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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…

Upcoming Events

ADLAI E. STEVENSON HIGH SCHOOL’S BAROQUE ENSEMBLE & VIOL CONSORTS PRESENT THEIR WINTER 2019 CONCERT

The students and faculty of the Adlai E. Stevenson High School Baroque Ensemble & Viol Consorts present an evening of Early Music by Baroque composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Frederic Handel, Barbara Strozzi, Antonio Vivaldi as well as viol consorts by John Dowland, Orlando Gibbons, Anthony Holborne, Henry Purcell & Thomas Tallis! Under the direction of Enrique Vilaseco. Dr. Phillip Serna & Theorbo instructor Joel Spears, Adlai E. Stevenson High School’s premiere historically-Informed performance ensembles present 16th through 18th-century instrumental music on period instruments for viols, theorboes, historical keyboards and strings.

Adlai E. Stevenson High School Recital Hall, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:00PM
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The Zohn Collective
PHILLIP SERNA JOINS THE NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE THE ZOHN COLLECTIVE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

Phillip Serna joins new music ensemble The Zohn Collective  on double bass for a special program at the University of Notre Dame featuring works by Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon and Notre Dame faculty member John Liberatore.

LaBar Family Performance Hall, Joseph I. O’Neill III Hall for Music, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Saturday, March 2, 2019 7:00PM
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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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