Upcoming Events

Concerts Recitals; Ensemble
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East Campus Main Quad

This Labor Day weekend tradition marks the opening of the Duke Symphony Orchestra's 2022-2023 season. Please join us on the East Campus main quad as the Symphony performs music from Broadway and… read more about Duke Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert »

Master Class
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East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Awarded the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award for 2014, violinist Itamar Zorman is the winner of the 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia. He has… read more about Violin Masterclass with Itamar Zorman »

Concerts Recitals
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Baldwin Auditorium

Program: Vitezslava Kapralova: Legend; Dora Pejacevic: Slavonic Sonata in B flat Minor for Violin and Piano; Sofia Gubaidulina: Dancer on a tightrope; Grazyna Bacewicz: Slavonic Dance, Witraj (… read more about Women's Voices from Eastern Europe: Itamar Zorman, violin & Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano »

Concerts Recitals
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Baldwin Auditorium

Music written since 2000 exploring the concept of "home" including works by Allison Loggins-Hull, Guillaume Connesson, Valerie Coleman, Michael Burns, and Russell Peterson. Flutist Carla Copeland-… read more about Homeland: is home still home?: Carla Copeland-Burns, flute; Michael Burns, bassoon Andy Hudson, clarinet; Inara Zandmane, piano »

Musicology Lecture Series
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Biddle Music Building, 104

Martha Sprigge's research examines musical expressions of mourning, grief, and loss in Germany and Eastern Europe from 1945 to the present day. She is interested in how composers, performers, and… read more about Martha Sprigge (UC-Santa Barbara): "Archives of Mourning: Widowhood, Composers’ Legacies, and the (former) East German State" »

Master Class
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Baldwin Auditorium

The RSQ takes its name from Canadian violinist Thomas Rolston, founder and longtime director of the Banff Centre's Music and Sound Programs. First-prize winner of the 2016 Banff International String… read more about Chamber Music Masterclass with Rolston String Quartet »

Concerts Recitals
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Baldwin Auditorium

Program: Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96, arr. for double bass and piano by Z. Hobin; Jean-Baptiste Barriere: Sonata in G Major with Caroline Stinson, cellist; works by Dai… read more about Zachary Hobin, double bass; featuring cellist Caroline Stinson »

Concerts Recitals
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Off-campus

Founded in 1992, Los Utrera are a family group of musicians from the Hato community in Veracruz, Mexico. Their music and dance is part of the "son jarocho" tradition-a multicultural mix of Spanish,… read more about Los Utrera in Concert: Traditional Son Jarocho (folk music from Veracruz) »

Musicology Lecture Series
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Biddle Music Building, 104

Tammy L. Kernodle is the author of "Soul on Soul: The Life and Music of Mary Lou Williams" and served as Associate Editor of the three-volume Encyclopedia of African American Music. She has worked… read more about Tammy Kernodle (Miami University): "This Music is Black Music: Mary Lou Williams and the Identity Politics of Jazz in Black Power-Era America" »

Concerts Recitals; Ensemble
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Baldwin Auditorium

Celebrating the opening of Duke Music's 2022-2023 season, featuring student musicians including the Duke Chorale, directed by Allan Friedman, and faculty performers Ieva Jokubaviciute and David Heid… read more about Faculty/Student Gala Concert »

Concerts Recitals
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Duke Chapel

On September 25, Ken Cowan will perform on Duke Chapel's Aeolian organ. Cowan, Professor of Organ at Rice University, is regarded as one of North America's premier concert organists, and a rigorous… read more about Organ Recital Series: Ken Cowan »

Master Class
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East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Celebrating 22 years of music making, the Grammy nominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and the evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming,… read more about Chamber Music Masterclass with Imani Winds »

Ciompi Quartet Event; Concerts Recitals
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Goodson Chapel

In this free noontime event, the Ciompi Quartet will perform two works by women composers: Fanny Hensel's String Quartet in E-Flat Major and selected movements from Florence Price's String Quartet No… read more about Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics »

Musicology Lecture Series
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Biddle Music Building, 104

Music lectures are free and open to the public. Excerpt from the abstract: Hundreds had to be turned away from the inaugural commencement ceremony of the Washington Conservatory of Music in 1910,… read more about Louis Epstein (St. Olaf): "Mapping Washington Conservatory Alumni in Black American Musical Life" »

Concerts Recitals
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Baldwin Auditorium

Songs of travel and journey, famous arias, and musical theater by Vaughan Williams, Ravel, Mahler, Menotti, Rossini and others. Free admission. Thandolwethu Mamba is a baritone with a "magnificent… read more about Thandolwethu Mamba, baritone (T '20) & David Heid, piano »

Ciompi Quartet Event; Concerts Recitals
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Baldwin Auditorium

Program: Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97 ("Archduke" Trio); Dimitry Levkovich: Piano Trio. Violinist Hsiao-mei Ku, the longest-serving Duke Music faculty member in Calichi Trio, is a… read more about Calichi Piano Trio: Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano; Hsiao-mei Ku, violin; Caroline Stinson, cello »

Ciompi Quartet Event; Concerts Recitals
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Off-campus

The Ciompi Quartet will perform two works by women composers: Fanny Hensel's String Quartet in E-Flat Major and selected movements from Florence Price's String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor. Admission is… read more about Ciompi Quartet Downtown Classics »

Concerts Recitals; Ensemble
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Baldwin Auditorium

The Duke Wind Symphony, directed by Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, presents music by Michael Markowski, Julie Giroux, Kevin Day, Steven Bryant, Eric Whitacre, Katahj Copley and Franz Lehár. Selections… read more about Duke University Wind Symphony: ELIXIR »

Ciompi Quartet Event; Concerts Recitals; Ensemble
Baldwin Auditorium

Program includes: WA Mozart: Symphony No. 31 in D Major, K. 297, "Paris"; JS Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043; Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61. Admission is free.… read more about Duke Symphony Orchestra, featuring Eric Pritchard and Hsiao-mei Ku, violinists »

Concerts Recitals; Ensemble
Baldwin Auditorium

"The standout vibraphonist of his generation." (The New Yorker). Join the Duke Jazz Ensemble, John V. Brown, director, and Evan Roberson, associate director, as they welcome percussionist Stefon… read more about Family Weekend Concert: Duke Jazz Ensemble with guest artist Stefon Harris, percussion »

Concerts Recitals; Ensemble
Duke Chapel

Three of Duke's largest student music ensembles-- the Duke Chorale, directed by Allan Friedman; Duke Symphony Orchestra, directed by Harry Davidson; and Duke Wind Symphony, directed by Verena… read more about Family Weekend Concert: Duke Chorale, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Symphony »

Musicology Lecture Series
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249

Abstract: The defining tunes of the Chinese diaspora in the nineteenth century and the early twentieth were those of the Cantonese opera. This history has been invisible due to the scarcity of… read more about Nancy Yunhwa Rao (Rutgers): "Defining Tunes of the Chinese Diaspora" »

Concerts Recitals
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Free admission. Part of the Franklin Humanities Institute Lab, "Black Music and the Soul of America."Louise Toppin is Professor of Voice at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre &… read more about A Century of Black Song: Louise Toppin, soprano »

Master Class
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Duke Music masterclasses are free and open to the public. Alan Harris is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Violoncello at the Eastman School of Music. He received a bachelor's degree from the… read more about Cello Masterclass with Alan Harris »

Master Class
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Duke Music masterclasses are free and open to the public. Alan Harris is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Violoncello at the Eastman School of Music. He received a bachelor's degree from the… read more about Chamber Music Masterclass with Alan Harris »