OTLEY Baroque is set to present a weekend of Venetian Baroque Music.

Founded in 2018 by the international violinist Asuka Sumi, Otley Baroque provides the finest live concert with both renowned and up-and-coming musicians across the UK.

In January, Otley Baroque welcomes Leeds-born Cornetto player Nicholas Emmerson and two young talents from London to present a program of Venetian baroque music at the time of Monteverdi, played on historical instruments.

Asuka says: “Nick Emmerson makes a triumphant return to his hometown after a successful career in the Netherlands and Germany. I have also invited two young and talented musicians from the Bellotti Ensemble in London, who have both graduated recently from the Royal College of Music. It will be an unmissable evening as these talents converge in the discovery of exhilarating Italian baroque music, which traces its origin from folkloric tunes to Mediterranean dances.”

‘Baroque ConneXion – Music in 17th Century Venice' takes place on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at All Saints’ Parish Church, Otley, with Nicholas Emmerson, cornetto, Asuka Sumi, baroque violin, Pablo Tejedor Gutiérrez, baroque cello, Matthew Brown, harpsichord. Doors open at 3.30pm for a 4pm start.

The same concert will take place at Sunny Bank Mills Gallery in Farsley on Sunday, January 21 at 5pm.

Ticket price range: £12 general, £10 concession (65+, unwaged), Free under 16s, £22 pair.

Tickets are available at the Bookshop on the Square (Otley) the Grove Bookshop (Ilkley) and online via https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/otleybaroque/

For more information visit www.otleybaroque.com or find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/otleybaroque and Instagram: https://instagram.com/otley_baroque