About This Program
We are pleased to join The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle in performing Debussy’s The Blessed Damsel and Mendelssohn’s ravishing Psalm 42.
Claude Debussy was a celebrated composer with unconventional ideas of musical style, and composed his cantata, “La Damoiselle Élue,” for two soloists, female chorus and orchestra. His music was inspired by a French translation of an English poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti who wrote the first version in 1850.
Felix Mendelssohn wrote his 42nd Psalm in the spring of 1837. Usually a severe self-critic, Mendelssohn’s enthusiasm for this work was exceptional and long lasting, and he often described it as his “very best sacred composition.”
309 W Morgan St, Durham
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Concert Singers of Cary
Maestro Lorenzo Muti, Conductor
Renowned for its artistic excellence, remarkable versatility of musical styles and adventurous programming, The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle is a dynamic orchestral ensemble of 30+ musicians hailing from all parts of NC. 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.
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