Apollo's Fire

  • Type of music played: Baroque
  • Type of Ensemble: Orchestral
  • Number of players in group: 16+
  • Fee range of programs: $10,000-$14,999
State/Province where ensemble is based: 
OH
Name of performers in the ensemble and the instruments they play: 
Music Director: Jeannette Sorrell; Violin: Cynthia Roberts, Julie Andrijeski, Miho Hashizume, Johanna Novom, Carrie Krause, Adriane Post, Emi Tanabe, Cheryl Trace, Beth Wenstrom; Viola: Karina Schmitz, Kristen Linfante; Cello: René Schiffer, Mime Yamahiro Brinkmann; Viola da gamba: René Schiffer, Catharina Meints; Contrabass: Sue Yelanjian; Flauto Traverso & Recorder: Michael Lynn, Kathie Lynne Stewart; Oboe: Washington McClain, Debra Nagy; Bassoon: Marc Vallon, Anna Marsh; Trumpet: Barry Bauguess; Timpani: Matthew Bassett; Keyboard Continuo: Jeannette Sorrell
Paragraph about the ensemble: 
Apollo’s Fire is dedicated to the performance of 17th- and 18th-century music on the period instruments for which it was written. Music Director Jeannette Sorrell gathers a select pool of dynamic and creative early-music artists from throughout North America and Europe. Since its sold-out and critically acclaimed debut in 1992, Apollo’s Fire has performed at such venues as the Aspen Music Festival, the Miller Theatre series in New York City, the Boston Early Music Festival winter series, the Library of Congress, the Ojai Festival in California, the Chautauqua Institution in New York State, the New World Symphony’s Baroque Festival in Miami, the Oberlin College Artists Series, the CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, the Bach Festival of Philadelphia, the National Academy of Sciences and the Dumbarton Oaks series in Washington, DC, and the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival in Michigan, as well as two sold-out concerts in Cleveland’s Severance Hall.
Booking Contact Information
Booking Contact Person: 
Kristen Linfante
Booking Contact Country: 
United States
Booking Contact Phone Number: 
(216) 346-8057
Booking Contact Email: 
klinfante@apollosfire.org
Educational/Outreach add-ons available: 
Introduction to Baroque Style for Performers Getting a Handel on Bach Workshop for Choral Conductors, led by Jeannette Sorrell Workshop for Orchestral Conductors, led by Jeannette Sorrell Masterclasses for singers and instrumentalists
Titles of touring programs for 2012-13: 
Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 Fire and Folly: Myths of Love and Betrayal, with Sophie Daneman, Soprano Come to the River: An Early American Gathering
Audio files: 
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Apollo's Fire - TELEMANN - Don Quixote - Quixote Asleep
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Apollo's Fire - VIVALDI - Concerto for 4 violins - Mvt. 1
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Apollo's Fire - BACH - Brandenburg No. 3 - Finale
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Apollo's Fire - BACH - Brandenburg No. 5 - Mvt. 1
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Apollo's Fire - MONTEVERDI - Vespers - Deus in adjutorium
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Apollo's Fire - MONTEVERDI - Vespers - Lauda, Jerusalem
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Apollo's Fire Crossover/Folk - ANON - Scarborough Fayre
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Apollo's Fire Crossover/Folk - TRAD - Garfield's Blackberry Blossom
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Ensemble's touring schedule for the past three years: 
Discography of the ensemble: 
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