Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725) - Clori mia, Clori bellaFrom the February 22, 2009 Chicago Early Music Consort Performance of ‘Per Amore - Music of Love from the Italian Seicento.' Audio Recording by Free Chin, Choice Media Design, Chicago, IL. For more information about the Chicago early Music Consort, visit http://www.chicagoearlymusicconsort.org/. This video content is Copyright © 2008/ 2009 the Chicago Early music Consort and appears here on the GambaCast by permission. Acclaimed for its “imaginative” programming and “delicate, flawlessly-performed music”, the Chicago Early Music Consort recreates the rich and diverse sounds of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque chamber repertoire in an historically-informed manner. Founded by its Artistic Director, Gary Berkenstock, the ensemble consists of Stephanie Sheffield, soprano; Gary Berkenstock, recorder and other early wind instruments; Joel Spears, lute, theorbo and harp; and Phillip W. Serna, viola da gamba and vielle. The Consort appears throughout the Midwest and has performed live on Chicago’s premiere fine arts station, 98.7WFMT. Programs are built around interesting historical and social themes to which modern audiences can easily relate. For more information, visit www.ChicagoEarlyMusicConsort.org. ‘Viols in Our Schools’ and the GambaCast is Copyright © 2008/ 2009 Dr. Phillip W. Serna. For more information, visit http://www.thegambacast.org/ & http://www.violsinourschools.org/.
The GambaCast is a natural extension of Phillip Serna's educational outreach program Viols in Our Schools, recipient of Early Music America's Outreach Award for 2010. The GambaCast's primary aim is to offer Early Music, specifically music for Viola da Gamba, to wider audiences through compelling performances by a variety of performers demonstrating the highest degree of scholarship and excellence in performance.