New Comma Baroque – Matthew C. Cataldi, Baroque violin, Leighann R. Daihl, Baroque flute, Phillip W. Serna, viola da gamba & Emily J. Morlan, historical keyboards


The French Connection – Music of the Couperin, Forqueray, Leclair & Philidor

New Comma Baroque, joined by Baroque oboist Sarah Huebsch & Baroque bassoonist Kelsey Schilling, present an exciting and colorful program of French Baroque music for winds and strings by François Couperin, Louis Couperin, Antoine Forqueray, Jean-Marie Leclair and Pierre Danican Philidor.

Recorded February 2, 2014 at Saint Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bloomington, IN

Locke and Loaded: Music in Time of War and Transformation

New Comma Baroque, in collaboration with IPFW Baroque gambists Melanie & Russell Bookout and Fort Wayne Baroque Soloists’ Baroque violinists Emily & Jason Thompson, performs English Music by Hely, Locke, Jenkins, Purcell, Simpson & Young spanning a period of great musical and political upheaval: from the English Civil War, through the English Commonwealth, to the Restoration of the Monarchy and the Glorious Revolution.

Recorded September 15th, 2013 at Duesenberg Recital Hall, Valparaiso University Center for the Arts, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

From the New Comma Baroque Program Niech Żyje Polska: Long Live Poland! – Music of the Polish Baroque & Muzyczne piękno barokowej Polski: The Musical Beauty of Baroque Poland

The 17th and 18th centuries were filled with dramatic political and artistic turmoil in Poland – the once stable Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was plagued by conflict from without and within. From the Italian and Dresden-influenced Chapel Royal in Warsaw to the rise of Poland’s own native masters, instrumental music began its ascension amidst a tapestry of war and economic decline. Examining this unique and relatively unknown repertoire, New Comma Baroque presents a program of instrumental music by 17th-century pioneers Jarzębski, Mielczewski, Pękiel, Rohaczewski and Żelechowski as well as 18th-century masters Jan, Christian & Wilhelm Christian Podbielski, Janitsch, Szarzyński and court gambist Johann Gottfried Mente. New Comma Baroque presents music spanning the High Baroque to the Enlightenment and the earliest hints of Polish nationalism.

Recorded January 31, 2014 at  5212 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN

COMING SOON! – Recorded November 2, 2013 at the Academy of Early Music, Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Ann Arbor, MI

From the New Comma Baroque Program Telemann’s Travels: The Eclecticism, Diversity, and Virtuosity of Telemann

New Comma Baroque, joined by various guest artists, celebrates the music of Telemann in a diverse program, including the delightful “Gulliver’s Travels” Suite for Two Violins, the Concerto in a-minor for Viola da Gamba, Flauto dolce, strings & Continuo, TWV52:a1, the Concerto No.2 in D-Major, TWV 43:D1 from Six quatuors a violon, flute, viole ou violoncello et basse continue (Hamburg, 1730, Paris 1736), the Quartet No.2 in a-minor from Nouveaux quatuors en six suites a une flute traversiere, un violon, une basse de viole ou violoncelle et basse (Paris, 1738), the Concerto in e-minor for Recorder, Baroque Flute, Strings & Continuo TWV52:e1, and much more! Join New Comma Baroque for a delightful and delectable journey through vividly virtuosic solo & chamber music, filled with French, Italian, German and Polish flavors, encapsulating the travels of one of the 18th prolific composers: Georg Philipp Telemann.

Recorded May 31, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Peoria, IL at the Peoria Bach Festival

Recorded April 19th, 2013 at Saint Alban Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights, OH

From the New Comma Baroque Program Tous les Matins du Monde “All the Mornings of the World”

New Comma Baroque celebrates music of the French Baroque in a concert called “Tous les Matins du Monde” (All the Mornings of the World), inspired by the 1991 film of the same name. This program features works by Jacques Champion de Chambonnières, François Couperin, Jacques-Martin Hotteterre, Jean-Marie Leclair & Marin Marais. Come join us for works ranging from Marais’ Pieces en trio & his Sonnerie de Sainte-Geneviève du Mont de Paris to solo keyboard works by Champion de Chambonnières and excerpts from Couperin’s Les Nations.

Recorded September 15-16th, 2012 at Duesenberg Recital Hall, Valparaiso University Center for the Arts, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

Recorded September 10th, 2012 at Adlai E. Stevenson High School Recital Hall, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL

Recorded March 27th-28th, 2012 at Bethany Lutheran Church, Crystal Lake, IL

New Comma Baroque is a program of the Renovo Music Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit performing arts organization partially supported by a grant from the Evanston Arts Council, a city agency supported by the City of Evanston, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. All donations to New Comma Baroque are tax-deductible.

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