posted on: Friday, August 25, 2017
Saturday, Sept 23, 2017
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Performance is from 7-8:15 pm
Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel
3115 Lexington Road
Free and Open to the Public
Bourbon Baroque is the fourth in a series of events celebrating the Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel’s Centennial year. Louisville, Kentucky-based Bourbon Baroque specializes in the historically informed performance of 17th and 18th-century music inspired by the art and culture of the royal House of Bourbon. John Austin Clark and Alice Culin-Ellison are the artistic directors, and there will be a special guest appearance by the Sacred Heart Academy Madrigal Choir.
Founded in the summer of 2007 by harpsichordist John Austin Clark and the late baroque violinist Nicolas Fortin, Bourbon Baroque holds collaboration as its mission through music. Mr. Clark is the recipient of the 2017 Young Alumni Achievement Award from his alma mater Louisville Collegiate School in Louisville, Kentucky and a recipient of the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts Toyota Alumni Fund Grant that he will use to apprentice with harpsichord builder Yves Beaupré in August.
Louisville native Alice Culin-Ellison is a versatile historical performer with professional experience in Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic era performance. She has appeared as a soloist with the Case Western Reserve University Baroque Orchestra, and will perform Vivaldi’s L’autonno from The Four Seasons in the upcoming 2017-2018 Bourbon Baroque season. She plays on a 2016 Jason Viseltear baroque violin.