Enjoy an evening of beautiful music by Bach, Hadyn and others presented by the Canzonetta Youth String Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Hilel Kagan, in their annual Fall Concert on Tuesday, November 14, 7pm at the Wilmette Recreation Center Theatre, 3000 Glenview Rd., Wilmette. All concerts are free admission.
Auditions for the Training and Concert Canzonetta Youth String Chamber Orchestras are open now for the next session of the Canzonetta season. Please contact Helia Schramm at 847/328-0570 to learn how to prepare to audition and for scheduling. Students of all levels are welcome!
By Helia Schramm
This year we had quite varied programs for the orchestras and were pleased to see the students rise to the technical and musical challenges that presented themselves.
Both orchestras performed varied literature; in Training Orchestra, we performed the music of Handel as well as more familiar Irish melodies. In Intermediate Orchestra, the variety was quite refreshing, from Brandenburg Concerti, Haydn Divertimenti and a solo quartet by Vivaldi to ballet favorites throughout the season. As a very special treat, one of our own members, sang an operatic aria accompanied by several members of the orchestra.
It is always interesting for me to note how Mr. Kagan approaches a difficult musical problem— when I point out a potentially difficult musical challenge, he always says to me, “Good, we will find a way to teach this to the kids and they will be better musicians because of it.” And they are!
We look forward to another exciting season of beautiful music in the 2017-2018 season!
December 17, 2012
July 10, 2012
THE GLENVIEW LANTERN
June 18, 2012
EVANSTON SUBURBAN TRIB
VERNON HILLS SUBURBAN TRIB
April 10, 2012
WILMETTE-KENILWORTH SUBURBAN TRIB
PARK RIDGE SUBURBAN TRIB
EVANSTON SUBURBAN TRIB
March 4, 2012
Canzonetta, a Chicago area based youth string chamber orchestra, announces their biennial trip to Toulouse, France, where American students will play with French students from the Toulouse Conservatoire culminating in a concert performance conducted by Maestro Hilel Kagan and assisted by concertmistress Helia Schramm. On March 28th, local high school students will travel to the south of France and be hosted by local French families for a week. read more…
April 1, 2013
By Daniel Gibbard
Late last summer, as a new season dawned for the North Shore’s Canzonetta youth orchestra, leaders Helia Schramm and maestro Hilel Kagan were casting about for a theme for the senior students, those entering their last year with the orchestra. They decided to call it “The Year of the Concerto.”