This preview has been provided by The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle.

The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, a performance-based organization serving the Triangle community, opens its 29th concert season with a performance on Sunday, October 16, 2011. The 3 p.m. concert will be held at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, N.C. The theatre underwent a $1.8 million renovation this summer. Upgrades include new carpeting, doors, windows, plaster repairs and painting, as well as six private boxes in Fletcher Hall. 

The concert, titled The Classical Style, will feature performances of Michael Haydn’s “Symphony in E-flat major,” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Symphony no. 39 in E-flat major, K.543” and  Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92.

“For nearly three decades, our orchestra has been providing Triangle residents with a unique experience featuring an unusual repertoire of selections,” says David Lindquist, board chairman of The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle. “This season will certainly continue this tradition, as Maestro Muti has selected a range of works from the beloved to several major pieces that have never been performed in North Carolina.”

For a 23rd year, Lorenzo Muti will lead The COT as artistic director and conductor. He has been instrumental in developing the orchestra’s elite corps of musicians into one of the top professional ensembles in North Carolina and the Southeast.

In addition to the Oct. 16 concert, The COT will also host four additional concerts:

  November 13, 2011 – “Basically Bach”
  January 15, 2012 – “Masters of Orchestration”
  March 18, 2012 – “The Titan and Sacred Music”
  May 20, 2012 – “A Journey Through Spain”

Individual and season tickets may be purchased through the Carolina Theatre box office, 919.560.3030. 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.

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 2011-2012 series marks its 29th concert season. For more information, visit The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle or call 919.360.3382.