Academy 2018 Spring Concert

ACADEMY SPRING CONCERT
MAY 5 WHEATON

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Enjoy the beautiful playing of the Camerata Chicago Academy Orchestra! The Junior Academy, a smaller ensemble of students aged 8 – 14, will also perform.

PURCHASE TICKETS MAY 5 WHEATON
GARY METHODIST CHURCH

Academy Spring Repertoire – Baroque Concerti:

  • Telemann Concerto for Viola with violist Lily Smith. This is Lily’s debut as soloist.
  • Vivaldi Concerto No 11 in D Minor for Two Violins and Cello. Our three soloists are violinists Amelia Piscitelli and Kevin Shi and cellist Luca Warren.
  • Handel Concerto Grosso in G Major Opus6 No. 1. The Concerto Grosso includes within it a Concertino – a small group of three players who perform with the orchestra as soloists.
  • Tartini Sonata in D performed by the Junior Academy! A special short appearance by the Junior Academy ensemble (Aged 8 – 13).
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From Left: Luca Warren, Dana Yu, Wil Lyon, Tabitha Rea, Mark Chiodras, Lily Smith, Kevin Shi, Amelia Piscitelli, Cameron Fuller, Ananya Moses. Our new harpsichord player Bethany Taylor will also provide the continuo.

Soloists

Academy soloists Lily Smith, Kevin She, Amelia Piscitelli and Luca Warren

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Watch a video of Amelia performing the Svendsen Romance with Camerata Chicago in 2016.

Virtuoso violinist Amelia Piscitelli will perform Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

Virtuoso 16 year old violinist Amelia Piscitelli will perform Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

Academy Orchestra on November 19, 2017 at Gary United Methodist Church, Wheaton. Photography by Thomas E. Hurley

Receive a gift of our superb CD of Amelia Piscitelli performing the Svendsen Romance with Camerata Chicago when you make a donation to the orchestra.

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The Academy on November 19, 2017. Photo by Luca Warren (c) 2017

PURCHASE TICKETS
MAY 5 WHEATON
GARY METHODIST CHURCH

 


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Academy 2017 Fall Concert

VIVALDI FOUR SEASONS
DECEMBER 16 WHEATON

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Enjoy the beautiful playing of the Camerata Chicago Academy Orchestra!

Repertoire:

  • Vivaldi Four Seasons played by Amelia Piscitelli
  • Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.
  • Telemann Suite performed by the Junior Academy! A special short debut appearance by the Junior Academy ensemble (Aged 8 – 13).

Vivaldi Four Seasons soloist Amelia Piscitelli

Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons will be performed by 16 year old virtuoso violinist Amelia Piscitelli.

Watch a video of Amelia performing the Svendsen Romance with Camerata Chicago in 2016.

Virtuoso violinist Amelia Piscitelli will perform Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

Virtuoso 16 year old violinist Amelia Piscitelli will perform Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

Concert Details December 16, 2017

Academy Orchestra on November 19, 2017 at Gary United Methodist Church, Wheaton. Photography by Thomas E. Hurley

Receive a gift of our superb CD of Amelia Piscitelli performing the Svendsen Romance with Camerata Chicago when you make a donation to the orchestra.

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The Academy on November 19, 2017. Photo by Luca Warren (c) 2017

PURCHASE TICKETS
DECEMBER 16 WHEATON
GARY METHODIST CHURCH

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Academy 2017 Spring Concerts

PURCHASE $10 TICKETS FOR MAY 5 & 6 CONCERTS

ALL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME FOR FREE

ACADEMY ORCHESTRA SPRING SEMESTER CONCERTS

7pm FRIDAY MAY 5, 2017
Faith Community Church, Itasca

7pm SATURDAY MAY 6, 2017
Gary United Methodist Church, Wheaton

Vaughan Williams Violin Concerto Featuring virtuoso violinist

Ellen Maloney

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Special Children's Segment: Ellen Maloney will perform the delightful classic story of Ferdinand the Bull for solo violin and narrator by Alan Ridout and Munro Leaf narrated by Drostan Hall in a special segment for children.

The Camerata Chicago Academy Orchestra

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From left to right: Joe Brackmann (cello), Ellen Maloney (violin), Amelia Piscitelli (violin), Joe Williamson (violin), Ashwin Moses (violin), Madeline Abel (Principal Violin II), Luca Warren (Principal Cello), Cameron Fuller (double bass), Lily Smith (viola), Isaac Lubben (violin), Allison Chang (principal viola), Kevin Shi (violin).

The string chamber orchestra comprises advanced high school students who play to a very high standard under the direction of conductor Drostan Hall.

 

Repertoire

Vaughan Williams Violin Concerto Academico
Ellen Maloney, violin (Concert Master)
Watch a brilliant video of Ellen

Ferdinand the Bull
Violin: Ellen Maloney | Narrator: Drostan Hall

Tchaikovsky String Serenade

Grieg's Elegaic Melodies

 

Concerts

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Academy Orchestra

The Academy is pictured here on November 20, 2016 at Gary United Methodist Church, where we are Ensemble-in-Residence.

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WFMT INTRODUCTIONS BROADCAST PODCAST AVAILABLE

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

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PURCHASE $10 TICKETS FOR MAY 5 & 6 CONCERTS

Academy 2016 Fall Concerts

PURCHASE $10 TICKETS FOR DECEMBER 16 & 18 CONCERTS

 

ACADEMY ORCHESTRA FALL SEMESTER CONCERTS

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7:30pm FRIDAY DECEMBER 16, 2016
St John Lutheran Church, Wheaton

3:30pm SUNDAY DECEMBER 18, 2016
Gary United Methodist Church, Wheaton

Featuring virtuoso violinist Amelia Piscitelli
Concert Master: Ellen Maloney

The Academy is pictured here on November 20, 2016 at Gary United Methodist Church, where we are Ensemble-in-Residence.

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The string chamber orchestra comprises advanced high school students who play to a very high standard under the direction of conductor Drostan Hall.

PURCHASE $10 TICKETS FOR DECEMBER 16 & 18 CONCERTS

 

Repertoire

Svendsen Romance for Violin & Orchestra
Amelia Piscitelli violin
Watch brilliant videos of Amelia here.

St Paul’s Suite Holst

Variations on Thaxted by Blumhofer

Rutter Suite for Strings

 

Amelia Video

Video of Amelia Piscitelli performing Svendsen’s Romance in her professional debut with Camerata Chicago in October 2016.


Academy Orchestra Members Photoset

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From left to right: Joe Brackmann (cello), Ellen Maloney (violin), Lily Smith (viola) Joe Williamson (violin), Ashwin Moses(violin), Madeline Abel (violin), Luca Warren (cello), Cameron Fuller (double bass) Amelia Piscitelli (violin), Joshua Leak (principal cello), Allison Chang (principal viola), Kevin Shi (violin).

 

WFMT INTRODUCTIONS BROADCAST
PODCAST AVAILABLE

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

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