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Black Tulip at the Musicians Club of Women!

Black Tulip at the Musicians Club of Women!

Musicians Club of Women Presents Black Tulip 
Rev. John Buchanan Chapel, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Friday, June 1, 2018 12:10PM
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The VdGS 3rd Coast Workshop/ Whitewater Early Music Festival

Phillip Serna joins the Faculty of the VdGS 3rd Coast Workshop/ Whitewater Early Music Festival 2018

Whitewater Early Music FestivalPhillip Serna joins Kate Shuldiner & Lisa Terry as viola da gamba faculty of the Viola da Gamba Society 3rd CoastWhitewater Early Music Festival 2018 merging both annual workshops in order to provide more opportunities to both communities. The Whitewater Early Music Festival is a mixed-instrument workshop featuring classes for all levels from beginning to advanced: from recorders to reeds and wind band instruments (inc. crumhorns, racketts, shawms & sackbutts), viol consorts, and voices. There will be vendor exhibits, informal late-night playing sessions, an all-festival ending concert, and so much more. Come for the weekend and leave with a lifetime of music friends. What could be better?! Registration is OPEN – download registration information here. For programming & scholarship opportunities, visit http://vdgs3rdcoast.org/workshops/ & http://www.whitewaterearlymusic.org/

Whitewater Early Music Festival 2018
The Greenhill Center of the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 
Friday-Sunday June 1-3, 2018
http://www.whitewaterearlymusic.org/

A Concert of Musick for Viols in Madison

Phillip Serna joins Tim Sterner Miller, Charlie Rasmussen & Madison Youth Viol Consort Director Eric Miller in A Concert of Musick for Viols

In conjunction with the Madison Youth Viol Consort, Tim Sterner Miller, Charlie Rasmussen and Phillip Serna join Eric Miller in a Concert of Musick for Viols featuring works by Bevin, Byrd, Coperario, East, Hume, Sainte-Colombe, Tomkins and more!

A Concert of Musick for Viols with the Madison Youth Viol Consort
Arts+Literature Lab, Madison, WI
Sunday, June 3, 2018 7:30PM
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Boston’s Society for Historically Informed Performance Presents New Comma Baroque‘s The Twilight Kingdom: The Waning of the Viol in Europe 

New Comma Baroque - The Twilight Kingdom

SoHIP Boston: Society for Historically Informed Performance 

Boston’s Society for Historically Informed Performance presents New Comma Baroque in a special program of rare gems from the twilight years of the viola da gamba, with works from well-known master Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach as well as Johann Gottfried Mente, Christian Wilhelm Podbielski, Carl Friedrich Abel, and Franz Xavier Hammer. Join Phillip Serna and Alastair Thompson on a virtuosic exploration of late repertoire for the viola da gamba – including a newly-discovered work by Abel, found in Poland in 2016!

SoHIP Boston: Society for Historically Informed Performance
St. Anne’s in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, Lincoln, MA
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 8:00PM
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The Chapel at West Parish, Andover, MA
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:00PM
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First Lutheran Church of Boston, Boston, MA
Thursday, June 28, 2018 8:00PM
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$25 General Admission, $20 Students & Seniors
http://bit.ly/NCBAtSoHIPBostonJune26_27_28_2018
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The Madison Early Music Festival

Phillip Serna joins the Faculty of the Madison Early Music Festival 2018

Phillip Serna joins Lisa Terry & Eric Miller as viola da gamba faculty at the Madison Early Music Festival 2018’s A Cabinet of Curiosities: Journey to Lübeck.  MEMF was created in 2000 to provide an opportunity for musicians, scholars, teachers, and early music enthusiasts to gather and exchange information and ideas about medieval, Renaissance, and baroque music, and to bring acclaimed early music artists to the Midwest to perform in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin. There are opportunities for everyone, from those who simply enjoy listening to concerts and lectures to early music scholars, along with performance opportunities for amateurs and professionals. All listeners, singers, players, and dancers are welcome! Registration is OPEN – Download registration information herework-study opportunities here, class information here, and for all other information on the MEMF 2018 Concert Series & Workshop, visit https://memf.artsinstitute.wisc.edu/.

Madison Early Music Festival 2018 – A Cabinet of Curiosities: Journey to Lübeck
University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead Witter School of Music, Madison, WI
July 7-14, 2018
http://www.madisonearlymusic.org/

Sonata à Quattro at the Madison Early Music Festival Fringe 2018

Phillip Serna joins Sonata à Quattro at the Madison Early Music Festival Fringe 2018

Sonata à Quattro presents a special concert at the Madison Early Music Fringe featuring musical “rarities” discovered in the Choir Library from Marienkirche (St. Mary’s Church) of Lübeck and rescued from obscurity in Vienna, 1886.

Madison Early Music Festival Fringe 2018
Pres House, University Presbyterian Church, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 7:30PM
http://bit.ly/SonataÀQuattroATMEMFFringe7_11_2018
$10 General Admission, Free to Madison Early Music Festival Participants and Faculty
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From Prussia with Love

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra’s Summer Music at Ravisloe Presents New Comma Baroque‘s From Prussia with Love – Virtuosity at the Court of Frederick the Great

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra

New Comma Baroque returns to the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra’s Summer Music at Ravisloe Series with an electrifying and dynamic program, From Prussia with Love. As composer and flutist, Frederick II ‘the Great’ of Prussia surrounded himself with a myriad of the greatest musicians of his day. Join New Comma Baroque’s Leighann Daihl Ragusa, Phillip W. Serna & Emily Katayama in an exploration of music-making at court featuring works by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach alongside gems by Karl Heinrich Graun, Johann Christian Hertel, Ernst Christian Hesse and Johann Joachim Quantz.

