Concerts

New Comma Baroque has performed for many established concert series including the Academy of Early Music in Ann Arbor, MI, the Allen County Public Library Series in Fort Wayne, IN, Chicago’s Taste of Polonia, Early Music at the Byron Colby Barn Series, Gotham Early Music Scene’s Midtown Concerts, Harper College’s Cultural Arts Series, the Illinois Philharmonic’s Summer Music at Ravisloe Series, 98.7FM’s Live from WFMT, the Musical Offering’s Music on Madison Series, the Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne Department of Music Faculty Concert Series, the Indiana Wesleyan University Department of Music Concert Series, Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center’s Mainstage Series, Peoria Bach Festival, the Quigley Center’s Second Sunday Concert Series, SoHIP Boston: Society for Historically Informed Performance, the Valparaiso University Department of Music Faculty Concert Series, & others.

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S CONCERTS FOR THE 2018-2019 SEASON:

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S THE TWILIGHT KINGDOM: WANING OF THE VIOL IN EUROPE

Emmanuel Episcopal Church of La Grange‘s artists-in-residence New Comma Baroque return with rare gems for viol & harpsichord from the twilight of the viol. From ‘last gambists’ Carl Friedrich​​ Abel and Franz Xaver Hammer to master Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and lesser-known composers Johann Gottfried Mente and Christian Wilhelm Podbielski, New Comma Baroque‘s Phillip Serna and Emily Katayama embark on a virtuosic exploration including the Chicago premiere of a previously unknown work by Abel – recently uncovered in Poland in 2016!

98.7 WFMT’s Impromptu Live Broadcast
Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio, 98.7 WFMT, Renée Crown Public Media Center, Chicago, IL
Thursday September 6, 2018 12:00PM
http://bit.ly/NCBOnWFMTImpromptu9_6_2018

Friends of the Windows’ Second Saturday Series
Saint James Chapel, The Quigley Center of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Saturday, September 8, 2018 2:00PM
http://bit.ly/NCBAtTheSaintJamesChapel9_8_2018

New Comma Baroque at Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, La Grange, IL
Sunday, September 9, 2018 3:00PM
http://bit.ly/NCBAtEmmanuelLaGrange9_9_2018

BENEFIT CONCERTS FOR EMMANUEL EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF LA GRANGE & 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 restore the Casavant Organ at Emmanuel Episcopal Church of La Grange & support Early Music Now in Milwaukee.

New Comma Baroque at Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, La Grange, IL
Sunday, October 7, 2018 3:00PM
http://bit.ly/TelemanniaNCBAtEmmanuelLaGrange10_7_2018
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New Comma Baroque at Early Music Now

All Saint’s Cathedral, Milwaukee, WI
Sunday, October 14, 2018 4:00PM
http://bit.ly/TelemanniaNCBAtEarlyMusicNow10_14_2018
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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 Friedrich Abel’s Concerto Violo de Gambo in A major! Rudolph Dolmetsch (1906-1942), second child of Early Music pioneer Arnold Dolmetsch, was regarded as an accomplished composer, keyboardist, and  the first modern viola da gamba virtuoso. Due to his tragic maritime death by German forces in 1942, his Concertino for Viola da Gamba and Small Orchestra wouldn’t receive its world premiere until 1993, later published by PRB Productions in 1995. Often labelled as ‘the last gambist‘ and a 3rd-generation viol performer, Carl Friederich Abel (1723-1787), was son of Christian Ferdinand Abel, performer in court ensembles led by Johann Sebastian Bach. After studies Leipzig and a post to Johann Adolf Hasse’s court orchestra in Dresden, Abel joined the London court of Queen Charlotte where he befriended Bach’s son, Johann Christian with whom he established the Bach-Abel Concerts. Published by Edition Güntersberg in 2018, Abel’s recently-attributed Concerto Violo de Gambo in A-major is his only surviving work for viola da gamba and orchestra, discovered alongside previously unknown works by Johann Carl Graf zu Hardeck, Anton Milling, and Anton Raetzel. Other works on the program include Balakirev’s Overture on Three Russian Pieces, Harty’s Suite from Handel’s Water Music. Hindemith’s Eight Pieces for Strings, and Riley’s In C.

