Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Playing With Fire - Jeannette Sorrell and the Mysteries of Conducting

 

Year: 2019
Country: USA
Run Time: 70 minutes

Playing With Fire - Jeannette Sorrell and the Mysteries of Conducting
Playing With Fire - Jeannette Sorrell and the Mysteries of Conducting
Playing With Fire - Jeannette Sorrell and the Mysteries of Conducting
Playing With Fire - Jeannette Sorrell and the Mysteries of Conducting

By the age of 17, Jeannette Sorrell knew she wanted to direct a chamber orchestra. Even as a child, her determination led her to practice the piano on a hand-drawn keyboard. So she was not discouraged when she was rejected from a prestigious orchestral program and told she needed to find another career due to her gender. She dug in her heels. As a result, Sorrell was one of the youngest students accepted to conductor programs at the Aspen and Tanglewood music festivals. She is now the Artistic Director of the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra Apollo’s Fire, a chamber orchestra as unique as Sorrell. The group is composed of baroque specialists, musicians with expertise in playing period instruments. The documentary PLAYING WITH FIRE gives an insider look behind the curtain. Attend rehearsals, enjoy interviews with the orchestra’s musicians, and get a firsthand appreciation of how Sorrell prepares her masterpieces. Enter a world of classical music not often seen, while being captivated by beautiful symphonies from the baroque period. – R.R.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7:25 PM ET

Friday, March 27, 2020 at 12:00 PM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Sidebar
Women of the World

Competition
Local Heroes Competition

Director

Director
Allan Miller

Producers
Allan Miller, Gina Maria Leonetti

Cinematography
Nyika Jansco

Editing
Allan Miller

Print Source

Film Sponsors

Community Partners

APOLLO'S FIRE | The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra

Media Partners

Akron Life Magazine

Ideastream

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