New Comma Baroque’s Past Concerts from the 2014-2015 Season:

Telemann’s Travels – The Eclecticism, Diversity, and Virtuosity of Telemann

New Comma Baroque makes its debut with the Illinois Philharmonic’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, composed during Telemann’s travels across Europe.

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

Johann Gottlieb Graun’s Concerto for Violin, Viol & Orchestra in c-minor

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

In the Hall of the Prussian King –
Virtuosity at the Court of Frederick the Great

New Comma Baroque - In the Hall of the Prussian KingJoin 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

New Comma Baroque’s Past Concerts from the 2013-2014 Season:

Muzyczne piękno barokowej Polski – The Musical Beauty of Baroque Poland

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

Join Phillip W. Serna & Emily Jane Katayama of New Comma Baroque
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. Join New Comma Baroque in the celebration and
exploration of Polish musical culture. 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

Locke and Loaded – Music in Time of War and Transformation

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

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

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

New Comma Baroque – 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. Sample Niech Żyje Polska:
Long Live Poland! – Music of the Polish Baroque and our duo-program
Muzyczne piękno barokowej Polski: The Musical Beauty of Baroque Poland.

Both Academy of Early Music concerts are 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 is 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
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

Tous les Matins Du Monde “All the Mornings of the World” – Music of the French Baroque

New Comma Baroque – 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. Sample Tous les Matins du
Monde: All the Mornings of the World as well as our duo-program Tous
les Matins du Monde: All the Mornings of the World – Duo Version.

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
$25 Adult/ $10 Student

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

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

Muzyczne piękno barokowej Polski – The Musical Beauty of Baroque Poland

New Comma Baroque – Muzyczne piekno barokowej Polski: The Musical Beauty of Baroque PolandJoin 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. Sample Muzyczne piękno barokowej Polski: The
Musical Beauty of Baroque Poland.

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

Viol Duos (with Eyeglasses Obbligato) – Elizabeth Macdonald & Phillip Serna in Recital

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

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

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, 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. Sample Brandenburg X: J.S. Bach’s Exploration
of the Viola da Braccio, the Violoncello and the Viola da Gamba
.

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 Past Concerts from the 2012-2013 Season: 

Telemann’s Travels – The Eclecticism, Diversity, and Virtuosity of Telemann

New Comma Baroque - '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! Sample Telemann’s Travels: The Eclecticism, Diversity, and
Virtuosity of Telemann
for 7-8 performers, for 5 performers, for
4 performers and 3 performers.

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

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


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

Tous les Matins Du Monde “All the Mornings of the World” – Music of the French Baroque

New Comma Baroque - “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. Sample New Comma Baroque’s Program -
Tous les Matins du Monde.

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

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


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

New Comma Baroque’s Past Concerts from the 2011-2012 Season:

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.

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

Music of the French Baroque by Chambonnières, DuBuisson, and Marais
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.

New Comma Baroque is a program of the Renovo String Orchestra, 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 given to New Comma Baroque are tax-deductible.

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