Apollo’s Fire: Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain

A beloved program of Appalachian music for the holidays.

Chicago Holiday Arts Calendar: Enchanting Concerts, Events, Spectacles, and more!

As we look forward to the festivities, we have compiled some of Chicago’s most enticing holiday offerings!

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

The Cleveland-based baroque orchestra shares its new program, a sequel to their popular Sugarloaf Mountain: An Appalachian Gathering.

A Fall Choral Preview

Oliver’s picks for choral performances around Chicago.

Apollo’s Fire: The Road to Dublin

In this new program, haunting ballads and legends give way to driving reels.

Apollo’s Fire Returns for 4 Chicago Programs in ’23-24

The Cleveland-based Baroque orchestra made its Chicago debut in 2016 and has since established a strong presence in the city.

Introducing soprano Sonya Headlam

An interview with the rising star soprano and a preview of her upcoming Chicago-area performance with Apollo’s Fire.

On the Monteverdi Vespers with Jacob Perry

Jacob Perry, acclaimed for his interpretations of Baroque and Renaissance repertoire, previews his upcoming performance of Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers with Apollo’s Fire.

9 Things To Know About Monteverdi’s Vespers

Even though his compositions were well known across Europe during his time, one of Claudio Monteverdi‘s most enduring works was likely not performed (in its entirety, at least) in his lifetime!

What Are Shape Notes? Jeannette Sorrell of Apollo’s Fire Explains

Although shape notes were introduced in 18th-century England, this unique musical notation found popularity in the United States: first in New England and later in the American South. It’s recently experienced a renaissance of sorts…

Three Faiths Connected Through Music: ‘O, Jerusalem!’ With Apollo’s Fire

Does a city have its own distinctive musical style? The early music ensemble Apollo’s Fire and artistic director Jeannette Sorrell explore that question with their upcoming Chicago-area performance, “O Jerusalem! Crossroads of Three Faiths.”

8 Great Christmas Recordings for 2018

Every year, the holiday season brings a new assortment of fabulous and festive Christmas albums. Host Lisa Flynn guides us through 8 of her top classical Christmas recordings for 2018.

Ravinia Festival Shares Schedule for Summer ’17

This summer’s festival is anchored by the eighty-second annual residency of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Playlist: Classical Music to Accompany Your Hanukkah

Host Maggie Reberg shares the music that’s captivated her imagination this Hanukkah.