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This preview has been provided by the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle.
The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, a performance-based organization serving the Triangle community, opens its 31st concert season with a performance on Sunday, October 13, 2013. The 3 p.m. concert will be held at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, N.C.
The concert, titled “Three From One”, will feature performances of E. Satie's “2 Gymnopedies”, F.J. Haydn’s “Sinfonia Concertante”, and J.H. Vorisek’s “Symphony in D”. “The program will start with a performance of Satie's famous Gymnopedies. This will be a transversal and fascinating exploration of how an alluring tune can be shaped into many different molds, from the original piano composition into an intoxicating orchestral work into a popular pop song. Next will be Haydn's Sinfonia Concertante, a brilliant composition that will highlight the technical skill and musicality of four of our orchestra members, the featured soloists of this work. Lastly you will hear a piece rarely performed, Vorisek's Symphony in D, a real little masterpiece by a composer contemporary of Beethoven who proves once more how the 18th century Bohemian school could compete at the same level as the great masters from Vienna.” –Lorenzo Muti, artistic director of The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle.
“In a season which will be dedicated to the memory of Robert Ward, 25 year COT board member and Pulitzer Prize winning composer, this first concert is very exciting. We are announcing a major campaign to create The Robert Ward Endowment for the Performance of 20th and 21st Century Music and what more intriguing way than beginning with the Satie! Come let us sweep you from Satie to Blood Sweat and Tears in Gymnopedies and then turn back to the glories of Haydn in his masterful and magnificent Sinfonia Concertante.”- David Lindquist, board chairman of The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle.
We are so confident in this orchestra, we provide any new-comer a complementary ticket because we know they will return as happily paying patrons. In the past ten years our audiences have grown from an average of 100 to an average of 600--an extraordinary statement about the quality of music created by this outstanding ensemble guided by the effervescent Lorenzo Muti.
Celebrating his 25th year, Lorenzo Muti will lead The COT as artistic director and conductor. He has been instrumental in developing the orchestra’s elite corps of musicians into one of the top professional ensembles in North Carolina and the Southeast.
In addition to the Oct. 13th concert, The COT will also host seven additional concerts:
Season tickets may be purchased by calling 919.560.3030. To emphasize its commitment to engaging young people with great classical music, the orchestra provides free seating at every concert to students of all ages.
Endowment Campaign Announcement:
The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle's Robert Ward Endowment for the performance of 20th and 21st Century Music is now accepting donations! This season the Chamber Orchestra unanimously decided to create an endowment in Bob Ward’s memory to continue the performance of 20th and 21st Century Music that has become increasingly difficult to secure. All donations may be made to The Robert Ward Endowment for the Performance of 20th and 21st Century Music in care of The Triangle Community Foundation or The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, 1213 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514. All donations are tax deductible and will be acknowledged.
About the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle:
Since 1982, The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle has been received with genuine respect and enthusiasm by music critics and the community. Today, it is considered one of the finest professional ensembles in North Carolina and the Southeast. With its elite corps of musicians, the orchestra continues to present a well-chosen and unusual repertoire that delights audiences and evokes high praise from critics. That standard of excellence has become the hallmark of the orchestra and has distinguished each succeeding season. The 2012-2013 series marks its 30th concert season. For more information, visit www.thecot.org or call 919.360.3382.