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The Oberlin Baroque Orchestra, Conducted by Jeannette Sorrell ’92, to Present Concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights

By Marci Janas '91




The Oberlin Baroque Orchestra, an ensemble of 22 students from the Conservatory performing on period instruments, will present a free concert on Sunday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, located at 2747 Fairmount Boulevard in Cleveland Heights.

Faculty members from Oberlin’s historical performance program have trained these young baroque specialists, who will be performing under the baton of Jeannettte Sorrell ’92, founder and conductor of Apollo’s Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra. The program features Telemann’s Concerto Polonois in G and selections from the Don Quixote Suite, J.S. Bach’s third and fourth Brandenburg Concerti, and Sorrell’s own arrangement of Vivaldi’s La Follia.

Sorrell and the ensemble will present the same program, free and open to the public, at Oberlin College’s Fairchild Chapel on Saturday, March 6, at 8 p.m. Fairchild Chapel is located in Bosworth Hall at 50 West Lorain Street.

For more information on the Cleveland concert, please call the Oberlin Conservatory of Music’s Concert Production Office, during business hours, at 440-775-8610. For information on the Oberlin event, please call the Conservatory’s 24-hour concert hotline at 440-775-6933.

The Oberlin Conservatory of Music, founded in 1865 and situated within the intellectual vitality of Oberlin College since 1867, is the oldest continuously operating conservatory in the United States. Renowned internationally as a professional music school of the highest caliber, Oberlin is a pioneer and leader in the field of historical performance. The Oberlin Baroque Ensemble, composed of historical performance faculty members Michael Lynn, Marilyn McDonald, Catharina Meints, and Lisa Goode Crawford, was one of the first groups in the United States to specialize in the performance of early music on historical instruments. Through its teaching and its critically acclaimed concerts and recordings the ensemble has influenced a generation of young performers.


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