Apollo’s Fire: The 2023-34 Windy City Series

October 4, 2023, 8:00 pm

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Conductor Jeannette Sorrell
Conductor Jeannette Sorrell

Jeannette Sorrell, artistic director of Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra, previews the upcoming Windy City Series which features seven concerts across four Chicago area venues: the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Nichols Concert Hall, and Alice Millar Chapel.

The first of four programs, Handel’s dramatic oratorio Israel in Egypt will be performed later this month. 


All performances feature Apollo’s Fire conducted by Jeannette Sorrell.

Claudio Monteverdi: Toccata from L’Orfeo

George Frideric Handel: Selections from Israel in Egypt (Adaptation by Jeannette Sorrell)
Molly Carpenter Haigh, soprano
Molly Netter, soprano

Antonio Vivaldi: Ciaccona in C
Olivier Brault, violin
Carrie Krause, violin

Barbara Strozzi: Che si può fare?
Erica Schuller, soprano

Traditional Sephardic: Seven Ways to Cook Eggpplant

John Jacob Niles (arr. Sorrell): I wonder as I wander
Traditional Scottish (arr. Sorrell): Over the Isles to America
Traditional Scottish (arr. Sorrell & Amanda Powell): Christ Child’s Lullaby
Traditional Scottish/Irish: The Parting Glass
Amanda Powell, soprano
Ross Hauck, tenor

Diego Ortiz (arr. Sorrell): Recercada no. 2 sobre Passamezzo moderno
Rene Schiffer, cello piccolo

Santa Maria, Stela do Dia, Cantiga #100 from the Cantigas de Santa Maria Codex, c. 1250, arr. J. Sorrell
Amanda Powell, soprano
Brian Kay, tenor

Juan Arañés (arr. Sorrell): Un Sarao de la Chacona
Amanda Forsythe, soprano
Amanda Powell, soprano
Amanda Crider, mezzo-soprano