Duke Notes 4/26/2013

Friday, April 26, 2013
Duke Wind Symphony and alumni honor Paul Bryan, final concert of the 2011-2013 Wet Ink Residency, Susan Fancher's new CD, and more.  Read it here.

Duke Wind Symphony honors Paul Bryan

Friday, April 26, 2013
On April 18, 2013 the Duke University Wind Symphony, directed by Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, presented a concert dedicated to Professor Emeritus Paul Bryan, featuring works he conducted, arranged, and commissioned during his legendary tenure at Duke. Special guests included more than 60... Read More »

Duke Opera Workshop: Comedy Tonight!

Friday, April 26, 2013
On April 19 and 21, 2013, Duke Opera Workshop presented Comedy Tonight!, scenes of mirth & merriment from operas by Donizetti, Menotti, Mozart, Smetana, and Verdi.  Members of The Juggling Club at Duke also participated in this production, which was directed by Susan Dunn.  David... Read More »

Duke Jazz Ensemble with Jon Faddis

Thursday, April 25, 2013
On April 12, 2013, legendary trumpeter Jon Faddis joined the Duke Jazz Ensemble, directed by John Brown, onstage in Page Auditorium for a concert of works by Dizzy Gillespie and others. [READ MORE ABOUT IT in The Chronicle.] Faddis is praised by Time Out New York as "the world's greatest... Read More »

Duke Notes 4/10/2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Remembrances of Robert Ward; Philip Rupprecht awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Duke Jazz Ensemble performs with trumpeter Jon Faddis; and more. Read it here.

Baldwin Auditorium renovations continue

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Renovations continue in Baldwin Auditorium, scheduled to open in Fall 2013.  Enhanced features of the renovated building include a much larger stage, side balconies, a state-of-the-art control booth, and enlarged bathrooms. Click image for additional photos.

Chamber music master class with Edward Dusinberre of the Takacs Quartet

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
On April 4, 2013, Edward Dusinberre of the renowned Takacs Quartet conducted a master class for undergraduate students enrolled in Music 211-2 (Chamber Music). Wenjia Xu (violin), Diana Christensen (violin), Timothy Shih (viola), and Catherine Hueston (cello) performed the first movement of... Read More »

What is it?!

Sunday, April 7, 2013
I found this object during the inventory, what do you think it is? A laser gun? A wind instrument? A piece of jewelry?

Visiting Students this Past October

Sunday, April 7, 2013
On October 5, 2012, Joshua A. Waggener, Instructor of Music at the College at Southeastern in Wake Forest, NC, brought four of his students to see some of the instruments from the collection. This was a really exciting visit because it was the first time that I felt comfortable opening the... Read More »