Upcoming Performances

Student Chamber Music Showcase
Wed, Mar 20, 12:00 PM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153

In this free, noontime event, advanced students in the chamber music program present works from the 18th-21st centuries.

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 Lunchtime Classics
Wed, Mar 27, 12:00 PM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153

In this free noontime event, the Ciompi Quartet will perform Dvorák's Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61. The Ciompi Quartet was founded at Duke University in 1965 by the renowned Italian violinist Giorgio Ciompi. All its members are professors at Duke and play a leading role in its cultural life...

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...

Duke Chinese Music Ensemble
Sun, Mar 31, 5:00 PM
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

The Duke Chinese Music Ensemble, directed by Jennifer Chang, presents a concert featuring a variety of Chinese musical styles and instruments, as well as pieces that mix Eastern and Western instruments.

Organ Recital: Robert Parkins performs Organ Music of the 17th Century
Thu, Apr 04, 8:00 PM
Duke Chapel

Works by Frescobaldi, Böhm, Buxtehude, Pachelbel, and Grigny, performed on the Brombaugh and Flentrop organs. This concert, which is free and open to the public, is presented as part of the Society of Seventeenth-Century Music Conference 2019. Dr. Robert Parkins is the University Organist and a...

Rare Music presents "Vocal and Instrumental Laments: Claudio Monteverdi and Matthias Weckmann"
Fri, Apr 05, 8:00 PM
Baldwin Auditorium

Music from the Italian and German seventeenth century: the musical laments of Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) and Matthias Weckmann (ca.1616-1674). Featuring the North Carolina Consort of Viols (led by Brent Wissick); Andrea Moore, soprano; Marc Callahan, baritone; and directed by Philip Cave....

Duke Symphony Orchestra with Student Concerto Competition winner Bryan Tong
Wed, Apr 10, 8:00 PM
Baldwin Auditorium

Program includes Jennifer Higdon: "Blue Cathedral," Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major, "The Titan," and 2018-2019 Student Concerto Competition winner Bryan Tong performing Mvt. 1 of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor. Harry Davidson is music director of the Duke Symphony Orchestra....

Duke Wind Symphony: "The Grand Finale"
Thu, Apr 11, 8:00 PM
Baldwin Auditorium

The Duke University Wind Symphony presents its final concert of the year and a celebration of the achievements of the group's graduating students. The Duke Wind Symphony is directed by Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant.