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, will be performing the third concert of its 2011-2012 season on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. The 3 p.m. concert will be held at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.p> Titled Masters of Orchestration, the concert will include performances of:

     Paul Creston’s “A Rumor”
     Ottorino Respighi’s “The Birds”
     Ernest Bloch’s “Concerto Grosso No. 1”
     Alberto Ginastera’s “Variaciones Concertantes”

“As we kick off 2012, we are excited to perform little known, yet intriguing, music by composers that display incredible skill in orchestration and tone color,” says Lorenzo Muti, COT artistic director and conductor. “Active during the first half of the 20th century, each is a perfect example of how to achieve a lot with minimal means.”

The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle will round out its 29th season with two additional concerts:

     March 18, 2012 – “The Titan and Sacred Music”
     May 20, 2012 – “A Journey Through Spain”

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.

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.