NOVEMBER 16, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

This Colonial Entertainers Guild trio will be performing and giving an educational workshop on 18 TH century instruments. Tickets are $10 and we have a limited number of seats available at the museum so please call 757 564-0129 or757 303-5907/ to reserve your ticket.

Dominic Giardino David Gardner Gabriel Stone

J. Gabriel Stone is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in historic, rare instruments. He is a low brass professor at the College of William and Mary, where he also directs the Early Music Ensemble and Brass Ensemble as well as his day job as a high school band director in Yorktown. As a performer of 18th century popular music, Gabe performed for 20 years as a musician at Colonial Williamsburg and now with the trio The Turnspit Dogs. He is a frequent performer on Tuba, Serpent, Ophicleide, Bagpipes, Hurdy-Gurdy, Baroque Flute, and Bodhran. Mr. Stone played with the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Orchestra as Principal Serpent in the 2019 performance of Haydn’s Die Schöpfung. He was a member of the acclaimed Williamsburg based band Coyote Run. Mr. Stone holds a Masters of Music Education from the University of South Carolina, a Bachelor of Music and a Certificate in Tuba Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory.

David Gardner is a nationally recognized Scottish fiddle performer, teacher and judge. He is a specialist in the performance of 18th century Scottish music. Gardner has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the College of William and Mary. In years past he performed with various classical ensembles including the Richmond Chamber Players and the Richmond Philharmonic Orchestra. He is currently a member of the nationally recognized musical trio, The Virginia Company, and The Turnspit Dogs.

Dominic Giardino is a 2016 U.S. Fulbright Scholar, and holds a B.Mus. in Applied Music from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and a M.Mus. in Early Music from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Netherlands (2018). Clarinetist Dominic has been exploring the world of historical performance since the age of 14. He has recorded two albums with the Newberry’s Victorian Cornet Band. Dominic has enjoyed numerous performance opportunities in the U.S. and Europe as both a chamber and freelance orchestral musician.