Camerata Philadelphia


Camerata Philadelphia



CAMERATA PHILADELPHIA is an ensemble without musical boundaries. From chamber music to symphonies to opera to choral, CAMERATA continues into its 10th season bringing a fresh and distinct interpretation to the venerated classics, and bridging the styles of classical, jazz, folk and world music – each program an eclectic and richly diverse musical offering.

CAMERATA PHILADELPHIA is 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization

April 14 & May 5



April 14 & May 5



Saturday, Apr 14 @ 3:00 PM

Church of the Holy Trinity
Rittenhouse Square
1904 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103

Saturday, May 5 @ 3:00 PM

Tredyffrin Public Library
582 Upper Gulph Road
Strafford, PA  19087

$20 General
$10 Seniors
$5 Students

501(c)(3) Non-Profit





The New World


Antonín Dvořák  String Quartet No. 12 in F, Op. 96 ("American")
Stanley Grill  Dreaming of a Better World
Antonín Dvořák  Piano Quintet No. 2 in A, Op. 81

Stanley Grill (b. 1953)

Dreaming of a better world (2016)


“As I see it, as much as we strive to find reason and purpose in our having been born into this amazing, mysterious and awe-inspiring universe, that attempt is largely futile. It is however, the best part of our nature that obliges us to make the attempt, though the most we can hope for is to gain some small degree of understanding of the world around us, and, more importantly, of ourselves. To achieve this, we each approach the problem in our own way, uniquely shaped by our cultural background, innate talents and abilities, education and so on. For some, science may be the window through which they best perceive and interpret the world, for others, religion. For those to whom the world seems to express itself most clearly and beautifully through sound, music is the voice that speaks to us and through which we, in turn, best express ourselves. Now, I can write notes that will make pretty music because I’ve been trained to do so – but the best of my music has arrived, rather inexplicably, as part of a personal effort to understand the world and myself. It is, in a way, an act of translation. The world says something, I try to understand it, and then translate it into musical language. The particular musical language which I speak, is, of course, a product of my conservatory training and personal musical tastes, but hopefully, the outcome, imperfect a translation as it may be, will convey to others something of its original intent.” (Stanley Grill)