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The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle – Rebels with a Cause
featuring Hye-Jin Kim, violin
Renowned for its artistic excellence, remarkable versatility of musical styles, and adventurous programming, The COT is a dynamic orchestral ensemble of 40+ musicians hailing from all parts of North Carolina. Led by Artistic Director and Conductor Lorenzo Muti, The COT presents six concerts a year, often featuring classical music’s foremost up and coming talents. Today it is considered one of the finest professional ensembles in North Carolina and the Southeast.
M. Mussorgsky – Overture to Kovanschina
G.C. Menotti – Violin Concerto
F. Mendelssohn – Symphony No.5 “Reformation”
Breaking from musical norms and looking to the motherland for inspiration, Modest Mussorgsky strove to achieve a uniquely Russian musical identity. His incredibly evocative Overture to Kovanschina instantly transports you to the grand and enchanting courts of Princes and Tsars.
Refusing to follow the avant-garde musical trends of the 20th century, Gian Carlo Menotti was shunned by critics and loved by the general public. Menotti’s Violin Concerto is a testament to his incredible ability to tell stories through music, even without the aid of one of his dramatic librettos.
Composed at the ripe age of 21, Felix Mendelssohn’s “Reformation” Symphony was meant to celebrate a momentous event of the Protestant Reformation. Full of joy and fire, the work was ultimately shelved for the celebrations, most likely because it wasn’t “Protestant” enough.
Featured Soloist –
Hye-Jin Kim, violin
Known for her musical sensitivity and deeply engaging performances, violinist Hye-Jin Kim leads a versatile career as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. Since her First Prize win at the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, she has performed as a soloist with major orchestras worldwide. The Strad magazine has described her playing as “heart-stopping” and “unrivaled beauty.”