A Jaw-Dropping Animal Orchestra

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The alligator skull's jaw drops open and a creepy, guttural, ominous growl emerges. It's haunting, like something out of a horror movie.A fox follows suit. And a bear, and a sheep, and a deer. Each skull is propped on the end of a long, straight rod, with wires attached to control a moving jaw.... Read More »

Revealing Respighi

Friday, October 11, 2013
Duke University faculty members Sandra Cotton and David Heid discuss their upcoming concert of works by Ottorino Respighi. Respighi's music was popular during his life (1879-1936), but is less well-known today. He wrote operas, ballets, and orchestral pieces, as well as songs and chamber works... Read More »

Duke Notes 10/07/2013

Monday, October 7, 2013
Ciompi Quartet in Duke Chapel, Respighi Revisited, Duke Wind Symphony concert at Kennesaw State University. Read it here.

Duke Notes 9/26/2013

Friday, September 27, 2013
A Baroque afternoon, Ciompi in the Chapel, photos from the Baldwin gala concert, alumnus Jason McStoots and more.  Read it here.

Baldwin Auditorium: Gala Opening Concert

Thursday, September 26, 2013
On September 14, 2013, Baldwin Auditorium reopened after a two-year, $15 million renovation with a gala concert featuring a chamber orchestra of faculty and students from the Duke University Department of Music, including the Ciompi Quartet, John Brown, Randall Love, Rebecca Troxler, and others... Read More »

Faculty News: September 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013
John Brown's Big Band took the stage with legendary trumpeter Terence Blanchard on September 21 at the Carolina Theater in Durham as part of a weekend celebration of the 50th anniversary of the integration of Duke University.  John Brown is Associate Professor of the Practice of Music and... Read More »

Graduate Student News: September 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Composer D. Edward Davis is participating in SoundWalk 2013, an international sound-art event in Long Beach, California on October 5th. His piece, valdez to long beach, was selected from an open call for works. Sarah Denes delivered the paper, "Night Between Notes: The Intervallic... Read More »

Alumni News: September 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Jason McStoots (Trinity '97) returned to Duke to perform as tenor soloist in Samuel Barber's "Knoxville, Summer of 1915" at the Baldwin Auditorium Opening Celebration Concert on Sept. 14.  McStoots, who is now a voice teacher and stage director at Brandeis University, studied voice at Duke... Read More »

Jason McStoots: Tenor returns home to Baldwin stage

Friday, September 6, 2013
Tenor Jason McStoots (Trinity '97) returns to Duke to perform as soloist in Samuel Barber's "Knoxville, Summer of 1915" at the Baldwin Auditorium Opening Celebration Concert on Sept. 14, 2013.  Baldwin, where McStoots performed as a member of Duke Opera Workshop and the Duke Chorale as... Read More »

Faculty News: August 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Professor Emeritus Paul Bryan was interviewed on Czech National Radio in early August as part of a remembrance of the 200th anniversary of the death of composer Johann Baptist Vanhal (1739-1813). Bryan Gilliam delivered a talk at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York on Aug. 24. Philip... Read More »