Cleveland’s internationally celebrated baroque ensemble Apollo’s Fire is sharing some of their favorite past performances of both baroque and folk music in an online series called “Music for the Soul: Video Series for Homebound Music Lovers.”
The ensemble’s founder and artistic director Jeannette Sorrell says, “All of us at Apollo’s Fire are grateful that music, art, and literature nourish us during hardship. You recall Boccaccio’s delightful Decameron, penned during a 14th century plague. Later, Handel composed his masterpiece, Messiah, during a personal financial crisis. Throughout history, the human spirit has triumphed through the arts. In response to the coronavirus shutdown, Apollo’s Fire has launched ‘Music for the Soul,’ a series of online programs featuring concert videos, interviews, and related reading — all for your pleasure at home.”
Currently eleven episodes are available for listening, with two more — Monteverdi Vespers Part I and Monteverdi Vespers Part II, going up on Friday May 22 and Sunday May 24, respectively. You can sign up to get an email when a new episode is posted.