COMPACT DISCS

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We have a fabulous selection of CDs you can choose from when you make a donation. $20 or more is the suggested donation. You can select your free CD and we will send it with free shipping.

These CDs feature recordings from live performances, recorded by Eric Arunas of 98.7WFMT.

NEW RELEASE: Mozart Symphonies CD! Nos. 25 & 40.

NEW RELEASE: MOZART SYMPHONIES CD

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This Mozart Symphonies CD features two of Mozart’s most famous works, both in G Minor. Symphony No. 25 was recorded by Eric Arunas on January 28, 2017 and Symphony No. 40 was recorded on April 29, 2016.

The concert you just heard is as fine a concert that you will hear anywhere, not [just] in Chicago, but anywhere in the world – it’s a fabulous ensemble.
Steve Robinson, Former Executive Vice President, 98.7WFMT. (Speech October 14, 2016).

Suggested minimum donation: $20 or more

FORTHCOMING RELEASE: SWEETEST DAY COLLECTION

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Sweetest Day – Music for the One You Love

This Sweetest Day CD features Amelia Piscitelli, 15 year old violin prodigy, performing Svendsen’s beautiful Romance with the Camerata Chicago orchestra.

Mathias Tacke and Rose Armbrust perform the lovely lryical and romatic Atterberg Suite for Violin and Viola. Also included are favorites such as Elgar’s Serenade for Strings and Variations on Thaxted by Blumhofer.

The concert you just heard is as fine a concert that you will hear anywhere, not [just] in Chicago, but anywhere in the world – it’s a fabulous ensemble.
Steve Robinson, Former Executive Vice President, 98.7WFMT. (Speech October 14, 2016).

Suggested minimum donation: $20 or more

BEETHOVEN SYMPHONIES CD

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This CD was recorded by and produced in association with 98.7WFMT, Chicago’s premier radio station, and features Beethoven’s classic Symphony No. 5 and No. 7. You will hear no finer performances than these.

If your taste in performance of Beethoven symphonies runs to those that are robust, bold, exuberant, passionate, sensitive, lyrical, and above all, played at a very high artistic level you’re going to revel in the two symphonies on this recording.
Steve Robinson, Executive Vice President, WFMT

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Mozart Birthday Celebration Concerts 2017

Photos from our rehearsals for Mozart Birthday Celebration weekend.

Tickets January 27 Wheaton

A stunning show on January 27 combining the best of ballet with outstanding orchestral performance. Joffrey Academy of Dance performs with us at the Artist Series. Celebrating Mozart’s birthday, you will be treated to his 25th Symphony and the overture to La Finta Giardiniera, as well as Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and Saint-Saens Valse-Caprice with pianist Sun Chang.

Tickets January 28 Chicago

In the January 28 concert in Chicago we will perform these great works in their purely orchestral form in Chicago at Fourth Church where we are Orchestra-in-Residence.

January 26 Rehearsal: Full Orchestra and Joffrey Academy of Dance

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20170126-114355-co-1080 January 25 Rehearsal: Full Orchestra

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January 24 Rehearsal: Strings

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January 24: Conductor Drostan Hall with Concert Master Mathias Tacke
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January 27
Mozart Birthday Celebration
Wheaton College Artist Series with the Joffrey Academy of Dance
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January 28
Mozart Birthday Celebration
Chicago at Fourth Church
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WFMT Introductions Broadcast Academy Orchestra

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PODCAST AVAILABLE

Our December 10 Academy Orchestra broadcast on 98.7WFMT Introductions was wonderful to hear. Click here for the podcast.

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WFMT broadcasted highlights of the Academy Orchestra’s Spring Semester concert (from May 7, 2016) on it’s Introductions radio show. Here is a photo of the Academy on May 7, 2016.

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Pieces on the playlist:

Suite for Solo violin, viola and strings by Atterberg performed by Ellen Maloney, violin and alumnus Max Lowery, viola. Ellen Maloney is our Academy Orchestra Concert Master. (Watch brilliant videos of Ellen and Max here.)

Bartok Rumanian Dances, Warlock Capriol Suite and the Brook Green Suite Holst conducted by alumnus 10 year old Ellin Liu.

WFMT Introductions Broadcast Amelia Piscitelli

WFMT INTRODUCTIONS BROADCASTS

10:30 AM DECEMBER 3
Academy violinist Amelia Piscitelli live
PODCAST NOW AVAILABLE

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WFMT invited Amelia to perform live this Saturday morning. Amelia is Associate Concert Master (first violin) in the Academy Orchestra and recently made her professional debut with Camerata Chicago as part of our Sweetest Day series.

She performed the Svendsen Romance for Violin and Orchestra on October 16, 2016:

Charles Mackerras Birthday

Sir Charles Mackerras, for many years International Advisor to Camerata Chicago, would have been 91 today, November 17. MackerrasLegacy.com has published some previously unreleased photos of Sir Charles.

Camerata Chicago’s performance of Beethoven Symphony No. 7 is compared with Sir Charles own recording in the documentary “Charles Mackerras Master Conductor” produced by Jon Tolanski for 98.7 WFMT.

Photo Credit (c) 2007 Bartholomew Hall

 

Orchestra-in-Residence Fourth Church

We are delighted to announce that Camerata Chicago has been appointed Orchestra-in-Residence at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago.

The inaugural concert of the residency will be a magnificent performance of the Mozart C Minor Mass on November 11, 2016 with the Fourth Church Choral Society, conducted by Drostan Hall.

At the heart of the Fourth Church Choral Society are members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Lyric Opera, directed by Organist and Music Director John W. Sherer. The performance will comprise an eighty member double chorus, organ, chamber orchestra and four soloists:
•    Laura Perkett, Soprano
•    Kimberly Gunderson, Soprano II
•    Cole Seaton, Tenor
•    Daniel Richardson, Bass

Fourth Presbyterian Church is located in the Magnificent Mile neighborhood of Chicago directly across Michigan Avenue from the John Hancock Center. The relationship between religious faith and the arts is expressed in a comprehensive program of artistic expression that emphasizes excellence in performance as a part of regular public worship as well as concerts and dramatic presentations.

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Camerata Chicago Press Release

 

98.7 WFMT Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations Broadcast

October 16 Schaumburg Tickets

SWEETEST DAY SERIES BROADCAST

NOON FRIDAY OCTOBER 14

WFMT 98.7 LogoOur Sweetest Day series started with a 98.7 WFMT broadcast of our Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations with cellist Julian Schwarz at noon on Friday October 14, with host Lisa Flynn. We listened live on wfmt.com. WFMT’s Eric Arunas recorded this performance (see videos of this concert here) on April 29, 2016 at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago as indeed he is recording the #sweetestday concert October 14 at 7pm (see photos).cameratachicago-20160429-chicago-015-0600x0274