S FIRE | The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra

Jeannette Sorrell, Artistic Director

Virtuoso Bach & Vivaldi

APOLLO’S FIRE | The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra

Jeannette Sorrell, Artistic Director

Virtuoso Bach & Vivaldi

  1. M. UCCELLINI/arr. Sorrell La Bergamasca

 

  1. VIVALDI Concerto in B Minor for Four Violins, RV 580
    (1678-1741)       Allegro
    Largo – Larghetto
    Allegro

Susanna Perry Gilmore, Johanna Novom,
Adriane Post, Carrie Krause, violin

J.S. BACH                                 Selections from Orchestral Suite no. 2 in B Minor
(1685-1750)                                           Bourrée – Polonaise – Menuet – Badinerie

Kathie Stewart, traverso

VIVALDI                                 Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos
                                                            Allegro – Adagio – Allegro

                                                René Schiffer  & Sarah Stone, cello

 

– Intermission –

 

BACH                                      Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048

[Allegro] – Adagio – Allegro
VIVALDI                                 Flute Concerto in D, RV 428, “Il Gardellino” (The Goldfinch)

Allegro – Cantabile – Allegro

                                                Kathie Stewart, traverso

 

VIVALDI/arr. Sorrell                La Folia (“Madness”), after the Trio Sonata in D Minor, RV 63

Alan Choo & Emi Tanabe, violin

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ABOUT APOLLO’S FIRE

 “The U.S.A.’s hottest baroque band”

– Classical Music Magazine, UK

“Led by a brilliant harpsichordist, Jeannette Sorrell, the ensemble exudes stylish energy –

a blend of scholarship and visceral intensity.” – GRAMOPHONE

Named for the classical god of music, healing, and the sun, Apollo’s Fire is a GRAMMY award-winning ensemble.  It was founded by its Artistic Director Jeannette Sorrell, to revive the baroque ideal that music should evoke the various Affekts or passions in the listeners. Apollo’s Fire is a collection of creative artists who share Sorrell’s passion for drama and rhetoric.

Hailed as “one of the pre-eminent period-instrument ensembles”(THE INDEPENDENT, London), Apollo’s Fire made its London debut in 2010 in a sold-out concert at Wigmore Hall, with a BBC broadcast.  Subsequent European tours took place in 2011, 2014, and 2015. European performances include sold-out concerts at the BBC Proms in London (with live broadcast across Europe), the Aldeburgh Festival(UK), Madrid’s Royal TheatreBordeaux’s Grand Théàtre de l’Opéra, and major venues in Lisbon, Metz (France), and Bregenz (Austria), as well as concerts on the Birmingham International Series (UK) and the Tuscan Landscapes Festival (Italy).  AF’s London concert in 2014 was chosen by the DAILY TELEGRAPH as one of the “Best 5 Classical Concerts of The Year.”

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