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Rudolph Dolmetsch Concertino for Viola da Gamba and Small Orchestra, 1941

New Comma Baroque’s Phillip Serna Performs the Rudolph Dolmetsch Concertino for Viola da Gamba and Small Orchestra, 1941

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. After entering the Royal College of Music in 1936, Rudolph’s compositions turned from a focus on smaller chamber and solo works towards larger symphonic compositions. His Concertino for Viola da Gamba and Small Orchestra was completed April 21, 1941 at Elbridge Gun Site, Chichester. Tragically, it was to be among his last works as he drowned at sea when the Ceramic was torpedoed off the Azores by German forces in 1942. The Concertino was first realized by Leyton Ring for publication in 1992, received its world premiere in Newcastle, UK in 1993, published by PRB Productions in 1995 and later received its U.S. premiere by New Comma Baroque’s Phillip Serna in 2010.

New Comma Baroque’s Phillip Serna and the Adlai E. Stevenson Community Orchestra Under the Direction of Enrique Vilaseco
Performing Arts Center, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL
Saturday, January 20, 2018 3:00PM
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The Concord Chamber Orchestra Under the Direction of Jamin Hoffman
Saint Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wauwatosa, WI
Saturday, October 13, 2018 7:30PM

Sacred Music at the University of Notre Dame Presents Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri and Lutheran Passion Contemplation

Sacred Music at the University of Notre Dame Presents Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri and Lutheran Passion Contemplation

SMND students will present Dieterich Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, a moving, meaningful, and spiritual work of the 17th century. The concert will be enhanced with projections by Camilla Tassi and a pre-concert lecture by Professor Mary E. Frandsen titled: “Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri and Lutheran Passion Contemplation.” SMND vocalists Nolan Carter, Victoria Fraser, Constantine Novotny, Gabriela Estephanie Solis, and Emily Swope will be directed by Elliott Smith at the organ and joined by Daniel Stein, violin and Mary Anne Ballard, Kate Shuldiner, Brady Lanier, Robert Bolyard, Phillip Serna, gambas.

Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri at the University of Notre Dame
LaBar Family Performance Hall, Joseph I. O’Neill III Hall for Music, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Sunday, January 21, 2018 5:00PM
Pre-Concert Lecture “Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri and Lutheran Passion Contemplation” 4:00PM
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The French Connection

New Comma Baroque Presents The French Connection – Music of the French Baroque

New Comma Baroque returns as artists-in-residence at Emmanuel Episcopal Church with our energetic and virtuosic program “The French Connection,” featuring Baroque flute, viola da gamba & harpsichord in works by Jacques-Martin Hotteterre, Jean-Marie Leclair, Marin Marais, Jean-Philippe Rameau & Sainte-Colombe.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, La Grange, IL
Sunday, February 25, 2018 3:00PM
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$20 General Admission, $15 Seniors, $10 Students, Free Under 18
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The Art of Music Presents Bach – Fathers & Sons for Early Music America’s Early Music Month 2018

Harpsichordist Yollanda​ Bornhoff is joined by gambist Phillip Serna as the Art of Music presents a special program exploring the music of the Bach family. From the grand patriarch Johann Sebastian to Carl Philipp Emanuel and Wilhelm Friedmann  to the U.S. premiere of a previously unknown work by Johann Christian, ‘Bach: Fathers & Sons’ explores the depth and scope of their music for viola da gamba and harpsichord as part of Early Music America’s Early Music Month!

Music at First Concert Series
First United Church of Oak Park, Oak Park, IL
Saturday, March 17, 2018 7:30PM

New Comma Baroque & the Marion Consort Present Cinco de Mayo! Music of the Mexican Baroque from Nueva España

New Comma Baroque, in collaboration with the Marion Consort, celebrates the vocal and instrumental musical traditions of Mexico in an exciting program of compositions by Joseph de Torres y Vergara, Maria Joachina Rodrigues, Guadalupe Ortiz , Manuel de Sumaya, Juana Inés de la Cruz, Ignacio Jerusalem and Francisco Siria.

Chicago Temple, Chicago, IL
Saturday, May 5, 2018 
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, La Grange, IL
Sunday, May 6, 2018 3:00PM

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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Black Tulip at the Musicians Club of Women!

 

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

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