Amelia Piscitelli made her professional debut with Camerata Chicago in our October 2016 Sweetest Day Series and went on to perform the Vivaldi Four Seasons in October 2017. We are now recording the Four Seasons this summer for a new educational CD primarily for children which will include a performance of the complete work, the poetry Vivaldi wrote and numerous demonstrations of the sound effects he uses. As part of the recording project, we have two concerts to support the project on July 13 in Griffith and July 14 in Wayne.
The following video is Amelia’s debut with Camerata Chicago as part of the Sweetest Day Series:
Amelia has been smiling to classical music since infancy and formally began playing violin at the age of four. From 2009-2014, she studied violin with Debbie Edwards, then in late Summer 2014, she began studying with Drostan Hall, her current teacher. Having recently turned 17, she has just completed her junior year at Hammond Baptist High School, and greatly enjoys playing violin, teaching violin, and playing specials with her violin students at church. She relishes the chamber music opportunities afforded her at Sforzando String Camp for the last 7 summers and has been privileged to be a member of the Camerata Chicago Academy Orchestra since 2015.
Amelia is Concert Master of the Camerata Chicago Academy Orchestra. She performed an entire recital of virtuoso classics on 98.7WFMT Introductions on December 3, 2016. She was accompanied by Cindy Trowbridge and performed:
Violin Sonata No. 4 in D Major, HWV371, George Frideric Handel
– Movement 1 – Affettuoso
– Movement 2 – Allegro
Romanze Op. 26, Johan Svendsen
Praeludium and Allegro “in the Style of Pugnani”, Fritz Kreisler
Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Fritz Kreisler
Melodie, Christoph Willibald Gluck
Scherzo tarantelle, Op.16, Henri Wieniawski
Camerata Chicago and Joffrey Academy of Dance join forces to perform two ballet suites – the world premiere of Ferdinand the Bull and a performance Minkus Paquita!
The show begins with Camerata Chicago playing the Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture and Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony No 8.
Wheaton College Artist Series, 7:30pm.
Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony No 8
Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture – Fingal’s Cave
Viva Vivaldi Ballet – A ballet with Joffrey of the third movement of Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto 151 performed by Amelia Piscitelli .
The Story of Ferdinand the Bull Ballet Suite. Composed originally by Alan Ridout, orchestral arrangement commissioned by Drostan Hall and arranged for orchestra by Jonathan Blumhofer, choreographed by Nicholas Blanc and narrated by Lisa Savengago this promises to be wonderful ballet.
The Fine Arts Building is easily accessible by the CTA Red/Blue line Jackson stop, and the Orange/Brown/Purple/Pink line Harold Washington Library stop.
The Metra Van Buren stop is on Michigan Ave, right across from the Fine Arts Building.
Bus lines North – South along Michigan Avenue are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 20, 56, 60, 147, 151.
126 Bus runs East – West along Jackson to Michigan.
29, 62, 146 and 148 Busses drop off two blocks West on State Street.
The Fine Arts Building is located directly above the Grant Park South Parking Garage.
Enjoy the outstanding musical artistry of Camerata Chicago and its new choir performing the Messiah (Part I – Christmas) by Handel with the Hallalujah Chorus and the Magnificat by Bach! At the heart of our elite choir are some of the top choristers in Chicago. We have six wonderful soloists all conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall:
Robin Wiper, Soprano
Matteo Warren, Boy Soprano
Michelle Wrighte, Soprano
Denise Gamez, Alto
Timothy Bentch, Tenor
Stephen Morscheck, Bass
We are very grateful to the Tyndale House Foundation
for its generous support of this sacred music series.
We have a range of ticket types on our ticket system – select the front rows with a VIP ticket or choose tickets for children. All concertgoers of age 16 and under can go for free with a paying adult! For the Wheaton concert we are also supporting Clapham School as part of our mission to educate and inspire the next generation. We will donate to Clapham School any portion above $25 of a Clapham School Benefit ticket sold.