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Twisted Fate - Famed and Forgotten Female Composers

Burning River Baroque – Twisted Fate: Famed & Forgotten Female Composers

The history of western art music predominantly focuses on the lives and works of male teachers, composers, and performers. In eras when women rarely had access to the same educational and professional opportunities as their male colleagues, it can be easy to presume that women were simply not as productive and successful in the field. A closer look at history, however, reveals that some women in the past were able to rise above the gender restrictions placed on them and achieved great success as professional musicians. Others led more private professional lives cloistered in abbeys and composing for their fellow sisters. Burning River Baroque will present a program that blends works of both the famous and forgotten female composers from antiquity to the present, including Hildegard von Bingen, Jacquet de la Guerre, Princess Anna Amalia, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, Barbara Strozzi, Isabella Leonarda, and Martha Bishop. “Twisted Fate: Famed and Forgotten Female Composers” will explore the ways in which historical circumstances twisted the lives of some women into the spotlight and others into the shadows as well as their diverse portrayals of female characters.

Burning River Baroque – Twisted Fate: Famed and Forgotten Female Composers
Susan Wagner’s Arts Studio, Pittsburgh, PA
Friday, September 16, 2016 7:00PM
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Saint Alban Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights, OH
Saturday, September 17, 2016 7:00PM
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Music of the Western Reserve Presents Burning River Baroque – Twisted Fate: Famed and Forgotten Female Composers
Christ Church Episcopal Church, Hudson OH
Sunday, September 18, 2016 5:00PM
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Burning River Baroque – Twisted Fate: Famed and Forgotten Female Composers
Alexandra C. & John D. Nichols Concert Hall, The Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston, IL
Friday, November 4, 2016 7:00PM
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Emmanuel Episcopal Church, La Grange, IL
Saturday, November 5, 2016 4:00PM
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A Souldiers Resolution - A Question of Love, Life & Deth for Captaine Hume

A Souldiers Resolution: A Question of Love, Life & Deth for Captaine Hume

“I Doe not studie Eloquence, or profess Musicke, although I doe love Sence, and affect Harmony: my Profession being, as my Education hath beene, Armes, the onely effeminate part of me, hath beene Musicke; which in mee hath beene alwayes Generous, because never Mercenarie. To prayse Musicke, were to say, the Sunne is bright. To extoll my selfe, would name my labors vaine glorious. Onely this, my studies are far from servile imitations, I robbe no others inventions, I take no Italian Note to an English dittie, or filch fragments of Songs to stuffe out my volumes. There are mine own Phansies expressed by my proper Genius, which if thou dost dislike, let me see thine…”                                                                                                                                                                                                           – CaptaineTobias Hume, the First Part of Ayres, the Musicall Humours (1605)

Saint James Chapel at The Quigley Center’s Second Sunday Series
Saint James Chapel, Quigley Center of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Saturday, October 8, 2016 2:00PM
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Georg Philipp Telemann

Telemann’s Concert Suite in D-Major for Viola da Gamba, Strings & Continuo with the North Central College Chamber Strings

Under the direction of Mara Gallagher, Phillip Serna joins the North Central College Chamber Strings to Perform Telemann’s Concert Suite in D-Major, TWV55:D18  for Viola da Gamba, Strings & Continuo at Naperville’s beautiful Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center as part of their fall ‘Sonatas and Suites’ program!

North Central College Chamber Strings – Sonatas and Suites 
Dr. Myron Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center, North Central College, Naperville, IL
Thursday, November 3, 2016 7:30PM
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Black Tulip

Black Tulip at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension

Lutheran Church of the Ascension
Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Northfield, IL
Saturday, February 4, 2017 4.:30PM
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Early Music America’s Early Music Month 2017 & the European Day of Early Music 2017 – Somewhere in Time: Telemann’s ‘Lost’ 12 Fantasias for Solo Viol, 1735

Early Music Month 2017Located in 2014 by Thomas Fritzsch, a copy of Telemann’s self-published 1735 fantasias for viola da gamba survived near Hanover at Ledenburg Palace in the collection of Eleonore von Münster (née von Grothaus, 1734-1794). Dedicated to musical subscriber Mr. Pierre Chaunell (1703-1789) and published in a period when the viol was already out of fashion in Europe, Telemann’s unique fantasias encompass a plethora of forms – both old and new, inspired by the Polish and Moravian music of his early career, filled with techniques spanning fugal writing to elements of the rondo and concerto, straddling the High Baroque and the galant. As part of Early Music America‘s Early Music Month 2017 and the European Day of Early Music 2017, join New Comma Baroque’s Phillip Serna honoring the 250th anniversary of Telemann’s death! There’s Bach in the Subways, and now there’s TeleMannia!

Fine Arts Music – Performance and Scholarship Series
Studio 702, Fine Arts Building, Chicago, IL
Sunday, September 25, 2016 4:00PM
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Early Music Month 2017 – North Central College Fine and Performing Arts Series
Roy Y. & Margaret Koten Chapel at the Ben & Bess Kiekhofer Hall
North Central College, Naperville, IL
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 7:00PM
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European Day of Early Music & Early Music Month 2017 – Valparaiso University Department of Music Faculty Series
Duesenberg Recital Hall, Valparaiso University Center for the Arts
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:30PM
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For a comprehensive listing of all concerts performed by Phillip Serna, please visit www.phillipwserna.com/concerts.

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