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February 1, 2022

Kentucky Opera: Orfeo

Get a sneak peek at what a baroque violin sounds like courtesy of Artistic Director of Bourbon Baroque, Alice Culin-Ellison.

Hear the rest of the period instruments of Bourbon Baroque at the production of “Orfeo” on Valentine’s Day weekend!


January 23, 2020

La Chandeleur

Period instrument ensemble A Golden Wire joined Bourbon Baroque in celebration of the mid-Winter holiday La Chandeleur.

The evening featured crepes prepared by Wiltshire Pantry, signature cocktails by Kentucky Peerless Distillery, and candle-making provided by Maddox and Rose Marketplace.


September 2019

Early Music America

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Violinist Alice Culin-Ellison grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, went away for college, and came back. Now she’s the common thread between Bourbon Baroque and Incantare, two early-music groups making some noise, as they say, both at home and beyond.

Of all things, what got Culin-Ellison in the door with Louisville-based Bourbon Baroque was a pitch from her mom to the ensemble’s founders, John Austin Clark (keyboards) and the late Nicolas Fortin (violin).


"She said, 'My daughter is learning the baroque violin and you need to consider her.' She was very forceful. It was funny," said Clark about the encounter, which took place after a Bourbon Baroque concert around 2010.

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