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

Deviant Septet
Formed in 2010, Deviant Septet has been hailed as an “exciting” (New York Times), “stylish new ensemble” (New York Magazine). The goal of Deviant Septet is to fulfill the vision Igor Stravinsky had for his "L’histoire du Soldat" ensemble by bringing together an unusual combination of instruments— the soprano and bass voice of every instrument family: violin and bass, clarinet and bassoon, trumpet and trombone, and percussion.

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