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 »

Graduate Student News, February 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
David Kirkland Garner's piece Forward / Still won First Prize in the OSSIA New Music competition and will be performed at Eastman in March. Forward / Still was developed during the 2011-13 WET INK residency, which was made possible through a Visiting Artists Grant from the Duke Office of the... Read More »

Jazz Ensemble with Tia Fuller, saxophone

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
On Friday, February 15, 2013, the Duke Jazz Ensemble, directed by John Brown, welcomed saxophonist Tia Fuller. As a member of the all-female band touring with R&B star Beyonce, Tia Fuller has played in various venues throughout the US, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. She is a featured... Read More »

"Take A Stand" Conference on Social Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
On February 15 and 16, 2013, Duke University teamed up with local non-profit KidZNotes, the Longy School of Music of Bard College, and the LA Philharmonic to host a 2-day southern regional development conference on the topic of supporting social change through music. "Take A Stand" is the... Read More »

Shakespeare: Music's Muse

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
"Shakespeare: Music’s Muse," performed in the Nelson Music Room on Feb. 8, 2013, presented some of the best-known songs based on Shakespeare's plays next to the texts that inspired them, including Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Othello, and As You Like It. This performance was part concert and... Read More »

Duke Notes 2/20/2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Ph.D. candidate Angela Mace talks about Fanny Hensel on the State of Things on WUNC; James Nyoraku Schlefer and Yoko Reikano Kimura perform and discuss Japanese music; pictures from the "Take a Stand" conference, the Jazz Ensemble with Tia Fuller, and Shakespeare: Music's Muse concert; and... Read More »

Duke Notes 2/6/2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Soprano Andrea Moore, piano faculty David Heid, and Duke student actors present a concert of music and Shakespeare; the Duke Jazz Ensemble performs with saxophonist Tia Fuller; Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant appointed assistant professor of the practice; and more. Read it here.