Concerts & Recitals

Upcoming Events

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Duke Chapel

To celebrate the bicentennial of César Franck's birth in 1822, Scott Dettra performs all twelve of the composer's major organ works on the Aeolian organ in two recitals (January 29 at 8:00 p.m. and… read more about Organ Recital Series: Scott Dettra »

Baldwin Auditorium

Program: Robert Ward: "Arioso and Tarantelle;" Toru Takemitsu: "A Bird Came Down the Walk;" Stephen Jaffe: "Four Pieces Quasi Sonata;" Undine Smith Moore: "Afro-American Suite." View the program… read more about Jonathan Bagg, viola; Laura Gilbert, flute; Mimi Solomon, piano »

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Duke Chapel

To celebrate the bicentennial of César Franck's birth in 1822, Scott Dettra performs all twelve of the composer's major organ works on the Aeolian organ in two recitals (January 29 at 8:00 p.m. and… read more about Organ Recital Series: Scott Dettra »

Rubenstein Arts Center, Ruby Lounge

Program: Dayton Kinney: "An Empty Room", Huijuan Ling: "Ondulation", Brooks Frederickson: "I was thinking about the buffalo." Also including "Soleil Noir" by Professor John Supko. The Ciompi Quartet'… read more about Ciompi Quartet Portfolio Project 2021: Premieres by Duke Graduate Composers »

Baldwin Auditorium

GRAMMY-nominated jazz pianist and Durham native Chris Pattishall was at Duke in November as part of a year-long residency exploring the life and legacy of Mary Lou Williams - a musical inheritance… read more about Duke Jazz Ensemble with guest artist Chris Pattishall, piano »

East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Duke Music's Voice faculty & students perform works by a wide variety of American composers. Free admission. Duke Music prioritizes the health and safety of our extended community. We strongly… read more about An Afternoon of American Art Song »

Baldwin Auditorium

Annual Valentine's Weekend jazz concert featuring the Duke University, North Carolina Central University, & UNC-Chapel Hill Jazz Ensembles. The Duke Jazz Ensemble is directed by John V. Brown… read more about Valentines Jazz Concert »

East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

A powerful presentation by soprano LaToya Lain and pianist Casey Robards that examines the issue of slavery by combining musical performance with spoken narrative accounts. About the project, Lain… read more about Narrative of a Slave Woman: Songs of Hope, Justice, and Freedom »

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Duke Chapel

Christopher Jacobson, FRCO, Chapel Organist and Divinity School Organist at Duke, presents his recital this year on the Flentrop and Aeolian organs, exploring inspirational stories and influences… read more about Organ Recital Series: Christopher Jacobson »

Baldwin Auditorium

The Duke Wind Symphony presents a concert celebrating and honoring life. Works include: Sebastian Schraml: "Glorious Days," Nicole Piunno: "Where Words Cannot Go," Bach/arr. Reed: "If thou be near,"… read more about Duke University Wind Symphony: On This Bright Morning »

East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

All-Beethoven program: Sonatas for violin and piano nos. 2, 5, and 9. Gabriel Richard has been First Violin at the Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine, Violin Soloist at the Opéra de Lyon, and First… read more about Gabriel Richard, violin & Mimi Solomon, piano »

Baldwin Auditorium

Program: Glinka: Overture to "Ruslan and Lyudmila;" Mussorgsky/Ravel: "Pictures at an Exhibition;" and featuring 2019-20 Student Concerto Competition winner Andy Zhang performing Prokofiev's Piano… read more about Duke Symphony Orchestra: A Russian Spring »

East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Sonatas by Schubert, Debussy, and Chopin. Fred Raimi is a Professor of the Practice Emeritus of Music at Duke University, where he served as a member of the Ciompi Quartet from 1974-2018. With the… read more about Fred Raimi, cello; Ingeborg Walther, piano; Harrison O’Dell Williams, piano »

Baldwin Auditorium

The Duke Chorale performs a diverse selection from Renaissance pieces to contemporary works, including American folk songs and spirituals. The Duke University Chorale, conducted by Rodney Wynkoop and… read more about Duke Chorale Spring Tour Concert »

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Duke Chapel

Dr. Robert Parkins, university organist and a professor of the practice of music at Duke, performs this recital on the Flentrop organ with music by George Frideric Handel, Johann Ernst Eberlin,… read more about Organ Recital Series: Robert Parkins »

East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Program: Neuburger: "Two Études for Piano," and sonatas by Debussy and Schumann. Gabriel Richard has been First Violin at the Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine, Violin Soloist at the Opéra de Lyon,… read more about Gabriel Richard, violin & Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, piano »

Baldwin Auditorium

Directed by Brittany Green, [dnme] brings together undergraduate and graduate students in performing music written in the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as new works by Duke student composers. In… read more about [dnme] Duke New Music Ensemble »

East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

A program of Beethoven trios for violin, cello, and fortepiano. Gabriel Richard has been First Violin at the Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine, Violin Soloist at the Opéra de Lyon, and First Violin… read more about Rare Music series: Gabriel Richard, violin; Jaap ter Linden, cello; David Breitman, fortepiano »

Goodson Chapel

In this free noontime event, the Ciompi Quartet will perform Bartók's String Quartet No. 5. Students inDuke Music's Chamber Music Program will also perform.Duke Music prioritizes the health and… read more about Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics »

Baldwin Auditorium

Program: Stravinsky: "Circus Polka;" Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; and featuring 2021-22 Student Concerto Competition winner Bryan Tong performing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, mvt. 1. Free… read more about Duke Symphony Orchestra: A Russian Spring, Part II »

Baldwin Auditorium

"A trumpeter who's as versatile as she is vigorous" - The New York Times. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 1989, Ingrid Jensen recorded three highly acclaimed CDs for the ENJA… read more about Duke Jazz Ensemble with guest artist Ingrid Jensen, trumpet »

Baldwin Auditorium

The final concert of our season celebrates the achievements of our graduating seniors. It is also a celebration of Duke legend Paul Bryan (PB), who passed away at 101 years old in March, 2021. PB… read more about Duke University Wind Symphony: Gala Concert »

East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

The Duke Chinese Music Ensemble, directed by Jennifer Chang, presents a concert featuring a variety of Chinese musical styles and instruments, as well as pieces that mix Eastern and Western… read more about Duke Chinese Music Ensemble »

Baldwin Auditorium

Scenes from Mozart's "Magic Flute" as told by the Queen of the Night, with piano accompaniment by Daniel Seyfried. David Heid directs Duke Opera Theater. Free admission. Duke Music prioritizes the… read more about Duke Opera Theater: "The Queen's Perspective" »

Baldwin Auditorium

Students in the Duke Chamber Music Program, directed by Caroline Stinson, perform works from the 18th-21st centuries. This concert will be continued with other student chamber music groups performing… read more about Student Chamber Music Concert, Part 1 »