The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle Presents

Trumpets and Grieeeg!

  • Sun, May 14 at 3:00pm
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    The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle celebrates the end of the 2022-23 concert season with a couple of fan favorites, and a new work by a young, NC composer.

    Beethoven’s music is rarely void of shock value, and his Coriolan Overture does not disappoint. Inspired by Shakespeare’s play “Coriolanus,” a story of a lone man heroically rebuking the system, it is no surprise that Beethoven was so attracted to the subject matter.

    Considering his gifts as a pianist, it is somewhat surprising that Edvard Grieg composed his only piano concerto at the age of 25. That said, he would continue editing the work until weeks before his death almost 40 years later. What he left us, is one of music’s great concertos. Inspired by the sounds of his native Norway, Grieg’s piano concerto is grand like the fjords, cozy like a cold winter’s night by the fire, and full of barn dancing joy!

    Completing his senior year at the Juilliard School, Tyson Gholston Davis is a Raleigh native, and graduate of the NC School of the Arts in Winston Salem. He has been the recipient of more than 22 commissions by organizations such as The Juilliard String Quartet, the Albany Symphony, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Eighth Blackbird, and WQXR (New York Public Radio) among others. His “Veiled Light” for two trumpets was commissioned by DashDuo and composed in 2021.

    “Trumpets and Grieeeg!” features soloists Ying Li (piano), Mary Elizabeth Bowden (trumpet), and David Dash (trumpet).