Events Archive

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...

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...

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 "American" Quartet in F Major, Op. 96. 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...

Jazz Vespers with Cyrus Chestnut
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:30pm
Duke Chapel

This Jazz Vespers worship service combines the form of the traditional evening vespers service with the musical improvisation of jazz. Vespers is an ancient Christian service with chants, anthems, prayers, and Scripture reading. This service includes special guest musician Dr. Cyrus Chestnut, a...

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...

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...

Ethnomusicology Lecture: David Samuels (NYU): "Early Folk World: Searching for Ethical Humanity in 20th Century Industrial Modernity"
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 4:00pm
Biddle 104

The twentieth century was witness to an ethical discourse about the scope of the human that took its cues from a discussion of how people should sound. The tones and timbres of vocal and instrumental music became key reference points in a dialogue about how to maintain a human existence under...

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...

Dust of the Zulu Opening Reception
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 6:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Studio 129

Join us for an opening reception celebrating Dust of the Zulu, an immersive installation incorporating sound, photography, and video that brings twenty-five years of award-winning ethnomusicological fieldwork in South Africa to life.

CANCELED: Student Chamber Music Showcase
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 12:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153

This concert has been canceled, however Duke's student chamber music groups will perform on Tuesday, April 16 at 7 pm in the Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building.

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