GRAMMY® Award Winner, 2019

 

"Superlative music-making"

– Daily Telegraph, London

“Sorrell is an absolute dynamo onstage and a pleasure to see conduct…. a force to be reckoned with. She brought the energy and creativity that… have granted her celebrity status within the early music world.  Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G Minor…. was a thrilling experience.”
– SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE (review with Philharmonia Baroque), 2019 (read more)

“Sorrell is a thrillingly adventurous interpreter… intrepid imagination”
– Twin Cities Pioneer Press (review with the St Paul Chamber Orchestra), 2018 (read more)

“A resplendent performance… breathtaking. The production belonged entirely to Ms. Sorrell.” (read more)
— NEW YORK TIMES, 2016

“Superlative music-making… combining European stylishness with “can-do” American entrepreneurism. The results were thrilling.”
 —THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, London, 2014 (“5 Best Musical Moments of 2014”)

“Other masters of the [baroque] style have been paying visits, but none has summoned up as much energy, enthusiasm and excitement from the orchestra as Sorrell.” (read more)
 — TWIN CITIES PIONEER PRESS (debut with St Paul Chamber Orchestra), 2017

 “The lightning strike of genius can happen, sometimes even repeatedly, to those willing to earn it. Jeannette Sorrell is one such person.” (read more)
– SEEN & HEARD INTERNATIONAL, 2017

Sorrell is an outstanding Mozartian… Her Mozart achieves a near-perfect combination of real dramatic cogency and the ability to sing….”
— FANFARE Magazine on Mozart’s Haffner & Jupiter Symphonies

 “Sorrell is a masterful musical storyteller.  Her adaptation [of Handel’s Israel in Egypt] gives the work a coherent, compelling dramatic arc, brought off brilliantly by her singers and players. I can only think that Handel would wholeheartedly approve.” (read more)
– SEEN & HEARD INTERNATIONAL, 2017

“For those who thought they knew Messiah, the performance conducted by Jeannette Sorrell was a revelation.  Messiah has seldom seemed so dramatic, so alive with detail, yet with an overall sense of the work’s architecture. This Messiah will last in my memory for a very long time.” (read more)
– BACKTRACK.com, 2014

“Led by exuberant, flame-haired Jeannette Sorrell, they were flamboyant and fun… a hugely enjoyable concert.” (read more)
–THE BIRMINGHAM POST, UK, 2014