In a celebration of the Golden Age of Baroque, trumpeter Travis Heath performs the Tartini Trumpet Concerto with Camerata Chicago conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall. Camerata Chicago will perform the Concerto Grosso Alexander’s Feast by Handel, the Air from the Orchestral Suite No. 3 by Bach and the Holberg Suite by Grieg – baroque and lyrical classics which herald the delights of spring.
Virtuoso violinist Rika Seko performs The Four Seasons by Vivaldi with Camerata Chicago conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall. This much-loved orchestral work will be presented with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons poetry narrated by renowned actress Kailey Bell to give the whole story of the four seasons as they progress using Vivaldi’s words accompanying his many musical images portrayed in the concerti themselves.
Maestro Hall will take you through this iconic work with explanations and excerpts from the orchestra giving you insight into one of the most famous pieces of programmatic music ever written.
The performance is based on Camerata Chicago’s acclaimed recording of the work and promises to be an inspiration for the whole family.
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HANDEL’S MESSIAH, HALLELUJAH CHORUS AND ZADOK THE PRIEST
Enjoy the outstanding musical artistry of Camerata Chicago and its new 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 all conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall:
Josefien Stoppelenburg, Soprano
Lauren Decker, Mezzosoprano
Jonathan Johnson, Tenor
Gerard Sundberg, Baritone
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In a celebration of a return to live music, renowned soprano Robin Wiper performs the Mozart Exsultate Jubilate with the Camerata Chicago chamber orchestra. Conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall, Camerata Chicago will perform Tippett’s Fantasia Concertante based on theme by Corelli from the Concerto Grosso No 2, which is also included in the program.
Enjoy the outstanding musical artistry as the orchestra performs Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony.
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Mozart Exsultate Jubilate with Soprano Robin Wiper
Tippett Fantasia Concertante based on theme by Corelli
Corelli Concerto Grosso No 2 in F Major
Mozart Jupiter Symphony No. 41 in C Major
Mathias Tacke,violin – Songhea Sackrider, violin
Istvan Loga, viola – Christopher Ferrer, cello
Dan Carson, bass – William Billingham, keyboard
Enjoy a fabulous performance of the Beethoven String Quintet No. 2 and Vaughan Williams’ Phantasy Quintet with internationally renowned violinist Mathias Tacke leading our new quintet in this live-streamed chamber music concert.
Mathias Tacke (violin)
Rika Seko (violin)
Rebecca Swan (viola)
Istvan Loga (viola)
Christopher Ferrer (‘cello)
Mathias Tacke (violin), Rika Seko (violin), Rebecca Swan (viola), Istvan Loga (viola), Christopher Ferrer (‘cello)
Enjoy the outstanding musical artistry of Camerata Chicago performing Baroque and Classical era masterpieces. Outstanding cellist Christopher Ferrer will perform the Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major, conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall.
The orchestra will play Handel’s majestic Handel Water Music Suite in F Major and the Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba, as well as Mozart’s early and delightful Symphony No. 15. Purchase Tickets.
CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
MATHIAS TACKE & LYUDMILA LAKISOVA
Enjoy a fabulous performance of the Beethoven Spring Sonata with internationally renowned violinist Mathias Tacke formerly of the Vermeer Quartet and Chicagoland pianist Lyudmila Lakisova in this chamber music concert.
Mathias and Lyudmila will also perform Bach’s Violin Sonata in B Minor and César Franck’s Violin Sonata. See further details.
APRIL 24 – 25
HAYDN CELLO CONCERTO IN C MAJOR
CELLIST CHRISTOPHER FERRER
Experience the outstanding musical artistry of Camerata Chicago performing Baroque and Classical era masterpieces. Superb cellist Christopher Ferrer will perform the Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major, conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall.
The orchestra will play Handel’s majestic Handel Water Music Suite in F Major and the Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba, as well as Mozart’s early and delightful Symphony No. 15. See further details.
