Events Archive

Saxophone Masterclass with Emily Loboda
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 5:00pm
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Emily Loboda is an accomplished solo saxophonist, chamber musician, and educator. She has performed as a soloist with orchestras in Tennessee, Michigan, and North Carolina; and has been heard as a soloist and chamber musician throughout North America including performances in Ohio, Colorado,...

Music Lecture: Mark Burford (Reed College): "Mahalia Jackson, Bessie Smith, Marian Anderson, and the Legibility of Black Women's Voices"
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 4:00pm
Biddle Music Building 101

This talk focuses on gospel singer Mahalia Jackson's positioning in relation to two African American vocalists that she cited as influences but who are not often thought of in conjunction with each other: blues singer Bessie Smith and contralto Marian Anderson. Listeners were fond of noting...

Steven Feld: Voices of the Rainforest
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 6:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater

"Voices of the Rainforest" is a seventy-minute, 4K image and 7.1 surround sound documentary about the ecological and aesthetic coevolution of Papua New Guinea's Bosavi rainforest region and its inhabitants. It is produced and directed by Steven Feld, who first began regular research visits to...

Organ Recital Series: Christa Rakich
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 5:15pm

Currently a Visiting Professor of Organ at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Christa Rakich performs widely throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. She has received particular acclaim for her interpretations of the music of J. S. Bach. After a performance of Bach's monumental Art...

Women's Wind Ensemble
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 3:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

Program includes music by Antonio Vivaldi, Arthur Bliss, Astor Piazzolla, Robin McLaughlin, and John Williams. The Women's Wind Ensemble (WWE) was formed in 2017 with the intent to showcase various combinations of small and medium-sized wind chamber ensembles. WWE has created an opportunity for...

Ciompi Quartet: Trois Modernes
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 8:00pm
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Program includes Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10; Toru Takemitsu: String Quartet "Landscape" (1960); Stravinsky: Concertino for String Quartet (1920). For its inaugural concert of the 2019/20 season, the Ciompi Quartet presents a program of three works linked aesthetically to French...

Piano Masterclass with Andrew Tyson
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 12:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

Durham native Andrew Tyson has garnered international praise as "a real poet of the piano" (BBC Radio 3). His remarkable artistic accomplishments include being a laureate of the Leeds International Piano Competition and achieving First Prize at the Géza Anda Competition in Zurich. He has...

Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 12:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153

In this free noontime event, the Ciompi Quartet will perform Igor Stravinsky's Concertino and Marie Jaëll's String Quartet. Student string quartet Quarlitté (Haoyang Yu, Ann Chang, Celina Zhou, Prateek Khandelwal) will play the 1st movement of Mendelssohn's Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80. The Ciompi...

Duke University Wind Symphony: Let my love be heard
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 7:30pm
Baldwin Auditorium

Program includes Kevin Day: Dancing Fire, Richard Wagner: Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral, Michael Markowski: Summoning Graces, David Maslanka: Give Us This Day, Omar Thomas: A Mother of a Revolution!, and Jake Runestad: Let my love be heard. The Duke University Wind Symphony is directed by...

Piano Masterclass with Karen Walwyn
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 5:00pm
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Karen Walwyn is Associate Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Howard University. An accomplished concert pianist, composer and recording artist for Albany Records, she was invited by the Center for Black Music Research of Chicago to perform and record the premiere recording...