98.7 WFMT Broadcast June 8 Hutter


Many thanks to Lisa Flynn for broadcasting on her Music in Chicago Show.

1pm: If you missed her show, here is the Still Life video recorded on April 7 – a different performance but still marvelous.



wfmt-987wfmt-surround2On 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.


Mr. Hall’s Movement by Caleb Logan

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.


98.7 WFMT Summer Festival Broadcast December 22



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.

Camerata Chicago 2017 Summer Festival Orchestra

Veuve & Vivaldi Special Event Collaboration

On October 20, 2017, Camerata Chicago Orchestra will be performing Vivaldi and Bach at the Gary Methodist Church here in Wheaton. We are more than honored to collaborate and partner with Camerata Chicago Orchestra to create a dinner and orchestra package that will make for a lovely night out for local couples. Before the 7:30pm performance, we invite you to the restaurant to enjoy our “Veuve & Vivaldi”experience. Guests of the restaurant will be invited to experience Veuve Clicquot by the glass (something that is very rarely ever offered by restaurants!) or by the bottle. It’s a lovely way to toast to Vivaldi. Glass: $16 Bottle: $78 You will also have an opportunity to purchase tickets to the Camerata Chicago Orchestra event at 50% off—we encourage you to reserve tickets when you call to make a reservation or pick up tickets beforehand—and if weather is cooperative, you can walk to Gary Methodist Church and take full advantage of our complimentary valet service. Call (630) 665-2489 to reserve your table and tickets. More details available in the event blog post. Temporary blog link in bio. #ivyofwheaton #ivyrestaurant #veuveclicquot #vivaldi #cameratachicago #downtownwheaton #sweetestday #orchestra #violin #bach #datenight

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98.7 WFMT to broadcast our new Mozart Symphonies CD release

Dennis Moore will broadcast our new Mozart Symphonies CD release in his 98.7WFMT show “Weekend Mornings With Dennis Moore” on Sunday March 26 at 10am! Click here to listen live.


See our Compact Discs selection for details of how to obtain this CD.



This Mozart Symphonies CD features two of Mozart’s most famous works, both in G Minor. Symphony No. 25 was recorded by Eric Arunas on January 28, 2017 and Symphony No. 40 was recorded on April 29, 2016.

The two Mozart symphonies on this CD are breathtakingly performed by Maestro Hall and his Camerata Chicago. The music is delivered with great vivacity and bounce, with brisk tempi that never seem too fast but are always energetic. The slow movements are played with grace and a deeply felt passion that engages the listeners at all times and Maestro Hall’s exquisite understanding of the 18th Century style is palpable throughout. The recording itself is beautifully and richly captured by Eric Arunas, one of the finest classical music engineers in the country.  Recordings of these symphonies have been made by the greatest orchestras in the world but it would be difficult to find one as good as this one.” Steve Robinson, Former Executive Vice President, 98.7WFMT.

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