7 pm DECEMBER 7
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, WHEATON
December 7 Concert Program
Enjoy the beautiful playing of the Camerata Chicago Academy Orchestra comprising excellent young musicians who will perform three concerti.
– Kate Johnston will perform the Bach Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor with the Academy Orchestra, led by concert master Amelia Piscitelli.
– The Academy Orchestra will perform Movt. 1 from Mozart’s Symphony No. 15 and the Academy Chamber Ensemble (six musicians) will perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.
– They are joined by the Junior Academy, a second, smaller ensemble of younger students, who will play the Kuchler Concertino in G Major with young Junior Academy soloist Aleksia Nenadovich.
Tickets are only $15
Concertgoers aged 16 and under
admitted free with online ticket
Video Clip: Mozart Symphony
Watch this fabulous short video clip of the marvelous Academy Orchestra performing Movt. 1 from Mozart’s Symphony No. 15 recorded on November 17, 2019: (60 seconds)
Video courtesy of Carol Johnston. Filmed at .
- Bach Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor
Movt. 1 with harpsichord soloist Kate Johnston and the Academy Orchestra.
- Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Three movements performed by the Academy Chamber Ensemble comprising Amelia Piscitelli (violin), Tabitha Rea (violin), Sylvia Byars (viola), Luca Warren (‘cello movt. 2 & 3), Charlotte Ries (‘cello movt. 1), Lawrence Hall (double bass) and Kate Johnston (harpsichord).
- Mozart Symphony No. 15
Movt. 1 with the Academy Orchestra.
- Kuchler Concertino in G Major for Violin and Orchestra
– Movt. 1 with violinist Aleksia Nenadovich accompanied by the Junior Academy.
Video Clip: Bach Harpsichord Concerto
Watch this amazing video clip of the Academy Orchestra and superb harpsichordist Kate Johnston performing Movt. 1 from Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor recorded on November 17, 2019: (90 Seconds)
Video courtesy of Ariane Hall. Filmed at .
- Kate Johnston, harpsichord
- Aleksia Nenadovich, violin
December 7 Concert Information
The Saturday December 7 concert is extremely child friendly, is approximately 1 hour long or so, and there is a cookie reception following the performance during which you can meet and mingle with the artists. It is always a lot of fun.
Bring friends and most of all bring your children and grand-children – and please order 16 & Under tickets even though they are free. Seeing and hearing other young musicians perform in this kind of forum can be an amazing inspiration for them.
About the Camerata Chicago Academy
The Camerata Chicago Academy comprises two groups – the Academy Orchestra and the Junior Academy ensemble. They are all very talented young musicians who play at a very high level and have given much joy to audiences in the past.
Watch our collection of 15 excellent videos from the Academy Orchestra and Junior Academy Ensemble to see how excellent these musicians are – you will be amazed! See the Academy play the Bach Double Violin Concerto and watch the Junior Academy perform the Hornpipe from Handel’s Water Music and a Bach Minuet. (If you are on the Concerts page some videos are below.)
The Academy Orchestra
The Academy Orchestra (the ‘senior academy’) is proud to play with Concert Master Amelia Piscitelli, the 17 year old violin virtuoso, who has recorded the Vivaldi Four Seasons Educational Project with the Camerata Chicago professional orchestra. The CD recording is available for purchase in our online store, and is due to be released world wide.
From Left: Ananya Moses, Drostan Hall, Kevin Shi, Ian Dalmas, Kate Johnston, Abby Gordeuk, Tabitha Rea, Audrianna Hall, Sylvia Byars, Lawrence Hall, Charlotte Ries, Luca Warren. Photo taken by Ariane Hall at
The Junior Academy
The Junior Academy has been going for several years and made its performance debut at the Academy’s Christmas 2017 concert. Some members perform in both the Junior Academy Ensemble and the Senior Academy orchestra.
From left to right: Lawrence Hall, Iselin Byars, Charlotte Ries, Helen Gordeuk, Bella Boehme, Aleksia Nenadovich, Ian Dalmas, Eva Dalmas, Sylvia Byars, Lola Henry, Kate Johnston, Audrianna Hall. Photo kindly provided by our Senior Academy cellist and resident photographer Luca Warren (c) 2019.