Jeannette Sorrell is a critically acclaimed conductor and harpsichordist, renowned for her creative and energetic approach to early music. She studied harpsichord with Lisa Crawford and orchestral conducting with Robert Spano at the Oberlin Conservatory, where she received a full scholarship. She was one of the youngest students ever admitted to the Aspen and Tanglewood music festivals and has studied conducting under Roger Norrington and Leonard Bernstein, as well as harpsichord with Gustav Leonhardt. In 1991, she won First Prize and the Audience Choice Award in the Spivey International Harpsichord Competition. She taught at the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute from 1990-1994.
“Some of my favorite recordings when I was growing up were [of] Abravanel and the Utah Symphony - so I am excited to be making my debut with this orchestra,” said Ms. Sorrell. “As a Baroque specialist, I am a bit obsessed with the lilt of dance music, which permeates many of the pieces on our program. Handel's Water Music really dances off the page, when it's done right. And Mozart's Ballet Music from Idomeneo is a fantastic piece that rarely gets played by symphony orchestras. It's both stormy and triumphant.”
In 1992, Ms. Sorrell established Apollo’s Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, which boasts one of the largest audiences of any Baroque ensemble in North America. She has directed Apollo’s Fire in sold-out concerts at esteemed venues such as London’s BBC Proms and Wigmore Hall, Madrid’s Royal Theatre, and the Grand Théâtre de l’Opéra in Bordeaux, among others. She has been a guest conductor for many leading American symphonies, such as the Pittsburgh Symphony, the New World Symphony, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Handel & Haydn Society of Boston, the Omaha Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, and Arizona Opera. She has also performed many times as a guest keyboard/harpsichord soloist. Ms. Sorrell has been awarded the Erwin Bodky Award in early music, Noah Greenberg Award, Cleveland Arts Prize, two consecutive “American Masterpieces” grants from the National Endowment for the Arts for her work with Apollo’s Fire, and a special citation from the Mayor of Cleveland.
This concert is the second in a series of purely classical performances at the Deer Valley® Music Festival’s midweek chamber concerts at St. Mary’s Church in Park City, Utah. The series will feature acclaimed musicians and guest conductors such as Robert McDuffie, Rei Hotoda, and Pierre Bleuse performing a myriad of classical greats, like Tchaikovsky’s elegant Suite No. 4 “Mozartiana”, Haydn’s popular “Oxford” Symphony, and Mozart’s legendary Piano Concerto No. 9.
Utah Symphony Education Pro-Am Woodwinds Clinic
Saturday July 16 | 3-5 PM
Weilenmann School of Discovery – 4199 Kilby Rd, Park City, UT 84098
The Deer Valley® Music Festival Presents
Handel’s Water Music
Wednesday July 13 | 8 PM
St. Mary’s Church, 1505 White Pine Canyon Road, Park City, UT 84098
Jeannette Sorrell, Conductor
Utah Symphony Orchestra
Handel Water Music, selections from Suites in D, F and G
Handel Selections from Terpsichore
Haydn Overture to L’lsola disabitata (“The Uninhabited Island”)
Mozart Ballet Music from Idomeneo
Concert Sponsor: Ed Ashwood and Candice Johnson
Tickets for events can be purchased by calling 801-355-2787, in person at any ArtTix outlet or online at deervalleymusicfestival.org. Prices are subject to change and increase $5 on the day of the performance. Group Rates are available for groups of ten or more by calling 801-869-9038. A discounted Design-A-Series subscription package (four or more concerts) is available by calling 801-533-6683 or visiting www.deervalleymusicfestival.org/das/
VIP Events and Packages
St. Mary’s Church is a general admission venue with seating in church pews. Outside food and beverage are not allowed at this venue. Concessions are for sale at intermission. House opens approximately 30-45 minutes before the concert begins. Arrive early for best seating options as the venue fills up quickly and is general admission. Prices are subject to change and increase $5 on the day of the performance. Children 8 and younger not admitted to the performance. Free parking is available at the venue, and wraps around the Church. Carpooling is strongly recommended to help alleviate traffic congestion. Do not park in the surrounding neighborhood; you will be ticketed.
About Deer Valley Music Festival
The Deer Valley® Music Festival (DVMF) is Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s (USUO) summer home in the mountain resort town of Park City, Utah. The 2016 festival marks the 13th season of providing chamber music, classical, and pops offerings in several venues: the Deer Valley Resort Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, St. Mary’s Church, and salon events in private homes in the Park City area. The goal of the Deer Valley® Music Festival is to be renowned for consistently delivering a high quality and musically diverse experience in casual settings of unparalleled natural beauty. For more information, visit deervalleymusicfestival.org/
The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation is the Summer Symphony Sponsor and Zions Bank is the Summer Entertainment Series Sponsor for the 2016 Deer Valley® Music Festival.