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!
Dennis Moore will broadcast our new Mozart Symphonies CD release in his 98.7WFMT show “Weekend Mornings With Dennis Moore” on Sunday March 26 at 10am! Click here to listen live.
See our Compact Discs selection for details of how to obtain this CD.
NEW RELEASE: MOZART SYMPHONIES CD
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 two Mozart symphonies on this CD are breathtakingly performed by Maestro Hall and his Camerata Chicago. The music is delivered with great vivacity and bounce, with brisk tempi that never seem too fast but are always energetic. The slow movements are played with grace and a deeply felt passion that engages the listeners at all times and Maestro Hall’s exquisite understanding of the 18th Century style is palpable throughout. The recording itself is beautifully and richly captured by Eric Arunas, one of the finest classical music engineers in the country. Recordings of these symphonies have been made by the greatest orchestras in the world but it would be difficult to find one as good as this one.” Steve Robinson, Former Executive Vice President, 98.7WFMT.
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Photos from our rehearsals for Mozart Birthday Celebration weekend.
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.
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
January 25 Rehearsal: Full Orchestra
January 24 Rehearsal: Strings
January 24: Conductor Drostan Hall with Concert Master Mathias Tacke
Mozart Birthday Celebration
Wheaton College Artist Series with the Joffrey Academy of Dance
Mozart Birthday Celebration
Chicago at Fourth Church
WFMT INTRODUCTIONS BROADCAST
Our December 10 Academy Orchestra broadcast on 98.7WFMT Introductions was wonderful to hear. Click here for the podcast.
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.
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.