Duke Performances

1:00 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Duke Performances: Setting Rare Civil War Photos To Music

Ruins in Charleston, S.C., from the album Photographic Views of Sherman’s Campaign
Credit George N. Barnard / David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Duke University recently acquired two stunning sets of photographs of the Civil War. Now, Duke Performances has commissioned a leading guitarist to set the images to music. The result is an intimate perspective on the cost of war.

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The State of Things
12:00 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Ciompi Quartet Opens Untraditional Season With Tradition

Ciompi Quartet Promotional Photos - 1


The Ciompi Quartet, Duke University's resident string quartet, opens its fall season September 20th at Baldwin Auditorium with guest pianist Awadagin Pratt

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Arts & Culture
4:53 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

'Leave The Edges Wild' - Good Advice For Songwriting And Life

Over the Rhine
Credit Darrin Ballman

Eight years ago, musicians and husband and wife Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler moved from Cincinnati to a brick farmhouse in rural Ohio. Linford had seen the house and loved it at first sight. Karin took a little convincing. But when she saw it, she was smitten: "Sure enough we rounded the bend in the road, and I saw it. It was an old, old brick house that looked like it had a lot of love in it at some point."

The space around the building was inviting and green with rolling fields. "It felt like home," Karin says.

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The State of Things
12:13 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

War: What Is It Good For?

Christopher McElroen is the director of Measure Back
Credit christophermcelroen.com



War. The country has been engaged in it for the last decade, and yet the majority of the population knows it as little more than images on a screen.

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The State of Things
10:15 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Megafaun Bassist Celebrates Triangle Collaboration

Credit Duke Performances

You may know Nick Sanborn as the bassist of Megafaun, but his musical influence in the Triangle spreads far beyond that.

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Arts & Culture
6:31 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Durham School Of The Arts Joins Fisk Jubilee Singers

Nigia Hunt rehearses with other soloists at Durham School of the Arts, preparing to sing with The Fisk Jubilee Singers.
Credit Leoneda Inge

The Fisk Jubilee Singers are known world-wide for their flawless voices and performance of Negro Spirituals.  Paul Kwami is the choir’s musical director and is on a five city, high school southern tour to personally help young voices hone and preserve the songs that have inspired people of all cultures.

Kwami’s first stop: The Durham School of the Arts.

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