Academy 2018 Videos

Academy 2018 Videos

Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins

Amelia Piscitelli | Kevin Shi | Tabitha Rea | Ananya Moses

December 14, 2018: Wheaton

Bach Double Violin Concerto

Amelia Piscitelli, violin | Kevin Shi, violin

December 14, 2018: Wheaton

Vivaldi Concerto No. 11 for Two Violins and Cello

Amelia Piscitelli, violin | Kevin Shi, violin | Luca Warren, Cello

May 5, 2018: Wheaton

Svendsen Romance for Violin & Orchestra

Academy Concert Master Amelia Piscitelli
performs with the full professional
Camerata Chicago orchestra.

October 14, 2016: Chicago

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Academy 2018 Fall Concert

ACADEMY FALL CONCERT
DECEMBER 14 WHEATON

The Academy Orchestra. Photo Credit: Luca WarrenEnjoy the beautiful playing of the Camerata Chicago Academy Orchestra comprising excellent young musicians who will perform Baroque lyrical classics. They are joined by the Junior Academy, a second, smaller ensemble of students aged 8 – 14, who will play three short Baroque masterpieces.

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Concertgoers aged 16 and under admitted free

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.

The Academy Orchestra (the ‘senior academy’) is proud to play with Concert Master Amelia Piscitelli, the 17 year old violin virtuoso, who is presently recording the Vivaldi Four Seasons Educational Project with the Camerata Chicago professional orchestra. The CD recording will be released world wide and will be available in many schools in the Wheaton and West Chicago area.

Friday’s concert is extremely child friendly, is approximately 1 hour long, 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.

Adult tickets are only $15, children are free. Bring friends and most of all bring your children and grand-children. Seeing and hearing other young musicians perform in this kind of forum can be an amazing inspiration for them.

Watch the videos to see how excellent these musicians are – you will be amazed!

Academy Orchestra Repertoire – Baroque Concerti:

  • Bach Double Violin Concerto
    – with violinists Amelia Piscitelli and Kevin Shi.
  • Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins
    – with four soloists – violinists Amelia Piscitelli, Kevin Shi, Tabitha Rea and Ananya Moses.

Junior Academy Repertoire – Baroque String Classics:

  • Hornpipe from Handel’s Water Music.
  • Bach Minuet.
  • Martini Gavotte.

Solo Violinists:

  • Amelia Piscitelli
  • Kevin Shi
  • Tabitha Rea
  • Ananya Moses
Academy soloists December 14, 2018 concert

Soloists: Tabitha Rea, Ananya Moses, Amelia Piscitelli and Kevin Shi

Watch the Academy Orchestra, its Concert Master Amelia Piscitelli, and soloists Kevin Shi and Luca Warren performing the Vivaldi Concerto for Two Violins and Cello. (Post is below if you are on the Academy or Concerts page.)

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 Academy Orchestra.

2018 Junior Academy Photo credit: Luca Warren (c) 2018

Charlotte Ries, Abby Gordeuk, Kate Johnston, Iselin Byars, Sylvia Byars, Alexsia Nenadovich, Drostan Hall, Eva Dalmas, Lawrence Hall, Audrianna Hall, Ian Dalmas.

The Academy Orchestra

The Academy Orchestra November 2018

From Left: Kate Johnston, Luca Warren, Natasha Ninan, Mark Gordeuk, Tabitha Rea, Drostan Hall, Ananya Moses, Kevin Shi, Audrianna Hall, Cameron Fuller, Amelia Piscitelli (Concert Master), Sylvia Byars. Photo kindly provided by our cellist and resident photographer Luca Warren (c) 2018

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Children go for free!


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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

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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