Apollo's Fire: Monteverdi Vespers performers
Photo by Roger Mastroianni

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 7:00 pm
Bates Recital Hall

Presented in partnership with KMFA and the Butler School of Music

APOLLO’S FIRE Baroque Orchestra
The Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
Jeannette Sorrell, conducting

Apollo’s Fire: The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra is a popular and critically acclaimed period instrument ensemble, specializing in early music. Named for the Greek god of music and fun, and led by award-winning harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell, the early music ensemble exudes stylish energy, imagination, and virtuosity.

Apollo’s Fire’s signature piece Monteverdi Vespers features 7 vocal soloists, the renowned professional chamber choir Apollo’s Singers, and an orchestra of gleaming period instruments including theorbos and sackbuts. This classic choral masterpiece by Monteverdi (1567-1643) forged a dramatic and vivid new musical style that evoked the struggle between the archaic and the revolutionary.

This national tour by Apollo’s Fire is supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

“The U.S.A.’s hottest baroque band…arguably the most distinctive in sound and memorable in style.”

Classical Music Magazine

“The entire account [of Monteverdi’s Vespers] was an Apollo’s Fire triumph. Sorrell must be one of the best conductors around in this repertoire. In her hands, the glory of Monteverdi’s accomplishment couldn’t have been more radiant or moving.”

The Plain Dealer

Apollo’s Fire: Monteverdi’s Vespers at St. Paul’s, Akron

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