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Press Release – Phillip Serna Performs ‘The Viola da Gamba UNLEASHED’ at Classical Revolution Chicago’s Constellation Series 11/25


Classical Revolution Presents Viola da Gamba Unleashed at ConstellationNovember 6, 2015

Classical Revolution Chicago Constellation Series –

November 25th, Phillip Serna joins Classical Revolution Chicago’s Series at Constellation Chicago in a riveting program, the “Viola da gamba UNLEASHED!” Indulge in a flavorful mixology of stunning music by Carl Friedrich Abel, Rudolph Dolmetsch, Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe alongside the virtuosic Serna Suite (2009) by Martha Bishop, Distilled (2010) by Eliza Brown, Undercurrents (2010) by Lynn Gumert, and a few surprises beyond!

Join us afterwards for Classical Revolution Chicago’s open sight-reading jam session with music by Johann Pfeiffer & Georg Philipp Telemann!

From Constellation Chicago’s website:

Classical Revolution Chicago brings chamber music out of the concert hall and into the neighborhoods of Chicago. One popular venture has been the open sight-reading jam session. CR is excited to bring this fun and community-building series to Constellation.

Phillip Serna performs on double bass with many Midwestern orchestras as well as on viola da gambas with ensembles including Black Tulip, Burning River Baroque, Harmonie, the Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, New Comma Baroque, the Newberry Consort of Viols, the Secret of the Muses, the Spirit of Gambo, and many others. Phillip has appeared on Chicago’s 98.7FM WFMT, Wisconsin Public Radio, Milwaukee Public Radio and WUIS NPR and can be heard on CD releases from Clarion, Cedille, Soundbyte and Varèse Sarabande Records. Holding Masters and Doctoral degrees from Northwestern University, Phillip teaches double bass and viola da gamba at Valparaiso University, viola da gamba and viol consort at the Music Institute of Chicago, is assistant director & sponsor of viol consorts and Illinois’ first public-school period-instrument Baroque ensemble at Adlai E. Stevenson High School, and is music director of the Early Music outreach program Viols in Our Schools – which earned him Early Music America’s Outreach Award for 2010.

“smooth & polished…” –

Classical Revolution Chicago Constellation Series
Constellation, 3111 North. Western, Chicago, IL 60618
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 6:00 PM
Free Admission, 18 and Over Only

For a comprehensive listing of all concerts performed by Phillip Serna, please visit


Dr. Phillip W. Serna

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