Concerto Vagabondi – Classical music performance feat. ETO members

October 22, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Empty Shop HQ
35c Framwellgate Bridge
Pay what you feel - donations go to the musicians

We re incredibly excited to be hosting an afternoon of classical music courtesy of Concerto Vagabondi, made up of members of the English Touring Opera as they pass through town.


Taking a break from their busy schedule as members of English Touring Opera (catch them at the Gala Theatre, October 23-24!), Concerto Vagabondi (Davide Monti and Naomi Burrell, violins; Gavin Kibble, cello; David Gerrard, keys) present a concert of Baroque music by composers including Bach, Muffatt and Corelli.

Davide Monti is an Italian violinist and improvisation guru, currently leading the orchestra of ETO. He has played and taught all over the world but the core of his work has been with his wife Maria Cleary in the violin/harp duo Arparla ( A true Renaissance man, his other enthusiasms include acting, singing, horse-riding and fencing. Click here to see a video of Davide in action:

British-Swiss violinist Naomi Burrell ( studied at Manchester University, the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. She now performs with groups from around Europe including Capella Meditteranea, Il Pomo d’Oro and the Academy of Ancient Music. Naomi has a strong interest in music and movement and is a qualified teacher of Dalcroze Eurythmics.

Gavin Kibble, originally from Southampton, is the principal cellist of ETO and also plays with groups including the English Concert, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Ensemble Vox Luminis and the Sixteen. Having studied at Oxford and the RAM, he found his way into the world of historical bass instruments and will play any kind of cello, viola da gamba or violone he can get his hands on. A recent interest is in early music and electronics, and he is currently learning to play Renaissance polyphony using only a gamba and a loop station.

Former jazz trombonist and native of North Yorkshire, David Gerrard is currently completing a PhD at The University of Edinburgh, where he is building his own historical keyboard instruments. As an organist, he has held appointments at Canterbury Cathedral, Magdalen College, Oxford, and Paisley Abbey, and he performs frequently with groups including the Dunedin Consort and Oxford Baroque. Also known as ‘Stevie’, David is the odd one out in our group, being neither a member of ETO nor a vagabond.

Doors at 4:30pm music starts at 5pm for approx 1 hour.

Please note, Empty Shop HQ is only accessible via a flight of stairs.

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