CANCELLED UK Early Music Collective featuring Alice Culin-Ellison
UK Early Music Collective to present concert with guest artist Alice Culin-Ellison
In the Fall of 2019, faculty and students at the University of Kentucky came together to form a new ensemble, the UK Early Music Collective. This new ensemble performs orchestral Baroque music on period instruments and with historically informed approaches. On April 7, 2020, they will present their Spring Concert with guest artist Alice Culin-Ellison. Culin-Ellison will serve as guest soloist as well as concertmaster of the UK Early Music Collective.
Alice Culin-Ellison is Co-Artistic Director of Bourbon Baroque, Louisville’s period instrument orchestra. She is a versatile historical performer with professional experience in Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic era performance, as well as modern violin performance. She recently co-founded Incantare: An Ensemble of Violins and Sackbuts, in which the members share a passion for discovering and performing seventeenth-century music.
In addition to Bourbon Baroque and Incantare, Alice’s professional engagements include: Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire, Chatham Baroque, and the Princeton Festival Baroque Orchestra, and other baroque and modern orchestras across the United States. She has performed in Canada, France, England, China, and Japan, and participated in music festivals under the direction of Christophe Rousset, Christian Curnyn, Philippe Herreweghe and Jeanne Lamon. Alice frequently performs as a soloist and has led opera productions of Handel’s Acis and Galatea and Purcell’s King Arthur.
In addition to Culin-Ellison, the April 7 concert will featured many UK faculty and community artists, including:
- Daniel Mason, violin;
- Margie Karp, violin and viola;
- Karen Bottge, violin;
- Tze-ying Wu, viola;
- Benjamin Karp, Baroque cello and gamba;
- Benjamin Bossert, viola da gamba
- Dieter Hennings, theorbo and lute
- David Davenport, timpani
- Martina Vasil, recorder
- Laurie Flewwellin, recorder
- Peter Simpson, bassoon
- Jason Dovel, Baroque trumpet;
- UK Baroque Trumpet Ensemble;
- Schuyler Robinson, harpsichord; and
- Elizabeth Arnold, soprano
- Emily Weaver, soprano
- Joseph Kingsbury, countertenor
- And others
The evening’s diverse program will feature orchestral, brass, woodwind, and vocal works. Culin-Ellison will be featured as soloist on Schop's Nasca la pena mia and Castello's Sonata Prima. The two major orchestral works to be performed include Sinfonia in C (G. 33) by Giuseppe Torelli and Sonata a 10 by Ignazio Albertini.