Upcoming Performances

Handel: Messiah
Sun, Dec 02, 3:00 PM
Duke Chapel

For over eighty-five years, Messiah has been the cornerstone of the Chapel's concert life and one of the centerpieces of Duke's holiday season. Performed annually during Advent, Handel's masterpiece relates the prophecy of Christ's birth, his life, death, resurrection, and glorification in...

Duke Chorale Christmas Concert
Tue, Dec 04, 7:00 PM
Duke Chapel

The Duke Chorale, directed by Rodney Wynkoop, presents its annual Christmas Concert featuring seasonal selections by the Duke Chorale as well as traditional carols for the entire audience to sing and stories and special treats for the children. This family holiday event is a long-standing...

Duke Symphony Orchestra: Music for the Season with April Martin, soprano & Don Eagle, trumpet
Wed, Dec 05, 8:00 PM
Baldwin Auditorium

PROGRAM: Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn: Overture in C Major, Alessandro Scarlatti: "Cantata Pastorale per la Nativita," J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 51: "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen," Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 in D Major. April Martin joined the Virginia Opera as an Emerging Artist for the 2017-...

Encounters: with the Music of Our Time presents "A Forest Unfolding"
Sat, Dec 08, 8:00 PM
Rubenstein Arts Center, von der Heyden Studio Theater

"A Forest Unfolding," a collaborative cantata by Stephen Jaffe, Melinda Wagner, Eric Moe and David Kirkland Garner, with texts by Richard Powers, Anne Labastille, and others. Guest artists include Ilana Davidson, soprano; Thomas Meglioranza, baritone; and Richard Powers, narrator; with a chamber...

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...