Chapel Hill, NC (PressExposure) January 10, 2008 -- Lorenzo Muti, artistic director and conductor for The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, announced today that the orchestraâs January 20 concert will feature a performance by internationally-acclaimed flutist, Mimi Stillman. The 3 p.m. concert will be held at the Carolina Theatre in Durham.
The concert will consist of performances of Lowell Liebermannâs âConcerto for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 39,â with Stillman as soloist; BÃ©la BartÃ³kâs âRumanian Folk Dancesâ; and Franz Joseph Haydenâs âSymphony no. 103, 'Drum Roll'.â
âThis will be Mimi Stillman's third collaboration with the orchestra,â said Muti. âSince her first appearance in 2000, Mimi has become a favorite of our audience because of her incredible technical skills, her wonderful stage presence and her natural musical sensitivity. The âLiebermann Concerto,â which is a real tour de force for the soloist, will be a perfect showcase for Mimi's marvelous talent.â
A Boston native, Stillman has gained international acclaim for her performances as soloist and chamber musician at venues throughout the United States, Europe and Mexico. She was the youngest wind player ever to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and she won the Astral Artistic Services competition. In addition, Stillman is a prominent educator. She has taught master classes and presented lecture recitals at prominent universities and flute societies including: The National Flute Association, New England Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, Flute Society of Washington, D.C. and the St. Louis Flute Society.
âI'm delighted to be performing again with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle,â Stillman said. âMaestro Lorenzo Muti is a brilliant and sensitive conductor, and he and the orchestra are a pleasure to work with.â
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 ChamberOrchestraoftheTriangle.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.chamberorchestraofthetriangle.org or call (919) 942-3179.
About Mimi Stillman: One of the most highly regarded flutists in the concert world today, Mimi Stillman, is internationally acclaimed for performances as soloist and chamber musician at major concert halls and festivals throughout the United States, Europe, and Mexico. At 12, Ms. Stillman was the youngest wind player ever admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Julius Baker and Jeffrey Khaner and earned her Bachelor of Music in 1999. She earned a Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania, where she is currently a Ph.D. candidate. A prominent educator, Ms. Stillman teaches master classes at universities and flute societies, presents lecture recitals, is a published author on music and history and is devoted to educational outreach. For more information, visit http://www.mimistillman.org