Upcoming Performances

Duke University String School: Chamber Music Concert
Wed, Dec 12, 7:00 PM
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,...

Organ Recital Series - Jens Korndörfer
Sun, Jan 27, 5:15 PM
Duke Chapel

Dr. Jens Korndörfer has been described as "a thoroughly convincing performer . . . sensitive and brilliant" (Mannheimer Morgen). Born in Germany, he has spent the last sixteen years in France, Japan, Canada, and the United States. Appointed the first German organist in residence at the Concert...

Ciompi Quartet: "Lost and Found"
Sat, Feb 16, 8:00 PM
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Would J.S. Bach be known to us if Mendelssohn had not discovered his scores? Would we know Mahler if he had not been championed by Bruno Walter and Leonard Bernstein? In this program, the Ciompi Quartet follows this tradition of rediscovery, playing works of nineteenth century composers Marie...

Organ Recital Series - Christopher Jacobson
Sun, Feb 24, 5:15 PM
Duke Chapel

Christopher Jacobson, Chapel Organist and Divinity School Organist at Duke, has won top prizes in several organ competitions. He has presented organ recitals in North America, Europe, and Australia, and he records for the Dutch label Pentatone. A Grammy Nominated Artist in collaboration with the...

Organ Recital Series - Robert Parkins
Sun, Mar 24, 5:15 PM
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...

Ciompi Quartet Concert No. 2 Featuring Susan Fancher, Saxophone
Sat, Mar 30, 3:00 PM
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...

Spring Oratorio - Bach: St. Matthew Passion
Sun, Mar 31, 4:00 PM
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...