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September 14 Concert Black Tie Reception and Dinner

Benefit Concert
Black Tie Reception and Dinner

with the
Camerata Chicago Chamber Orchestra

Dunham Woods Riding Club
Wayne

Tickets for September 14 Benefit Concert, Reception and Dinner

5 pm Concert

This benefit concert will feature baroque concerti and string orchestra classics performed by the Camerata Chicago Chamber Orchestra comprising superb musicians.

Enjoy an early fall afternoon of fabulous music followed by a cocktail reception and dinner!

You will be delighted by performances of favorite classics from Bach, Brahms, Mozart, Mascagni and Shostakovich.

Featured soloists: Amelia Piscitelli Maulucci and Ellen Maloney.

6 pm Reception

Champagne and appetizers
A range of soft drinks will also be available.

7 pm Dinner

Dinner menu will be published in due course.

 

Ordering Tickets

Tickets include the Concert, Reception and Dinner, available for order until September 7.

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2024 Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 Concert Series

Marta Aznavoorian performs the
Beethoven Third Piano Concerto

April 12
Evanston

7:30 pm Friday

Nichols Concert Hall
Music Institute of Chicago

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April 13
Wheaton

3 pm Saturday

Armerding
Concert Hall
Wheaton College

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April 14
Hinsdale

3 pm Sunday

Hinsdale
Seventh-day
Adventist Church

Tickets for the April 14 Aznavoorian Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

In a stunning program Marta Aznavoorian performs the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 with Camerata Chicago. Conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall, Camerata Chicago will also perform Dvorak’s New World Symphony No. 9 and the William Tell Overture by Rossini.

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Newspaper Articles

April 4 – “Chicago chamber group visits town”

By Ken Knutson – The Hinsdalean Magazine

An excellent article published today (April 4) about our concert in Hinsdale on April 14 at 3pm.

https://www.thehinsdalean.com/story/2024/04/04/pulse/chicago-chamber-group-visits-town/7682.html

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March 30 – “Wheatons Camerata Chicago Plans Fiery Milestone Concerts”

By Renee Tomell – Shaw Local

Have a read of this excellent article by Renee Tomell of Shaw Local published this morning (March 30, 2024) about our upcoming concerts April 12 – 14 in Evanston, Wheaton and Hinsdale.

We will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 3 with pianist Marta Aznavoorian and Dvorak’s New World Symphony.

https://www.shawlocal.com/thescene/2024/03/30/wheatons-camerata-chicago-plans-fiery-milestone-concerts/

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Drostan Hall conducting Camerata Chicago on October 28, 2023. Photo Credit Daniel Andersen

Drostan Hall conducting Camerata Chicago on October 28, 2023. Photo Credit Daniel Andersen

 

Favorite Video Classics

A selection of Favorite Video Classics

Performed by the Camerata Chicago Chamber Orchestra and
conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall.

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3
with Marta Aznavoorian

Dvorak Symphony No. 9 ‘New World’

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
with Stefan Milenkovich

Rossini Overture to the Barber of Seville

Handel Messiah Part I

Beethoven Symphony No. 1

Mozart Symphony 40

Haydn Cello Concerto
with Leonardo Altino

Mozart Symphony 41 Jupiter

Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations
with cellist Julian Schwarz

Dvorak Cello Concerto
with cellist Joshua Roman

Live from WFMT 2014-10-13

2024 Literature Series

Internationally renowned violinist
Guido Sant’Anna
performs the
Brahms Violin Concerto

OCTOBER 17 – 20

GREAT MUSIC INSPIRED BY
GREAT LITERATURE

Guido Sant'Anna

October 17
Chicago

7:30 pm Thursday

Studebaker
Theater

Tickets Available Soon

October 19
Wheaton

3 pm Saturday

Armerding
Concert Hall

Tickets for the October 19 Wheaton Concert

October 20
Hinsdale

3 pm Sunday

Union
Church

Tickets for the October 20 Hinsdale Concert

We are thrilled to present Brazilian violinist Guido Sant’Anna in his North American debut. Guido gained international recognition in 2022 when at seventeen he became the first South American violinist to win the prestigious International Fritz Kreisler Competition in Vienna.

Conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall, repertoire will include the Brahms Violin Concerto with internationally renowned violinist Guido Sant’Anna, and great music inspired by great literature!

La Forza del Destino by Verdi. The libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on Don Álvaro o la fuerza del sino, a Spanish drama written in 1835 by Ángel de Saavedra, 3rd Duke of Rivas.

Peer Gynt by Grieg inspired by the five-act play of the same name written in verse in 1867 by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Mendelssohn inspired by and written for a production of Shakespeare’s play in 1842.

Sacred Music 2024

The Messiah by Handel

November 15
Chicago

7:30 pm Friday
November 15

Fourth Presbyterian
Church
Chicago

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November 16
Naperville

3 pm Saturday
November 16

New Covenant
Church
Naperville

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November 17
Wheaton

4 pm Sunday
November 17

St. Michael
Catholic Church
Wheaton

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Enjoy the outstanding musical artistry of Camerata Chicago and its wonderful choir performing the Messiah (Part I – Christmas) by Handel with the Hallalujah Chorus and Zadok the Priest. At the heart of our elite choir are some of the top choristers in Chicago.

We have four wonderful soloists conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall:

Soprano Michelle Areyzaga
Mezzosoprano Lauren Decker
Tenor Martin Luther Clark
Bass Baritone Ron Dukes

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Areyzaga: Photo by Elliot Mandel, hair and makeup by Christine Sciortino

Clockwise: Michelle Areyzaga; Lauren Decker; Martin Luther Clark; Ron Dukes

Hallelujah Chorus: At these concerts the Camerata Chicago Orchestra and Choir will perform the famous and celebrated Hallelujah Chorus. We’ll perform it twice – the second time giving you the opportunity to join in for a truly rousing finale to this fabulous sacred music performance.

Hallelujah Chorus Lyrics PDF Download

 

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2025 Valentines Violin Romances

Internationally renowned violinist
Yi-Jia Susanne Hou
performs
Romances for Violin and Orchestra

FEBRUARY 14 – 16, 2025

VALENTINES SERIES


February 14
Chicago

7:30 pm Friday

Studebaker
Theater

Tickets Available Soon

February 15
Wheaton

3 pm Saturday

Armerding
Concert Hall

Tickets for the February 15 Wheaton Concert

February 16
Hinsdale

3 pm Sunday

Union
Church

Tickets for the February 16 Hinsdale Concert

We are delighted to present international violinist Yi-Jia Susanne Hou who will perform romances for violin and orchestra in this special Valentines series, conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall.

Enjoy a romantic evening with the wonderful violinist Yi-Jia Susanne Hou on Valentines Day Weekend serenading you with romances for violin & orchestra by Beethoven, Dvorak and Svendsen and other love inspired works by Kreisler. The Camerata Chicago Orchestra will complete the concert delighting you with the most celebrated romantic melody of all time: Romeo & Juliet Fantasy by Tchaikovsky.

Winner of three international competitions Yi -Jia Susanne Hou has travelled the world soloing with great orchestras including The London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, etc… She has collaborated with renowned musicians such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Pinchas Zukerman and John Nelson.

Yi-Jia Susanne Hou and the Camerata Chamber Orchestra will perform:

– Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet
– Romance from Dvorak Czech Suite
– Beethoven’s romance for violin and orchestra
– Fritz Kreisler’s romance for violin and orchestra
– Svensden Romance