Adastra, a period instrument duo

Monday, March 25, 2013
On March 22, 2013, Adastra Duo (Jennifer Roig-Francoli, baroque violin, and Vivian Montgomery, harpsichord) performed a concert sponsored by the Duke University Musical Instrument Collections (DUMIC) in the lobby of the Mary Duke Biddle Music Building. The previous afternoon, Roig-Francoli and... Read More »

Duke Notes 3/15/2013

Friday, March 15, 2013
The return of Scott Lindroth's Soundspace installation at the Durham Museum of LIfe and Science; the Duke Chorale performs music from their spring tour; graduate students present papers around the country; and more. Read it here.

Graduate student conference papers and publications

Friday, March 15, 2013
Recent performances: Dan Ruccia's piece "Movement O: Frog, Pond, Plop" was performed at the New Voices @ CUA Festival at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, on January 25. Papers presented at conferences: Samantha Arten, Forum on Music and Christian Scholarship. Yale... Read More »

A Concert of Dissertations

Monday, March 11, 2013
On Sunday, March 3, 2013, Encounter: with the music of our time presented the world premiers of Ph.D. dissertations by Tim Hambourger, Paul Swarzel, and Dan Ruccia.  The packed house was treated to a wonderful evening of works performed by the New York-based Wet Ink Ensemble, who are in... Read More »

Violin Master Class with Leila Josefowicz

Monday, March 11, 2013
On March 7, 2013, the Duke Music Department was pleased to offer a master class with renowned violinist Leila Josefowicz, in Durham to perform a concert for Duke Performances. Three students participated in the master class: Jacqueline Sun, Roman Lin, and Wenjia Xu. Leila Josefowicz, a... Read More »

Bach, Beethoven, Bodyslams

Friday, March 8, 2013
Paul Swartzel has a deep appreciation of classical music. For this, he has Ric Flair to thank.A doctoral student in Duke's music department, Swartzel came to classical music early in life, but not because his parents were musicians who played Beethoven on the family turntable. His light bulb went... Read More »

Kyo Shin An Arts at Duke

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
James Nyoraku Schlefer and Yoko Reikano Kimura of Kyo-Shin-An Arts performed on shakuhachi and koto, and discussed the musical features, aesthetics and history of Japanese music on Feb. 21 in the Mary Duke Biddle Music Building. Kimura and Schlefer were at Duke to perform with the Ciompi... Read More »

Piano Honors Recital

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
On February 22, seven undergraduate pianists (l to r:  Eugene Rabinovich, Jameson Kuang, Mark Chee, Austin Lu, Brett Schnobrich, Eileen Lu, and Rowena Gan) performed works by Brahms, Chopin, Ravel, and Bartok to a standing-room only crowd in Bone Hall in the Mary Duke Biddle Music Building... Read More »

Da (Clara) Yang named Associate Conductor of the Manhattan Wind Ensemble

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Da (Clara) Yang (Trinity 2011) is Associate Conductor of the Manhatten Wind Ensemble, a fifty-person symphonic band composed of both professional and non-professional woodwind, brass and percussion players. The Manhatten Wind Ensemble performs several times each year throughout the New York City... Read More »

Duke Notes 2/27/2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Wet Ink Ensemble, Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, and friends premier dissertation pieces by Tim Hambourger, Dan Ruccia, and Paul Swartzel; the Duke Symphony Orchestra featuring violinist Jingwei Li, perform music by Sibelius, Wagner, and Britten; a masterclass with Leila Josefowicz; and more.... Read More »