Raleigh, N.c. (PressExposure) November 11, 2008 -- Lorenzo Muti, artistic director and conductor of the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle (www.thecot.org), announces today its November 16 concert will feature a performance by award-winning guitarist, Robert Belinić. The 3 p.m. concert will be held at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.
The concert will consist of performances of Joaquin Rodrigoâs âConcierto de Aranjuez,â with Belinić as guest guitarist, and Manuel De Fallaâs âSeven Popular Spanish Songsâand âEl Amor Brujo,â with Mary Gayle Green as guest vocalist.
âRobert Belinić plays with such an intense fervor and communicates an emotional involvement to his art form,â says Muti. âIt is alluring to watch as his passion for sound is revealed before his audience.â
Belinić is the first guitarist to win a place on Young Concert Artists roster. His repertoire includes performances at Carnegieâs Weill Recital Hall in New York, as well as soloist appearances with the Phoenix Symphony and the Paducah Symphony Orchestra in Kentucky, among others. Belinićâs appearance is sponsored by The Charles & Shirley Weiss Endowment for Young Soloists. The endowment is committed to bringing young and emerging musicians to perform in the Triangle.
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. For ticket information, visit the Carolina Theatre box office at 309 West Morgan Street, Durham, N.C. 27701 or call (919) 560-3030. For more information on The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, visit http://www.thecot.org or call (919) 942-3179.
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 2007-2008 series marks our 25th concert season. For more information, visit http://www.thecot.org or call (919) 942-3179.
About Robert Belinić: Robert Belinić received his musical training from the Leopold Mozart School of Music in Augsburg, Germany, where he held an assistantship and earned a Masterâs Degree with Prof. Franz HalÃ¡sz. He is the winner of the 2002 Young Concert Artists International Auditions (YCA), and was also awarded YCAâs Fergus New Artist Prize. The YCA has enabled Belinić to give recitals and soloist performances with orchestras in the U.S., at Wichita Symphony Orchestra in Kansas, the Fox Valley Symphony in Appleton, Wisconsin; the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle in Raleigh, North Carolina; and the South Bend Symphony Orchestra in Indiana. He was born in Zagreb, Croatia and was raised in the nearby town of Popovača. For more information, visit [http://www.yca.org/belinic.html]. # # #