Events Archive

Freeing the Caged Bird: Defining Well-Coordinated Piano Technique and its Relationship to Musicality: A Workshop-Masterclass with Dr. Barbara Lister-Sink
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 5:00pm
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Pianists of all ages and levels are often frustrated and even tragically hindered by discomfort, pain, and injury related to playing. Widely misperceived as unavoidable occupational hazards, these problems often result from accumulated muscle tension, structural imbalance, skeletal misalignment...

Organ Recital Series - Christopher Jacobson
Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 5:15pm
Duke Chapel

Christopher Jacobson, Chapel organist and Divinity School organist at Duke, has won top prizes in several organ competitions. He has presented organ recitals in North America, Europe, and Australia, and he records for the Dutch music label Pentatone. A Grammy-nominated artist in collaboration...

Chamber Music Masterclass with JACK Quartet
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Ruby Lounge

The members of JACK Quartet lead a master class in Duke's Rubenstein Arts Center, coaching student musicians on classic works for string quartet. In just a decade, JACK Quartet has become one of the most enterprising and energized new music powerhouses in the world. These "superheroes of the new...

Jean-Paul C. Montagnier: "The War of Austrian Succession and the Masses by Henry Madin (1740-1748)"
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 12:00pm
Biddle 104

Jean-Paul C. Montagnier studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, before completing a Ph.D. at Duke University (1994) where he specialized in the music of the French baroque. He is currently Professor of musicology at the University of Lorraine (Nancy, France), and...

Composers Encounter with JACK Quartet
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:00am
Baldwin Auditorium

Duke graduate composers James Budinich, Stephen Downing, Ryan Harrison, Dayton Kinney, Huijuan Ling, Jason Mulligan, and others engage with JACK Quartet during the second of three visits to Duke in 2018-19. Limited public attendance open by arrangement. Call 919-660-3175. Presented in...

Duke University String School: Orchestra Concert
Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 6:30pm
Baldwin Auditorium

This concert will feature the 2018-19 DUSS Concerto Competition winners. The Duke String School is directed by Erica Shirts. The Intermediate String Orchestra is conducted by Matt Stutzman. The Concert String Orchestra is conducted by Rob Rempher, and the DUSS Youth Symphony is conducted by...

Ciompi Quartet: "Lost and Found"
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

Would J.S. Bach be known to us if Mendelssohn had not discovered his scores? Would we know Mahler if he had not been championed by Bruno Walter and Leonard Bernstein? In this program, the Ciompi Quartet follows this tradition of rediscovery, playing works of nineteenth century composers Marie...

Duke Wind Symphony: 45th annual Viennese Ball
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
Freeman Center for Jewish Life

Food, music, and Viennese dance, featuring a live waltz orchestra and polka band. Dance lessons at the beginning of the evening. Dress: semi-formal to formal. The Viennese Ball is an annual fundraiser for the Duke Wind Symphony.

Duke University String School: Violin and Cello Choir Concert
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 4:00pm
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

The Duke String School is directed by Erica Shirts. Violin and Cello Choirs are conducted by Carlos Bardales, Erica Leavell, Nonoko Okada, Julia Reeves, and Erica Shirts. The Duke University String School was founded by Dorothy Kitchen and a member of the Ciompi Quartet, Arlene di Cecco, in 1967...

Duke Jazz Ensemble with Chris Potter, saxophone
Friday, February 15, 2019 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

A world-class soloist, accomplished composer and formidable bandleader, saxophonist Chris Potter has emerged as a leading light of his generation. Down Beat called him "One of the most studied (and copied) saxophonists on the planet" while Jazz Times identified him as "a figure of international...