New Comma Baroque’s Phillip Serna with Jamin Hoffman & the Concord Chamber Orchestra
New Perspective Senior Living, Brown Deer, WI
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 7:00PM
St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Milwaukee, WI
Saturday, October 13, 2018 7:00PM
http://bit.ly/ViolConcertiAtTheConcordChamberOrchestra10_13_2018
$20 General Admission, $15 Seniors, $12 Students
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NEW COMMA BAROQUE & THE MARION CONSORT PRESENT CINCO DE MAYO! MUSIC OF THE MEXICAN BAROQUE FROM NUEVA ESPAÑA

Emmanuel Episcopal Church of La Grange‘s artists-in-residence New Comma Baroque, in collaboration with the Marion Consort and Northwestern University musicologist Drew Davies, celebrates the vocal and instrumental musical traditions of Mexico in an exciting program – coming spring 2019!

New Comma Baroque at Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, La Grange, IL
Coming Spring 2019!

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S CONCERTS FOR THE 2017-2018 SEASON:

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘s PHILLIP SERNA PERFORMS THE RUDOLPH DOLMETSCH CONCERTINO FOR VIOLA DA GAMBA & SMALL ORCHESTRA, 1941 

Rudolph Dolmetsch (1906-1942), (1906-1942), second child of Early Music pioneer Arnold Dolmetsch, was an accomplished composer, keyboardist, and is regarded as the first modern viola da gamba virtuoso. After entering the Royal College of Music in 1936, Rudolph’s compositions turned from a focus on smaller chamber and solo works towards larger symphonic compositions. His Concertino for Viola da Gamba and Small Orchestra was completed April 21, 1941 at Elbridge Gun Site, Chichester. Due to his tragic wartime death by German forces near the Azores in 1942, his Concertino for Viola da Gamba and Small Orchestra wouldn’t receive its world premiere until Newcastle, UK in 1993 – later published by PRB Productions in 1995, and receiving its U.S. premiere by New Comma Baroque’s Phillip Serna in 2010.

New Comma Baroque’s Phillip Serna & the Lake Michigan Youth Symphony Orchestra under the Direction of Burke Lokey
John and Dede Howard Performing Arts Center, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
Sunday, December 17, 2017 4:00PM
https://goo.gl/qxPBWw

New Comma Baroque’s Phillip Serna & the Adlai E. Stevenson Community Orchestra under the Direction of Enrique Vilaseco
Performing Arts Center, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL
Saturday, January 20, 2018 3:00PM
https://goo.gl/ALDZnH

The French Connection

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S THE FRENCH CONNECTION – MUSIC OF THE FRENCH BAROQUE 

Emmanuel Episcopal Church of La Grange‘s artists-in-residence New Comma Baroque return with an energetic and virtuosic program “The French Connection,” featuring Phillip Serna and Emily Katayama performing viola da gamba & harpsichord in works by Jacques Champion de Chambonnières, Le Sieur DuBuisson, Marin Marais & Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe.

New Comma Baroque at Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, La Grange, IL
Sunday, February 25, 2018 3:00PM
https://goo.gl/zEZvuZ

BOSTON’S SOCIETY FOR HISTORICALLY INFORMED PERFORMANCE PRESENTS NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S THE TWILIGHT KINGDOM: WANING OF THE VIOL IN EUROPE 

SoHIP Boston: Society for Historically Informed Performance 

New Comma Baroque makes its debut with Boston’s Society for Historically Informed Performance in a special program of rare gems from the twilight years of the viol: from well-known master Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach to lesser-known Johann Gottfried Mente and Christian Wilhelm Podbielski, to the so-called ‘last gambists’ Carl Friedrich Abel and Franz Xaver Hammer, join Phillip Serna & special guest Alastair Thompson on a virtuosic exploration of late repertoire for the viola da gamba – including the U.S. premiere of a newly-discovered work by Abel found in Poland in 2016!

SoHIP Boston: Society for Historically Informed Performance
St. Anne’s in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, Lincoln, MA
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 8:00PM
The Chapel at West Parish, Andover, MA
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:00PM
First Lutheran Church of Boston, Boston, MA
Thursday, June 28, 2018 8:00PM
http://bit.ly/NCBAtSoHIPBostonJune26_27_28_2018
https://bpt.me/3395858

THE ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA’S SUMMER MUSIC AT RAVISLOE PRESENTS NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S FROM PRUSSIA WITH LOVE – VIRTUOSITY FROM THE COURT OF FREDERICK THE GREAT 

The Illinois Philharmonic OrchestraNew Comma Baroque returns to the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra’s Summer Music at Ravisloe Series with an electrifying and dynamic program, From Prussia with Love. As composer and flutist, Frederick II ‘the Great’ of Prussia surrounded himself with a myriad of the greatest musicians of his day. Join Leighann Daihl Ragusa, Phillip W. Serna & Emily Katayama in a colorful exploration of music-making at the Berlin court featuring masterworks by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach alongside rare gems by Karl Heinrich Graun, Johann Christian Hertel and Johann Joachim Quantz.

