Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle Provides an Excellent Journey Along the Rhine

By Ken Hoover

February 19, 2017 - Durham, NC:

The exceptional musical delights of the upper Rhine could hardly have been sweeter as Captain (conductor) Lorenzo Muti steered the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle through the land of castles, medieval towns and hills festooned with blossoming grape vines. Their concert entitled "A Journey Along the Rhine" and featuring music by Mozart, Schubert, Schumann and Wagner provided abundant good cheer, awesome adventures, and warm memories. READ MORE

Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle Plays Three "Hidden Treasures"

By Jeffrey Rossman

January 15, 2017 - Durham, NC:

Despite the fact that the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle (COT) has existed under its present name since 1988 (founded in 1982 as St. Stephen's Chamber Orchestra), it amazes me that there are still knowledgeable music lovers who either don't know about them or only sporadically attend their creative, unique and, consummate programs. READ MORE

Magical Repurposed Music for Flute Highlights COT Concert

By William Thomas Walker

February 21, 2016 - Durham, NC:

"The Magic of the Flute" was the hook for the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle's concert in Durham's Carolina Theatre. The main program was led by music director Lorenzo Muti. The featured soloist was flutist Mimi Stillman making her fifth appearance with the ensemble since she debuted as an 18 year-old winner of the 1999 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. READ MORE

COT + CSC = Plenty of Pleasure

By Ken Hoover

January 17, 2016 - Durham, NC:

This concert marked the sixth year that the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle and the Concert Singers of Cary have come together to offer, with combined skill and will, gratifying results for the pleasure of Triangle concert-goers. On this occasion, Maestros Lorenzo Muti of the COT and Lawrence Speakman of the Concert Singers of Cary chose three outstanding choral works and invited the legendary Joseph Flummerfelt to be their guest conductor.  READ MORE

 

The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle and Cary Concert Singers Perform Sublime Beethoven

by Ken Hoover  |  March 2012

Pavane, op. 50. A slow courtly dance, it was first written for piano and then orchestrated for a modest orchestra of strings and woodwinds, including French horns. Today, guest conductor Michael Hamilton led the orchestra in a lush and elegant performance of Fauré’s work. Hamilton, the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle Gala Live Auction Winner, called on his past experience in the Marine Band and Orchestra assigned to the White House. He is currently an active member of the COT Board of Directors. READ MORE

Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle Performs Sparkling Concert

by Ken Hoover  |  May 2012

For their closing concert of the 2011-2012 Season the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle provided its enthusiastic audience with a unique concert of two astonishing gems presented as “A Journey through Spain.”

First was a sparkling performance of Manuel de Falla’s El retablo de maese Pedro (Master Peter’s Puppet Show). For this performance the stage was set with the orchestra clustered around the harpsichord on stage left (audience right) with the soloists in front of them. The puppet theater was on stage right with the action of people-sized puppets set in front. READ MORE