Upcoming Events

Mackey Sessions: Coltrane-Centric Poetry with music accompaniment & Farewell Brunch
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 12:00pm

The Department of English at Duke University is pleased to present Blackburn Festival: The Mackey Sessions, a multi-day multi-venue poetry festival centered around music and myth in the work of Nate Mackey.Coltrane-Centric Poetry with music accompaniment & Farewell BrunchIn partnership with...

Duke University Wind Symphony: "...and the mountains rising nowhere"
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

PROGRAM: Steven Bryant: In this Broad Earth, Percy Grainger: Molly on the Shore, Alexandra Gardner: Perseids, Joseph Schwanter: ...and the mountains rising nowhere, and more. The Duke University Wind Symphony is directed by Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant.

Ciompi Concert No. 1
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

For its first outing with new cellist Caroline Stinson, the Ciompi Quartet maintains its annual tradition of beginning each new season with a string quartet from Haydn, the architect of the form. The Ciompi plays the first quartet of his final set (Quartet in G Major, op. 76, no. 1) before...

Hsiao-mei Ku, violin & R. Larry Todd, piano
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 7:00pm
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Program includes Poulenc: Violin Sonata, Ethel Smyth: Violin Sonata in A minor, Op. 7, Grieg: Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45. Hsiao-mei Ku is a Professor in the Department of Music at Duke University and a member of the Ciompi Quartet. She made her debut at age seven and began her...

Duke Symphony Orchestra with Cicilia Yudha, pianist
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

PROGRAM: Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 99 in E-flat Major, Clara Wieck-Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 7, Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120. Harry Davidson is music director of the Duke Symphony Orchestra. A versatile solo pianist and avid chamber musician, Cicilia Yudha...

Conversation with pianist Emanuel Ax
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 6:00pm
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Seven GRAMMY Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, top honors at the inaugural Arthur Rubinstein Competition, the Echo Klassik Award, Yale's Sanford Medal for distinguished musicianship: Emanuel Ax has amassed a lifetime of accolades. A regular soloist with the New York Philharmonic and Berlin...

Family Weekend Concert: Duke Jazz, Djembe, and Afro-Cuban Ensembles with Carol Sloane, jazz vocalist
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

Jazz singer Carol Sloane has recorded numerous albums as leader, beginning with 1962's "Out of the Blue," released by Columbia Records. Sloane had many hit albums with Columbia before signing with Concord Records. Born in Providence, Rhone Island, she began singing professionally at age 14. Her...

Family Weekend Concert: Duke Chorale, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Symphony
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 8:00pm
Duke Chapel

Three of Duke's largest student music ensembles-- the Duke Chorale, directed by Rodney Wynkoop; Duke Symphony Orchestra, directed by Harry Davidson; and Duke Wind Symphony, directed by Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, celebrate Family Weekend with a showcase concert featuring an eclectic selection of...

Eric Pritchard, violin; Randall Love and David Heid, pianists
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 4:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

Program: Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 1 in F Minor and the premiere of composer Bill Robinson's Violin Concerto No. 2. As First Violinist of the Ciompi Quartet, Eric Pritchard performs regularly throughout the U.S. and abroad and can be heard on many commercial recordings. He has appeared as...

Music Lecture: Emily Wilbourne (Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY)
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 4:00pm
Biddle 104

"Little Black Giovanni's Dream: Dwarves, Slaves, Infidels, and Musical Performance at the Medici Court." Emily Wilbourne is Associate Professor of Musicology at Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. She is the author of "Seventeenth-Century Opera and the Sound of the Commedia dell'Arte...