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The COT Finishes 27th Season with an All-European Program | May 16

Board Member Michael Hamilton to Serve as a Guest Conductor During the Performance

The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle will finish out its 2009-2010 concert season on Sunday, May 16, 2010. The 3 p.m. concert will be held at the Carolina Theatre in Durham and will include an All-European Program.

Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle

Lorenzo Muti, The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle

The All-European Program will include performances of Gioachino Rossini’s “La Cenerentola Overture,” Franz Schubert’s “Symphony no. 6 in C major, D. 589” and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Symphony no. 40 in G minor, K. 550.”

“The program presents works that were written at the cusp between the Classical and Romantic periods,” says Lorenzo Muti, artistic director and conductor of The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle. “While the language of the Mozart work tends to point to the darker colors of romanticism, the Rossini piece shines in its careless sonic joy and the Schubert symphony imitates it in an attempt to gain popularity and recognition with Viennese audiences.”

In addition, COT board member Michael Hamilton will lead the orchestra as a guest conductor in the performance of George Frideric Handel’s “Arrival of the Queen of Sheba.” Hamilton won the opportunity as the highest bidder during a live auction at the A Little Night Music XII 2009 Fall Gala, the orchestra’s signature fundraising event.

“As a lifelong classical music fan, this will be an experience to remember,” says Hamilton.” I couldn’t pass up the chance to have some fun, while supporting the COT.

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. 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.

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.

For more information, visit www.thecot.org or call 919.360.3382.

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