Upcoming Events

13th Annual Feminist Theory Workshop
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 1:00pm
Penn Pavilion

The Feminist Theory Workshop (FTW), which is in its thirteenth year, offers a unique opportunity for internationally recognized faculty and young scholars to engage in sustained dialogue about feminist theory as a scholarly domain of inquiry. The "workshop" approach of this conference requires...

Ethnomusicology Lecture: David Samuels (NYU)
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 4:00pm
Biddle 104

David Samuels is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Music at New York University. A linguistic anthropologist, folklorist, and ethnomusicologist, he has published extensively on the confluence of affective symbols in the context of vernacular modernities. His book, "Putting a...

Organ Recital Series - Robert Parkins
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 5:15pm
Duke Chapel

Dr. Robert Parkins is the University Organist and a Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke. His recordings have appeared on the Calcante, Gothic, Musical Heritage Society, and Naxos labels, and his performances have been described as "fresh and spontaneous, transforming the music from museum...

Voice Masterclass with Phil Hall
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 5:00pm
Biddle 19, Bone Hall

Phil Hall is a Conductor/Musical Director/Vocal Coach with Broadway conducting credits that include "Play Me a Country Song" and "Mame" (associate conductor), Broadway National Tour conducting "Cats." Regional musical direction credits include productions at the Michigan Opera Theatre, the...

Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 12:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153

In this free noontime event, the Ciompi Quartet will perform Dvorák's Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61. 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 life...

Ciompi Quartet Concert No. 2 Featuring Susan Fancher, Saxophone
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 3:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

The Ciompi Quartet opens this concert with Arvo Pärt's landmark Fratres, an engrossing 1977 piece that seesaws between hyperactive flurries and halcyon stretches. They continue with Elliott Carter's Two Fragments for String Quartet, two short sections that test divides between silence and volume...

Spring Oratorio - Bach: St. Matthew Passion
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 4:00pm
Duke Chapel

When Felix Mendelssohn's grandmother presented the young composer with a manuscript copy of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, it had a profound effect on him, and he set about preparing a performance of the work, which took place in Berlin in 1829. This was the first time St. Matthew Passion had been...

Duke Chinese Music Ensemble
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 5:00pm
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

The Duke Chinese Music Ensemble, directed by Jennifer Chang, presents a concert featuring a variety of Chinese musical styles and instruments, as well as pieces that mix Eastern and Western instruments.

Organ Recital: Robert Parkins performs Organ Music of the 17th Century
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 8:00pm
Duke Chapel

Works by Frescobaldi, Böhm, Buxtehude, Pachelbel, and Grigny, performed on the Brombaugh and Flentrop organs. This concert, which is free and open to the public, is presented as part of the Society of Seventeenth-Century Music Conference 2019. Dr. Robert Parkins is the University Organist and a...

Lecture Series In Musicology: Seth Brodsky (University of Chicago)
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 4:00pm
Biddle 104

Associate Professor of Music and the Humanities, Seth Brodsky is the author of "From 1989, or European Music & the Modernist Unconscious" (University of California Press, Jan. 2017). His scholarly and critical work pursues a number of related lines of inquiry focusing on music of the 20th...

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