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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.

2018-12-academy-concertbutton01Camerata Chicago Academy Orchestra. Photo credit: Luca Warren (c) 20182018 Junior Academy Photo credit: Luca Warren (c) 20182018-12-academy-concertbutton01


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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