Chapel Hill, NC (PressExposure) October 08, 2008 -- The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle (www.thecot.org) will open its 2008-2009 concert season on Sunday, October 12. The 3 p.m. performance will be held at the Carolina Theatre in Durham and highlight 20th century Italian music.
Concert performances include: Ermanno Wolf-Ferrariâs âSuite Concertino for Bassoon, Strings and two Horns,â Ferruccio Busoniâs âDivertimento for Flute and Orchestra,â Alfredo Casellaâs âSerenata for Small Orchestra,â Arrigo Pedrolloâs âConcertino for Oboe and String Orchestraâ and Nino Rotaâs âConcerto for Strings.â
âThe excitement surrounding the new season is fantastic,â says Lorenzo Muti, artistic director and conductor of the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle. âWhat better way to begin our season than with a blend of Italian compositions.â
The 2008-2009 season marks Mutiâs 20th year as conductor and artistic director of the orchestra. Mutiâs selections of unique and rarely performed pieces are the hallmark of the ensemble.
In addition to the October 12 concert, the 2008-2009 season includes performances on November 16, featuring guitarist Robert Belinić; January 18, 2009, featuring symphonies by Haydn and Mozart; March 15, 2009, featuring violinist Jing Qiao, first-prize winner of the orchestraâs 2008 Competition for Young String Soloists; and May 17, 2009, featuring violinist Benjamin Beilman, second-prize winner of the competition.
Ticket information can be found at http://www.thecot.org or by calling the Carolina Theatre Box Office at (919) 560-3030.
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 its 26th concert season. For more information, visit http://www.thecot.org or call (919) 942-3179.