Concerts

CONCERTS 2022

2022 Haydn Cello Concerto in C
Master cellist Leonardo Altino performs Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major.
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2022 Handel Messiah
Our Annual festive series of the Messiah Part I Christmas by Handel and the Hallelujah Chorus with the Camerata Chicago Orchestra and Choir and four world class soloists, including Peter Van De Graaf.
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Generously sponsored by Tyndale House Foundation.

Sustaining Sponsor
Deby and Jamie Fellowes

Sponsored by James and Deby Fellowes

2022 Academy Spring Concert

Camerata Chicago Academy

ACADEMY SPRING CONCERT
Concerto at the Double

7 PM, MAY 9, 2022
St. John Lutheran Church, WHEATON

The Academy Spring Concert is entitled “Concerto at the Double” and will feature concertos for two instruments! With performances from both the Senior and Junior Academy Orchestras, there will be seven young soloists.

In a celebration of the baroque double concerto the Senior Academy performs three of the most famous – the Bach Double Violin Concerto, the Concerto for Two Violins and the Concerto for two Celli by Vivaldi! The Junior Academy will perform the first movement of the Violin Concerto in A Minor by Vivaldi and the famous Air from the Orchestral Suite No. 3 by Bach with a selection of other movements.

Soloists: (clockwise) Tabitha Rea, Abby Edwards, Ian Dalmas, Aleksia Nenadovich, Wren Page, Charlotte Ries, Audrianna Hall.

Full Repertoire

Senior Academy Orchestra

Bach Double Violin Concerto – Tabitha Rea and Abby Edwards
Concerto for Two Violins by Vivaldi – Ian Dalmas and Audrianna Hall
Concerto for Two Celli by Vivaldi – Charlotte Ries and Wren Page
Pavanne by Faure
Troika by Prokofiev

Junior Academy Orchestra

Vivaldi A Minor Violin Concerto Movt 1 – Aleksia Nenadovich
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major by Bach – Selected Movements
– Air
– Gavotte No 1 No 2
– Bourree

Concert Master Amelia Piscitelli (Top left), Senior Academy Orchestra (Top right), Junior Academy Orchestra (Bottom)

The Academy was featured last year on the 98.7 WFMT radio show Introductions.

 

Camerata Chicago Academy Roster

Senior Academy Orchestra
Musicians Roster

Violin I
Amelia Piscitelli, concertmaster
Tabitha Rea
Audrianna Hall
Abby Edwards
Helen Gordeuk

Violin II
Ian Dalmas
Adelaide Carter
Heide Brazier
Mimi Jones

Viola
Eva Dalmas
Grace Plata
Joanna Nerius *

Cello
Charlotte Ries
Gerrit Vandershoot
Wren Page

Bass
Aaron Policastro *

Junior Academy Orchestra
Musicians Roster

Violin I
Aleksia Nenadovich, concertmaster
Audrianna Hall

Violin II
Amelia Piscitelli *
Laine Van Cleave

Viola
Clara Skarin
Netalia Nenadovich
Lucia Jackson

Cello
Walter Skarin

* Faculty

Academy Biography

Founded in 2014, the Camerata Chicago Academy is an elite chamber orchestra program comprising advanced students. The Academy provides a marvelous opportunity for young musicians to perform in a professional atmosphere with the Camerata Chicago faculty which manifests the educational spirit of Camerata Chicagoís founder and Music Director Drostan Hall. Maestro Hall has thirty years experience training aspiring young musicians. Many of the Academy’s members plan to study music at university and subsequently go on to have professional careers in music.

The Senior Academy Orchestra

The Junior Academy Orchestra

Amelia Piscitelli, violin

Amelia Piscitelli graduated as Salutatorian from Hammond Baptist High School (Schererville, IN) in May 2019. She is currently enrolled as a Music Performance major at Hyles-Anderson College, a Bible college in Crown Point, IN. Amelia has played violin since 2005 and began to study violin seriously with Stephanie Allen in 2008. From 2009-2014 her violin studies continued with Debbie Edwards (Downers Grove Suzuki Strings) followed by Drostan Hall (Hall School of Music) from 2014 to the present.

She joined Camerata Chicago Academy in 2015 and has been Concertmaster since 2017. In December 2016 she performed live on WFMT’s Introductions (Chicago, IL). Since then her professional experience with Camerata Chicago has also included solo opportunities. Her professional solo debut performing the Svendsen Romance in 2016; performing the Bach Double with Mathias Tacke in 2017; soloist for Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in 2017 and 2018; soloist as part of the Wheaton College Artist Series in 2019. DMD Records recently released her first solo recording in July 2019 of the Vivaldi Four Seasons. She is often requested to participate in vocal groups at FBC Hammond as a violinist and vocalist.

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

For more Academy videos head over to Academy Videos.