6 PM, DECEMBER 3, 2021
St. John Lutheran Church, WHEATON
The Academy Fall Semester Concert will take place on December 3 and will feature performances from both the Senior and Junior Academy Orchestras.
You will be delighted by Schubert’s Konzertstück for Violin and Orchestra performed by Concert Master Amelia Piscitelli, Fantasia on Green Sleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams and the Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieg.
Enjoy an excellent selection of Christmas Carols performed by the Junior Academy, who will also play Gabriel’s Oboe by Morricone from the motion picture The Mission performed by violinist Audrianna Hall.
Concert Master and Soloist Amelia Piscitelli (Top left), Senior Academy Orchestra (Top right), Junior Academy Orchestra (Bottom)
Senior Academy Orchestra
Konzertstück for Violin and Orchestra by Franz Schubert with violinist and Academy Concert Master Amelia Piscitelli
Fantasia on Green Sleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieg
Junior Academy Orchestra
Selection of Christmas Carols
Gabriel’s Oboe by Morricone
From the motion picture The Mission performed by violinist Audrianna Hall.
The Senior and Junior Academy orchestras were professionally recorded on December 18, 2020as part of the Camerata Chicago Academy classroom learning program. This performance was recorded without an audience in place of an end of semester concert.
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.
Purchase our new CD of the Vivaldi Four Seasons,
the first ever educational recording with explanations
and over twenty excerpts illustrating his clever sound effects,
performed by virtuoso violinist Amelia Piscitelli
and narrated by Steve Robinson of WFMT fame.