Wednesday, 7 May 2014

The Power of Love at St John's

Apollo's Fire - photo credit Roger Mastroianni
Apollo's Fire - photo credit Roger Mastroianni
Apollo's Fire is a baroque orchestra based in Cleveland, Ohio (in the USA), directed by Jeanette Sorrell. On Thursday 8 May 2014 they are bringing their programme The Power of Love to St John's Smith Square. Joined by soprano Sandrine Piau, they will be performing Handel, Vivaldi and Rameau including arias from Handel's Ariodante, Giulio Cesare and Alcina, Vivaldi's Tito Manlio and Rameau's Anacreon and Les Indes Galantes plus Vivaldi concertos. The combination of Piau with such a highly individual ensemble certainly promises fireworks. (Catch their video of La Folia after the break)

Founded in 1992 by harpsichordist and conductor Jeanette Sorrell, Apollo's Fire has released 20 commercial CD's, and currently records for the AVIE label. Classical Music Magazine described them as 'The U.S.A.'s hottest baroque band.'

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