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Chicago Recorder Quartet with the Adlai E. Stevenson Baroque Ensemble & Viol Consorts

The Chicago Recorder Quartet joins the Adlai E. Stevenson High School Baroque Ensemble & Viol Consorts under the direction of Enrique Vilaseco & Phillip Serna

Members of the Chicago Recorder Quartet joins the students and faculty of the Adlai E. Stevenson High School Baroque Ensemble & Viol Consorts in an evening of Early Music ranging from J.S. Bach’s 4th Brandenburg Concerto to works by Gabrieli, Heinichen, Corelli, et al. Under the direction of Enrique Vilaseco & Dr. Phillip Serna, 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 Period-Instrument Baroque Ensemble & Viol Consorts with the Chicago Recorder Quartet
Adlai E. Stevenson High School Recital Hall, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 7:00PM
Free and Open to the Public
https://goo.gl/hj55kF
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New Music for Viola da Gamba

Phillip Serna joins Composer Sarah Davachi performing her Trio for Violin, Viola da Gamba & Electronics

Canadian composer Sarah Davachi returns to Lampo and presents work for reed organ, violin, viola da gamba and electronics that was first premiered in Los Angeles at the Museum of Jurassic Technology in October 2017. Based upon variously displaced melodic movements that were originally developed through a series of improvisations for pipe organ, this piece attempts to balance instances of consonance and dissonance, both in frequency content and physical gesture between its three players. The open strings of the violin and viola da gamba—a Renaissance-Baroque instrument with seven strings tuned in a manner similar to the lute and modern guitar—are often isolated in order to fully emphasize the natural harmonics of the resonating body. The electronic component, originally derived from an EMS Synthi synthesizer, reinforces many of these pitches but occupies a subtle and unstable presence in the mix, slightly blurring the source of the effect.

The Lampo Series Presents Composer Sarah Davachi
Graham Foundation, Madlener House, Chicago, IL
Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:00PM
https://goo.gl/c2o4q4
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Les Touches presents Semejanzas y Diferencias

Phillip Serna joins Les Touches presenting Semejanzas y Diferencias

Join Les Touches with guests Wendy Gillespie, Phillip Serna, Ellis Montes, and Jesus Pacheco for an adventure from the Old World (Spain) into the New World (Latin America) as we explore the music, art, and writings starting from the Medieval period and ending with today! We will take you on a voyage from monasteries to streets, from courts to coasts, from cathedrals to bars, in order to hear the cultural influences on music from both sides of the Atlantic. For more information on Les Touches, visit https://www.lestouches.org/.

Les Touches presents Semejanzas y Diferencias
Trinity Episcopal Church, The Woodlands, TX
Sunday, May 6, 2018 3:00PM
https://goo.gl/W3s84S 
Suggested Donation: $25 General Admission, $15 Seniors, $5 Students
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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
https://goo.gl/gFWnE4

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/

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/

New Comma Baroque‘s Somewhere in Time: 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 in the Ledenburg 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.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, La Grange, IL
Link Coming Soon for Fall 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

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 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 TBA.

New Comma Baroque’s Phillip Serna & the Concord Chamber Orchestra under the Direction of Jamin Hoffman
St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Milwaukee, WI
Saturday, October 13, 2018 7:30PM
Link Coming Soon for Fall 2018!
$18 General Admission, $12 Seniors, $5 Students
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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 and Northwestern University musicologist Drew Davies, celebrates the vocal and instrumental musical traditions of Mexico in an exciting program – coming spring 2019!

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, La Grange, IL
Link Coming Soon for Spring 2019!
$20 General Admission, $15 Seniors, $10 Students, Free Under 18
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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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