Conductor Jeannette Sorrell leads the Jacksonville Symphony this week in a program that includes Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, selections from Handel's Water Music Suites, and her own arrangement of Vivaldi's La Follia, a wild and colorful touchstone piece to bring to orchestra. Watch Jeannette leading her arrangement of La Follia here.
Next month, Sorrell will conduct the North Carolina Symphony, where she will lead Mozart's Ballet Music from Idomeneo, in addition to Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi. In April of 2017, Sorrell conducts the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in Vivaldi concertos, selections from Terspichore by Handel, Bach, and Rameau'sChaconne from Dardanus.
Sorrell also celebrates the 25th anniversary of Apollo's Fire, the period-instrument orchestra she founded to carry forth the "baroque ideal that music should evoke the various Affekts or passions in the listeners".