Its been two years since Apollos Fire performed Handels Messiah and four years since Jeannette Sorrell conducted it. When the baroque orchestra and its music director perform the holiday favorite this weekend, theyre doing so out of affection, not obligation. Its important to us to keep it fresh, says Sorrell. Her interpretation of the score hasnt changed, even if the ensemble is in a different place than it was a few years ago. Its in our blood now, she says. All the things we do with the music, we go a step further.
Sat., Dec. 9, 8 p.m.