Upcoming Events

Saxophone & Guitar Masterclass with Duo Montagnard
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 5:00pm
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Duo Montagnard (Joseph Murphy, saxophone & Matthew Slotkin, guitar) was formed in 2002 and has performed over 300 concerts in 49 states, eight Canadian provinces, and twenty countries on six continents. Festival performances include the Chautauqua Institution, Scandinavian Saxophone Festival...

Alexander Technique Masterclass for Instrumentalists and Singers with William Conable
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 7:30pm
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

The public is invited to attend this free class. William Conable enjoys worldwide renown as a teacher of the Alexander Technique, a method for improving freedom and ease of movement and physical coordination which is of special interest to musicians and other performing artists. He is Emeritus...

Rare Music Lecture/Recital: Rebecca Cypess (Rutgers University), harpsichord and fortepiano
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
Biddle 104

"Musical Salons of the Enlightenment: Women and the Circulation of Taste" presents the sounds of salons of late eighteenth-century Europe, bringing together rare examples of musical works composed by salon hostesses and other pieces composed by the professional musicians in their circles....

Alumna career talk: Sara Womble, soprano (T '10)
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 5:00pm
Biddle 19, Bone Hall

Alumna Sara Womble will talk about her career as a classical singer and North Carolina Opera's upcoming production of "Carmen" in Raleigh, for which she is currently rehearsing. She's singing the role of Frasquita, one of the gypsies. Sara will sing a brief piece or two and there will be time...

Community as Creator: Seeing Sound, hosted by the Duke New Music Ensemble
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 8:00pm
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This event takes place at Arcana (331 W. Main St. 002, Back Entrance, Durham). Community as Creator, a project designed to empower the Durham community to activate its role as creators of art and art experiences, presents graphic scores by local artists and composers. Special guests Stephanie...

Ruby Friday | Community as Creator: Contrasting Experiences, New Sounds
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 12:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Ruby Lounge

In this Ruby Friday presentation, longtime collaborators Stephanie Griffin and Hilliard Greene will discuss their contrasting musical experiences and their work together as improvisers, which they will demonstrate with live performance. The two come from distinct backgrounds. Griffin's musical...

Lecture: Ryan Skinner (Ohio State): "What is 'Malian Music?': Seven Partial Truths from a Musical Anthropology"
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 4:00pm
Biddle 104

In this lecture, ethnomusicologist Ryan Skinner (Associate Professor, Ohio State University) presents a set of provisional answers from his experiences as an observer of Mali and student of its music over the past two decades. These answers are neither exhaustive nor mutually exclusive, but they...

Duke University String School Faculty Recital: Care to Tango?
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 4:00pm
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Featuring Pizzolla's "Libertango," Copland's "Hoe-Down," Goliov's "Last Round," and other works performed by Duke String School faculty members in a fundraiser for the Dorothy Kitchen Scholarship Fund. Free admission but donations accepted. The Scholarship Fund, named for Director Emerita...

Caroline Stinson, cello & Molly Morkoski, piano
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

Program features works by Marin Marais, Beethoven, Messiaen, Joan Tower, and Elliott Carter. Caroline Stinson is Cellist of the Ciompi String Quartet and Associate Professor of the Practice at Duke University. She has appeared at Carnegie's Zankel Hall, the Gardner Museum, and Smithsonian; the...

Jonathan Bagg, viola & Emely Phelps, piano
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 4:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

Music by Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Georg Phillip Telemann, George Rochberg, Joan Tower, and Cesar Franck. Violist Jonathan Bagg is Professor of the Practice at Duke University and a member of the Ciompi Quartet. His career with the Ciompi Quartet includes hundreds of concerts across the U.S. and...