Apollo's Fire

Jeannette Sorrell Artistic Director


In advance:
$50, $42, $32, $20
Day of show:
$53, $45, $35, $23

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LIFT EV’RY VOICE – A Celebration of Brotherhood & Sisterhood

This uplifting program honors our country's diversity, from the Civil War to the present. Monteverdi’s beautiful Nigra Sum (I am Black & Beautiful) from the Vespers of 1610 meets Black composer Jonathan Woody’s stunning 2019 composition of the same title. Renowned countertenor Reggie Mobley shares tales of his youth growing up Black (and beautiful) in the South. A suite by Joseph Bologne (known as “The Black Mozart” in the 18th century) leads to Civil War-era spirituals. The Apollo’s Musettes (youth choir) join AF musicians in this celebration of our shared humanity.

Apollo’s Fire, GRAMMY®-winning orchestra has performed sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall, the BBC Proms, the Royal Theatre of Madrid, the Tanglewood Festival, the Metropolitan Museum of Art… and more! But what Apollo’s Fire musicians love most is bringing world-class performances to your doorstep – in a continuous “tour” of Northeast Ohio neighborhoods.

Founding Artistic Director Jeannette Sorrell is praised for her “inspired leadership” (THE INDEPENDENT, London) and “revelatory performances” (OPERA NEWS). Apollo’s Fire is dedicated to reviving the true spirit of baroque performances – not only with period instruments, but with the emotional impact the music was meant to convey.

Come and see why Apollo’s Fire has one of the three largest baroque audiences in the country!