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Duke University String School concert: Beginner Violin/Cello and Violin/Cello Choirs
Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 3:00pm
East Duke 201 (Nelson Music Room)

The Duke String School is directed by Erica Shirts. The Duke University String School was founded by Dorothy Kitchen and a member of the Ciompi Quartet, Arlene di Cecco, in 1967, and has been part of Duke ever since. DUSS serves area students in grades K-12, teaching the violin, viola, cello,...

Duke Wind Symphony: Performance of Scott Lindroth's new "Eternity's Sunrise"
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

Program includes "Eternity's Sunrise," Scott Lindroth's newest work for Wind Ensemble, as well as Michael Markowski's "Joyride," Roshanne Etezady's "Against the Rain," John Mackey's "Hymn to a Blue Hour," Steven Bryant's "Dusk," and David Maslanka's "Give us this Day." Composer Scott Lindroth is...

Duke Symphony Orchestra with Darrett Adkins, cellist
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

Program: Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504, "Prague"; Sibelius: "Valse Triste," from Kuolema, Op. 44; Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33; Pezzo Capriccioso for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 62; and Suite No. 4 in G Major, Op. 64, "Mozartiana." Darrett Adkins is Associate...

Ciompi Concert No. 1 feat. Nnenna Freelon, Jazz Vocalist
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

In the Ciompi Quartet's tradition of opening each season with a work by Haydn, father of the string quartet, the Ciompi begin their 50th Anniversary Season with the Quartet in G Major, op. 77, no. 1, Haydn's penultimate work for string quartet. Op. 77 is rich in textures and conversational in...

On Vinyl: A symposium featuring scholars from the Triangle
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 1:30pm
Biddle 101

Presented by the Ethnomusicology Working Group at Duke. Nick Stoia, "Early Blues and Country Musicians in the Recording Studio;" Darren Mueller, "The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Francisco and Making Jazz Records "Live" in the 1950s;" Tsitsi Jaji, "Sheen Reading: Films, Magazines and...

Maliya (Mariatu Kargbo)'s "Marry to Chinese": "Blackness" Encountering "Chineseness" in 21st Century China
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 3:00pm
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249

What does it mean when an African pop singer sings in Mandarin Chinese on China's CCTV that she wants to marry a Chinese? How the notion of "race" and "blackness" are entering China's popular culture? China-Africa relationship has recently become a hot topic in global political and economic...

Rare Music Concert/Lecture: Haydn's Piano Works
Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 4:00pm
East Duke 201 (Nelson Music Room)

Presented by pianist Olivier Cavé and musicologist Elaine Sisman (Columbia University). Cavé will perform on DUMIC's 1805 Clementi piano and modern piano. The program includes Haydn: Partita in G major, Hob. XVI: 6; Sonata in D major, Hob. XVI: 24; Divertimento in C major, Hob. XVI: 10; Sonata...

Carolina Big Band, powered by John Brown
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

Celebrating the Music and the Musicians of the Carolinas! The Carolina Big Band is a top tier large ensemble made up of the cream of the crop of soloists and ensemble musicians from North and South Carolina. Their mission is to shine a light on the brilliance of the music and the musicians from...

Music Lecture: Elaine Sisman (Columbia University)
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 4:00pm
Biddle 104

"Tripping the Late Fantastic: Haydn's Avian Mechanisms and Their Progeny." Elaine Sisman is the Anne Parsons Bender Professor of Music at Columbia University. The author of Haydn and the Classical Variation, the Cambridge Handbook Mozart: The 'Jupiter' Symphony, and editor of Haydn and His...

Music of Southern Composers: Marlissa Hudson, soprano and David Heid, pianist
Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 4:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

Music of Southern Composers, including William Grant Still's "Songs of Separation" and a complete performance of Jake Heggie's "At the Statue of Venus." Duke alumna Marlissa Hudson (T '99) has been described as a "superb lyric coloratura" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). At home both on the operatic...