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Music from the British Isles Performed by Apollo's Fire, Jeanette Sorrell, Director
Date & Time: Saturday, March 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Location: Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street, Village of Hunter
Tickets Purchased Ahead: $25; $20 seniors; $7 students
(Book-ahead ticket prices good up to 5 hours before the performance)
Tickets Purchased at the Door: $30; $25 seniors; $7 students
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Catskill Mountain Foundation is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, Greene County Legislature through the Cultural Fund administered by the Greene County Council on the Arts, the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, the Samuel and Esther Doctorow Fund, the New York Council for the Humanities, Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation, The Greene County Youth Bureau, Marshall & Sterling Insurance, All Souls' Church, Stewarts Shops, Windham Foundation, and by private donations.
“A triumph ... an absolutely joyous achievement”
“Baroque orchestra conquers Tanglewood.... Only a few minutes into the concert, one realized that this was going to be no typical Baroque sewing-machine outing.... Sorrell and her group demonstrated ... expressive musical response, drive and color. The dramatic cadenza [of Brandenburg Concerto no. 5] of astonishing virtuosity ... was indeed hair-raising and brilliantly played. The encore truly brought the house down.”
—Boston Musical Intelligencer (Tanglewood debut, 2015)
Long ago, the sparkling fiddle tunes and haunting ballads of the British Isles came across the water—taking root in the hills of Virginia, mingling with southern hymns and African spirituals, creating the soulful music we call Appalachian. The people of the mountains raise their communal voices in celebration of daily life—love, singing, dancing and prayer.
25 years ago, Jeannette Sorrell had an obsession and a dream. The obsession was baroque music, as it was meant to be done—alive and full of emotional impact. The dream: a period-instrument orchestra in Northeast Ohio. Apollo’s Fire “burst on the scene with dazzling style” (The Plain Dealer). Four European tours and 24 CD releases later, Apollo’s Fire has played to sold-out crowds in New York, Boston, Washington, San Francisco, Madrid, Bordeaux, the Tanglewood Festival and the BBC Proms in London.
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