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“Apollo’s Fire has forged a vibrant, life-affirming approach to the re-making of early music…
European ears have begun to appreciate the blend of intellect and artistry concocted by harpsichordist Sorrell and her colleagues. Their seductive vision of musical authenticity is guided by a shared commitment to honest emotional expression, rooted in period style yet never its slave.”
BBC Music Magazine

“Apollo’s Fire is one of the brightest lights of period-instrument playing in the United States…
arguably the most distinctive in sound and memorable in style.
Its trademark qualities: expressive subtlety, exuberance and passion.”
Classical Music Magazine, London

“Apollo’s Fire has developed into one of America’s leading Baroque orchestras,
and one capable of competing with some of Europe’s much-recorded bands.”
The Boston Globe

“They were turning people away at the door…That unusually large turnout was warranted by the stylishness and boundless verve of Jeannette Sorrell and her musicians.”
The Washington Post

Named for the classical god of music and the sun, Apollo’s Fire 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 Theatre, Bordeaux’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.”



Concert Details:

Artist URL: https://apollosfire.org/
Date of Concert: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019
Time of Concert: 7:30 pm .... Doors Open at 7pm
Venue: Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East
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Jeannette Sorrell, Artistic Director
Susanna Perry Gilmore, violin
Alan Choo, violin
Carrie Krause, violin
Andrew Fouts, violin
Elizabeth Phelps, violin
Chiara Stauffer, violin
Emi Tanabe, violin
Evan Few, viola
Allison Monroe, viola
René Schiffer, cello
Ezra Seltzer, cello
Sue Yelanjian, contrabass
Kathie Stewart, traverso
Billy Simms, theorbo/guitar
Jeannette Sorrell, harpsichord


Uccellini/arr. Sorrell, La Bergamasca
Vivaldi, Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8 no. 1,
RV 269, La primavera (Spring)
Vivaldi, Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8 no. 2,
RV 315, L’estate (Summer)
Vivaldi, Concerto in G minor
for Two Cellos, RV 531
Vivaldi, Concerto in D Major for Flute,
“Il Gardellino” (The Goldfinch)
Vivaldi, Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8 no. 3,
RV 293, “L’autumno” (Autumn)
Vivaldi, Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8 no. 4,
RV 297, “L’inverno” (Winter)
Vivaldi/arr. Sorrell, La Folia (“Madness”),
after the Triosonata in D min., RV 63

On rare occasion, programs and/or concerts may be subject to change.