CAMERATA PHILADELPHIA is an ensemble without musical boundaries. From symphonies to chamber music to opera to choral, CAMERATA not only brings a fresh and distinct interpretation to the venerated classics, but also seeks to bridge the styles of classical, jazz, folk and world music – each program an eclectic and richly diverse musical offering. Committed to music appreciation for all ages, it is the mission of CAMERATA to make the experience of great music accessible to all.
Under Music Director & Chief Conductor Stephen Framil (cellist, chamber musician, conductor), CAMERATA has performed throughout the United States, is the ensemble-in-residence at the Port City Music Festival (North Carolina) and Church of the Holy Trinity - Rittenhouse Square (Philadelphia), and is engaged for international tours to China (2011, 2012) and Europe (2012). Guest artist collaborations include violinists Tim Fain (USA), Max Zorin (France/Israel), Julia Bushkova (Russia), Carla Trynchuk (Canada), Leah Kim (Korea), Barbara Govatos (Philadelphia Orchestra); pianists Max Levinson (Boston Conservatory), Julie Nishimura (University of Delaware), Tomoko Kanamaru (College of New Jersey), Michal Schmidt (Haverford/Bryn Mawr/Swarthmore Colleges), and Daniel Lau (Washington Adventist University); conductors Zvonimir Hacko (Croatia) and Amadi Azikiwe (Harlem Symphony Orchestra); the Louis Taylor Jazz Quintet, William Douglas Jazz Quartet, Diane Monroe Jazz Trio, the West Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale.