Closing out the season is an extremely eclectic program featuring soprano Andrea Edith Moore and the Concert Singers of Cary, joining The COT for Debussy’s The Blessed Damsel and Mendelssohn’s ravishing Psalm 42. Giving the program its name is the charming Masques et bergamasques by Gabriel Fauré, and concluding it all is Stravinsky’s The Fairy’s Kiss.
2019-2020 Concert Season
Information coming soon.
featuring Alexander Fiterstein - clarinet
Returning to the Carolina Theatre for a third time, clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein performs one of the greatest concertos ever written. Paired with a scintillating Rossini overture and Brahms’ emotionally charged 2nd Serenade, this program is The COT’s annual Horst and Ruth Mary Meyer Memorial Concert.
Handel Overture to Arianna in Creta
Concerti Grossi, op.6
Cantata “Crudel, tiranno amor”
Aria from Alcina
Serpa "An Invocation” for Oboe and Strings
featuring Susannah Stewart - soprano
Recognized today primarily for his Water Music and Hallelujah Chorus, George Frideric Handel was one of the most versatile composers to ever live. With a combination of vocal and instrumental compositions, this concert is dedicated entirely to the works of this highly underrated baroque composer.
featuring Panos Karan - piano
In an ode to classicism, The COT presents the father of the symphony at his peak, the colossus at the beginning of his epic journey, and the genius who made it all seem so easy. Haydn, Beethoven, AND Mozart... how much would you love to have lived in 18th century Vienna? Don’t miss the conclusion of The COT’s cycle of Beethoven piano concertos with Greek pianist Panos Karan.
featuring UNC's Carolina Choir and Christopher Ulffers - bassoon
Joining The COT in a performance of Samuel Barber’s demanding Prayers of Kierkegaard is UNC’s Carolina Choir. The COT’s own Christopher Ulffers performs the Bassoon Concerto by Nino Rota, the Italian giant mostly recognized for his scores to the movies of Fellini and The Godfather Trilogy. And what better way to finish than with Dvorák’s charming Symphonic Variations?!
featuring Hanzhi Wang - accordion
Opening the season is a concert dedicated entirely to the woman musician, both as a composer and performer. Highlighted by Chinese accordion player and winner of the 2017 International Young Concert Artist Auditions Hanzhi Wang, this program features a dramatic overture by the French virtuoso Louise Farrenc, and a symphony by little known African- American composer Florence Price.
Preceding the concert, The COT will host a seminar entitled Challenges Facing Women Musicians.
G. Verdi Stabat Mater
G. Rossini Stabat Mater
Concert Singers of Cary
From the Juilliard School of Music and the
opera stages of the world:
Felicia Moore – Soprano soloist
Samantha Hankey – Mezzo soloist
Gerard Schneider – Tenor soloist
Andrew Munn -- Bass soloist
Soloist: Samuel Hasselhorn-baritone
R. Wagner O du mein holder Abendstern from Tannhauser
F. Schubert “An die Musik” (orch. Reger)
W. A. Mozart “Vedro mentr'io sospiro” from Nozze di Figaro
F. Schubert “Der Erlkönig” (orch. Reger)
R. Schumann Symphony n. 3 in Eb ("Rhenish"), op.97
Guest Soloists from the COT
J.C.Arriaga Symphony in D major
W.A. Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in Eb, K.297b
L. van Beethoven Symphony No. 4 in Bb, op. 60
Guest Artist: Mimi Stillman, flute
P. Mascagni Intermezzo from “Cavalleria Rusticana” Guest Conductor: Dr. Shaun Matthews (Gala Auction Winner)
W.A. Mozart Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527
Flute Concerto No. 2 in D, K.314
Zhou Tian "Viaje" for flute and strings, World Premier
A. Dvorak Czech Suite, op. 39
J.S. Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C, BWV 1066
C.P.E. Bach Symphony in Eb, Wq 179
J.C. Bach Sinfonia in Bb, op.18/2
S. Jaffe HIP Concerto (Chamber Concerto No. 3)
(conducted by the composer, Stephen Jaffe, MDBT & JH Semans Professor of Music, Duke University)
Lorenzo Muti, Artistic Director/Conductor
Guest Artists: Concert Singers of Cary
David Hammond, Narrator
Susannah Rhodes Stewart, Soprano
Piedmont Youth Orchestra
Michael Malone (Gala Guest Conductor Winner!)
Overture to South Pacific
Octet from KidZNotes
A.Ponchielli Dance of The Hours From “La Gioconda”
E.Grieg Peer Gynt (complete incidental music)
St. Stephen's Concert Series presents: A Program for Organ and Strings
Conductor: Lorenzo Muti
Featured Work: Concerto for Organ, Strings, and Timpani by Francis Poulenc
The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle Strings will join the renowned organist Dongho Lee
*An annual event featuring the church’s Flentrop organ.*
Tickets ($25) will be available at the door or can be reserved in advance by calling the church (919-493-5451). The concert is FREE for those 18 or under.