In the News – New Comma Baroque Member Phillip W. Serna Featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition, August 4th, 2012

NPR's Weekend Edition, August 4, 2012 - Gathering Of The Viols: The 50th Annual Viola Da Gamba Conclave

On August 4, 2012, New Comma Baroque member Phillip W. Serna was featured as part of Jeff Lunden’s piece “Gathering Of The Viols: The 50th Annual Viola Da Gamba Conclave” covering the 50th Conclave of the Viola da Gamba Society of America.

“Viola da gamba players are a special breed — a tiny subset in the already small world of early classical music. They rarely meet their own kind, but once a year they come together for a week in July at an annual jam session they call a conclave…”

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