25 Jul 2016

Between the BarlinesJeannette Sorrell


During the 2016 Deer Valley Music Festival, the Utah Symphony has launched a weekly interview series entitled “Between the Barlines,” which seeks to reveal aspects of guest artists’ lives outside of the music for which they are known, including things such as their backgrounds, their influences, and their non-musical interests.

Guest conductor Jeannette Sorrell will be leading performances of classical masterpieces such as Handel’s “Water Music and Selections for Terpsichore,” Haydn’s “Overture to Uninhabited Island”, and Mozart’s “Ballet Music from Idomeneo” on July 13th at the 2016 Deer Valley Music Festival.

In this interview, award-winning conductor Jeannette Sorrell discusses more than just her musical credentials. Acclaimed for her creative programming, Ms. Sorrell discusses her first experiences entering the world of classical music, featuring her entertaining stories of childhood mischief revolving around practicing the piano. Other highlights include Ms. Sorrell’s discussion on her mentorship, including speaking about the multi-faceted wisdom of her preeminent mentor Leonard Bernstein, as well as her hobbies outside of music such as hiking in her old hometown of Colorado.

Be sure to listen to our interview with Jeannette Sorrell here and learn more about Jeannette Sorrell here.