High Baroque Music Concert

Historical Bassoonist to Perform in Perth

 It all started at bassoon camp….

 That’s where Andrew Burn first ventured to Lanark County to participate in the annual Brooke Valley Bassoon Days held at Providence Point. Now, he’s back. The Swiss-based bassoonist and enthusiastic proponent of early music will be performing at St. Paul’s United Church in Perth, in a concert that will feature music from the Baroque era.

 Sharing the stage with Burn will be harpsichordist Marie Bouchard and soprano Marianne Moore, under the ensemble name “Our Very Own”.

 While J.S. Bach is arguably the best-known Baroque composer, he was hardly alone. Moreover, he never wrote specifically for the bassoon in a solo role. Luckily for Perth concertgoers, a host of others did. Like Bach, these composers forged strong links to Leipzig, Germany, one of the musical epicenters of the day.

 The program includes early 18th century works by Telemann, Kuhnau, Stolzel, Fasch and Galliard. The concert is billed as “Dies ist der Tag” (“This is the Day, this is the Hour”), which is the name of the cantata, by Stolzel, which will close the first half of the concert.

 Burn will perform on a period instrument – a forerunner of the modern bassoon and one that has far fewer keys.  But he is an accomplished musician on the modern bassoon as well and has appeared internationally including as sole bassoonist for the European Union Baroque Orchestra, which presented over 50 concerts from London to Istanbul.  He has performed for radio in over 15 countries and is recorded on the ATMA and Obsidien labels. Burn is a graduate of Carleton University where he studied baroque bassoon with Mathieu Lussier and modern bassoon with JoAnn Simpson.

 Marie Bouchard is an Ottawa-based harpsichordist who is well established in the world of Baroque music.  She has performed with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy, Tafelmusik, the Toronto Consort and Seventeen Voyces.

 Guest soprano Marianne Moore is a recent graduate of Memorial University where she obtained her Masters of Vocal Performance and Pedagogy.  This past spring, she made her orchestral debut with the Newfoundland Symphony and their performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria.

 The concert will take place at St. Paul’s United Church, 25 Gore Street West in Perth on Friday February 16 at 7:30 p.m.

 Tickets for the concert are $20 and are available weekdays between 8:30 and 3:00 from the St. Paul’s United Church office located at 25 Gore Street West in Perth, online from ticketsplease.ca and at the door. 

 Bassoonist, Andrew Burn
Marie Bouchard

Guest Soprano,  Marianne MooreImage result for soprano Marianne Moore