25 years ago, Jeannette Sorrell had an obsession and a dream. The obsession was baroque music, as it was meant to be done – alive and full of emotional impact. The dream: a period-instrument orchestra in Northeast Ohio.
25 years ago, Apollo’s Fire “burst on the scene with dazzling style” (THE PLAIN DEALER). Four European tours and 24 CD releases later, Apollo’s Fire has played to sold-out crowds in New York, Boston, Washington, San Francisco, Madrid, Bordeaux, the Tanglewood Festival and the BBC Proms in London…. But what we love most is bringing world-class performances to your doorstep – here in Northeast Ohio.
AF’s subscription programs have repeatedly been chosen by GRAMOPHONE and BBC MAGAZINE as among the “Top 20 concerts in North America.” Founding Artistic Director Jeannette Sorrell is hailed for her “inspired leadership” (THE INDEPENDENT, London) and “revelatory performances” (OPERA NEWS).