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2024 Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 Concert Series

Marta Aznavoorian performs the
Beethoven Third Piano Concerto

April 12
Evanston

7:30 pm Friday

Nichols Concert Hall
Music Institute of Chicago

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April 13
Wheaton

3 pm Saturday

Armerding
Concert Hall
Wheaton College

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April 14
Hinsdale

3 pm Sunday

Hinsdale
Seventh-day
Adventist Church

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In a stunning program Marta Aznavoorian performs the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 with Camerata Chicago. Conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall, Camerata Chicago will also perform Dvorak’s New World Symphony No. 9 and the William Tell Overture by Rossini.

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Newspaper Articles

April 4 – “Chicago chamber group visits town”

By Ken Knutson – The Hinsdalean Magazine

An excellent article published today (April 4) about our concert in Hinsdale on April 14 at 3pm.

https://www.thehinsdalean.com/story/2024/04/04/pulse/chicago-chamber-group-visits-town/7682.html

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March 30 – “Wheatons Camerata Chicago Plans Fiery Milestone Concerts”

By Renee Tomell – Shaw Local

Have a read of this excellent article by Renee Tomell of Shaw Local published this morning (March 30, 2024) about our upcoming concerts April 12 – 14 in Evanston, Wheaton and Hinsdale.

We will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 3 with pianist Marta Aznavoorian and Dvorak’s New World Symphony.

https://www.shawlocal.com/thescene/2024/03/30/wheatons-camerata-chicago-plans-fiery-milestone-concerts/

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Drostan Hall conducting Camerata Chicago on October 28, 2023. Photo Credit Daniel Andersen

Drostan Hall conducting Camerata Chicago on October 28, 2023. Photo Credit Daniel Andersen

 

2024 Literature Series

Internationally renowned violinist
Guido Sant’Anna
performs the
Brahms Violin Concerto

OCTOBER 17 – 20

GREAT MUSIC INSPIRED BY
GREAT LITERATURE

Guido Sant'Anna

October 17
Chicago

7:30 pm Thursday

Studebaker
Theater

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October 19
Wheaton

3 pm Saturday

Armerding
Concert Hall

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October 20
Hinsdale

3 pm Sunday

Union
Church

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We are thrilled to present Brazilian violinist Guido Sant’Anna in his North American debut. Guido gained international recognition in 2022 when at seventeen he became the first South American violinist to win the prestigious International Fritz Kreisler Competition in Vienna.

Conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall, repertoire will include the Brahms Violin Concerto with internationally renowned violinist Guido Sant’Anna, and great music inspired by great literature!

La Forza del Destino by Verdi. The libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on Don Álvaro o la fuerza del sino, a Spanish drama written in 1835 by Ángel de Saavedra, 3rd Duke of Rivas.

Peer Gynt by Grieg inspired by the five-act play of the same name written in verse in 1867 by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Mendelssohn inspired by and written for a production of Shakespeare’s play in 1842.

Sacred Music 2024

The Messiah by Handel

November 15
Chicago

7:30 pm Friday
November 15

Fourth Presbyterian
Church
Chicago

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November 16
Naperville

3 pm Saturday
November 16

New Covenant
Church
Naperville

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November 17
Wheaton

4 pm Sunday
November 17

St. Michael
Catholic Church
Wheaton

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Enjoy the outstanding musical artistry of Camerata Chicago and its wonderful choir performing the Messiah (Part I – Christmas) by Handel with the Hallalujah Chorus and Zadok the Priest. At the heart of our elite choir are some of the top choristers in Chicago.

We have four wonderful soloists conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall:

Soprano Michelle Areyzaga
Mezzosoprano Lauren Decker
Tenor Martin Luther Clark
Bass Baritone Ron Dukes

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Areyzaga: Photo by Elliot Mandel, hair and makeup by Christine Sciortino

Clockwise: Michelle Areyzaga; Lauren Decker; Martin Luther Clark; Ron Dukes

Hallelujah Chorus: At these concerts the Camerata Chicago Orchestra and Choir will perform the famous and celebrated Hallelujah Chorus. We’ll perform it twice – the second time giving you the opportunity to join in for a truly rousing finale to this fabulous sacred music performance.

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2025 Valentines Violin Romances

Internationally renowned violinist
Susanne Hou
performs
Romances for Violin and Orchestra

FEBRUARY 14 – 16, 2025

VALENTINES SERIES


February 14
Chicago

7:30 pm Friday

Studebaker
Theater

Tickets Available Soon

February 15
Wheaton

3 pm Saturday

Armerding
Concert Hall

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February 16
Hinsdale

3 pm Sunday

Union
Church

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We are delighted to present international violinist Susanne Hou who will perform romances for violin and orchestra in this special Valentines series, conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall.

Susanne Hou and the Camerata Chamber Orchestra will perform:

– Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet
– Romance from Dvorak Czech Suite
– Beethoven’s romance for violin and orchestra
– Fritz Kreisler’s romance for violin and orchestra
– Svensden Romance

Messiah 2023 Videos

Sacred Music 2023 Videos

Performed by the Camerata Chicago Chamber Orchestra and Choir,
conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall.

Zadok the Priest, Handel
December 17, 2023
New Covenant Church, Naperville

Handel’s Messiah Part I Christmas
December 17, 2023
New Covenant Church, Naperville

Soprano Olivia Doig
Mezzo-soprano Kathleen Felty
Tenor Jonathan Johnson
Baritone Ian Rucker

2023 Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Concerts

20th Anniversary Celebration Concerts October 2023

In the presence of
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander and
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia

 

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Stefan Milenkovich performs the
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

October 27
Chicago

7:30 pm Friday October 27

Studebaker Theater,
Fine Arts Building

Presented by
Studebaker Theater

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October 28
Wheaton

3 pm Saturday October 28

Armerding Concert Hall,
Wheaton College

Presented by
Camerata Chicago

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Stefan Milenkovich October 27 - 28, 2023

In the presence of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander and HRH Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia, the Camerata Chicago Chamber Orchestra celebrates its 20th Anniversary with two concerts on October 27 & 28, 2023 in Chicago and Wheaton.

World famous Serbian violinist Stefan Milenkovich will perform Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major. Conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall, Camerata Chicago will perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, the Pastoral, and the Barber of Seville Overture by Rossini.

These concerts are presented in celebration of the work of the Lifeline Humanitarian Organization of Chicago which was founded by HRH Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia to help those in need in Serbia.

Ticket proceeds from these concerts will be donated to Lifeline.

The series is sponsored by Dr. Nikola and Tatjana Nenadovich.

7:30 pm Friday October 27
CHICAGO
Studebaker Theater

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3 pm Saturday October 28
WHEATON
Armerding Concert Hall

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