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Cedille Records Camerata Chicago Wendy Warner CD


This is just the kind of endeavor that makes Cedille so special … the sound quality, artistic merit, and musical intelligence of this release instantly vault it to the top of its class. …

Wendy Warner … plays with an incredible amount of richness and warmth … the result is pretty magical.

She’s aided in a big way by the Camerata Chicago under Drostan Hall. They play beautifully, accurately, and without any of the thin or ugly sounds we so often hear from small ensembles today.

… there isn’t a moment on this disc where you don’t find yourself caught up in [Warner’s] artistry and musical excitement.

Entirely worth seeking out and enjoying forever; this may very well set the new standard for excellence in these pieces.

Brian Wigman See full article



Artistic Quality: 10 Sound Quality: 10 … in view of the grand heap of Haydn cello concerto recordings, Warner’s playing places this one at the very top. … Praise for the orchestra and its conductor Drostan Hall must not go without mention—they are outstanding collaborators whose appropriately styled, energetic playing and remarkably tight ensemble complement every note and expressive utterance from Warner’s Guarneri cello. Don’t miss this. David Vernier See full article


Baker & Taylor CD Hotlist

The [Mysliveček] C major concerto is wonderful – as is the playing of Wendy Warner and the Camerata Chicago. Rick Anderson See full article


My Classical Notes

Wendy Warner and Maestro Hall give us a fine Haydn interpretation throughout … always brilliant and expressive. Hank Zauderer See full article


MusicWeb International

There’s an elegance and sheer class which makes it good, and then there’s Wendy Warner to make it really good. … the support from the orchestra is perfectly good. Brian Reinhart See full article


Classical Candor

Ms. Warner and Maestro Hall keep things humming along in proper Haydn-like fashion … Ms. Warner ensures that the Second Cello Concerto is always brilliant and expressive with her passion and precision. Equally passionate and precise is the Chicago Camerata, who provide admirably sympathetic support. John Puccio See full article



4 Stars … Warner and conductor Drostan Hall carry it off well, with careful balances. James Manheim See full article


Off Topic’d

An appealing program played by a masterful virtuoso. Drostan Hall and the Camerata Chicago perform with precision and sensitivity admirably suited to Haydn. Wendy Warner … brings a fresh interpretation to some well-known works. Ralph Graves See full article


Positive Feedback Online

Wendy Warner … plays the most exciting and expressive Haydn I’ve ever heard. The music leaps eloquently from her cello and the crisp and clear Camerata Chicago are with her all the way. Bob Neill See full article



Magnifique. Chicago cellist Wendy Warner and chamber orchestra Camerata Chicago offers a world-class, beautiful CD. … Everything is high quality on this disc: the interpretation of record. A must for lovers of chamber music, this CD is very accessible for those who are less familiar with classical music. Eric Aussant See full article


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This recording was made possible by a grant from the Buonacorsi Foundation.

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Cedille Recording Released

Released August 2013

Our new CD of Haydn and Mysliveček cello concertos with Wendy Warner has been released by Cedille Records. An entire radio show, Cedille Chicago Presents, was devoted to the CD on WFMT 98.7, on August 28, 2013. Listen to the show:

Cedille Records Camerata Chicago Wendy Warner CD

“Wendy Warner, one of the last students of the legendary Mstislav Rostropovich (at The Curtis Institute of Music), is emerging as one of the most appealing cellists of her generation. She plays with open-throated tone, elegant phrasing, and nimble fast passagework ” – Fanfare

Wendy Warner joins Camerata Chicago in performing the two celebrated Haydn cello concertos plus the lovely, rarely heard Concerto in C by Haydn’s Bohemian contemporary Josef Mysliveček

You can purchase the Camerata Chicago Wendy Warner CD at the Cedille Records website or you can call (773) 989-2515.

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Cedille Recording to be Released

Cedille Records, Chicago’s classical music label, is to release a compact disc of Camerata Chicago performing with renowned cellist Wendy Warner in the summer of 2013. This major new release features Wendy Warner playing two Haydn cello concerti, the C major and D major, as well as the cello concerto in C by Mysliveček, who was a contemporary of Haydn.

“Wendy Warner, one of the last students of the legendary Mstislav Rostropovich (at The Curtis Institute of Music), is emerging as one of the most appealing cellists of her generation. She plays with open-throated tone, elegant phrasing, and nimble fast passagework ” – Fanfare

To be notified when the disc becomes available please email Cedille Records or call (773) 989-2515. You can also visit their website for updates: cedillerecords.org.

Cedille Records Camerata Chicago Wendy Warner CD


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Concert 2013 May 19

May 2013

Sunday May 19, 4:30pm
Northfield, Church of the Ascension

Mischa Zupko, Composer Wendy Warner, Internationally Acclaimed Cellist Drostan Hall, Conductor
Mischa Zupko, composer Wendy Warner, cello Drostan Hall, conductor

Renowned cellist Wendy Warner will play the Haydn Cello Concerto in D Major.
Camerata Chicago will perform a newly commissioned work by Mischa Zupko.

Haydn: Cello Concerto in D Major

Beethoven: 7th symphony (Watch Video)
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Zupko: Pilatus Chamber Symphony

Northfield Lutheran Church of the Ascension (map)
460 Sunset Ridge Rd. Northfield, IL 60093

Mischa Zupko
 has been commissioned to write the Chamber Symphony
by Camerata Chicago and the Buonarcorsi Foundation.

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