Enjoy the outstanding musical artistry of Camerata Chicago and its new choir performing the Messiah (Part I – Christmas) by Handel with the Hallalujah Chorus, conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall. At the heart of our elite choir are some of the top choristers in Chicago. We have five wonderful soloists: Soprano Robin Wiper, Mezzo-soprano Sarah Holman, Tenor Jonathan Johnson, Baritone Gerard Sundberg and boy soprano Asher Moses singing the part of The Angel. Renowned musicologist Professor Jonathan Saylor will give a fascinating talk about Handel and The Messiah before each concert. (See details)
Camerata Chicago performs the entire set of six Brandenburg concerti with a range of wonderful soloists including harpsichordist Jory Vinikour, trumpeter Travis Heath and our concert master Mathias Tacke. Enjoy the outstanding musical artistry of Camerata Chicago with this fabulous baroque program sponsored by Joyce Saxon. (See details)
Renowned musicologist Professor Jonathan Saylor will give a fascinating talk about Bach and the Brandenburgs before each concert. (See details)
Enjoy the outstanding musical artistry of Camerata Chicago with this classical program of Mozart – the Concerto for Flute & Harp performed by flutist Susan Saylor and harpist Faye Seeman. The orchestra under the baton of Maestro Drostan Hall will also perform Mozart’s Symphony No 29. A special treat will be the Simple Symphony by Benjamin Britten.
Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp
Mozart Symphony 29
Benjamin Britten Simple Symphony
Camerata Chicago and Joffrey Academy of Dance join forces once again to give you an innovative show with some amazing music at the Artist Series. We’ll perform the world premiere of the stunning and specially commissioned orchestral ballet of the children’s story Ferdinand. You’ll love the dancing to a Vivaldi violin concerto and the ballet suite ‘Paquita’ by Minkus.
The orchestra will start the evening with Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony and Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture.
HANDEL MESSIAH | BACH MAGNIFICAT
Enjoy a fabulous performance of Handel’s Messiah (Christmas) and Bach’s Magnificat this coming weekend.
MySuburbanLife has published an article by Renee Tomell about our upcoming Messiah & Magnificat concerts featuring photos of our soloists and an interview with Maestro Hall.
The Camerata Chicago Choir, which was formed last year, returns with six excellent soloists:
- Robin Wiper, Soprano
- Michelle Wrighte, Soprano
- Denise Gamez, Mezzosoprano
- Timothy Bentch, Tenor
- Stephen Morscheck, Bass
- Matteo Warren, Boy Soprano
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Enjoy a fabulous performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by sixteen year old violin prodigy Amelia Piscitelli with poetry read by Steve Robinson of WFMT fame. These concerts are in support of Camerata Chicago’s Vivaldi Four Seasons Educational Recording Project. Including the poetry written by Vivaldi himself, the recording is for a CD designed especially for children to learn this classic and be inspired in the riches of classical music. Joyce Saxon is the Principal Project Sponsor. Amelia was featured on the 98.7WFMT Introductions radio show.
JULY 13 GRIFFITH: We take the orchestra to Indiana for a benefit concert in support of the recording project, at Griffith Lutheran Church.
JULY 14 WAYNE: Enjoy the Four Seasons on the lawn in the beautiful grounds of the Dunham Woods Riding Club in Wayne. Or sit in assigned seating and after the concert join us for our gala benefit dinner at the club house to support Camerata Chicago and the Wayne Area Conservancy Foundation.
World-renowned violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi will perform the famous Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with Camerata Chicago as the orchestra celebrates its 15th year. Our Principal Oboe Amy Barwan will perform a work from Gregory Hutter, “Still Life” for Oboe and Orchestra. We wanted to proclaim the arrival of spring with Beethoven, so enjoy the outstanding musical artistry of Camerata Chicago performing the Beethoven Symphony No. 1. Join us for what promises to be a wonderful orchestral concert with virtuoso soloists conducted by Drostan Hall.
Fourth Church Choral Society
Camerata Chicago performs with the Fourth Church Choral Society comprising an eighty member chorus, organ, chamber orchestra and twelve soloists.
