Dr. Phillip W. Serna to Perform US Premiere of Rudolph Dolmetsch’s Concertino for Viola da Gamba and Small Orchestra (1941)
The South Shore Orchestra, under the direction of Troy Webdell is joined by viola da gamba soloist Dr. Phillip Serna for the US premiere of Rudolph Dolmetsch’s Concertino for Viola da Gamba and Small Orchestra (1941). This program will occur October 5, 2012 at 7:00PM at Ivy Tech College in Valparaiso, IN . Also included on the program is the premiere of Michael Schelle’s “Exorcism of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and Beethoven Symphony No. 7.
Rudolph Dolmetsch (1906-1942), second child of Arnold Dolmetsch, completed his Concertino April 21, 1941 at Elbridge Gun Site, Chichester, a year before drowning at sea when the Ceramic was torpedoed off the Azores. The piece was realized by Leyton Ring for publication in 1992, received its world premiere in Newcastle, UK in 1993 and later was published by PRB Productions in 1995.
For more information on the Dolmetsch Concertino, please visit http://tinyurl.com/PRBDolmetsch & for more information on PRB Productions, please visit http://www.prbmusic.com/. For more information on Troy Webdell and the South Shore Orchestra, please visit http://www.southshoreorchestra.org/. For more information on Rudolph Dolmetsch, the Dolmetsch family, and their pioneering work in the Early Music revival, visit http://www.dolmetsch.com/Rudolph.htm.