2021 Academy Summer Camp Concert

ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP CONCERT
JULY 31, 2021
Dunham Woods Riding Club
Wayne

The Academy Summer Camp Concert will feature baroque concerti and string orchestra classics performed by both the Camerata Chicago Senior and Junior Academy Orchestras.

Students will have enjoyed a summer camp for the previous week at a country estate rehearsing with the Music Director and Academy faculty, as well as participating in a variety of activities.

Enjoy a summer afternoon of fabulous music followed by a cocktail reception and dinner! More details below.

Concert

You will be delighted by the Telemann Viola Concerto performed by Academy violist Sylvia Byars.

The Senior Academy Orchestra will also perform the famous St. Paul Suite by Holst and the fabulous Shostakovich Waltz No. 2.

You will enjoy the Corelli Concerto Grosso No 4 in D Major and an arrangement of Borodin’s Polovtsian Dance performed by the Junior Academy Orchestra.

In addition, our Academy Concertmaster Amelia Piscitelli, violist Sylvia Byars, principal cellist Charlotte Ries and pianist Kate Johnston will perform Beethoven’s Piano Quartet in C major, WoO 36 No. 1.

The Senior Academy Orchestra

The Junior Academy Orchestra

Tickets

  • Adult and 16 & Under tickets include the Concert and the post-concert Reception.
  • VIP tickets include the Concert, Reception and also Dinner.

Ordering Tickets: If you would like to attend dinner please order your VIP tickets and choose your menu no later than July 23. 16 & Under dinner consists of chicken tenders and fries.

To choose your menu write to us at the email address you receive at checkout.


Dinner Menu

Chicken Piccata
Angel Hair, Grilled Asparagus, Capers, Lemon Butter Sauce

Grilled Flank Steak
Roasted Cremini Mushrooms, Grilled Broccoli, Chimichurri Sauce

Vegetarian Fondue
Asparagus, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Peppers, Goat Cheese & Béchamel Sauce

Kids Chicken Tenders
Served with French Fries

All Entrées come with House or Caesar Salad.
Wine Pour with Dinner (House Chardonnay & House Cabernet)
Soda, Tea, Coffee are included.

Meals will be served family style at table.

Academy Biography

Founded in 2014, the Camerata Chicago Academy is an elite chamber orchestra program comprising advanced students. The Academy provides a marvelous opportunity for young musicians to perform in a professional atmosphere with the Camerata Chicago faculty which manifests the educational spirit of Camerata Chicagoís founder and Music Director Drostan Hall. Maestro Hall has thirty years experience training aspiring young musicians. Many of the Academy’s members plan to study music at university and subsequently go on to have professional careers in music.

2021 Academy Spring Semester Concert

ACADEMY SPRING CONCERT
MAY 14, 2021
6 PM – LIVESTREAM

The Academy Spring Concert will take place on May 14 and will feature performances from both the Senior and Junior Academy Orchestras.

You will be delighted by Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture, the Capuzzi Double Bass Concerto performed by Lawrence Hall and the Danse Macabre by Saint-Saëns.

Enjoy Pachelbel’s Canon and the Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by Handel performed by the Junior Academy. They will also entertain you with the Pavane by Fauré and a Rondeau by Mauret.

The Academy was recently featured on the 98.7 WFMT radio show Introductions.

The Senior Academy Orchestra

The Junior Academy Orchestra

Founded in 2014, the Camerata Chicago Academy is an elite chamber orchestra program comprising advanced students. The Academy provides a marvelous opportunity for young musicians to perform in a professional atmosphere with the Camerata Chicago faculty which manifests the educational spirit of Camerata Chicagoís founder and Music Director Drostan Hall. Maestro Hall has thirty years experience training aspiring young musicians. Many of the Academy’s members plan to study music at university and subsequently go on to have professional careers in music.

Lawrence Hall, Double Bass

Capuzzi Double Bass Concerto

Double Bass soloist Lawrence Hall (17) is a Junior at Clapham School in Wheaton. He began playing the double bass at the age of nine when Jeanne Johannesen, the orchestra teacher at Washington School, introduced the instrument to him. Lawrence has been a member of the Camerata Chicago Academy since 2017 and plans to major in music at college. In addition to the bass he enjoys improvising at the piano, composing and attending Lyric Opera!

Full Repertoire

Senior Academy Orchestra

Saint-Saëns Danse Macabre
Rossini Overture to the Barber of Seville
Capuzzi Concerto for Double Bass

Junior Academy Orchestra

Pachelbel Canon
Fauré Pavane
Mauret Rondeau
Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

The Senior and Junior Academy orchestras were professionally recorded on December 18 as part of the Camerata Chicago Academy classroom learning program. This performance was recorded without an audience in place of an end of semester concert.

Academy

Camerata Chicago Academy

The Camerata Chicago Academy was founded in 2014 and there are two orchestras comprising advanced students.

The Senior Academy Orchestra: Advanced high-school students aged 12 – 18 play as a string orchestra.

