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Performing Contrabass Unbound with Emily Katayama at Valparaiso University

In addition to his double bass career as soloist, orchestral performer and chamber musician, Phillip Serna has emerged among the nation’s leading advocates of the viol – the viola da gamba.  On double bass, he performs with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra and others. Co-founding the Chicago-area historical-performance ensembles Black TulipNew Comma Baroque, the Spirit of Gambo – a Chicago Consort of Viols and ViolMediumhe’s appeared with Burning River Baroque, Les Touches… continue reading…

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On INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2019, viola da gamba performer & pedagogue Phillip Serna is joined by Mirja Lorenz, Cella Westray & Sarah Neilson in SHATTERED GLASS, a NEW MUSIC recording in collaboration with composers Sarah Angliss, Martha Bishop, Eliza Brown, Alice Chance, Emily Doolittle, Lynn Gumert, Yun Helen He, Malina Rauschenfels, Lauren Redhead, Heather Spence & Patricia Wallinga. Please consider becoming a vital partner and help AMPLIFY the accomplishments of these visionary artists, shattering more glass ceilings with a CD release in time for ​WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH ​ & ​INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2020!

On INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2019, viola da gamba performer & pedagogue Phillip Serna is joined by Mirja Lorenz, Cella Westray & Sarah Neilson in SHATTERED GLASS, a NEW MUSIC recording in collaboration with composers Sarah Angliss, Martha Bishop, Eliza Brown, Alice Chance, Emily Doolittle, Lynn Gumert, Helen He, Malina Rauschenfels, Lauren Redhead, Heather Spence & Patricia Wallinga. Please consider becoming a vital partner and help AMPLIFY the accomplishments of these visionary artists, shattering more glass ceilings with a CD release in time for ​WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH ​ & ​INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2020!

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Upcoming Events

THE VIOLA DA GAMBA SOCIETY 3RD COAST PRESENTS SPRING FLING 2019

The Viola da Gamba Society 3rd Coast will be presenting a sequel event to March Viols Madness 2018 with our Spring Fling 2019 – a venue for all members and their ensembles to perform a musical offering in a low-stress, supportive environment. Is it an open mic, musicale, salon, recital, dress rehearsal? Yes! Performers from beginner to professional are welcome to workshop a short piece or two among friends. From solo repertoire to consort music, from the Renaissance & Baroque to Contemporary music, hear performers spanning the breadth of the Great Lakes region including professional ensembles, soloists, amateurs & student groups. Free and open to viol players and their guests. 

The Viola da Gamba Society 3rd Coast
Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Evanston, IL
Sunday, April 28, 2019 3:00PM
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Celebrate Spring with a chamber music concert featuring North Central College faculty Mara Gallagher, Claire Langenberg, Nichole Luchs, Ben Nadel, Phillip Serna, Jon Warfel, Tricia Wlazlo & special guest Ryan Rump with music by Wayne Barlow, Manuel de Falla, Marcel Grandjany, Gordon Jacob, Friedrich Gustav Jansen, Scott Joplin, Adrian Mann, Catherine McMichael, Alyssa Morris, Antonio Vivaldi & Norman Weiss!
 
Roy Y. & Margaret Koten Chapel, North Central College, Naperville, IL
Thursday, May 2, 2019 7:00PM

Upcoming Events


MORE VIOLMEDIUM  CONCERTS COMING SOON!


MORE NEW COMMA BAROQUE CONCERTS COMING SOON!

Performing with Black Tulip
MORE BLACK TULIP CONCERTS COMING SOON!


NEW COMMA BAROQUE & THE MARION CONSORT PRESENT CINCO DE MAYO! MUSIC OF THE MEXICAN BAROQUE FROM NUEVA ESPAÑA

Emmanuel Episcopal Church of La Grange‘s artists-in-residence New Comma Baroque, in collaboration with the Marion Consort and Northwestern University musicologist Drew Davies, celebrates the vocal and instrumental musical traditions of Mexico in an exciting program…continue reading…

For a comprehensive listing of all concerts performed by Phillip Serna, please visit www.phillipwserna.com/concerts.

Upcoming Workshops

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