Events Archive

Conversation with pianist Emanuel Ax
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 6:00pm
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Seven GRAMMY Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, top honors at the inaugural Arthur Rubinstein Competition, the Echo Klassik Award, Yale's Sanford Medal for distinguished musicianship: Emanuel Ax has amassed a lifetime of accolades. A regular soloist with the New York Philharmonic and Berlin...

Kerry O'Brien (Cornish College of the Arts): 'Pauline Oliveros's Sonic Meditations and Experimentalisms of the Self'
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 4:00pm
Biddle 101

Community as Creator presents musicologist Kerry O'Brien giving a talk titled "Pauline Oliveros's Sonic Meditations and Experimentalisms of the Self," a project that grew out of her New Yorker published piece "Listening as Activism: The "Sonic Meditations" of Pauline Oliveros." Kerry O'Brien is...

Organ Recital Series - Jean-Baptiste Robin
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 5:15pm
Duke Chapel

Jean-Baptiste Robin, Organist of the Royal Chapel at the Palace of Versailles, is the current successor to Couperin, Marchand, and Daquin as "court musician" of that world-renowned palace. Widely regarded as one of the most accomplished French organists and composers of his generation, he has...

Meredith Schweig (Emory University): "Rap Music and the Politics of Historical Storytelling in Taiwan"
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 4:00pm
Biddle 104

In this presentation, Schweig listens to rap songs about historical events in Taiwan as synergetic efforts to imagine new forms of post-authoritarian sociality. She suggests ways of understanding how musical sound sets rap apart as a medium, in addition to film and literature, for speeding the...

Duke Symphony Orchestra with Cicilia Yudha, pianist
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

PROGRAM: Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 99 in E-flat Major, Clara Wieck-Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 7, Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120. Harry Davidson is music director of the Duke Symphony Orchestra. A versatile solo pianist and avid chamber musician, Cicilia Yudha...

Hsiao-mei Ku, violin & R. Larry Todd, piano
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 7:00pm
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Program includes Poulenc: Violin Sonata, Ethel Smyth: Violin Sonata in A minor, Op. 7, Grieg: Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45. Hsiao-mei Ku is a Professor in the Department of Music at Duke University and a member of the Ciompi Quartet. She made her debut at age seven and began her...

Ciompi Concert No. 1
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

For its first outing with new cellist Caroline Stinson, the Ciompi Quartet maintains its annual tradition of beginning each new season with a string quartet from Haydn, the architect of the form. The Ciompi plays the first quartet of his final set (Quartet in G Major, op. 76, no. 1) before...

CANCELED: Lauren Flood: "AI and the Ethnography of Musical Futures"
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 4:00pm
Biddle 104

This event has been canceled. We hope to reschedule at a future date TBD.

Duke University Wind Symphony: Mother Earth
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

PROGRAM: David Maslanka: "Mother Earth," Frank Ticheli: "Rest," Modest Mussorgsky (arr. William Schaefer): "Night on Bald Mountain," Steven Bryant: "In this Broad Earth," Percy Grainger: "Molly on the Shore," Alexandra Gardner: "Perseids," and Richard Wagner (arr. Robert Longfield): "Ride of the...

Mackey Sessions: Coltrane-Centric Poetry with music accompaniment & Farewell Brunch
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 12:00pm

The Department of English at Duke University is pleased to present Blackburn Festival: The Mackey Sessions, a multi-day multi-venue poetry festival centered around music and myth in the work of Nate Mackey.Coltrane-Centric Poetry with music accompaniment & Farewell BrunchIn partnership with...