About

Dr. Phillip W. Serna, Double Bass & Violas da Gamba

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

The Lawes Brothers
THE LAWES BROTHERS

The Lawes Brothers, William and Henry, were leading English composers of their generation and lived during the tumultuous events of the 17th century. Henry was praised by his friend, the poet John Milton, as the first composer to set the English language to song in a way that rivaled the great contemporary Italian masters, while William was a gifted composer of instrumental music who played a large role in the cultural life at the court of Charles I. We’ll feature several of his Harpe Consorts, elegant and stylish court music scored for violin, harp, viol and theorbo. Tenor Ryan Townsend Strand will be joined by violinist Martin Davids, harpist Claire Happel Ashe, viol player Phillip Serna, and theorbist Joel Spears.

Valparaiso University Center for the Arts, Duesenberg Recital Hall, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Saturday, February 1, 2020 5:00PM
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The Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn, Prairie Crossing, Grayslake, IL
Sunday, February 9, 2020 4:00PM
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Phillip Serna Performing with the period-instrument ensemble Black Tulip in Chicago, IL
MORE BLACK TULIP CONCERTS COMING SOON!

Phillip Serna Performing with the period-instrument ensemble New Comma Baroque in Ann Arbor, MI
MORE NEW COMMA BAROQUE CONCERTS COMING SOON!

Phillip Serna Performing with the period-instrument ensemble Viol Medium in La Grange, IL
MORE VIOLMEDIUM  CONCERTS COMING SOON!

Upcoming Workshops

Phillip W. Serna PedagoguePhillip W. Serna & Jessica Powell Eig at the International Society of Bassists Convention 2019

MORE WORKSHOPS WITH PHILLIP SERNA COMING SOON!

VdGS 3rd Coat/ Whitewater Early Music Festival 2018