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The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle — Violinist Benjamin Beilman is Guest Artist — May 17

Award-Winning Violinist Performs with The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle

Award-Winning Violinist Performs with The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle

The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle (www.thecot.org) concludes its 2008-2009 season on May 17 with a concert featuring a guest performance by violinist Benjamin Beilman. Beilman is the runner up in the orchestra’s inaugural Competition for Young String Soloists, held in April 2008.

Single Ticket: $20

Student: Free with student ID

Tickets may also be purchased an hour before each concert at the

Carolina Theatre Box Office:
The Carolina Theatre of Durham
309 West Morgan Street, Durham, NC
(919) 560-3030

Benjamin Beilman
A Washington, D.C. native, Beilman has been playing the violin since the age of five. In 2007, he earned the highest award available to young artists in the United States when he was selected as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Beilman has been a featured artist at the Marlboro Music Festival and the Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland, as well as appearing on National Public Radio’s “From the Top” program.

“Benjamin brings an innate sense of style, beautiful phrasing and immaculate intonation to each of his performances,” says Lorenzo Muti, conductor and musical director of The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle. “Young talents like Benjamin always make for an exciting, energetic time with the orchestra; we look forward to having him perform with us.”

The orchestra is performing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Violin concerto no. 5,” with Beilman as guest violinist; and Johannes Brahms’ “Serenade no. 1.” The 3 p.m. concert will be held at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.

Beilman’s performance builds upon the orchestra’s history of creating performance and educational opportunities for talented young musicians. 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 2008-2009 series marks our 26th concert season. For more information, visit www.thecot.org or call (919) 360-3382.

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