Upcoming Events: Anne Sofie von Otter & Apollo’s Fire

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 – 8:00 pm (Coolidge Auditorium)
ANNE SOFIE VON OTTER, mezzo soprano

Anne Sofie

Anne Sofie von Otter by Ewa Marie Rundquist

A gleaming, radiant voice, elegant musicianship and adventurous programs—Gustav Mahler and Peter Eötvös to Elvis Costello and Brad Mehldau—have won this regal Swedish mezzo a large and growing fan base in opera houses and concert halls worldwide. Don’t miss the pleasure of hearing her in the very intimate setting of the Coolidge, performing with rising stars Thomas Dunford and Jonathan Cohen. Their thoughtful program of Renaissance and Baroque songs includes a few unexpected modern gems—Arvo Pärt’s setting of Robert Burns’ “My Heart’s in the Highlands” and a song or two by Simon and Garfunkel. FREE, tickets required.

Works by Charpentier, F. Couperin, Dowland, R. Johnson, Kapsberger, Lambert, Pärt, Purcell and Rameau

Program Booklet

Advance tickets for this event are currently sold out. RUSH passes will be distributed for space available admission beginning at 6:00pm.



Courtesy of Thomas Dunford


Courtesy of Jonathan Cohen

Pre-Concert Lecture (6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion)
“Strike the viol, touch the lute: early Baroque song at the Library of Congress”
James Wintle, Music Division
FREE, no tickets required

Nightcap Coversation (After the concert, Coolidge Auditorium)
A conversation with Anne Sofie von Otter
FREE, requires a ticket for the 8pm concert


Thursday, November 19, 2015 – 8:00 pm (Coolidge Auditorium)
Jeannette Sorrell, artistic director
Amanda Forsythe, soprano

Courtesy of Apollo's Fire

Courtesy of Apollo’s Fire

Apollo’s Fire, Cleveland’s champions of the Baroque, offers a program that The Telegraph (London) selected as one the “Best 5 Musical Moments” of the season. Hailing from “the heart of it all,” the ensemble showcases “The Power of Love” with operatic and instrumental music of Handel and Vivaldi. Under the direction of Jeannette Sorrell, soprano Amanda Forsythe (described as “simply dazzling” by The New York Times) joins Apollo’s Fire in a rich garden of musical flowers, culminating in Sorrell’s own arrangement of Vivaldi’s version of “La Folia.” Free, tickets required.

VIVALDI/SORRELL | Concerto grosso in D major
(adapted from RV511)
VIVALDI | Concerto in A minor for two violins, op. 3, no. 8, RV 522
HANDEL | Entrée & Chaconne from Terpsicore, HWV 8c
“Il primo ardor” from Ariodante
“Tornami a vagheggiar” from Alcina
VIVALDI | Concerto in G minor for two cellos, RV 531
HANDEL | Selections from Giulio Cesare
“Piangerò la sorte mia”
“Da tempeste il legno infranto”
VIVALDI/ SORRELL | Concerto grosso “La Folia” (adapted from RV63)

*Program is subject to change*

Advance tickets for this event are currently sold out. RUSH passes will be distributed for space available admission beginning at 6:00pm.

Program Booklet


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