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra’s Summer Music at Ravisloe
Ravisloe Country Club, Homewood, IL
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 7:00PM
http://bit.ly/NCBAtIPOsSummerMusicAtRavisloe8_22_2018

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S CONCERTS FOR THE 2016-2017 SEASON:

Winter Revelry – A New Comma Baroque Christmas

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S WINTER REVELRY – A NEW COMMA BAROQUE CHRISTMAS

New Comma Baroque celebrates our first season as artists-in-residence at Emmanuel Episcopal Church of La Grange with a special program of Baroque holiday music by Bach, Corette, Buxtehude, Morel, Scarlatti, Ziani and so much more! Joining Leighann Daihl Ragusa (traverso), Phillip W. Serna (viola da gamba), and Emily Jane Katayama (harpsichord) with guests Amy Bearden (alto) of the Marion Consort and Katherine Shuldiner (viola da gamba). 

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, La Grange, IL
Sunday, December 18, 2016 3:00PM
https://goo.gl/5bSvPn

EARLY MUSIC MONTH 2017 & THE EUROPEAN DAY OF EARLY MUSIC 2017SOMEWHERE 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 near Hanover in the Ledenburg 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. As part of Early Music America‘s Early Music Month 2017Réseau Européen de Musique Ancienne/ European Early Music Network’s European Day of Early Music 2017, and Recommended by John Von Rhein in the March 9, 2016 edition of the Chicago Tribune & by Matthew Guerrieri in the June 9, 2016 edition of the Boston Globe for the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe, join New Comma Baroque’s Phillip Serna honoring the 250th anniversary of Telemann’s death! There’s Bach in the Subways, and now there’s TeleMannia!

Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University – Dr. Phillip Serna in an Alumni Recital
Jeanne Vail Chapel, Alice Millar Religious Center, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:30PM
http://goo.gl/oioLxL

Telemannia: The Complete Viol Fantasias – Early Music Month 2017 – The Trinity Concert Series
Trinity Lutheran Church, Peoria, IL
Friday, March 10, 2017 7:00PM
http://goo.gl/5GGfUF

Telemannia: The Complete Viol Fantasias – Early Music Month 2017 – Mercy Conference and Retreat Center
Mercy Center Chapel, Mercy Conference and Retreat Center, St. Louis, MO
Sunday, March 12, 2017 2:00PM
http://goo.gl/me8HL1

TeleMannia: The Complete Viol Fantasias – Early Music Month 2017 – North Central College Fine and Performing Arts Series
Roy Y. & Margaret Koten Chapel at the Ben & Bess Kiekhofer Hall
North Central College, Naperville, IL
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 7:00PM
https://goo.gl/XZwa9z

TeleMannia: The Complete Viol Fantasias – European Day of Early Music & Early Music Month 2017 – Valparaiso University Department of Music Faculty Series
Duesenberg Recital Hall, Valparaiso University Center for the Arts
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:30PM
https://goo.gl/GdCenU

TeleMannia: Telemann’s ‘Lost’ 12 Fantasias for Solo Viol, 1735 – New Comma Baroque at the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe
Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston MA
Monday, June 12, 2017 9:00AM
https://goo.gl/GuqvlB 

Conclave 2017 – Telemann II: Telemann’s 1735 Fantasias for Viol
VdGSA Emporium, Maplestreet Station, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:30PM 
https://goo.gl/MJUZeu

Georg Philipp Telemann

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S TELEMANN’S TRAVELS: THE ECLECTICISM, DIVERSITY & VIRTUOSITY OF TELEMANN

New Comma Baroque presents 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 century’s most prolific composers: Georg Philipp Telemann. Telemann’s Travels features selections of some of the composer’s most well-known works for Baroque flute, Baroque violin, viola da gamba, and harpsichord, including music from Der getreue Music-Meister (Hamburg, 1728 -29), the Six quatuors a violon, flute, viole ou violoncello et basse continue (Hamburg, 1730, Paris, 1736), the Nouveaux quatuors en six suites a une flute traversiere, un violon, une basse de viole ou violoncelle et basse (Paris, 1738), the Essercizii Musici overo Dodesci Soli e Dodeci Trii à diversi stromenti (Hamburg, before 1740), and excerpts from the newly-discovered Fantasias for solo viol – not heard since the 1730s!

