Jeannette Sorrell


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    Other masters of the [baroque] style have been paying visits, but none has summoned up as much energy, enthusiasm and excitement from the orchestra as Sorrell.”
    Twin Cities Pioneer Press, 2017

    GRAMMY®-winning conductor Jeannette Sorrell is recognized internationally as one of today’s most compelling interpreters of Baroque and Classical repertoire, and is credited by the U.K.’s BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE for “forging a vibrant, life-affirming approach to early music.”

    Sorrell is the founder and artistic director of APOLLO’S FIRE, and has led the renowned period ensemble as conductor and harpsichord soloist in sold-out concerts at London’s BBC Proms, Carnegie Hall, Madrid’s Royal Theatre (Teatro Real), London’s Wigmore Hall, the Grand Théâtre de l’Opéra in Bordeaux, the Aldeburgh Festival (UK), the Tanglewood and Ravinia festivals, Boston’s Early Music Festival, the Library of Congress,...

    “Jeannette Sorrell, acclaimed harpsichordist and conductor, led Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in their energetic performance. Partnering with Sorrell was an obvious choice; she brought the energy and creativity that made Apollo’s Fire so renowned and granted her celebrity status within the early music world. Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G Minor.... was a thrilling experience. Jeannette Sorrell is an absolute dynamo onstage and a pleasure to see conduct....She is a force to be reckoned with and consistently proves that her reputation is more than deserved.”
    “A resplendent performance... The production belonged entirely to Ms. Sorrell, who devised the concept, which she called ‘a dramatic presentation.”
    New York Times, 2016