APOLLO FIRE’S JEANNETTE SORRELL DISCUSSES O JERUSALEM!

Jeannette Sorrell of Apollo’s Fire talks with Mark Sebastian Jordan about ‘O Jerusalem!’

Jeannette Sorrell addresses an audience

In its first quarter century, Apollo’s Fire, the Cleveland baroque orchestra, has made creative programming a cornerstone — a key part of engaging and building a dedicated public throughout northeast Ohio and beyond. In 2018, the ensemble unveiled a program entitled O Jerusalem! Crossroads of Three Faiths, which I reviewed in concert at that time. Now the group is bringing the program back for a second look and taking it on tour to New York City and Chicago. I spoke with harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell as she was returning to her hotel from a rehearsal for the group’s current tour.

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In Cleveland, Hrůša leads epic, draining Adams, followed by restorative Mahler

United StatesUnited States John Adams, Mahler: Joélle Harvey (soprano), Cleveland Orchestra Chorus (director: Lisa Wong), members of the Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus (director: Ann Usher), members of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus (director: Daniel Singer), Cleveland Orchestra / Jakub Hrůša (conductor). Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 14.11.2019. (MSJ)

Joélle Harvey, Jakub Hrůša, & The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni.
Joélle Harvey, Jakub Hrůša, & The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni.

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