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PT Weekend: Jeannette Sorrell and Apollo's Fire

Apollo's Fire Artistic Director Jeanette Sorrell.Roger Mastroianni

Performance Today - March 11, 2023


March 11, 2023

Jeannette Sorrell founded the early music group Apollo's Fire back in 1992. Thirty-one years and counting, that fire is still burning hot. We'll hear Apollo's Fire at a concert in Cleveland. Plus, Bruce Adolphe has this week's Piano Puzzler.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Ottorino Respighi: Brazilian Impressions: III. Song and Dance
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra | Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor
Album: Respighi: Church Windows, Brazilian Impressions, Roman Festivals
Telarc 80356

Henry Purcell, arr. Benjamin Britten: Chacony in G minor
Danish String Quartet
String Theory at the Hunter, The Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

Piano Puzzler
Contestant: Ethan Woyach calling from Oak Park, IL

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90: Movements 2-4
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra | Louis Langree, conductor
Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH

Hour 2

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Movement 2: Allemande
Zuill Bailey, cello
Album: Zuill Bailey: Francoeur, Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Vieuxtemps
Delos 3326

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D Major, Haffner, KV 385
Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra | Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Apollo's Fire, Severance Music Center, Mandel Concert Hall, Cleveland, OH

JP Jofre: Hard Tango
Geoffrey Herd, violin | Ken Meyer, guitar | Esther Park, piano | Greg Robbins, bass | JP Jofre, bandoneon
Geneva Music Festival, Smith Opera House, Geneva, NY

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Cello Concerto (chamber version)
Zuill Bailey, cello | Charles Wetherbee, violin | Michael Brook, viola | Charles Lee, cello | David Crowe, bass | Jennifer Hayghe, piano | Michael Butterman, conductor
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, Brungard Aviation Hangar, Boulder, CO