New Comma Baroque Announces Educational Partnership with Adlai E. Stevenson High School

On September 10th, Adlai E. Stevenson High School will host New Comma Baroque, a period-instrument ensemble featuring Baroque violinist Matthew C. Cataldi, harpsichordist Emily Morlan, and gambist Phillip Serna, for a day-long residency. This residency will include performance demonstrations for the orchestra classes focused on violin, viol & harpsichord, with lutanist Joel Spears joining Phillip Serna working with the guitar classes, culminating in a community concert of French Baroque music with guest-artist Leighann Daihl joining the ensemble on Baroque flute.

Contact –  Enrique Vilaseco, Orchestra Director, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, (847) 415-4000,
Contact –  New Comma Baroque,

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New Comma Baroque Announces Concerts for Fall 2012

New Comma Baroque announces our concerts for the fall 2012 season filled with collaboration, virtuosity and excitement.  New Comma Baroque, with guest Leighann Daihl, 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 French Baroque masterpieces and virtuoso showpieces including works by Marin Marais, Jacques Champion de Chambonnières, Jean-Marie Leclair & François Couperin.

Saint James Chapel at The Quigley Center Concert Series
Saint James Chapel, The Quigley Center of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Saturday, September 8, 2012 2:00PM

Adlai E. Stevenson High School Community Concert Series
Adlai E. Stevenson High School Auditorium, Lincolnshire, IL
Monday, September 10, 2012 7:30PM

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

New Comma Baroque: Matthew C. Cataldi, Baroque violin, Phillip W. Serna, bass viol & Emily J. Morlan, harpsichord joined by guest artists Leighann Daihl, Baroque flute (for the September 8th, 10th & 16th programs), Melanie Bookout, bass viol & Russell Bookout, bass viol & lute (for the September 16th program)

Contact –  New Comma Baroque,

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