Join us Oct. 30th at the Department of Music at Valparaiso University for a Halloween celebration of the Double bass with performances of solo repertoire, ensembles and music for large double bass orchestra performing music from the sublime to the ridiculous! Valparaiso University faculty Dr. Phillip Serna will direct current students, alumni, and other local bassists in music by Georges Bizet, Jon Deak, Edward Elgar, Alfonso Ferrabosco, Edvard Grieg, George Frideric Handel, Gustav Holst, Miles Davis, Serge Koussevitzky, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Serge Prokofieff, John Williams’ music from Star Wars & so much more!
We'd like to thank the Quinlan & Fabish Music Company for their support of our event and for bringing variety of double basses, bows and accessories to the Bassapalooza at Valparaiso University!
- Wizard Weird (current)
W. SERNA performs on double bass with Midwestern orchestras such as the Illinois Philharmonic and Illinois Symphony as well as on viols
with ensembles including Duo fantaisie en Echo, Harmonie, New Comma Baroque, the Newberry Consort of Viols,
the Secret of the Muses, the Spirit of Gambo, and many others. Phillip has
appeared on Chicago’s
and Milwaukee Public Radio and on CD releases from Clarion, Cedille and Varèse
Holding Masters and Doctoral degrees from Northwestern University, Phillip is instructor of double bass and viol at Valparaiso University and is music director of the Early Music outreach program Viols in Our Schools, earning him Early Music America’s Outreach Award for 2010.
For more information on Phillip, please visit http://www.phillipwserna.com/about