Upcoming Performances

Duke Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert
Sun, Sep 01, 6:00 PM
East Campus Main Quad

This Labor Day weekend tradition marks the opening of the Duke Symphony Orchestra's 2019-2020 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,...

Flute4: Carla Copeland-Burns, Erinn Frechette, Caroline Ulrich, & Amy Orsinger Whitehead
Sun, Sep 08, 5:00 PM
Baldwin Auditorium

Works by Marilyn Bliss, Thomas McColley, Eric Ewazen, Charles Delaney, and others. Includes the extended flute family from bass to piccolo with music written specifically for flute quartet, as well as adapted earlier works by Mozart and Frescobaldi. Flute4 was formed in 2017 by a quartet of...

Faculty/Student Chamber Orchestra Concert
Sat, Sep 14, 8:00 PM
Baldwin Auditorium

Program includes Brahms: Serenade in D Major, Op. 11, arranged for a septet of winds and strings; Jo Kondo: "Still Life" for 8 violins; and Stephen Jaffe's "Pedal Point," with baritone soloist Thomas Meglioranza and a consort of low instruments, conducted by Rodney Wynkoop. This faculty/student...

Mivos Quartet reads new works by Duke graduate composers
Wed, Sep 18, 1:00 PM
Baldwin Auditorium

Limited attendance, open by arrangement only. Call 919-660-3175 if you are interested in observing as Mivos Quartet reads new works by Eren Gümrükçüo¿lu and other Duke graduate composers. The Mivos Quartet, "one of America's most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles" (The Chicago Reader), is...

Priceless: The Music of Florence Price
Sat, Sep 21, 8:00 PM
Baldwin Auditorium

Featuring the Ciompi Quartet; Marlissa Hudson, soprano (T '99); David Heid & Daniel Seyfried, pianists; and the Duke Chorale and Chamber Choir. The program includes Price's "5 Folksongs in Counterpoint" forstring quartet, Piano Sonata, and selected songs and choral works. Florence Price (...

Encounters: with the Music of Our Time presents Gloria Cheng, piano
Sun, Sep 22, 3:00 PM
Baldwin Auditorium

Works by Esa-Pekka Salonen, John Adams, Terry Riley, Andrew Waggoner, Stephen Jaffe, and others, including premiere performances of works written for Ms. Cheng by Duke composition fellows Huijuan Ling and Jason Mulligan. Grammy and Emmy Award-winning pianist Gloria Cheng has long been devoted to...

Page Stephens, mezzo soprano; Chuck Dillard, piano; and chamber ensemble: "The White Album"
Sat, Sep 28, 3:00 PM
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Works include Poulenc: "Banalités," Ravel: "Don Quichotte à Dulcinée," John Musto: "Shadow of the Blues," and the local premiere of Mark Kilstofte's song cycle, "The White Album," conducted by the composer. Page Stephens graduated from Duke in 2009 with a Bachelor's degree in Music. While at...

Flavors of French Song: Elizabeth Linnartz, soprano & Deborah Hollis, pianist
Sun, Sep 29, 4:00 PM
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Program includes Verlaine poems set by Fauré and Debussy, and French songs with Spanish flair. Elizabeth Byrum Linnartz has been praised as "a beautiful lyric voice with the ability to sing demanding lines with apparent ease that . . . rang with sincerity" and "singing as natural as breathing...

Duke Symphony Orchestra with Karen Walwyn, pianist
Wed, Oct 02, 7:30 PM
Baldwin Auditorium

"Cultural Confluence: The Old World Meets the New" -- program includes Coleridge-Taylor: "Dance Nègre" from African Suite; Florence Price: Piano Concerto in One Movement; Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 "From the New World." Karen Walwyn is Associate Professor of Piano and Coordinator...

Duke University Wind Symphony: Let my love be heard
Thu, Oct 03, 7:30 PM
Baldwin Auditorium

Program includes Kevin Day: Dancing Fire, Satoshi Yagisawa: Hymn to the Sun with the Beat of Mother Earth, David Maslanka: Give Us This Day, Omar Thomas: Mother of a Revolution, Jake Runestad: Let my love be heard, and more. The Duke University Wind Symphony is directed by Verena Mösenbichler-...