Jeannette Sorrell

Harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell founded the successful period instrument ensemble Apollo’s Fire – The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra in 1992 after an interview for a job as assistant to a famous conductor went terribly wrong. Sorrell spoke with Sunday Baroque host Suzanne Bona about how her passion for music drove her to finagle free piano lessons as a child, what it’s like to work with some of the world’s leading early music instrumentalists, and why she thinks baroque and early music resonate with so many people.