Academy 2020 Videos

Recording Session December 18, 2020

Senior Academy

There are 8 Videos in this playlist:

1 Bach A minor Violin Concerto BWV 1041 Movt 1
Soloist – Tabitha Rea

2 Beethoven Piano Quartet in C major, WoO 36 No. 1 Movt 1.
Soloist – Kate Johnston

Expanded for string orchestra

Mozart Symphony No 15 in G Major

3 Movt 1 Allegro
4 Movt 2 Andante
5 Movt 3 Minuet & Trio
6 Movt 4 Presto

7 Mascagni Intermezzo for Cavaliera Rusticana

8 Shostakovich Waltz No. 2

(From Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra)

Junior Academy

There are 3 Videos in this playlist:

1 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.4 Movt. 3
2 Kuchler Concertino in D Movt. 1
3 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.4 Movt. 3 – Section Principals

Junior Academy Section Principals
Audrianna Hall
Helen Gordeuk
Eva Dalmas
Iselin Byars
Lawrence Hall

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Academy 2019 Fall Concert

ACADEMY CONCERT
7 pm DECEMBER 7
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, WHEATON

 

The Academy Orchestra performing at Gary United Methodist Church where they are the official Ensemble-in-Residence.

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.

Purchase $15 Tickets for the December 7 Academy Concert on our ticket system

Tickets are only $15
Students: $5
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 Gary United Methodist Church, Wheaton.

Concert Repertoire

  • 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 Gary United Methodist Church, Wheaton.

Concert Soloists

  • Kate Johnston, harpsichord
  • Aleksia Nenadovich, violin

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.

Adult tickets are only $15, children are free.

Purchase $15 Tickets for the December 7 Academy Concert on our ticket system

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.)


From Left: Amelia Piscitelli, Kevin Shi, Kate Johnston, Tabitha Rea, Audrianna Hall, Sylvia Byars, Drostan Hall, Lawrence Hall, Charlotte Ries, Luca Warren. Photo taken by Ariane Hall at Gary United Methodist Church, Wheaton

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.

Academy Orchestra 2019 Photo
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 Gary United Methodist Church, Wheaton

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.

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Children go for free!


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Kate Johnston, harpsichord

Kate Johnston, harpsichord

Kate is a freshman at Wheaton Academy in West Chicago. She started playing piano at age five and harpsichord at age 11, when she joined the Camerata Chicago Academy. She currently studies under Ms. Marge Lucas at the Bellas Artes School of Music.

Her other passions include playing volleyball and learning French. Kate lives in Wheaton with her parents, brother and two dogs.

She is thrilled to be playing Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor with the Senior Academy this year!

Aleksia Nenadovich, violin

Aleksia Nenadovich, violin, Junior Academy

Aleksia resides in Hinsdale, Illinois with her parents, four siblings and puppy. She is a fifth grader at Veritas Scholars Academy online school.

She began playing the violin at age six and currently studies at the Hall School of Music with Drostan Hall. She also studies piano with Alina Sutterlin and dances at Salt Creek Ballet.

Aleksia speaks Serbian fluently and is interested in learning Russian and French. She enjoys traveling, playing sports, and visiting with family and friends.

Academy 2019 Spring Concert

ACADEMY SPRING CONCERT
7 pm MAY 4 WHEATON

The Academy Orchestra. Photo Credit: Luca WarrenEnjoy the beautiful playing of the Camerata Chicago Academy Orchestra comprising excellent young musicians who will perform Handel’s Water Music.

Cameron Fuller will perform the Capuzzi Double Bass Concerto with the Academy Orchestra. They are joined by the Junior Academy, a second, smaller ensemble of students aged 8 – 14, who will play the Vivaldi Violin Concerto Opus 7 No. 11 with young Academy soloist Tabitha Rea.

Purchase $15 Tickets for the May 4 Academy Concert

Purchase $15 Tickets for the May 4 Academy Concert

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 has recorded 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.

Saturday’s 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.

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! See the Academy play the Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins and the Bach Double Violin Concerto; watch the Junior Academy perform the Hornpipe from Handel’s Water Music and a Bach Minuet.

Repertoire:

  • Capuzzi Double Bass Concerto
    – with double bass soloist Cameron Fuller, who graduates this year.
  • Handel Water Music Suite
    – 15 numbers including the famous Air and Hornpipe.
  • Vivaldi Violin Concerto Opus 7 No. 11
    – with Tabitha Rea accompanied by the Junior Academy Ensemble.

Soloists:

  • Cameron Fuller, double bass
  • Tabitha Rea, violin

Academy Soloists Tabitha Rea and Cameron Fuller

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

Purchase $15 Tickets for the May 4 Academy Concert

Purchase $15 Tickets for the May 4 Academy Concert

Children go for free!


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Academy 2018 Videos

Academy 2018 Videos

 

Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins

Amelia Piscitelli | Kevin Shi | Tabitha Rea | Ananya Moses

December 14, 2018
Gary United Methodist Church, Wheaton


Bach Double Violin Concerto

Amelia Piscitelli, violin | Kevin Shi, violin

December 14, 2018
Gary United Methodist Church, Wheaton


Vivaldi Concerto No. 11 for Two Violins and Cello

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

May 5, 2018
Gary United Methodist Church, Wheaton


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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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