Events Archive

Rare Music presents "Vocal and Instrumental Laments: Claudio Monteverdi and Matthias Weckmann"
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

Music from the Italian and German seventeenth century: the musical laments of Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) and Matthias Weckmann (ca.1616-1674). Featuring the North Carolina Consort of Viols (led by Brent Wissick); Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Marc Callahan, baritone; and directed by Philip Cave....

Lecture Series In Musicology: Seth Brodsky (University of Chicago): "Interregnum Music"
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 4:00pm
Biddle 104

Associate Professor of Music and the Humanities, Seth Brodsky is the author of "From 1989, or European Music & the Modernist Unconscious" (University of California Press, Jan. 2017). His scholarly and critical work pursues a number of related lines of inquiry focusing on music of the 20th...

Organ Recital: Robert Parkins performs Organ Music of the 17th Century
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 8:00pm
Duke Chapel

Works by Frescobaldi, Correa de Arauxo, Pachelbel, Buxtehude, Cabanilles, and Grigny, performed on the Brombaugh and Flentrop organs. This concert, which is free and open to the public, is presented as part of the Society of Seventeenth-Century Music Conference 2019. Dr. Robert Parkins is the...

Duke Chinese Music Ensemble
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 5:00pm
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

The Duke Chinese Music Ensemble, directed by Jennifer Chang, presents a concert featuring a variety of Chinese musical styles and instruments, as well as pieces that mix Eastern and Western instruments.

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...