Susan Saylor and Faye Seeman perform Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto and the orchestra will perform Mozart’s Symphony No 29 and Benjamin Britten’s Simple Symphony for strings, conducted by Drostan Hall.
Susan Saylor is an active soloist and chamber musician who has performed throughout North America and Europe. She is currently principal flutist of Camerata Chicago, Metropolis Symphony, Handel Week Festival Orchestra, Kithara Trio and a founding member of the Mozart Project. She performs regularly with Broadway in Chicago, “Live from Studio One” WFMT radio broadcasts … read more.
Faye Seeman – Harp
Faye Seeman is principal harpist with the Chicago Sinfonietta Orchestra, and holds positions as professor of harp studies at both Wheaton College and Northern Illinois University. As founder of the ìKitharaî flute (Susan Saylor), cello (Jill Kaeding) and harp trio, she has led the group to notoriety through highly successful performances in recitals throughout the Midwest. Faye has distinguished herself as one of the most versatile harpists in the area, often venturing … read more.
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.
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