Encounters: with the music of our time

Encounters: with the music of our time, now in its 35th season, is the Department of Music's new music concert series.

The Encounters series brings together world-class visiting artists and the works of Duke Music Department composition students. Students have the opportunity to have their works read, recorded, and performed publicly by professional ensembles like Da Capo Chamber Players, Bang on a Can, and others.

This Year's Artists

JACK Quartet
JACK Quartet's two year residency is a joint venture between Duke Performances and the Department of Music and includes concerts, master classes, and reading, workshopping, and recording new music by graduate students in Duke's composition program. The Boston Globe hails JACK Quartet as "the superheroes of the new music world."

Encounters News