Events Archive

Duke Wind Symphony Viennese Ball
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 7:00pm
Freeman Center for Jewish Life

Food, music, and Viennese dance, featuring a live waltz orchestra and polka band. Dance lessons at the beginning of the evening. Dress: semi-formal to formal. The Viennese Ball is an annual fundraiser for the Duke Wind Symphony.

Carla Copeland-Burns, flute & Inara Zandmane, piano
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

Flutist Carla Copeland-Burns with guest artist Inara Zandmane present a snapshot of the last century of flute music through works by Philippe Gaubert, Béla Bartók, Otar Taktakishvili, Olivier Messiaen, Shulamit Ran, and Ian Clarke. Philippe Gaubert was a prominent member of the French Flute...

Ciompi Concert No. 3 feat. Jamie Laval, Fiddle
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

The third concert of the season finds the Ciompi Quartet exploring works inspired by folk music. They play the bright, childlike melodies of Britten's Three Divertimenti, the young composer's sketch for a quartet that never materialized. They then turn to two contemporary pieces: Pulitzer Prize-...

Fiddling Master Class with Jamie Laval and Ciompi Quartet
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
East Duke 201 (Nelson Music Room)

This is a participatory event open to all violinists and fiddlers. Please bring your instrument. Nationally acclaimed performer, composer, arranger, and educator, Jamie Laval is hailed as One of North America's finest practitioners of traditional Scottish music" (San Jose Mercury News). Laval's...

Organ Recital Series: Thomas Murray
Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 5:00pm
Duke Chapel

Thomas Murray is "more than an organist, he's an artist" (San Francisco Chronicle). For many years as the University Organist and a Professor of Music at Yale University, he has taught many of the leading performers of a younger generation. Prof. Murray has appeared worldwide in recitals and...

Besotted with Brahms: Sandra Cotton, mezzo-soprano & Catherine Hamner, piano
Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
East Duke 201 (Nelson Music Room)

Songs and pieces for solo piano including capriccios, intermezzos, and rhapsodies. The concert is followed by a reception in the East Duke parlors that will include a discussion/Q&A with the artists. Sandra Cotton is a member of the music faculty at Duke University, where she teaches studio...

Duke University String School Faculty Recital
Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
East Duke 201 (Nelson Music Room)

Performances by Duke String School faculty artists Erica Shirts, Carlos Bardales, Andy Bonner, Erica Leavell, Shelley Livingston, Nonoko Okada, Rob Rempher, Cody Rex, Matt Stutzman, Sangeeta Swamy, and Maria Valencia. Repertoire includes selections from Elliot Carter: Elegy; Prokofiev: Violin...

Jonathan Bagg, viola & Emely Phelps, piano, with Eliza Bagg, soprano
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

Program: Bergsma: Fantastic Variations on a Theme from Tristan; Stravinsky: Elegy; Bridge: Three Songs; Brahms: Sonata in E-flat, Op. 120 #2; Enescu: Concertstück. Jonathan Bagg is Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke and a member of the Ciompi String Quartet. His career with the Ciompi...

Music Lecture: Peter Smith (University of Notre Dame)
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
Biddle 104

"Form and the Large-Scale Connection: Motivic Harmony and the Expanded Type-1 Sonata in Dvorak's Later Chamber Music." Peter H. Smith, Professor and Chair in the Department of Music at the University of Notre Dame, earned his Ph.D. in music theory from Yale University. He also holds M.M. and B.M...

Music Lecture: Kendra Leonard (Director, Silent Film Sound & Music Archive)
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
Biddle 104

"On Hidden Narratives." Kendra Preston Leonard is a musicologist and music theorist whose work focuses on women and music in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; and music and screen history, particularly music and adaptations of Shakespeare. She is the 2016 winner of the American...

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