John Von Rhein recommends our Shmuel Ashkenasi concerts this weekend:
Caleb Logan, age 16, was inspired by our recent Sacred Music concert on November 17 in Wheaton to write a poem in a tribute to our Music Director, Drostan Hall:
Mr. Hall’s Movement by Caleb Logan
As a conductor his arm becomes a vessel
Filled with the energy to lead well
His body – it expresses the dramatic motion
Of the music guiding the performers straight on
to the ends of a timeless masterpiece
building momentum in the hearts and minds of the audience
The conductor leads a fleet
like a captain in a storm of rain and sleet
Extracting order from a chaos –
a group lost without his influence
Every guiding movement a rudder
that leads to a victory or blunder.
I thank you, Mr. Hall
for such an enjoyable and pleasant performance for all
for inspiring me with music in the form of beauty
and I thank God for blessing us with such gifts as these:
Skill, dedication, practice, and the beauty of a well done performance
such as the one performed the night of November 17.
NOON DECEMBER 22: 98.7WFMT RADIO BROADCAST
On 98.7WFMT radio program Music in Chicago, Lisa Flynn will play our Bach Double Violin Concerto performed by Ellen Maloney and Amelia Piscitelli with our Summer Festival orchestra – our professional orchestra joined by five of the very best Academy students, including Allison Chang, Ashwin Moses and Lily Smith. Conducted by Drostan Hall, the performance was recorded in Wheaton July 16 by Eric Arunas of WFMT.
On October 20, 2017, Camerata Chicago Orchestra will be performing Vivaldi and Bach at the Gary Methodist Church here in Wheaton. We are more than honored to collaborate and partner with Camerata Chicago Orchestra to create a dinner and orchestra package that will make for a lovely night out for local couples. Before the 7:30pm performance, we invite you to the restaurant to enjoy our “Veuve & Vivaldi”experience. Guests of the restaurant will be invited to experience Veuve Clicquot by the glass (something that is very rarely ever offered by restaurants!) or by the bottle. It’s a lovely way to toast to Vivaldi. Glass: $16 Bottle: $78 You will also have an opportunity to purchase tickets to the Camerata Chicago Orchestra event at 50% off—we encourage you to reserve tickets when you call to make a reservation or pick up tickets beforehand—and if weather is cooperative, you can walk to Gary Methodist Church and take full advantage of our complimentary valet service. Call (630) 665-2489 to reserve your table and tickets. More details available in the event blog post. Temporary blog link in bio. #ivyofwheaton #ivyrestaurant #veuveclicquot #vivaldi #cameratachicago #downtownwheaton #sweetestday #orchestra #violin #bach #datenight
Mayor Gresk has made a community posting on Chicago Tribune:
Wheaton Mayor Gresk wrote this article recently about our forthcoming Baroque Concerti Summer Festival!