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Apollo’s Fire: The Four Seasons Rediscovered

Saturday 15 April 2023

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Programme

Uccellini (arr. Sorrell) – La Bergamasca
Vivaldi – The Four Seasons
Vivaldi – Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor, RV 531
Vivaldi (arr. Sorrell) – Concerto Grosso, ‘La Folia’ (“Madness”)

Performers

Apollo’s Fire – The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra
Francisco Fullana Violin
Jeannette Sorrell Artistic Director

Spirited, exuberant and unashamedly entertaining, the Grammy-nominated Apollo’s Fire is a period-instrument ensemble with a flamboyant difference – and under its founding director Jeannette Sorrell, it’s been described as “the USA’s hottest baroque band”. Tonight at St. Martin-in-the-Fields they shake the dust off Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. And then they head downstairs into the Crypt to open their Blues Café 1610 – an uproarious late-night tour through the songs, dances and battling fiddles of seventeenth century nightlife. Monteverdi rubs shoulders with the Rolling Stones and Dowland clinks glasses with Woody Guthrie: this is Early Music running off the leash. Well it’s Saturday night, after all…

Dates, Times & Book

Sat 15 Apr 7:00 PM £36/£32/£26/£16/£10 Book

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