The Saint John Early Music Festival

Enjoy this weekend musical journey through Germany, France and Italy! ?The Early Music Studio of Saint John proudly presents Saint John's First Baroque Festival!

Introducing, the players:

Francis Colpron, (baroque flute)

Francis Colpron has been recognized as one of the most talented instrumentalists of his generation and his ability to innovate both in the artistic and interpretative spheres have been acclaimed by the public, the critics, and the cultural authorities alike. In 1991, he founded his own ensemble Les Bor?ades de Montr?al, which presents a successful series in Montreal, tours regularly in North America and Europe, and has recorded many CDs on the ATMA label.


Besides teaching at the Universit? de Montr?al, he is a regular guest of prestigious summer music camps such as Amherst in the United States as well as Cammac and Lanaudi?re in Quebec. He is first flautist of the Portland Trinity Consort and he is also a regular guest of other ensembles such as the Studio de musique ancienne de Montr?al, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Opera Atelier, Les Violons du Roy, and Symphony Nova Scotia.

Francis is the guest artist on Friday, May 23 at 7pm

Sara Liptay (baroque violin)

Sara Liptay holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Ottawa, a Master's of Music in Performance and Pedagogy from Memorial University and a Certificate in Baroque Violin Performance from the University of Toronto.

She performs as a member of Symphony? New Brunswick, the Early Music Studio of Saint John and the Sistema Players. A passionate music educator, Sara is a founder of Sistema New Brunswick, where she has taught string orchestral instruments to children in Moncton since 2009.

Katherine Moller (baroque violin)

Award winning violinist Katherine Moller is one of New Brunswick's most versatile musicians.


She not only maintains a busy solo career playing traditional fiddle music (she has released four solo CDs), but also performs as a member of Symphony NB, the Early Music Studio of Saint John, the Atlantic Sinfonia, and Celtic band Different Folk.? When not performing, Katherine teaches around her hometown of Fredericton, providing private lessons and running programs at local schools – both focused on helping develop? young musicians.

The La Tour Baroque Duo

The La Tour Baroque Duo (Tim Blackmore, harpsichord & recorders; Michel Cardin, baroque lute & theorbo) has performed? throughout eastern Canada, Qu?bec, Ontario and the far north as well as in France, England and in the USA, receiving accolades such as ?exquisitely played? and ?spellbinding? from critics and audiences alike. Their first two CDs Les caract?res de la danse (2011) and The Last Time I Came O?er the Moor (2012) have received critical acclaim in Canada and abroad. The Duo has performed at the Fredericton Baroque Music Festival, the Sackville Early Music Festival, the Northwest Territories International Lute Festival, the Lam?que International Festival of Baroque Music and in major centres such as Toronto, Montreal, Paris, London? and New York. In 2013 the Duo?s activities included a three-week residency at the Fortress of Louisbourg as part of Louisbourg?s 300th anniversary, and? the release of their third CD Music at the Time of Louisbourg.

Tim Blackmore is a graduate the Montreal Conservatoire, the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the Guildhall School of Music in London. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the Early Music Studio of Saint John.

Michel Cardin has gained? international recognition as a teacher, performer, musicologist and producer.? A graduate of the Montreal Conservatoire, he is Professor? of Guitar and Lute at the University of Moncton and has received numerous awards for his artistic accomplishments.


Get the most out of this weekend by combining the Benefit Concert and Music from Versailles for $95 (save $10)

Tickets are available:
Saint John Arts Centre?- 633.4870
Mahogany Manor Bed & Breakfast– 636.8000
happinez Wine Bar?- 634.7340

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