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This preview has been provided by the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle.
The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle
Sunday, November 19th at 3pm
Fletcher Hall, Carolina Theatre of Durham
309 W. Morgan Street
The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle (The COT) presents a stirring concert featuring internationally renowned violinist Tim Fain in the Dvořák Violin Concerto as well as Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Haydn, both conducted by Artistic Director Lorenzo Muti. While both pieces and their composers are beloved music of the 19th century, performing the Dvořák is exciting as his cello concerto is far more frequently performed than this exquisite violin concerto. The COT has long championed great music less frequently heard in the concert halls of America.
This is Mr. Fain's third appearance with The COT since the orchestra introduced a willowy young man to North Carolina shortly after he won the Young Concert Artists International Competition. His awards and career have shot him onto the world concert stages, often performing with Philip Glass, as well as to Hollywood creating music for and performing in many movies beginning as the violinist in Black Swan.
Additionally Lyric for Strings by Pulitzer Prize winning composer George T. Walker is on the concert schedule. Recognized by critics since its premier in 1946, Lyric has been hailed as more profound and more satisfying than Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings. As an African American composer it is hard for us to realize today that in 1946 at The Carolina Theatre Mr. Walker would have had to enter through the Colored Only door, sit in the Colored Only third balcony and drink from a Colored Only fountain. When attending the concert visit the fascinating historical exhibits in the theatre to the left of the entrance which documents the life of the Theatre since 1928, including particularly the era of Jim Crow. Lyric for Strings is part of our Living Composer series at every concert this season, music ranging from pulsing to profound and always accessible.
This series is made possible in part by a grant from The Durham Arts Council and The Robert Ward Endowment of The COT. It will be conducted by the orchestra's new Assistant Conductor Niccoló Muti.