Performances & Events

The Duke University Department of Music is home to 9 performing ensembles and presents over 100 public events each year, including concerts, faculty and student recitals, lectures, master classes and workshops.

Upcoming Events

Duke Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert
Sun, Sep 02, 6:00 PM

This Labor Day weekend tradition marks the opening of the Duke Symphony Orchestra's 2018-2019 season. Please join us on the East Campus main quad... more

Music Lecture: Nicholas Mathew (UC-Berkeley)
Fri, Sep 07, 4:00 PM

"Haydn, Sympathetic Commerce, Resonant Ethics." Nicholas Mathew's work has mainly focused on the relationships between music and politics in the... more

Sandra Cotton, mezzo soprano & Catherine Hamner, piano
Sun, Sep 09, 2:00 PM

"Romantic Highs: Songs of Love and Loss by Strauss, Wolf, and Marx," with remarks by Professor Bryan Gilliam. Sandra Cotton is a member of the... more

Jennifer Curtis, violin & The Melodic Refuge Orchestra
Fri, Sep 14, 8:00 PM

Jennifer Curtis teaches violin, improvisation, and the art of interpretation at Duke University. The New York Times describes her as "an artist of... more

Flute4: Carla Copeland-Burns, Erinn Frechette, Caroline Ulrich, & Amy Orsinger Whitehead
Sun, Sep 16, 5:00 PM

Works for flute quartet by Marilyn Bliss, Thomas McColley, Alexander Tcherepnin, and others. Carla Copeland-Burns enjoys an active teaching and... more