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Apollo's Fire members pose in front of a piano in the woods.

Apollo’s Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Spark of genius

Apollo’s Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, which last appeared at Penn State in an October 2010 performance of Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers for the Blessed Virgin, 1610, has played to sold-out houses at London’s Wigmore Hall, Madrid’s Royal Theatre, the Boston Early Music Festival, and other major venues throughout North America and Europe. The ensemble, directed by Jeannette Sorrell, captivates audiences with its dramatic period-instrument performances.

Artist website: Apollo’s Fire

1Project Events

Baroque Oboe Workshop

3:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 6
112 Music Building I

Not open to the public

Debra Nagy of Apollo's Fire leads a workshop for Penn State oboe students. Tim Hurtz, associate professor of oboe at Penn State, hosts the 90-minute workshop.

Baroque Trumpet Master Class

5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 6
110 Music Building I

The public is welcome to observe a master class for trumpet students led by Josh Cohen of Apollo’s Fire. Langston Fitzgerald, professor of trumpet at Penn State, hosts the 90-minute session.

Chamber Orchestra Coaching

5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 6
128 Music Building II

The public is welcome to observe a coaching session, led by Apollo’s Fire Music Director Jeannette Sorrell, for the Penn State Chamber Orchestra. The 100-minute session concentrates on Mozart’s Symphony No. 40. Gerardo Edelstein, professor of music and director of orchestral studies at Penn State, hosts the session. Attendance is limited to thirty people.

Baroque Flute Master Class

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 6
Music Building I Esber Recital Hall

The public is invited to observe as Kathie Stewart of Apollo’s Fire leads a master class for Penn State flute students. Naomi Seidman, assistant professor of flute at Penn State, hosts the 90-minute session.

Baroque Ensemble Coaching

8:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 6
128 Music Building II

The public is invited to observe Andrew Fouts of Apollo’s Fire coaching Penn State’s Baroque Ensemble. Rob Nairn, professor of double bass at Penn State, hosts the 90-minute session.

Baroque Violin and Strings Master Class

11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 7
Music Building I Esber Recital Hall

The public is welcome to observe as Olivier Brault of Apollo’s Fire leads a master class for Penn State violin and strings students. James Lyon, professor of music at Penn State, hosts the 90-minute session.

Music 5 Class Visit

2:30 p.m. Thursday, November 7
Music Building I Esber Recital Hall

The public is invited to hear Apollo's Fire Music Director Jeannette Sorrell speak about J. S. Bach and his Brandenburg Concertos during a visit to an Introduction to Western Music class. Mark Ferraguto, assistant professor of musicology at Penn State, hosts the class.

Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2–6

7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 7
Schwab Auditorium

When Apollo’s Fire performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2 through 6, the results are “brilliant and swaggering” (The Times of London). From fiery strings to colorful recorders to a dizzying harpsichord solo, the concert brims with virtuosity. The ensemble brings its special brand of exuberance to Bach’s Baroque masterpieces. Trumpeter Josh Cohen scales the heights in the famous second concerto. And harpsichordist Sorrell “delivers a brilliant, take-no-captives rendition of the big solo in No. 5,” writes an American Record Guide reviewer. “In all, these performances are lively and unfailingly attractive.”

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Adult $42  |  University Park Student $12  |  18 and Younger $32

Complimentary round-trip shuttle service is provided between the Eisenhower Parking Deck and Schwab. Board the shuttle in the area between the parking deck and the Eisenhower Auditorium rear loading dock. The first shuttle leaves Eisenhower at 6:05 p.m., followed by others every twenty minutes until 7:05 p.m. After the concert, the shuttle makes as many trips as necessary to return riders to Eisenhower.

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Gay D. Dunne and James H. Dunne

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WPSU

Artistic Viewpoints

Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring Sorrell and Marica Tacconi, professor of musicology at Penn State, is offered in Schwab one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders.

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