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The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle Announces New Additions

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Triangle Professionals Join Orchestra Board

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (November 10, 2009)The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle (www.thecot.org) today announces the election of Gordon DeFriese, Michael Hamilton, M.D. and Brian Van Norman to its board of directors. The Triangle professionals will serve three-year terms.

“The diverse professional background and expertise that Gordon, Michael and Brian bring to the orchestra will be a tremendous benefit to sustained success as we enter our 27th season,” says David Lindquist, board chair for The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle.

DeFriese is a retired professor in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health and Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also the former president and CEO of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, a public policy advisory body created by the North Carolina General Assembly to advise the governor, state government agencies and the General Assembly on matters related to health.

Hamilton is co-owner of Hamilton Hill, International Designer Jewelry, located in Brightleaf Square in Durham, N.C. The company offers an exclusive selection of contemporary jewelry from throughout the world. He has served the medical community in numerous functions, including as a faculty member at Duke Medical Center from 1974-1999.

“Performing arts are an integral part to any thriving community,” says Hamilton. “The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle continues to present a unique blend of performance to area residents, and I am proud to support such a worthy organization.”

Van Norman is an account coordinator with Triangle-based branding and public relations firm, Articulon. He also serves as publicity chair of the 2010 A Toast to the Triangle, the signature fundraising event benefitting the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities.

The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle’s 2009-2010 season consists of five performances under the leadership of internationally recognized conductor Lorenzo Muti.

Tickets are available at the Carolina Theatre box office or by calling 919.560.3030.

For more information on The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, visit www.thecot.org or call 919.360.3382.

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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 2009-2010 series marks its 27th concert season.

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