98.7FM WFMT’s Live from WFMT
Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio, 98.7 WFMT
Renée Crown Public Media Center, Chicago, IL
Monday, January 30, 2017 8:00PM
http://goo.gl/fYpb8Y

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S FROM PRUSSIA WITH LOVE – VIRTUOSITY FROM THE COURT OF FREDERICK THE GREAT

As part of Early Music America‘s Early Music Month 2017, New Comma Baroque celebrates our 1st season as artists-in-residence at Emmanuel Episcopal Church of La Grangei with an electrifying and dynamic program, From Prussia with Love. As composer and flutist, Frederick II ‘the Great’of Prussia surrounded himself with a myriad of the greatest musicians of his day. Early Music Month 2017Join New Comma Baroque in an exploration of music-making at court featuring works by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach alongside gems by Karl Heinrich Graun, Johann Christian Hertel, Ernst Christian Hesse and Johann Joachim Quantz.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, La Grange, IL
Sunday, March 19, 2017 3:00PM
https://goo.gl/3nwMRp

Tous les Matins du Monde

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S TOUS LES MATINS DU MONDE “ALL THE MORNINGS OF THE WORLD” – MUSIC OF THE FRENCH BAROQUE

New Comma Baroque celebrates music of the French Baroque in a virtuosic program entitled “Tous les Matins du Monde” (All the Mornings of the World), inspired by the 1991 film of the same name. The program featuring Marais’ iconic Couplets de Folies, Le Badinage [The Banter], and La Reveuse [The Dreamer] alongside colorful character pieces by Sainte-Colombe, Jacques Champion de Chambonnières & others.

Illinois Music Teachers Association Naperville Chapter
White Eagle Country Club, Naperville, IL
Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:15AM

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S CONCERTS FOR THE 2015-2016 SEASON:

New Comma Baroque - The Twilight Kingdom

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S THE TWILIGHT KINGDOM: WANING OF THE VIOL IN EUROPE

Eric Fisher joins New Comma Baroque‘s Phillip Serna and Emily
Katayama to commemorate September 11th with a thoughtful
exploration of late repertoire for the viola da gamba: from
well-known masters as to the lesser-known composers, from
Johann Gottfried Mente and Christian Wilhelm Podbielski to the
so-called ‘last gambists’ Carl Friedrich Abel and Franz Xaver
Hammer. Join New Comma Baroque for this very special
program!

Valparaiso University Department of Music Faculty Concert Series
Duesenberg Recital Hall, Valparaiso University Center for the Arts, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Friday, September 11, 2015 7:30PM
http://goo.gl/4P1Sd8

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S CONCERTS FOR THE 2014-2015 SEASON:

New Comma Baroque - IPO Summer at Ravisloe 7.23.2014

THE ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA’S SUMMER MUSIC AT RAVISLOE PRESENTS NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S TELEMANN’S TRAVELS: THE ECLECTICISM, DIVERSITY & VIRTUOSITY OF TELEMANN

Recommended in the May 28, 2014 edition of the Northwest Indiana Times’ Lake Michigan Shore, New Comma Baroque makes its debut with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra’s Summer Music at Ravisloe in a program of virtuosic music by German composer Georg Phillipp Telemann. Titled Telemann’s Travels, the program features selections of some of the composer’s most well-known works for Baroque violin, viola da gamba, and harpsichord, including music from Six sonates à violon seul, accompagné par le Clavessin (1715), Der getreue Music-Meister (Hamburg, 1728-29), Musique de table ‘Tafelmusik’, 2nd part (1733), and the Essercizii Musici overo
Dodesci Soli e Dodeci Trii à diversi stromenti (Hamburg, before 1740).

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra’s Summer Music at Ravisloe Series
Ravisloe Country Club, Homewood, IL
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 7:00PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB7-23-2014

New Comma Baroque - Johann Gottlieb Graun Concerto for Violin and Viol

NEW COMMA BAROQUES & THE NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PRESENT JOHANN GOTTLIEB GRAUN’S CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN, VIOLA DA GAMBA, STRINGS & CONTINUO IN C-MINOR

As part of the program ‘Baroque – Old & New,’ New Comma Baroque‘s Peter Lekx, Phillip W. Serna and Emily Jane Katayama join Robert Hasty & the Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra to perform Johann Gottlieb Graun’s rarely heard and virtuosic Concerto for Violin, Viol & Orchestra in c-minor, GraunWV A:XIII:3. Other works on the program include Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D-Major, Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas brasileiras No. 2 & Ottorino Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite II.

Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music
Presents New Comma Baroque with Robert Hasty & the
Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:30PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB10-30-2014
Poster – http://tinyurl.com/NCB10-30-2014Poster

New Comma Baroque - In the Hall of the Prussian King

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S IN THE HALL OF THE PRUSSIAN KING – VIRTUOSITY AT THE COURT OF FREDERICK THE GREAT 

Recommended by John Von Rhein in the November 13, 2014 edition
of the Chicago Tribune
, join New Comma Baroque in their electrifying and dynamic program, In the Hall of the Prussian King: Virtuosity at the Court of Frederick the Great, a celebration of 300 years of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Frederick II of Prussia, a composer and flutist, surrounded himself with a myriad of the greatest musicians of his day. Enjoy New Comma Baroque’s exploration of C.P.E. Bach’s dramatic works alongside sublime gems by his contemporaries: Karl Heinrich Graun, Ernst Christian Hesse, Johann Christian Hertel, and Johann Joachim Quantz.

Valparaiso University Department of Music Faculty Concert Series
Duesenberg Recital Hall, Valparaiso University Center for the Arts
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Saturday, November 1, 2014 7:30PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB11-1-2014
Poster – http://tinyurl.com/NCB11-1-2014Poster

Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn
The Byron Colby Barn, Prairie Crossing, Grayslake, IL
Sunday, November 16, 2014 4:00PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB11-16-2014
Brochure – http://tinyurl.com/EMatB-2014-2015

Flights of Fancy - Eclectic Flavors from 17th & 18th-Century Europe

FLIGHTS OF FANCY – ECLECTIC FLAVORS FROM 17TH & 18TH CENTURY EUROPE

Featured in the January 9, 2015 edition of the Fort Wayne Journal
Gazette
, Baroque musicians representing Indiana Purdue Ft. Wayne,
Ft. Wayne Baroque Soloists, and New Comma Baroque unite to bring
an eclectic treasury of music to life including music by Pfeiffer, Schenck, Sweelink, Telemann, et al!

Indiana Wesleyan University Department of Music Concert Series
Herman Baker Recital Hall, The Phillippe Performing Arts Center,
Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
Saturday, January 10, 2015 7:30PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB1-10-2015

Allen County Public Library Series
Allen County Library Theater, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN
Sunday, January 11, 2013 2:00PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB1-11-2015

Telemann's Travels at Emmanuel Episcopal Church

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S TELEMANN’S TRAVELS: THE ECLECTICISM, DIVERSITY & VIRTUOSITY OF TELEMANN

Recommended by John Von Rhein in the May 21, 2015 edition
of the Chicago Tribune
, New Comma Baroque presents 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 century’s most prolific composers: Georg Philipp Telemann. Telemann’s Travels features selections of some of the composer’s most well-known works for Baroque flute, Baroque violin, viola da gamba, and harpsichord, including music from Der getreue Music-Meister (Hamburg, 1728 -29), the Six quatuors a violon, flute, viole ou violoncello et basse continue (Hamburg, 1730, Paris, 1736), the Nouveaux quatuors en six suites a une flute traversiere, un violon, une basse de viole ou violoncelle et basse (Paris, 1738), and the Essercizii Musici overo Dodesci Soli e Dodeci Trii à diversi stromenti (Hamburg, before 1740).

This presentation was generously supported by a grant from the Colonel Stanley McNeil Foundation.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, La Grange, IL
Sunday, May 24, 2015 3:00PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB5-24-2015
Poster – http://tinyurl.com/NCB5-24-2015Poster

New Comma Baroque & Burning River Baroque - The Viol Under-Graun

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S THE VIOL UNDER-GRAUN – JOHANN GOTTLIEB GRAUN’S CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN, VIOLA DA GAMBA, STRINGS & CONTINUO IN C-MINOR

As part of the Viola da Gamba Society of America’s Gamba Gamut, a fringe concert event at the Boston Early Music Festival, New Comma Baroque and Burning River;Baroque combine to present the rarely-heard virtuosic Concerto for Violin, Viola da Gamba, Strings & Continuo in c-minor by Johann Gottlieb Graun. Composed for performers at the court of Frederick the Great – virtuoso violinist Johann Georg Pisendel (1687-1755) and gambist Ludwig Christian Hesse (1716-1772) – this performance includes cadenzas by the latter, a gambist who’s music has not survived to the modern today. Rare among Baroque and Classical double concerto repertoire, Graun’s concerto is filled with unusual textures, heightened by his consummate knowledge of both the violin and the viol evident in passage-work throughout. Join the revolution as we take the viol under-Graun!

