Events Archive

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

"If Carol Sloane isn't America's greatest living jazz singer, then no one deserves the title." Matt Schudel, The Washington Post. In 1958, Carol Sloane was offered a job singing with the famous Larry Elgart Orchestra. She toured with the band until 1961, when she was given the opportunity to...

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...

Kerry O'Brien (Cornish College of the Arts): 'Pauline Oliveros's Sonic Meditations and Experimentalisms of the Self'
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 4:00pm
Biddle 101

Community as Creator presents musicologist Kerry O'Brien giving a talk titled "Pauline Oliveros's Sonic Meditations and Experimentalisms of the Self," a project that grew out of her New Yorker published piece "Listening as Activism: The "Sonic Meditations" of Pauline Oliveros." Kerry O'Brien is...

Organ Recital Series - Jean-Baptiste Robin
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 5:15pm
Duke Chapel

Jean-Baptiste Robin, Organist of the Royal Chapel at the Palace of Versailles, is the current successor to Couperin, Marchand, and Daquin as "court musician" of that world-renowned palace. Widely regarded as one of the most accomplished French organists and composers of his generation, he has...

Meredith Schweig (Emory University): "Rap Music and the Politics of Historical Storytelling in Taiwan"
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 4:00pm
Biddle 104

In this presentation, Schweig listens to rap songs about historical events in Taiwan as synergetic efforts to imagine new forms of post-authoritarian sociality. She suggests ways of understanding how musical sound sets rap apart as a medium, in addition to film and literature, for speeding the...

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...

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...

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...

CANCELED: Lauren Flood: "AI and the Ethnography of Musical Futures"
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 4:00pm
Biddle 104

This event has been canceled. We hope to reschedule at a future date TBD.

Duke University Wind Symphony: Mother Earth
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

PROGRAM: David Maslanka: "Mother Earth," Frank Ticheli: "Rest," Modest Mussorgsky (arr. William Schaefer): "Night on Bald Mountain," Steven Bryant: "In this Broad Earth," Percy Grainger: "Molly on the Shore," Alexandra Gardner: "Perseids," and Richard Wagner (arr. Robert Longfield): "Ride of the...