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

Duke University String School: Violin and Cello Choir Concert
Sat, Feb 16, 4:00 PM

The Duke String School is directed by Erica Shirts. Violin and Cello Choirs are conducted by Carlos Bardales, Erica Leavell, Nonoko Okada, Julia... more

Duke Wind Symphony: 45th annual Viennese Ball
Sat, Feb 16, 7:00 PM

Food, music, and Viennese dance, featuring a live waltz orchestra and polka band. Dance lessons at the beginning of the evening. Dress: semi-... more

Ciompi Quartet: "Lost and Found"
Sat, Feb 16, 8:00 PM

Would J.S. Bach be known to us if Mendelssohn had not discovered his scores? Would we know Mahler if he had not been championed by Bruno Walter... more

Duke University String School: Orchestra Concert
Sun, Feb 17, 6:30 PM

This concert will feature the 2018-19 DUSS Concerto Competition winners. The Duke String School is directed by Erica Shirts. The Intermediate... more

Composers Encounter with JACK Quartet
Tue, Feb 19, 10:00 AM

Duke graduate composers James Budinich, Stephen Downing, Ryan Harrison, Dayton Kinney, Huijuan Ling, Jason Mulligan, and others engage with JACK... more