Events Archive

Family Weekend Concert: Duke Chorale, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Symphony
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

Three of Duke's largest student music ensembles-- the Duke Chorale, directed by Rodney Wynkoop; Duke Symphony Orchestra, directed by Harry Davidson; and Duke Wind Symphony, directed by Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, celebrate Family Weekend with a showcase concert featuring an eclectic selection of...

Family Weekend Concert: Duke Jazz, Djembe, and Afro-Cuban Ensembles with Ernie Watts, saxophone
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

"He is one of the greatest living tenor saxophonists, at the top of his game." (Ian Patterson, All About Jazz). Two-time Grammy Award winner Ernie Watts is one of the most versatile and prolific saxophone players in music. He has been featured on over 500 recordings by artists ranging from...

Ethnomusicology Lecture: Scott Linford (CCM): "Exploiting Musical Resources: From Traditional to Popular Music in Southern Senegal"
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 4:00pm
Biddle Music Building 101

Scott Linford is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. A scholar, filmmaker and performing musician, Linford has conducted fieldwork in West Africa, Central America and the United States around themes of participation and musical...

Hsiao-mei Ku, violin & R. Larry Todd, piano
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 7:00pm
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Program: Mozart: Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, K. 481; Prokofiev: Sonata for Solo Violin in D Major, Op. 115; Clara Schumann: Romance for Violin and Piano in D-flat Major, Op. 22; Robert Schumann: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 121. Hsiao-mei Ku is a Professor in the...

Violin Masterclass with Mari Sato
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 11:00am
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Mari Sato teaches chamber music at the Oberlin Conservatory. From 1995-2018 she served on the faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a member of the Cavani String Quartet. During her tenure with the Cavani Quartet, Mari gave concerts on major series, including Carnegie Hall, Corcoran...

Duke New Music Ensemble [dnme] presents RighteousGIRLS
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

New York City's RighteousGIRLS, flutist Gina Izzo and pianist Erika Dohi, "rattle speakers and expectations with stop-time razzle, vocal (flute-talk) and electronic (phaser) effects" (NYC Jazz Record) while continually expanding their creative reach by bringing 21st century music to new...

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...