Buster Vs Charlie (Round II) Performed by Bourbon Baroque

Fri, Feb 8, 2013 / 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm / Dreamland Film Center
Buster Vs Charlie (Round II) Performed by Bourbon Baroque

$12 at door, $10 for members

Friday February 8th – 8 pm

Saturday February 9th – 8 pm

Sunday February 10th – 2 pm

History is filled with great rivalries. From Cain Vs Able to Coke Vs Pepsi, from Dogs Vs Cats to Godzilla Vs King Kong, rivalries are more than just competition, jealousy, or enmity. Rivalries offer the audience an opportunity to rally behind their beloved.

Dreamland Film Center is proud to announce another addition to this iconic field of study. Buster Vs Charlie is a 6-month series that profiles two of the greatest silent ear comedians. Each program contains four short films, two by each filmmaker, which will screen once a month from January through May. And to add extra punch to this series, each performance will be presented with live accompaniment featuring a few of Louisville’s the most electrifying performers.

Is Buster more daring when concerning stunts, or is Charlie simply a more inventive director? Is Charlie’s approach old fashioned and mawkish when compared to Buster’s modernist style? The only way to find out is too see for yourself, this spring at Dreamland Film Center.

Program Two

The Pale Face – Buster Keaton (1922)

A Day’s Pleasure – Charlie Chaplin (1919)

Intermission

The Haunted House – Buster Keaton (1921)

About the performers

Bourbon Baroque
Founded in the summer of 2007 by harpsichordist John Austin Clark and baroque violinist Nicolas Fortin, Bourbon Baroque is a period instrument ensemble based in Louisville, Kentucky that specializes in the historically informed performance of 17th and 18th century music. Through inter-related arts collaborations and with a sensitivity for the modern audience, Bourbon Baroque performs regularly throughout the year in a variety of venues, often collaborating with other transformative and innovative organizations such as Squallis Puppeteers, Moving Collective, Choral Arts Society of Louisville, Kentucky Opera, and Louisville Youth Choir. Based on a given program, Bourbon Baroque can be heard in chamber, orchestral, and choral/operatic settings.

Nicolas Fortin, baroque violin
A native of Alma, Québec, violinist Nicolas Fortin serves as co-founding Artistic Director of Bourbon Baroque: Louisville’s Period Instrument Ensemble. Mr. Fortin was introduced to the Historical Performance practice while under the great tutelage of Chantal Rémillard eventually completing his Masters in Music at McGill University. Since 2003, Nicolas has collaborated with Susie Napper, famed cellist and gambist, with the Festival Montréal Baroque, which takes place each June in Old Montreal and features the best international Early Music performers over four days. He has collaborated with respected musicians and ensembles such as Wieland Kuijken, Hervé Niquet, Daniel Cuiller and the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra. Nicolas can also be heard on ATMA Classique label. Mr. Fortin teaches French at Indiana University Southeast and the University of Louisville in addition to maintaining an active violin studio. He is a member of Early Music America, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, the Kentucky Arts Council Partnership, and the Arts and Cultural Attractions Council of Louisville, Kentucky.

Rachel Blanton, baroque violin
With both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in violin performance from University of Louisville, Ms. Blanton has played with Bourbon Baroque since its inception in the summer of 2007. A trained Suzuki instructor, Ms. Blanton teaches a full violin studio at the Sacred Heart School for the Arts incorporating her love of a variety of musical styles shown in her professional career as a violinist of many styles. In addition to her Baroque expertise, Ms. Blanton plays with a variety of bands around the Louisville area including The Commonwealth  and The Porch Possums. Ms. Blanton’s innate ability to surround herself with great musicians has led to her involvement with the annual riverside festival Abbey Road on the River each summer.

Leela Breithaupt, traverso
A player both of the traverse and modern flute, Leela Breithaupt aims to portray the historical essence of both Baroque and modern pieces. She plays traverse with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra under the artistic leadership of Barthold Kuijken, an orchestra which devotes itself to playing historically informed performances on original instruments. As a modern flutist, she performs frequently with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Lara Turner, cello
An active performer on cello, baroque cello, and viola da gamba, Lara Turner enjoys a varied career performing music ranging from contemporary to baroque. She is a founding member of Claricello, a clarinet and cello duo focusing primarily on contemporary classical music written for this unique combination. As an orchestral musician, Lara holds the position of Principal Cello in the South Bend Symphony and will be the featured soloist performing Tchaikovsky’s Variations
on a Rococo Theme next spring. Lara is also the principal cellist of the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado and has performed with many other early music groups including Louisville’s Bourbon Baroque, the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, and Ithaca’s NYS Baroque. Last spring she had the opportunity to perform the viola da gamba arias in St. Matthews Passion at the Baldwin-Wallace Bach Festival. A devoted teacher, Lara maintains private cello studios in South Bend and Evansville, IN and serves as adjunct cello faculty at Saint Mary’s College, Andrew’s University, and Bethel College. Lara holds a Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance with a minor in baroque cello and viola da gamba from the Oberlin Conservatory where she studied with Andor Toth, Jr. and Catharina Meints. At the San Francisco Conservatory she earned a Master of Music degree in cello performance, studying with Bonnie Hampton.

John Austin Clark, harpsichord
Louisville, Kentucky native John Austin Clark serves as co-founding Artistic Director for Bourbon Baroque: Louisville’s Period Instrument Ensemble. He received his collegiate training at Oberlin Conservatory of Music (B.M.) in music education and at McGill University (M.M.) in harpsichord performance. His past instructors of harpsichord have included Lisa Goode Crawford, Hank Knox, and Luc Beauséjour. In addition to his administrative responsibilities with Bourbon Baroque, Mr. Clark operates a private piano studio, directs musical theatre, and performs regularly throughout the surrounding region including appearances with Catacoustic Consort of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a member of Early Music America, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, the Kentucky Arts Council Partnership, and the Arts and Cultural Attractions Council of Louisville, Kentucky.