Encounters: with the music of our time

Encounters: with the music of our time, now in its 36th 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

Imani Winds
Artists-in-Residence, 2019-20
This year's visiting artists include Grammy and Emmy Award-winning pianist Gloria Cheng; Mivos Quartet, “one of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles” (The Chicago Reader); pianist Conrad Tao, cited by The New York Times as “one of five classical music faces to watch;” internationally renowned Imani Winds (pictured); and Horszowski Piano Trio, dubbed "power players" by The Los Angeles Times.

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