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra’s Summer Music at Ravisloe
Ravisloe Country Club, Homewood, IL
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 7:00PM
http://bit.ly/NCBAtIPOsSummerMusicAtRavisloe8_22_2018
$30 General Admission ($35 at the Door), $8 Students
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New Comma Baroque Presents The Twilight Kingdom: The Waning of the Viol in Europe 

New Comma Baroque - The Twilight Kingdom

Emmanuel Episcopal Church of La Grange‘s artists-in-residence New Comma Baroque return with rare gems for viol & harpsichord from the twilight of the viol. From ‘last gambists’ Carl Friedrich​​ Abel and Franz Xaver Hammer to master Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and lesser-known composers Johann Gottfried Mente and Christian Wilhelm Podbielski, New Comma Baroque‘s Phillip Serna and Emily Katayama embark on a virtuosic exploration including the Chicago premiere of a previously unknown work by Abel – recently uncovered in Poland in 2016!

98.7 WFMT’s Impromptu Live Broadcast
Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio, 98.7 WFMT
Renée Crown Public Media Center, Chicago, IL
Thursday September 6, 2018 12:00PM
http://bit.ly/NCBOnWFMTsImpromptu9_6_2018
Listen Live at 98.7FM or stream at http://www.wftm.com/
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Friends of the Windows’ Second Saturday Series
Saint James Chapel, The Quigley Center of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Saturday, September 8, 2018 2:00PM
http://bit.ly/NCBAtTheSaintJamesChapel9_8_2018
Free & Open to the Public
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New Comma Baroque at Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, La Grange, IL
Sunday, September 9, 2018 3:00PM
http://bit.ly/NCBAtEmmanuelLaGrange9_9_2018
$20 General Admission, $15 Seniors, $10 Students, Free Under 18
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New Comma Baroque Fundraiser for Emmanuel Episcopal Church of LaGrange – Telemann’s ‘Lost’ 12 Fantasias for Solo Viol, 1735

Located 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), Telemann’s fantasias encompass a variety of forms spanning fugal writing to elements of the rondo and concerto while straddling the Polish and Moravian music of his early career to the High Baroque and the galant. Join New Comma Baroque’s Phillip Serna honoring the music of Telemann raising money to restore the Casavant Organ at Emmanuel Episcopal Church of LaGrange.

New Comma Baroque at Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, La Grange, IL
Sunday, October 7, 2018 3:00PM
http://bit.ly/TelemanniaNCBAtEmmanuelLaGrange10_7_2018
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Rudolph Dolmetsch's Concertino for Viola da Gamba and Small Orchestra, 1941

New Comma Baroque‘s Phillip Serna Performs 2 Concertos with the Concord Chamber Orchestra – the Rudolph Dolmetsch Concertino for Viola da Gamba and Small Orchestra, 1941 & U.S. Premiere of the Carl Friedrich Abel Concerto Violo de Gambo in A major, A9:1A from the Ledenburg Collection

Concord Chamber Orchestra

Rudolph Dolmetsch (1906-1942), second child of Early Music pioneer Arnold Dolmetsch, was an accomplished composer, keyboardist, and is regarded as the first modern viola da gamba virtuoso. Due to his tragic wartime death by German forces near the Azores in 1942, his Concertino for Viola da Gamba and Small Orchestra wouldn’t receive its world premiere until 1993 – later published by PRB Productions in 1995, and receiving its U.S. premiere by New Comma Baroque’s Phillip Serna in 2010. Often labelled as ‘the last gambist‘ and a 3rd-generation viol performer, Carl Friederich Abel (1723-1787), was son of Christian Ferdinand Abel, performer in court ensembles led by Johann Sebastian Bach. After studies with Bach in Leipzig and a post to Johann Adolf Hasse’s court orchestra in Dresden, Abel joined the London court of Queen Charlotte where he befriended Bach’s 11th son, Johann Christian Bach, with whom he established the  Bach-Abel Concerts. Published by Edition Güntersberg in 2018, Abel’s recently-attributed Concerto Violo de Gambo in A-major is his only surviving work for viola da gamba and orchestra, discovered alongside previously unknown concerti by Johann Carl Graf zu Hardeck, Anton Milling, and Anton Raetzel in the Ledenburg Collection. Other works on the program include Balakirev’s Overture on Three Russian Pieces, Harty’s Suite from Handel’s Water Music. Hindemith’s Eight Pieces for Strings, and Riley’s In C.

New Comma Baroque’s Phillip Serna with Jamin Hoffman & the Concord Chamber Orchestra
St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Milwaukee, WI
Saturday, October 13, 2018 7:30PM
http://bit.ly/NCBViolConcertiAtTheConcordChamberOrchestra10_13_2018
$18 General Admission, $12 Seniors, $5 Students
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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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