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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

FINE ARTS MUSIC – PERFORMANCE & SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTS A SOULDIERS RESOLUTION: A QUESTION OF LOVE, LIFE & DETH FOR CAPTAINE HUME

This holiday season, join Fine Arts Music – Performance & Scholarship as New Comma Baroque‘s Phillip Serna fashions a very different sort of Christmas Carol – an alchemy of the poetry, song and the eccentric lyra viol music of mercenary Tobias Hume! Don’t miss this unique experience blending text and music into a dramatic & uplifting saga of war, love, loss and redemption!

Fine Arts Music – Performance and Scholarship
Studio 410, Fine Arts Building, Chicago, IL
Sunday, December 16, 2018 4:00PM
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$20 Suggested Donation 

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FLUTES OF A FEATHER PRESENT TRILLS, TOOTS & WARBLES

Join Flutes of a Feather for Trills, Toots, and Warbles – a program of eighteenth century chamber music featuring two flutes. Hear Joshua Romatowski and Leighann Daihl Ragusa on Baroque flute, David Schrader on harpsichord, and Phillip Serna on viola da gamba. Music by CPE Bach, Philidor, Hotteterre, and Telemann.

Rudolph Ganz Memorial Hall, the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
Saturday, January 5, 2019 7:30PM
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Allen County Public Library Theater, Fort Wayne, IN
Sunday, January 6, 2019 2:00PM
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VIOLMEDIUM PRESENTS FAÇADES & DUPLICITIES – BEGUILING CURIOSITIES & EXCURSIONS FOR DUELING GAMBAS

Join ViolMedium in Façades & Duplicities, a multidimensional exploration of the rich harmonic, timbral and dramatic potentials offered by violas da gamba!  The viol is the medium through which gambists Eric Miller & Phillip Serna bridge contemporary & historically-informed performance in experimental and innovative programming exemplified in masterworks by Abel, Bartók, Finger, Marais, Schaffrath & more…continue reading…

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PHILLIP SERNA JOINS THE NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE THE ZOHN COLLECTIVE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

The Zohn Collective
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.

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