About the Amadè Chamber Camerata

The Amadè Chamber Camerata are dedicated to bringing fine chamber music performances to the Chicago Southland. The founder, Chuck Amenta, believes that one of the great sources of his passion for classical music was the annual series of chamber music concerts performed by the Fine Arts Quartet at New Trier High School up on the North Shore region where Chuck attended them as a high-school student. There are many fine chamber music series in Chicago, on the North Shore, and even in Lockport at the Norton Building. However, there is nothing approaching the “Fine Arts” ideal here “east of I-57.” The magnificent Vermeer Quartet played a series in our Southland area, but that ended decades ago. Chuck hopes ultimately to have a series of two string quartet and two piano trio concerts with a “special” larger chamber ensemble performance perhaps yearly or biannually once the ACC gets to lift-off velocity. At present, these concerts are self-financed with the hope that free-will donations by attendees will help provide some funds for future concerts.

For their “calling-card” concert, the Amadè Chamber Camerata are proud to present The Avalon String Quartet. It is a wonderful coincidence that the Avalon String Quartet is the successor to the Vermeer Quartet as the Quartet in Residence at Northern Illinois University. This concert also is part of the Southland Arts, Business, and Municipalities Alliance (SAMBA) Festival “Made in America.”