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ACADEMY BENEFIT CONCERT AUGUST 27, 2021

ACADEMY BENEFIT CONCERT
6 PM AUGUST 27, 2021

Amelia Piscitelli, violin
Cindy Trowbridge, Piano

PianoForte Studios, Chicago
Live Audience and Livestream options available

Join violinist Amelia Piscitelli and pianist Cindy Trowbridge for this recital of works for violin and piano by Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, Wieniawski, Rachmaninoff and Bloch. This benefit concert helps to raise funds to continue in our mission of inspiring the next generation of youthful musicians through our educational Academy program. Amelia is Concert Master of the Senior Academy Orchestra.

Violinist Amelia Piscitelli, Pianist Cindy Trowbridge and performing together at 98.7WFMT.

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CAMERATA CHICAGO ACADEMY RECORDING SESSIONS VIDEOS

Senior and Junior Academy Orchestras

Recording Session Videos
Recorded on December 18, 2020

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 BENEFIT CONCERT AUGUST 27, 2021

ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP CONCERT
JULY 31, 2021

Dunham Woods Riding Club, WAYNE
Concert, Cocktail Reception and Dinner
Livestream option available

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 fabulous country estate rehearsing with the Music Director and Academy faculty, as well as participating in a variety of extra-curricular activities.

Enjoy a summer afternoon of fabulous music followed by a cocktail reception and dinner!

Enjoy the Telemann Viola Concerto performed by Academy violist Sylvia Byars, the St. Paul Suite by Holst, the marvelous Shostakovich Waltz No. 2. and Corelli Concerto Grosso No 4 in D Major among other works. The Academy Piano Quartet will perform Beethoven’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Major.

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The Senior Academy Orchestra

Sylvia Byars, viola soloist

The Junior Academy Orchestra



The WFMT radio show Introductions recently featured the Academy Orchestra. The show presented by Robbie Ellis was broadcast on Saturday, March 27 at 11 am and aired our recent recordings of Mozart’s Symphony No 15 and Shostakovich as well as an excellent interview with Academy member Patience Smith.

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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.



AMELIA PISCITELLI
Concertmaster, Academy Orchestra

YOUNG ARTISTS SHOWCASE CONCERT
Wheaton College Artists Series
Free Virtual Event, Wheaton

7:30 pm OCTOBER 24, 2020

INFORMATION | REGISTER

Our Academy Concertmaster Amelia Piscitelli will perform for the Wheaton College Artist Series at 7:30 pm on October 24, 2020. This concert premieres a new series called the Young Artist Showcase. The concert will be live-streamed from the new Armerding Concert Hall in the Armerding Center for Music and the Arts. For more information call WCAS on 630-752-5099. The concert is free and you can register here.

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You can also download a podcast from 98.7WFMT of Amelia’s recent Introductions radio show here.

WFMT 98.7 LogoSee further information and Amelia’s biography.


A new podcast is available for the WFMT Introductions radio show featuring Amelia Piscitelli, Concertmaster of our Academy Orchestra. The show was broadcast on Saturday, July 18 at 11a.m. Robbie Ellis, Presenter and Producer profiled alum Amelia Piscitelli, currently between her freshman and sophomore years at college. They looked back at her Introductions recital as a 15-year-old in 2016, as well as her work as concertmaster of the Academy Orchestra and soloist with the Camerata Chicago professional orchestra.

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BACH CONCERTI WITH THE CAMERATA CHICAGO ACADEMY ORCHESTRA

7 p.m. DECEMBER 7, 2019
First Presbyterian Church, WHEATON

As well as the Camerata Chicago professional orchestra, we have an Academy with the best young musicians.

Enjoy the beautiful playing of the Camerata Chicago Academy Orchestra comprising excellent young musicians who will perform Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and a movement from Mozart’s Symphony No. 15.

Kate Johnston will perform the Bach Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor with the Academy Orchestra. They are joined by the Junior Academy, a second, smaller ensemble of younger students, who will play the Kuchler Concertino in G Major with young Junior Academy soloist Aleksia Nenadovich.

It will be a wonderful string orchestra concert with virtuoso soloists performing lyrical classics, and a great and inspiring experience for children – who can attend for free.

Purchase $15 Tickets for this Academy concert.


As well as the Camerata Chicago professional orchestra, we also have an Academy with the best young musicians.

Enjoy the beautiful playing of the Camerata Chicago Academy Orchestra comprising excellent young musicians who will perform Handel’s Water MusicCameron Fuller will perform the Capuzzi Double Bass Concerto with the Academy Orchestra. They are joined by the Junior Academy, a second, smaller ensemble of students aged 8 – 14, who will play the Vivaldi Violin Concerto Opus 7 No. 11 with young Academy Orchestra soloist Tabitha Rea.

It will be a wonderful string orchestra concert with virtuoso soloists performing lyrical classics, and a great experience for children – who can attend for free. The Camerata Chicago Academy Orchestra is Ensemble-in-Residence at Gary Methodist Church, Wheaton.

See further details about the Camerata Chicago Academy Concert with photos, videos, musicians and repertoire.

Purchase $15 Tickets for the May 4 Academy Concert

Academy Orchestra, Tabitha Rea, Cameron Fuller and the Junior Academy Ensemble


As well as the Camerata Chicago professional orchestra, we also have an Academy with the best young musicians.

The Academy orchestra performs Baroque concerti with young virtuoso violinists! A special treat will be a debut performance by Tabitha Rea and Ananya Moses performing the Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins which captures the essence of youth. They are joined by Amelia Piscitelli and Kevin Shi, who will also perform the lovely Bach Double Violin Concerto.

The orchestra will be joined by the Junior Academy ensemble of 10 young musicians performing Bach, Martini and Handel’s Water Music Hornpipe, completing this concert in Baroque style with double dotted flare. It will be a wonderful string orchestra concert with virtuoso soloists performing baroque lyrical classics, and a great experience for children – who can attend for free.

The Camerata Chicago Academy Orchestra is Ensemble-in-Residence at Gary Methodist Church, Wheaton.

See further details about the Camerata Chicago Academy Concert with photos, videos, musicians and repertoire.

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The Academy orchestra performs Baroque concerti with virtuoso violinists and the viola. A special treat will be a debut performance by Lily Smith of the Telemann Viola Concerto. A member of the Academy for several years, Lily recently joined the viola section of the professional Camerata Chicago orchestra for its series with international violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi performing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.
The Academy orchestra captures the essence of spring with a light touch of Vivaldi – violinists Amelia Piscitelli and Kevin Shi and cellist Luca Warren will play the Vivaldi Concerto for Two Violins and Cello in D Minor, one of our favorites. This is Kevin’s debut as soloist.
The Junior Academy ensemble with eight players will perform a Tartini Trio Sonata.
The Handel Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No. 1 will complete this concert in Baroque style with double dotted flare.

See further details about this wonderful string orchestra concert with virtuoso soloists performing baroque concerti.

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PURCHASE TICKETS FOR MAY 5 WHEATON ACADEMY CONCERT


Camerata Chicago Academy Orchestra

DECEMBER 16 WHEATON
7:30pm Gary Methodist Church

The famous Four Seasons by Vivaldi will be performed by 16 year old virtuoso violinist Amelia Piscitelli with the Academy Orchestra! Both the Academy and Amelia were featured on WFMT’s Introductions radio show last year. Come and hear for yourself the brilliant young violinist from Indiana Amelia Piscitelli perform this most beloved of classical favorites, combined with the now renowned excellence of our Academy Orchestra’s young musicians – conducted by the English maestro, Drostan Hall.
Camerata Chicago Academy OrchestraVirtuoso violinist Amelia Piscitelli

PURCHASE $15 TICKETS DECEMBER 16 WHEATON

ACADEMY SPRING SEMESTER CONCERTS MAY 5 & 6

The Camerata Chicago Academy Orchestra will perform the Vaughan Williams Violin Concerto Academico soloed by violinist and Concert Master Ellen Maloney. In a delightful concert of lyrical string orchestra classics, the Academy will perform a selection of movements from the Tchaikovsky String Serenade and Grieg’s Elegaic Melodies. The Academy performed on 98.7WFMT Introductions on December 10.

Special Children’s Segment: Ellen Maloney will perform the delightful classic story of Ferdinand the Bull for solo violin and narrator by Alan Ridout and Munro Leaf narrated by Drostan Hall in a special segment for children. See the Academy Orchestra concerts for more details. All children are welcome for FREE.


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