Since its founding in 1982, The COT has had a clear mission.

The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle's foremost objective is to present performances of extraordinary quality, including works rarely performed.  A core goal of the orchestra is to create performance and educational opportunities for some of the nation's most talented emerging musicians. 

Board of Directors


David Lindquist, President
Lenore Behar, Chair
Chris Martin, Vice Chair
Ruth Truitt, Treasurer
Deborah Finn, Secretary
Banks Anderson
Nancy Anderson
William Campbell
Lynnette Campbell
Phil Cooley
George Evans

Gretchen Hogg-O’Briant
Fred Goldwater
Jeanette Cone Kimmel
Florence Ko
Cindy Landvater
Heoak Lee
Jung-Min Lee
Francine Warwick
Judith Yarbrough

Honorary Board Members


Eva Eliel*
Leonard Gettes
Thomas Kenan III
Joseph Kitchen


Patricia Owens
Robert Ward*
Charles Weiss*
Shirley Weiss*

Artistic Director and Conductor

Lorenzo Muti

Executive Director

Niccoló Muti


Administrative Assistant

Deirdre Zasorin-White

Personnel Manager

Erin Munnelly