UPCOMING CONCERTS 2019 – 2020
|2019 Academy Bach Concerti|
|DEC 7||Wheaton||Tickets | Information|
|2020 Stefan Milenkovich: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto|
|SEP 25, 2020||Chicago||Tickets | Information|
|SEP 26, 2020||Wheaton||Tickets | Information|
ACADEMY FALL CONCERT
7 pm DECEMBER 7
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Enjoy the beautiful playing of the Camerata Chicago Academy Orchestra comprising excellent young musicians who will perform three concerti.
Kate Johnston will perform the Bach Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor with the Academy Orchestra, led by concert master Amelia Piscitelli.
The Academy Orchestra will perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and Mozart’s Symphony No. 15.
They are joined by the Junior Academy, a second, smaller ensemble of students aged 8 – 14, who will play the Kuchler Concertino in G Major with young Junior Academy soloist Aleksia Nenadovich.
Tickets are only $15
Concertgoers aged 16 and under admitted free
The Camerata Chicago Academy comprises two groups – the Academy Orchestra and the Junior Academy ensemble. They are all very talented young musicians who play at a very high level and have given much joy to audiences in the past.
The Academy Orchestra (the ‘senior academy’) is proud to play with Concert Master Amelia Piscitelli, the 17 year old violin virtuoso, who has recorded the Vivaldi Four Seasons Educational Project with the Camerata Chicago professional orchestra. The CD recording is available for purchase in our online store, and is due to be released world wide.
The Saturday December 7 concert is extremely child friendly, is approximately 1 hour long or so, and there is a cookie reception following the performance during which you can meet and mingle with the artists. It is always a lot of fun.
Adult tickets are only $15, children are free.
Bring friends and most of all bring your children and grand-children – and please order 16 & Under tickets even though they are free. Seeing and hearing other young musicians perform in this kind of forum can be an amazing inspiration for them.
Watch our collection of 15 excellent videos from the Academy Orchestra and Junior Academy Ensemble to see how excellent these musicians are – you will be amazed! See the Academy play the Bach Double Violin Concerto and watch the Junior Academy perform the Hornpipe from Handel’s Water Music and a Bach Minuet.
The Junior Academy has been going for several years and made its performance debut at the Academy’s Christmas 2017 concert. Some members perform in both the Junior Academy Ensemble and the Academy Orchestra.
Children go for free!
Kate is a freshman at Wheaton Academy in West Chicago. She started playing piano at age five and harpsichord at age 11, when she joined the Camerata Chicago Academy. She currently studies under Ms. Marge Lucas at the Bellas Artes School of Music.
Her other passions include playing volleyball and learning French. Kate lives in Wheaton with her parents, brother and two dogs.
She is thrilled to be playing Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor with the Senior Academy this year!
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.
Amelia Piscitelli | Kevin Shi | Tabitha Rea | Ananya Moses
December 14, 2018: Wheaton
Amelia Piscitelli, violin | Kevin Shi, violin
December 14, 2018: Wheaton
Amelia Piscitelli, violin | Kevin Shi, violin | Luca Warren, Cello
May 5, 2018: Wheaton
Academy Concert Master Amelia Piscitelli
performs with the full professional
Camerata Chicago orchestra.
October 14, 2016: Chicago
First Presbyterian Church
715 North Carlton Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
Parking available in parking lot at no cost.