The Junior Academy Ensemble: Students aged 8 – 14 playing as a small chamber ensemble.

The Camerata Chicago Academy provides a marvelous opportunity for young musicians to perform in a professional atmosphere under the direction of an internationally known conductor, Drostan Hall, Camerata Chicago’s Music Director, who has 25 years of experience of training aspiring young musicians. The objective of the Academy orchestra is to achieve a very high level of music making to produce a disciplined and professional sound, allowing young musicians to learn to work together.

The Academy has a faculty of staff who coach students in various formats such as on-to-one, quartets, quintets and sectionals.

See Academy Videos

For ten years Maestro Hall conducted the Baroque Festival Orchestra, an accomplished training orchestra for students. Known for its high level, the orchestra garnered two invitations to perform on the WFMT radio show Introductions.

The Academy orchestra is very similar in size and scope to the BFO (see photo below). I invite you to listen to this live broadcast from WFMT’s Introductions of the BFO performing Frolicksome Finale from Benjamin Britten’s Simple Symphony. This broadcast illustrates the experience you will receive in the Camerata Chicago Academy.

Academy Schedule

Senior Academy Orchestra

Dates: 2021 Winter/Spring Semester start date January 11, 2021 and subsequent Mondays
Rehearsal Times: All rehearsals take place on Mondays 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Gary Methodist Church, 224 North Main Street, Wheaton, IL 60187 (location in normal times).

Junior Academy Ensemble

Dates: 2021 Winter/Spring Semester start date January 8, 2021 and subsequent Fridays.
Rehearsal Times: All rehearsals take place on Fridays 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Location: St. John Lutheran Church, Wheaton, IL 60187 (location in normal times).

Concert Details

The Academy works towards high quality performances each Fall and Spring.

The Spring Concert is on May 14, see details here.

Instead of a concert for the 2020 fall semester we held professional recording sessions on December 18, 2020 and released the finished videos on this website.

See current concerts on our ticket system. Tickets for Academy concerts are only $15 and concertgoers aged 16 and under are admitted free with a paying adult.

Repertoire: Featured repertoire includes music from the Baroque and classical periods and the string orchestra literature. On occasion, sectional rehearsals will be coached by a member of Camerata Chicago. Additionally, solo opportunities will be given to the most outstanding members of the ensemble and outside guest artists may be invited to solo with the orchestra.

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To audition for the Academy, please contact us here, or call 630-221-5555.

Location

The Camerata Chicago Academy Orchestra is the official
Ensemble in Residence at Gary Methodist Church, Wheaton:

Gary Methodist Church
224 North Main Street
Wheaton, IL60187

Camerata Chicago Academy Roster

Senior Academy Orchestra
Musicians Roster

Violins
Amelia Piscitelli, concertmaster
Ian Dalmas
Abigail Gordeuk
Audrianna Hall
Ellen Maloney
Tabitha Rea
Patience Smith

Viola
Mark Smith

Cello
Charlotte Ries

Bass
Lawrence Hall

Harpsichord / Piano
Kate Johnston

Junior Academy Orchestra
Musicians Roster

Violins
Karina Oberweis, concertmaster
Abby Edwards
Helen Gordeuk
Danny James
Lucia Jackson
Isabella Overdorf
Nick Stephan
Laine Van Cleave

Violas
Eva Dalmas
Aleksia Nenadovich

Cello
Ivy Jobjen

Bass
Lawrence Hall

Academy 2020 Videos

Recording Session December 18, 2020

Senior Academy

There are 8 Videos in this playlist:

1 Bach A minor Violin Concerto BWV 1041 Movt 1
Soloist – Tabitha Rea

2 Beethoven Piano Quartet in C major, WoO 36 No. 1 Movt 1.
Soloist – Kate Johnston

Expanded for string orchestra

Mozart Symphony No 15 in G Major

3 Movt 1 Allegro
4 Movt 2 Andante
5 Movt 3 Minuet & Trio
6 Movt 4 Presto

7 Mascagni Intermezzo for Cavaliera Rusticana

8 Shostakovich Waltz No. 2

(From Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra)

Junior Academy

There are 3 Videos in this playlist:

1 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.4 Movt. 3
2 Kuchler Concertino in D Movt. 1
3 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.4 Movt. 3 – Section Principals

Junior Academy Section Principals
Audrianna Hall
Helen Gordeuk
Eva Dalmas
Iselin Byars
Lawrence Hall

For more Academy videos head over to Academy Videos.

98.7 WFMT Broadcast: Academy featured on Introductions show


The WFMT radio show Introductions is to feature the Academy Orchestra. The show will be broadcast on Saturday, March 27 at 11 am by Robbie Ellis, Presenter and Producer. The show will air our recent recordings of Mozart’s Symphony No 15 and Shostakovich and an interview with Academy member Patience Smith.

WFMT 98.7 Logo

The Senior and Junior Academy orchestras were professionally recorded on December 18 as part of the Camerata Chicago Academy classroom learning program. This performance was recorded without an audience in place of an end of semester concert.