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, announces today that its March 18 performance will feature a collaboration with Cary Concert Singers, four guest soloists, as well as a performance led by guest conductor Michael Hamilton. The 3 p.m. concert will be held at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.

“We are thrilled to once again collaborate with Concert Singers of Cary,” says David Lindquist, COT board director. “Guests will have a treat in hearing unique performances by our guest soloists and two of the area’s most masterful performing arts groups.”

Titled “The Titan and Sacred Music,” the concert will include performances of:

Ludwig van Beethoven – “Symphony no. 1 in C major, op. 21
       Lorenzo Muti, conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven – “Mass in C major, op. 86
       Larry Speakman, conductor  

Additionally, the concert will open with guest conductor Michael Hamilton leading the orchestra in a performance of Gabriel Fauré’s – “Pavane, op. 50.” Hamilton was the winner of the guest conducting auction during the COT’s annual fundraising gala, “A Little Night Music XIV.” A music lover from a young age, he studied first at a conservatory in Nice, France and later at the Eastman School of Music. Hamilton also spent four years performing in the Marine Band and Orchestra assigned to the White House.

Adding to the afternoon concert will be performances by professional soloists:

Wade Henderson, Tenor – a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Henderson appears frequently on local stages in opera, concert and choral settings.

Ginger Jones, Soprano – Jones is the winner of the 2011 University of South Carolina Concerto-Aria competition. She has performed with community music ensembles including the Greensboro Choral Society, The Bel Canto Company of Greensboro, the Durham Arts Ensemble and the North Carolina Symphony Baroque Choir. She currently serves as a voice teacher at Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina.

Don Milholin, Bass – Milholin is no stranger to North Carolina audiences having sung more than 100 opera and oratorio roles. The winner of numerous voice competitions, he has served on the faculties of Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Patricia Philipps, Soprano – A native of Colorado, Philipps studied voice at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She began singing with the Duke University Chapel Choir in 1990, and has performed with the choir as a soloist in China, Poland, Spain and at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

Tickets may be purchased at the Carolina Theatre of Durham box office, 309 West Morgan St., Durham, N.C., or by calling 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. The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle will round out its 29th season on May 20, 2012 with a performance titled, “A Journey Through Spain,” a special collaboration with Paperhand Puppet Intervention.

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 or call 919.360.3382.

About Concert Singers of Cary:
Founded in 1991, the Concert Singers of Cary is a volunteer choral organization that provides a professional experience for musicians and audiences alike. For nearly twenty years, the organization has been challenging assumptions of what a vocational performing organization can accomplish. Under the leadership of co-founder, conductor and artistic director Lawrence Speakman, the Concert Singers of Cary operates a 130-voice symphonic chorus, vocal chamber ensemble and two youth choirs. Known for their innovative programming, the Concert Singers perform music from diverse traditions as well as new and ground-breaking works. Visit for more information.