katherine Petersen, Soprano
Friday, April 21, 2023
The English Connection
Camerata Chicago Chamber Orchestra with soprano Katherine Petersen
In a celebration of the music of England, exquisite soprano Katherine Petersen performs "Les Illuminations" by Benjamin Britten with the Camerata Chicago Chamber Orchestra.
Conducted by Maestro Drostan Hall, Camerata Chicago will also perform famous English classics:
"Fantasia on a Theme" by Thomas Tallis by Vaughan Williams
"Spanish Lady Suite" by Edward Elgar
"St. Paul Suite" by Gustav Holst
"Suite for Strings" by John Rutter
Founded in 2003, Camerata Chicago is equally at home in intimate settings as well as in larger chamber music venues, performing the rich tapestry of diverse chamber orchestral repertoire that includes newly commissioned works.
Camerata Chicago is now firmly established as one of the finest chamber orchestras on the world stage and has performed frequently on radio station WFMT, as well as in well-known concert venues such as the Art Institute of Chicago, The Harris Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, Northeastern Illinois University, St. James Cathedral, North Park University, College Church, and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, in Wheaton, Illinois.
Within a year of its debut, the ensemble won a record contract with Centaur Records to record music by Stamitz. This album enjoys air time on all the nation’s classical music stations and international distribution.
The orchestra has enjoyed collaborating with distinguished artists, such as violinist Caroline Goulding, cellist Wendy Warner, violinist Susanne Hou, cellist Joshua Roman and radio presenter Peter Van De Graaf.
Camerata Chicago has had a particularly close relationship with the internationally acclaimed Vermeer String Quartet, collaborating with the quartet’s leader Shmuel Ashkenasi who performed and recorded the 5th violin concerto of Mozart. Mr. Ashkenasi subsequently became artistic advisor to the orchestra in 2006.
In 2008 Mathias Tacke, second violinist of the Vermeer quartet was appointed concertmaster, and since then has performed and recorded well-known Bach concerti with Camerata Chicago. Vermeer cellist Marc Johnson performed Haydn’s D major Cello Concerto in 2008.