Upcoming Performances

Duke Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert
Sun, Sep 02, 6:00 PM
East Campus Main Quad

This Labor Day weekend tradition marks the opening of the Duke Symphony Orchestra's 2018-2019 season. Please join us on the East Campus main quad as the Symphony performs music from Broadway and popular movies as well as lighter works by American composers and patriotic fare. Bring a picnic,...

Sandra Cotton, mezzo soprano & Catherine Hamner, piano
Sun, Sep 09, 2:00 PM
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

"Romantic Highs: Songs of Love and Loss by Strauss, Wolf, and Marx," with remarks by Professor Bryan Gilliam. Sandra Cotton is a member of the music faculty at Duke University, where she teaches studio voice, the physiology of singing, and diction. She received the Master of Music and Doctorate...

Jennifer Curtis, violin & The Melodic Refuge Orchestra
Fri, Sep 14, 8:00 PM
Baldwin Auditorium

Jennifer Curtis teaches violin, improvisation, and the art of interpretation at Duke University. The New York Times describes her as "an artist of keen intelligence and taste, well worth watching out for." Jennifer is a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and founder of the...

Flute4: Carla Copeland-Burns, Erinn Frechette, Caroline Ulrich, & Amy Orsinger Whitehead
Sun, Sep 16, 5:00 PM
Baldwin Auditorium

Works for flute quartet by Marilyn Bliss, Thomas McColley, Alexander Tcherepnin, and others. Carla Copeland-Burns enjoys an active teaching and performing career, including appearances with the Greensboro and Salisbury Symphonies, as well as the North Carolina Opera, Carolina Ballet, Blue...

Duke New Music Ensemble [dnme] presents Hypercube
Thu, Sep 20, 8:00 PM
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

New York City-based Hypercube (saxophone/electric guitar/piano/percussion quartet) performs works by Duke graduate composers James Budinich, James Chu, Stephen Downing, Brooks Frederickson, Dayton Kinney, and Amin Sharifi. HYPERCUBE has been featured at Music on the Edge (Pittsburgh) and The...

Mackey Sessions: Coltrane-Centric Poetry with music accompaniment & Farewell Brunch
Sat, Sep 22, 12:00 PM

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...

Duke University Wind Symphony: "...and the mountains rising nowhere"
Thu, Sep 27, 8:00 PM
Baldwin Auditorium

PROGRAM: Steven Bryant: In this Broad Earth, Percy Grainger: Molly on the Shore, Alexandra Gardner: Perseids, Joseph Schwanter: ...and the mountains rising nowhere, and more. The Duke University Wind Symphony is directed by Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant.

Ciompi Concert No. 1
Sat, Sep 29, 8:00 PM
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...

Hsiao-mei Ku, violin & R. Larry Todd, piano
Sun, Sep 30, 7:00 PM
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...

Duke Symphony Orchestra with Cicilia Yudha, pianist
Wed, Oct 03, 8:00 PM
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...