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EIU Music Department Camerata Sinfonietta

The mission and vision of the
Camerata Sinfonietta
is to present orchestral performances that
inspire, enrich and transform lives
through musical excellence and artistry.

Your generous support of the Camerata Sinfonietta helps us accomplish our vision in presenting performances that inspire, enrich and transform lives through musical excellence and artistry to east-central Illinois. Your sponsorship significantly benefits not only the orchestra and its musicians but also our local community and its youth, whose dreams and aspirations are nurtured by our programming. We hope you will join our other friends in the community in supporting the Camerata Sinfonietta.
Richard Robert Rossi

For more information about the Camerata Sinfonietta and/or to be included on the mailing list, please fill in the Mach Form below or contact Richard Robert Rossi

EIU Camerata Sinfonietta

Premiere Performance

Voice Over by Regina Rossi

About the Orchestra

The Camerata Sinfonietta is a professional chamber orchestra under the auspices of the Doudna Fine Arts Center and Department of Music at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. Consistent with the traditions and mindset of the original 16th century Florentine Camerata, the orchestra is comprised of professional musicians who also maintain careers as professors, lawyers, nurses, business executives and more. The orchestra, located in East Central Illinois, attracts outstanding musicians from the tristate area and features regionally and nationally acclaimed guest artists. Dedicated to providing musical excellence to Charleston and the surrounding communities, the Camerata Sinfonietta will make its premiere performance at The Spirit Of Christmas.


Spirit of Christmas

The Spirit of Christmas on December 5, 2019 where they will perform Arcangelo Correlli’s Concerto Grosso in G Minor Op. 6 No. 8, also referred to as the Christmas Concerto with violin soloists Sharilyn Spicknall and Terry Coulton, Martha Lhamon on cello conducted by Richard Robert Rossi at the harpsichord. The orchestra will also perform with the Eastern Illinois University Choral Ensembles including the Concert Choir, University Mixed Chorus and Oratorio Society in Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria in D Major, RV589.

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In the spring, trombone faculty member William Porter will perform Michael Haydn’s Concerto for Alto Trombone with the Camerata Sinfonietta. The performance will then feature Joseph Haydn’s most elegant and popular Lord Nelson Mass in d minor, #11 (Missa in Angustiis) with the EIU Choral Ensembles and soloists bringing the season to a climactic ending.

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Related Pages

Doudna Fine Arts CenterEIU Department of Music

Contact Information

Dr. Richard Robert Rossi

Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave
2425 Doudna Fine Arts Center

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