Apollo's Fire

Airs Monday, December 21, at 1 p.m. Now an acclaimed CD, Jeannette Sorrell’s interpretation of Handel’s Messiah has inspired audiences across the country on many national radio broadcasts. Taking their cue from Handel’s original conception of the piece as theatrical entertainment, Sorrell and her actor-singers take the listeners on a spiritual and emotional journey.

Airs Friday, March 29 at 12 noon. Apollo's Fire- The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra under founding music director Jeannette Sorrell present Bach's St. John's Passion, with Ian Honeyman as the Evangelist; Jeffrey Strauss as Jesus; Michael McMurray as Pilate; Jolle Greenleaf & Arine Grimm sopranos; Kirsten Sollek mezzo-soprano; Richard Edgar-Wilson & Marc Molomot tenors; Tom Meglioranza baritone and Apollo's Singers & Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra. With the St. John Passion, Apollo's Fire has moved audiences in Cleveland, on tour, and across the country by radio. Sorrell and her stellar company of dramatic soloists perform the work as a sweeping saga, "revelatory ... with impassioned singing and playing bringing Bach's score to life with contemporary immediacy" (Opera News).

Airs Monday, January 9 at 11:00 a.m.
Program No. 13.  Mozart: Light & Shadows
Jeannette Sorrell, conducting
Guest Artist: John Gibbons, fortepiano
Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture
Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 20 in d minor
Mozart: Requiem in d minor
Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 23 in A, K. 488

Airs Monday, January 2 at 11:00 a.m.
Concertos From Zimmerman’s Coffeehouse
Jeannette Sorrell, directing from the harpsichord
Telemann: Concerto Polonois in G
Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Violins in a minor
J.S. Bach: Concerto in d minor for harpsichord
with Jeannette Sorrell, harpsichord
J.S. Bach Concerto in d minor for Two Violins
David Greenberg & Emlyn Ngai, violins
Telemann: Ouverture-Suite in in g minor, selections
Telemann: Finale from “Grillen-Sinfonie” 

Airs Monday, December 26 at 11:00 a.m.
Apollo's Fire - Cleveland's Baroque Orchestra
Presents Bach’s St. John Passion - Sung in English
With Jeannette Sorrell, conducting & organ continuo
Ian Honeyman, Evangelist;  Jeffrey Strauss, Jesus;
Jolle Greenleaf, soprano;  Daniel Taylor, countertenor;
Marc Molomot, tenor;  Tom Meglioranza, baritone/Pilate