VdGSA’s Gamba Gamut at the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe
Gordon Chapel, Old South Church, Boston, MA
Friday, June 12, 2015 11:00AM
http://tinyurl.com/GambaGamut6-12-2015
Poster – http://tinyurl.com/BRBNCB6-12-2015Poster

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S CONCERTS FOR THE 2013-2014 SEASON:

New Comma Baroque - Muzycznego piękna w Barokowej Polsce: The Musical Beauty of Baroque Poland

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S MUZYCZNE PIĘKNO BAROKOWEJ POLSKI – THE MUSICAL BEAUTY OF BAROQUE POLAND

Join Phillip W. Serna & Emily Jane Katayama of New Comma Baroquef for a special program examining Poland’s virtuosic, unique and relatively unknown repertoire on the Indoor Stage at the Copernicus Center’s Taste of Polonia! Join us as we journey through 18th-Century Poland, exploring Polish music for viola da gamba & harpsichord by Jan, Christian & Wilhelm Christian Podbielski, court gambist Johann Gottfried Mente & Frédéric Chopin’s teacher Józef Antoni Franciszek Elsner. Sample Muzyczne Piękno Barokowej Polski – the Musical Beauty of Baroque Poland.

The Copernicus Center – The Taste of Polonia Presents Muzyczne Piękno Barokowej Polski – the Musical Beauty of Baroque Poland
The Taste of Polonia, Indoor Stage, The Copernicus Center & Foundation
Fundacja Kopernikowska, Chicago, IL
Saturday, August 31, 2013 3:00PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB8-31-2013
Poster – http://tinyurl.com/NCB8-31-2013Poster

New Comma Baroque - Locke and Loaded: Music in Time of War and Transformation

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S LOCKE & LOADED – MUSIC IN TIME OF WAR & 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.

Indiana Wesleyan University Department of Music Concert Series
Herman Baker Recital Hall, The Phillippe Performing Arts Center,
Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
Friday, September 13, 2013 7:30PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB9-13-2013

Indiana Universtiy – Purdue University Fort Wayne Department of Music
Music Faculty Concert Series
Rhinehart Recital Hall, John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center, Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN
Saturday, September 14, 2013 2:30PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB9-14-2013

Valparaiso University Department of Music Faculty Concert Series
Duesenberg Recital Hall, Valparaiso University Center for the Arts,
Valparaiso, IN
Sunday, September 15, 2013 2:00PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB9-15-2013

New Comma Baroque – Niech Żyje Polska: Long Live Poland! – Music of the Polish Baroque

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S NIECH ŻYJE POLSKA: LONG LIVE POLAND! – MUSIC OF THE POLISH BAROQUE

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 programs spanning the solo gamba works of Mente and Podbielski, instrumental music by 17th-century pioneers Jarzębski, Mielczewski, Pękiel, Rohaczewski and Żelechowski as well as 18th-century masters Podbielski, Janitsch and Szarzyński. Join New Comma Baroque , with
guest artists Jessica Powell Eig, Marilyn Fung & Peter Lekx, in our celebration and exploration of Polish culture. 

Both Academy of Early Music concerts were co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Copernicus Endowment, which was established in 1973 to support fellowships and programming dedicated to advancing a deeper understanding of the people, culture, history, and politics of Poland. This presentation was supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and General Mills Foundation.

The Academy of Early Music in Association with the University of Michigan Copernicus Endowment – Muzyczne Piękno Barokowej Polski – the Musical Beauty of Baroque Poland
Koessler Room, University of Michigan League, Ann Arbor, MI
Friday, November 1, 2013 7:30PM Lecture-Recital
http://tinyurl.com/NCB11-1-2013

The Academy of Early Music in Association with the University of Michigan Copernicus Endowment
Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Ann Arbor, MI
Saturday, November 2, 2013 8:00PM, 7:00PM Pre-Concert Lecture
http://tinyurl.com/NCB11-2-2013
Poster – http://tinyurl.com/NCB11-2013
New Comma Baroque – Tous les Matins Du Monde “All the Mornings of the World” – Music of the French Baroque

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S TOUS LES MATINS DU MONDE “ALL THE MORNINGS OF THE WORLD” – MUSIC OF THE FRENCH BAROQUE

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. 

The Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center
Mendelssohn Mainstage Concert Series
Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, Rockford, IL
Friday, January 24, 2014 7:30PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB1-24-2014
Poster – http://tinyurl.com/NCB1-24-2014Poster

New Comma Baroque - The French Connection – Music of the Couperin, Forqueray, Leclair & Philidor

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S THE FRENCH CONNECTION – MUSIC OF 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.