The Fourth Church Choral Society is directed by John W. Sherer.
Conducted by Drostan Hall, this performance marks the first anniversary of Camerata Chicago’s appointment as Orchestra-in-Residence at Fourth Presbyterian Church.
Camerata Chicago Choir Inaugural Concert
At the heart of our new elite Chamber Choir are members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Lyric Opera. Performing with outstanding organist H.E. Singley are five wonderful soloists:
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons will be performed by 16 year old virtuoso violinist Amelia Piscitelli. Steve Robinson of 98.7WFMT fame will narrate four seasons of poetry. Concert master Mathias Tacke, formerly of the Vermeer Quartet and Amelia will perform the Bach double violin concerto, conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall.
Sponsored by Graham’s Fine Chocolates, you will receive a Sweetest Day parting gift of delicious chocolate.
October 21 GRIFFITH: 7:30pm at Griffith Lutheran Church. Our first ever Indiana performance!
* Bach Magnificat | Vivaldi Gloria | Handel Zadok the Priest *
November 17 WHEATON: 7:30pm College Church. At the heart of our new elite Chamber Choir are members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Lyric Opera. We have five wonderful soloists:
– Robin Wiper
– Annie Rosen
– Denise Gamez
– Timothy Bentch
– Gerard Sundberg
November 10 CHICAGO: 7:30pm Fourth Church. We perform this program with the Choral Society. Soloists to be announced.
BAROQUE CONCERTI SUMMER FESTIVAL JULY 14 – 16
Enjoy the outstanding musical artistry of Camerata Chicago in a summer festival of Baroque concerti. Young virtuoso violinists Ellen Maloney & Amelia Piscitelli will perform the Bach Double Violin Concerto and the Vivaldi Concerto for four violins, with Concertmaster Mathias Tacke formerly of the Vermeer String Quartet and Songhea Sackrider. Conducted by famed Maestro Drostan Hall, Camerata Chicago will accompany Ellen Maloney performing the Bach A Minor Violin Concerto and the Vaughan Williams neo-Baroque Violin Concerto Academico.
Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Ivy Restaurant, Wheaton, followed by our wonderful summer Baroque festival concert of Vivaldi and Bach violin concerti. Only a few steps away, the afternoon concert will be at Gary Methodist Church.
CAMERATA CHICAGO RISING STAR SERIES 2017
CAMERATA CHICAGO JOIN JOFFREY ACADEMY OF DANCE AT THE WHEATON COLLEGE ARTIST SERIES
MOZART C MINOR MASS, CHICAGO
Mozart C Minor Mass, a magnificent work performed at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, marking the start of Camerata Chicago’s appointment as Orchestra-in-Residence. The performance will comprise an eighty member double chorus, organ, chamber orchestra and four outstanding soloists:
– Laura Perkett, Soprano
– Kimberly Gunderson, Soprano II
– Cole Seaton, Tenor
– Daniel Richardson, Bass
SWEETEST DAY SERIES 2016
A wonderfully romantic string orchestra concert with virtuoso performances of lyrical classics. The repertoire will include:
Svendsen Romance for Violin and Orchestra
Atterberg Suite for Solo violin, viola and strings
Mathias Tacke and Rose Armbrust
Concertgoers will receive a chocolate truffle parting gift from Graham’s Fine Chocolates of Wheaton.
CAMERATA CHICAGO VIDEO
Julian Schwarz joined Camerata Chicago to play the delightful Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations for our Rising Star Series, from April 29 – May 1 in Chicago, Wheaton (Masterclass), and Park Ridge.
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Watch a special series of videos of renowned cellist Joshua Roman performing Dvorák’s Cello Concerto with Camerata Chicago at the Wheaton College Artist Series. The concert held on October 11, 2014 was attended by more than a thousand people, who were treated to Camerata Chicago’s dazzling performance of Beethoven’s fabulous fifth symphony. Conducted by Drostan Hall, the concert included Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture. Watch the videos …