Performances & Events

The Duke University Department of Music is home to 9 performing ensembles and presents over 100 public events each year, including concerts, faculty and student recitals, lectures, master classes and workshops.

Upcoming Events

Encounters: with the Music of Our Time presents Gloria Cheng, piano
Sun, Sep 22, 3:00 PM

Works by Esa-Pekka Salonen, John Adams, Terry Riley, Andrew Waggoner, Stephen Jaffe, and others, including premiere performances of works written... more

Ruby Friday (on a Tuesday): Alex Sopp
Tue, Sep 24, 12:00 PM

Acclaimed New York-based flutist and interdisciplinary artist Alex Sopp's Instagram bio lends a glimpse into her genre-crossing practice and... more

The Millennial Discord: Generational Tensions in Early Modern Italy
Fri, Sep 27, 9:30 AM

Join the Franklin Humanities Institute for its Friday morning series, tgiFHI! tgiFHI gives Duke faculty in the humanities, interpretative social... more

Music Lecture: Karen Desmond (Brandeis): "Torso: Piecing together the Fragmentary Remains of English Music from the late Middle Ages"
Fri, Sep 27, 4:00 PM

Karen Desmond is Associate Professor of Music at Brandeis University. Her monograph "Music and the moderni, 1300-1350: The ars nova in Theory and... more

Page Stephens, mezzo soprano; Chuck Dillard, piano; and chamber ensemble: "The White Album"
Sat, Sep 28, 3:00 PM

Works include Poulenc: "Banalités," Ravel: "Don Quichotte à Dulcinée," John Musto: "Shadow of the Blues," and the local premiere of Mark Kilstofte... more