Allen County Public Library Series
Allen County Library Theater, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN
Sunday, January 26, 2014 2:00PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB1-26-2014

Servants of Christ Lutheran Church Series
Servants of Christ Lutheran Church, Indianapolis, IN
Saturday, February 1, 2014 7:30PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB2-1-2014

Saint Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church Series
Saint Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bloomington, IN
Sunday, February 2, 2014 2:30PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB2-2-2014
Poster – http://tinyurl.com/NCB2-2014Poster

New Comma Baroque – Muzyczne piekno barokowej Polski: The Musical Beauty of Baroque Poland

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S MUZYCZNE PIĘKNO BAROKOWEJ POLSKI – THE MUSICAL BEAUTY OF BAROQUE POLAND

Join Phillip W. Serna & Emily Jane Katayama of New Comma Baroque for a special program of 18th-century literature for viola da gamba and keyboard spanning the High Baroque, the Enlightenment to the earliest hints of Polish nationalism at the dawn of the 19th century. Come hear works by  Jan Christian
& Wilhelm Christian Podbielski, court gambist Johann Gottfried Mente, Tomasz Grem, Michał Kleofas Ogiński & Tadeusz Kosciuszko. 

5212 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN
Friday, January 31, 2014 7:30PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB1-31-2014
Poster – http://tinyurl.com/NCB1-31-2014Poster

New Comma Baroque - Viol Duos (with Eyeglasses Obbligato) - Elizabeth Macdonald & Phillip Serna in Recital

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S VIOL DUOS (WITH EYEGLASSES OBBLIGATO) – ELIZABETH MACDONALD & PHILLIP SERNA IN RECITAL

New Comma Baroque presents a special concert of virtuoso Viol duos by Elizabeth Macdonald & Phillip W. Serna in two beautifully intimate settings with a program featuring Sonatas III and XI from Johannes Schenck’s Le Nymphe di Rheno, Op.8 as well as Elizabeth MacDonald’s stunning
arrangements of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Duet (“With Obbligato
Eyeglasses”), WoO32 and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s sublime Sonata,
K. 292.

First United Church of Oak Park, Oak Park, IL
Saturday, April 12, 2014 7:00PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCBMacdonaldSerna4-12-2014

Jeanne Vail Chapel, Alice Millar Religious Center
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Sunday, April 13, 2014 5:00PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCBMacdonaldSerna4-13-2014

AMADEUS CONCERTS PRESENTS NEW COMMA BAROQUE – MUSIC OF THE FRENCH BAROQUE

New Comma Baroque members Phillip W. Serna and Emily Jane Katayama, joined by Shrine of Christ the King co-director of music Abbé Colin Brown, celebrates music of the French Baroque in a program of music by Jacques Champion de Chambonnières, Le Sieur DuBuisson, Jacques-Martin Hotteterre & Marin Marais.

Shrine of Christ the King, Chicago, IL
Sunday, May 4, 2014 2:00PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCBAmadeus5-4-2014

New Comma Baroque - Brandenburg X: J.S. Bach’s Exploration of the Viola da Braccio, the Violoncello and the Viola da Gamba

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S BRANDENBURG X: J.S. BACH’S EXPLORATION OF THE VIOLA DA BRACCIO, THE VIOLONCELLO & THE VIOLA DA GAMBA

Recommended by John Von Rhein in the May 22, 2014 edition of the
Chicago Tribune
, New Comma Baroque , in collaboration with Wisconsin
Baroque Ensemble
 Members Marika Fischer Hoyt, Eric Miller, Anton
TenWolde and Max Yount & joined by guest artists Marilyn Fung, Peter
Lekx and Russell Wagner, highlights lesser known works for the Baroque
viola, Baroque cello & violas da gamba based around Bach’s 6th
Brandenburg Concerto.

Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Madison, WI
Friday, May 23, 2014 7:30PM
http://tinyurl.com/BrandenburgX5-23-2014

First Congregational Church, Beloit WI
Saturday, May 24, 2014 7:30PM
http://tinyurl.com/BrandenburgX5-24-2014

Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest, IL
Sunday, May 25, 2014 3:00PM
http://tinyurl.com/BrandenburgX5-25-2014

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S CONCERTS FOR THE 2012-2013 SEASON:

New Comma Baroque - “Tous les Matins du Monde” (All the Mornings of the World)

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘STOUS LES MATINS DU MONDE “ALL THE MORNINGS OF THE WORLD” – MUSIC OF THE FRENCH BAROQUE

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. 

