August 28, 2012
The Chicago-based ensemble New Comma Baroque
will visit Stevenson High School on Monday, September 10 for a daylong residency capped by a public performance in the evening. The public concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall. A $5 donation is suggested for those attending.
Baroque violinist Matthew Cataldi, harpsichordist Emily Morlan and gambist Phillip Serna (featured recently on National Public Radio) are dedicated to re-engaging modern audiences in historically informed performance. They perform on instruments modeled after those used in the Baroque era, and in Stevenson are will be visiting Illinois’ first period-instrument public school.
At SHS, they will give performance demonstrations for the Orchestra classes focused on violin, viol and harpsichord, with lutanist Joel Spears joining Serna in working with the Guitar classes.
The community concert of French Baroque music will include guest-artist Leighann Daihl joining the ensemble on Baroque flute.