Events Archive

Ciompi Concert No. 3 feat. Jamie Laval, Fiddle
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

The third concert of the season finds the Ciompi Quartet exploring works inspired by folk music. They play the bright, childlike melodies of Britten's Three Divertimenti, the young composer's sketch for a quartet that never materialized. They then turn to two contemporary pieces: Pulitzer Prize-...

Fiddling Master Class with Jamie Laval and Ciompi Quartet
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
East Duke 201 (Nelson Music Room)

This is a participatory event open to all violinists and fiddlers. Please bring your instrument. Nationally acclaimed performer, composer, arranger, and educator, Jamie Laval is hailed as One of North America's finest practitioners of traditional Scottish music" (San Jose Mercury News). Laval's...

Organ Recital Series: Thomas Murray
Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 5:00pm
Duke Chapel

Thomas Murray is "more than an organist, he's an artist" (San Francisco Chronicle). For many years as the University Organist and a Professor of Music at Yale University, he has taught many of the leading performers of a younger generation. Prof. Murray has appeared worldwide in recitals and...

Besotted with Brahms: Sandra Cotton, mezzo-soprano & Catherine Hamner, piano
Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
East Duke 201 (Nelson Music Room)

Songs and pieces for solo piano including capriccios, intermezzos, and rhapsodies. The concert is followed by a reception in the East Duke parlors that will include a discussion/Q&A with the artists. Sandra Cotton is a member of the music faculty at Duke University, where she teaches studio...

Jonathan Bagg, viola & Emely Phelps, piano, with Eliza Bagg, soprano
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

Program: Bergsma: Fantastic Variations on a Theme from Tristan; Stravinsky: Elegy; Bridge: Three Songs; Brahms: Sonata in E-flat, Op. 120 #2; Enescu: Concertstück. Jonathan Bagg is Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke and a member of the Ciompi String Quartet. His career with the Ciompi...

Music Lecture: Peter Smith (University of Notre Dame)
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
Biddle 104

"Form and the Large-Scale Connection: Motivic Harmony and the Expanded Type-1 Sonata in Dvorak's Later Chamber Music." Peter H. Smith, Professor and Chair in the Department of Music at the University of Notre Dame, earned his Ph.D. in music theory from Yale University. He also holds M.M. and B.M...

Music Lecture: Kendra Leonard (Director, Silent Film Sound & Music Archive)
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
Biddle 104

"On Hidden Narratives." Kendra Preston Leonard is a musicologist and music theorist whose work focuses on women and music in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; and music and screen history, particularly music and adaptations of Shakespeare. She is the 2016 winner of the American...

Eric Pritchard, violin; William Conable, cello; and Jane Hawkins, piano
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
East Duke 201 (Nelson Music Room)

Program: Brahms: Sonata #3 in D Minor, Op. 108; Trio in A Major, Op. Post. As First Violinist of the Ciompi Quartet, Eric Pritchard performs regularly throughout the U.S. and abroad and can be heard on many commercial recordings. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Boston...

Duke Collegium Musicum: The Sounds of the Reformations, featuring organist Jacqueline Nappi.
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 7:00pm
Goodson Chapel

This concert includes Lutheran, Calvinist, Anglican, and Roman Catholic music for the church and at home, with audience participation in hymnody. Join us in singing modern hymns hearkening all the way back to the sixteenth century! Reformation music by Martin Luther, Josquin des Prez, J.S. Bach...

Vladislav Kovalsky, piano
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 8:00pm
East Duke 201 (Nelson Music Room)

Program: James Hartway: Basho, 8 haiku for Prepared Piano; Boris Tischenko: Sonata # 2, Op. 17 (1960); Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9. Vladislav Kovalsky is currently the Executive and Artistic Director of the Monmouth Conservatory of Music. He is a world-class concert pianist and music educator....