Saint James Chapel at The Quigley Center’s Second Sunday Concert Series
Saint James Chapel, The Quigley Center of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Saturday, September 8, 2012 2:00PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB9-8-2012

Adlai E. Stevenson High School Community Concert Series
Adlai E. Stevenson High School Auditorium, Lincolnshire, IL
Monday, September 10, 2012 7:30PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB9-10-2012
[column-group][column]Valparaiso University Department of Music Faculty Concert Series
Duesenberg Recital Hall, Valparaiso University Center for the Arts, Valparaiso, IN
Sunday, September 16, 2012 3:00PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB9-16-2012

Harper College Cultural Arts Concert Series
Harper College Performing Arts Center, Palatine, IL
Thursday, February 7, 2013 12:30PM
Harper College Cultural Arts Concerts Flyer – http://tinyurl.com/NCB2-7-2013Poster
http://tinyurl.com/NCB2-7-2013[/column]
[column]The Musical Offering’s Music on Madison Concert Series
The Musical Offering, Evanston, IL
Friday, March 15, 2013 8:00PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB3-15-2013

Gotham Early Music Scene’s Midtown Concerts
The Chapel at Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, New York, NY
Thursday, June 6, 2013 1:15PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB6-6-2013[/column][/column-group]

New Comma Baroque - 'Telemann's Travels - The Eclecticism, Diversity, and Virtuosity of Telemann''

NEW COMMA BAROQUE TELEMANN’S TRAVELS: THE ECLECTICISM, DIVERSITY & 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! 

New Comma Baroque with Guest Artists Cynthia Black, Marilyn Fung,
Peter Lekx & Laura Osterlund
Saint Alban Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights, OH
Friday, April 19th, 2013 8:00PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB4-19-2013

New Comma Baroque with Guest Artist Peter Lekx – Special Concert for The University of Illinois Springfield & WUIS Radio
Michelle and Guerry Suggs Performance Studio, WUIS Public Radio, 91.9FM, University of Illinois Springfield, Springfield, IL
Thursday, May 30, 2013, 3:00PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB5-30-2013
[column-group][column]The Peoria Bach Festival with Guest Artist Lisette Kielson                                  
The Twilight of the Viol: A Program of Late Music for Viola da Gamba
The Peoria Bach Festival, Trinity Lutheran Church, Peoria, IL
Friday, May 31, 2013 12:05PM Viol Recital
http://tinyurl.com/NCB5-31-2013Viol

The Peoria Bach Festival, Trinity Lutheran Church, Peoria, IL
Friday, May 31, 2013 7:00PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB5-31-2013[/column]
[column]New Comma Baroque with Guest Artists Peter Lekx, Laura Osterlund & Joel Spears
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Evanston, IL
Saturday, June 1, 2013 Time 7:30PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB6-1-2013

Grace Lutheran Church of River Forest, River Forest , IL
Sunday, June 2, 2013 3:00PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB6-2-2013[/column][/column-group]

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S CONCERTS FOR THE 2011-2012 SEASON:

Tous les Matins du Monde “All the Mornings of the World” - Music of the French Baroque by Chambonnières, DuBuisson, and Marais

NEW COMMA BAROQUE‘S TOUS LES MATINS DU MONDE “ALL THE MORNINGS OF THE WORLD” – MUSIC OF THE FRENCH BAROQUE

Virtuoso pieces from the film Tous les Matins du Monde include Marais’ Couplets de Folies (No.20 from Pièces de Viole du Deuxième Livre, 1701), Le Badinage [The Banter], La Reveuse [The Dreamer], (Nos. 87 & 82 from Pièces de Viole du Quatrième Livre, 1717) & Sonnerie de Sainte-Geneviève du Mont de Paris [The Bells of St. Genevieve] plus other French Baroque repertoire by Marais, Chambonnières, DuBuisson & others.

Bethany Lutheran Church Presents Tous les Matins du Monde “All the Mornings of the World”
Bethany Lutheran Church, Crystal Lake, IL
Sunday, 15 January 2012 at 3:00PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB1-15-12

Silver Jubilee Concert III – A Faculty Concert Celebrating the 25th Anniversary Year of the Preparatory & Community Piano Program at Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University, Chapel of Our Lord, River Forest, IL
Sunday, 29 January 2012 at 3:00PM
http://tinyurl.com/NCB1-29-12

To sample audio/ video from past performances, please visit http://www.newcommabaroque.org/recordings.