On Music in Chicago hosted by Lisa Flynn at noon on June 8, you will hear the beautiful piece for oboe and strings Still Life by Gregory Hutter performed by superb oboist Amy Barwan and Camerata Chicago. The recording is from our recent performance on April 7, conducted by Drostan Hall and recorded by Eric Arunas of WFMT.
Pictured here with Camerata Chicago at the end of this performance is oboist Amy Barwan, composer Gregory Hutter and conductor Drostan Hall.
Caleb Logan, age 16, was inspired by our recent Sacred Music concert on November 17 in Wheaton to write a poem in a tribute to our Music Director, Drostan Hall:
Mr. Hall’s Movement by Caleb Logan
As a conductor his arm becomes a vessel
Filled with the energy to lead well
His body – it expresses the dramatic motion
Of the music guiding the performers straight on
to the ends of a timeless masterpiece
building momentum in the hearts and minds of the audience
The conductor leads a fleet
like a captain in a storm of rain and sleet
Extracting order from a chaos –
a group lost without his influence
Every guiding movement a rudder
that leads to a victory or blunder.
I thank you, Mr. Hall
for such an enjoyable and pleasant performance for all
for inspiring me with music in the form of beauty
and I thank God for blessing us with such gifts as these:
Skill, dedication, practice, and the beauty of a well done performance
such as the one performed the night of November 17.
On 98.7WFMT radio program Music in Chicago, Lisa Flynn will play our Bach Double Violin Concerto performed by Ellen Maloney and Amelia Piscitelli with our Summer Festival orchestra – our professional orchestra joined by five of the very best Academy students, including Allison Chang, Ashwin Moses and Lily Smith. Conducted by Drostan Hall, the performance was recorded in Wheaton July 16 by Eric Arunas of WFMT.