The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle (http://www.thecot.org) concludes its 2010-2011 season on Sunday, May 15, 2011. The finale will feature guest performances by the Concert Singers of Cary (http://www.concertsingers.org).
Titled, “The Genius and His Foe,” the concert will feature performances of Antonio Salieri’s “Requiem in C minor” and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Requiem in D minor.” Performing soloists include: soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper, soprano Mary Gayle Greene, tenor Wade Henderson and bass Don Milholin.
Prior to the start of the concert, Lorenzo Muti, COT artistic director and conductor will present a lecture on the two featured composers that clarifies the myths and the reality of their parallel lives. Muti will also offer a discussion on what a requiem is and how the two works to be performed differ.
“This is a magnificent way to finish off our successful 28th concert season,” says David Lindquist, COT board director. “Guests will have a double treat of hearing maestro Muti and the Concert Singers of Cary.”
The concert will take place at 3 p.m. at the Carolina Theatre of Durham, 309 West Morgan Street, Durham, N.C. 27701. Muti’s lecture will precede the concert from 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the box office 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 2010-2011 series marks its 28th concert season. For more information, visit http://www.thecot.org 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 http://www.concertsingers.org for more information.
Brian Van Norman