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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
Free and Open to the Public
https://goo.gl/83PuRv
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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.

The Music Institute of Chicago’s Around Town Series Presents 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 7:30PM
Free and Open to the Public
http://goo.gl/8Nx3Jk
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Burning River Baroque – Twisted Fate: Famed and Forgotten Female Composers
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, La Grange, IL
Saturday, November 5, 2016 4:00PM
Suggested Donation: $10-20 per Person
https://goo.gl/076DA2
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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
Free and Open to the Public
https://goo.gl/mQyINF
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Early Music America’s Early Music Month 2017 & the European Day of Early Music 2017 – New Comma Baroque’s 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!

Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University – Dr. Phillip Serna in an Alumni Recital
Jeanne Vail Chapel, Alice Millar Religious Center, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:30PM
Free and Open to the Public
http://goo.gl/oioLxL
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Telemannia: The Complete Viol Fantasias – Early Music Month 2017 – The Trinity Concert Series Presents a Special Benefit Concert for the Peoria Bach Festival
Trinity Lutheran Church, Peoria, IL
Friday, March 10, 2017 7:00PM
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Telemannia: The Complete Viol Fantasias – Early Music Month 2017 – Mercy Conference and Retreat Center
Mercy Center Chapel, Mercy Conference and Retreat Center, St. Louis, MO
Sunday, March 12, 2017 2:00PM
http://goo.gl/me8HL1
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TeleMannia: The Complete Viol Fantasias – 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
Free and Open to the Public
https://goo.gl/XZwa9z
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TeleMannia: The Complete Viol Fantasias – 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
Free and Open to the Public
https://goo.gl/GdCenU
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Georg Philipp Telemann

New Comma Baroque Presents Telemann’s Travels – The Eclecticism, Diversity, and Virtuosity of Telemann

New Comma Baroque presents a delightful and delectable journey through vividly virtuosic solo & chamber music, filled with French, Italian, German and Polish flavors, encapsulating the travels of one of the 18th century’s most prolific composers: Georg Philipp Telemann. Telemann’s Travels features selections of some of the composer’s most well-known works for Baroque flute, Baroque violin, viola da gamba, and harpsichord, including music from Der getreue Music-Meister (Hamburg, 1728 -29), the Six quatuors a violon, flute, viole ou violoncello et basse continue (Hamburg, 1730, Paris, 1736), the Nouveaux quatuors en six suites a une flute traversiere, un violon, une basse de viole ou violoncelle et basse (Paris, 1738), the Essercizii Musici overo Dodesci Soli e Dodeci Trii à diversi stromenti (Hamburg, before 1740), and excerpts from the newly-discovered Fantasias for solo viol – not heard since the 1730s!

98.7FM WFMT’s Live from WFMT
Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio, WFMT Studio, Chicago, IL
Monday, January 30, 2017 8:00PM
http://goo.gl/fYpb8Y
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Black Tulip

Black Tulip Presents Music from the Dutch Golden Age

Lutheran Church of the Ascension’s One Tree, Many Branches Concert Series
Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Northfield, IL
Saturday, February 4, 2017 4.:30PM
Free and Open to the Public
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98.7FM WFMT’s Live from WFMT
Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio, WFMT Studio, Chicago, IL
Monday, May 1, 2017 8:00PM
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Tous les Matins du Monde

Tous les Matins du Monde “All the Mornings of the World” – Music of the French Baroque

Virtuoso pieces from the film Tous les Matins du Monde include Marais’ Couplets de Folies, Le Badinage [The Banter], La Reveuse [The Dreamer], and other French Baroque repertoire by Sainte-Colombe & others.

Illinois Music Teachers Association Naperville Chapter
White Eagle Country Club, Naperville, IL
Thursday, May 11, 2017
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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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