Upcoming Events

Encounters: with the Music of Our Time presents Gloria Cheng, piano
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 3:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

Works by Esa-Pekka Salonen, John Adams, Terry Riley, Andrew Waggoner, Stephen Jaffe, and others, including premiere performances of works written for Ms. Cheng by Duke composition fellows Huijuan Ling and Jason Mulligan. Grammy and Emmy Award-winning pianist Gloria Cheng has long been devoted to...

Ruby Friday (on a Tuesday): Alex Sopp
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 12:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Ruby Lounge

Acclaimed New York-based flutist and interdisciplinary artist Alex Sopp's Instagram bio lends a glimpse into her genre-crossing practice and interests: "ymusic + paul simon + knights + now + flutes + paints + weirds + dress up." In residence through Duke Arts and the Department of Music...

The Millennial Discord: Generational Tensions in Early Modern Italy
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 9:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Join the Franklin Humanities Institute for its Friday morning series, tgiFHI! tgiFHI gives Duke faculty in the humanities, interpretative social sciences and arts the opportunity to present on their current research to interlocutors in their fields. A light breakfast will be served at 9am.About...

Music Lecture: Karen Desmond (Brandeis): "Torso: Piecing together the Fragmentary Remains of English Music from the late Middle Ages"
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 4:00pm
Biddle Music Building 101

Karen Desmond is Associate Professor of Music at Brandeis University. Her monograph "Music and the moderni, 1300-1350: The ars nova in Theory and Practice" (Cambridge University Press, 2018) challenges prevailing accounts of the ars nova. She has been the recipient an NEH Research Fellowship (...

Page Stephens, mezzo soprano; Chuck Dillard, piano; and chamber ensemble: "The White Album"
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 3:00pm
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Works include Poulenc: "Banalités," Ravel: "Don Quichotte à Dulcinée," John Musto: "Shadow of the Blues," and the local premiere of Mark Kilstofte's song cycle, "The White Album," conducted by the composer. Page Stephens graduated from Duke in 2009 with a Bachelor's degree in Music. While at...

Flavors of French Song: Elizabeth Linnartz, soprano & Deborah Hollis, pianist
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 4:00pm
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Program includes Verlaine poems set by Fauré and Debussy, and French songs with Spanish flair. Elizabeth Byrum Linnartz has been praised as "a beautiful lyric voice with the ability to sing demanding lines with apparent ease that . . . rang with sincerity" and "singing as natural as breathing...

Duke Symphony Orchestra with Karen Walwyn, pianist
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 7:30pm
Baldwin Auditorium

"Cultural Confluence: The Old World Meets the New" -- program includes Coleridge-Taylor: "Dance Nègre" from African Suite; Florence Price: Piano Concerto in One Movement; Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 "From the New World." Karen Walwyn is Associate Professor of Piano and Coordinator...

Piano Masterclass with Karen Walwyn
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 5:00pm
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Karen Walwyn is Associate Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Howard University. An accomplished concert pianist, composer and recording artist for Albany Records, she was invited by the Center for Black Music Research of Chicago to perform and record the premiere recording...

Duke University Wind Symphony: Let my love be heard
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 7:30pm
Baldwin Auditorium

Program includes Kevin Day: Dancing Fire, Satoshi Yagisawa: Hymn to the Sun with the Beat of Mother Earth, David Maslanka: Give Us This Day, Omar Thomas: Mother of a Revolution, Jake Runestad: Let my love be heard, and more. The Duke University Wind Symphony is directed by Verena Mösenbichler-...

Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 12:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153

In this free noontime event, the Ciompi Quartet will perform works by Debussy, Stravinsky, and Takemitsu. The Ciompi Quartet was founded at Duke University in 1965 by the renowned Italian violinist Giorgio Ciompi. All its members are professors at Duke and play a leading role in its cultural...

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