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As artists-in-residence at Emmanuel Episcopal Church of LaGrange, the Chicago-based New Comma Baroque is dedicated to re-engaging modern audiences through historically-informed performance and features violinist Matthew C. Cataldi, flutist Leighann Daihl Ragusa, gambist Phillip W. Serna, and harpsichordist Emily J. Katayama…continue reading…

Upcoming Concerts

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘s PHILLIP SERNA PERFORMS 2 CONCERTI IN THE CONCORD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA‘S PROGRAM ‘NEW & OLD’ – THE RUDOLPH DOLMETSCH CONCERTINO FOR VIOLA DA GAMBA & SMALL ORCHESTRA, 1941 & THE U.S. PREMIERE OF THE CARL FRIEDERICH ABEL CONCERTO VIOLO DE GAMBO IN A-MAJOR, A9:1A FROM THE LEDENBURG COLLECTION

Concord Chamber Orchestra

New Comma Baroque’s Phillip Serna joins Jamin Hoffman and the Concord Chamber Orchestra in a special collaboration presenting TWO concert works featuring the viol: Rudolph Dolmetsch’s 1941 Concertino for Viola da Gamba and Small Orchestra and Carl Friederich Abel’s Concerto Violo de Gambo in A-majorcontinue reading… 

 

Upcoming Concerts

BENEFIT CONCERT FOR EARLY MUSIC NOW – 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 at Ledenburg Palace in the 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 in honoring the music of Telemann – all while fundraising to support Early Music Now in Milwaukeecontinue reading…