Youth Symphony News

Duke Chapel in the snow
December 9, 2017

Today's Youth Symphony rehearsal is cancelled due to Wintery weather and road conditions. Our next rehearsal will be on Saturday, January 13th, 2018. read more »

Engraving of Domenico Carlo Maria Dragonetti
November 30, 2017

Domenico Carlo Maria Dragonetti (7 April 1763 – 16 April 1846) was an Italian double bass virtuoso and composer with a 3 string double bass. He stayed for thirty years in his hometown of Venice, Italy and worked at the Opera Buffa, at the Chapel of San Marco and at the Grand Opera in Vicenza. By... read more »

Playbill from 1974 revival
November 29, 2017

Strings to follow Candide is an operetta with music composed by Leonard Bernstein, based on the 1759 novella of the same name by ... read more »

Duke Wind Symphony presents: The Viennese Ball, February 10, 2018
November 29, 2017

Dear musicians, I am looking for all strings, horns, trumpet, trombone, and tuba players for the annual DUWS Viennese Ball.  The Duke Wind Symphony is hosting its annual VIENNESE BALL on Saturday, February 10, 2018. We are looking for musicians (... read more »

Second Concerto Violin H. Wieniawski
November 20, 2017

Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22, by the Polish violin virtuoso, Henryk Wieniawski, may have been started in 1856, but the first performance did not take place until November 27, 1862,... read more »

George Frideric Handel
November 16, 2017

The Concerti Grossi, Op. 6, or Twelve Grand Concertos, HWV 319–330, are 12 concerti grossi by George Frideric Handel for a concertino trio of two violins and violoncello and a ripieno four-part string orchestra with harpsichord continuo. First published by subscription in London by John Walsh in... read more »

Hillary Hahn Press Photo, credit Michael OLeary
November 14, 2017

Watch "60 Minutes"  about Alma Deutscher NOVEMBER 5, 2017, 8:10 PM| Alma Deutscher was playing piano and violin by the time she was 3 years old and wrote her first opera at 10. For her, making music seems as natural as breathing. Scott Pelley reports. ... read more »

November 10, 2017

Hello Youth Symphony Musicians and Families, This is our concert weekend! We will be rehearsing ... read more »

Professor Tõnu Kalam
October 25, 2017

Our next rehearsal will be this Saturday, October 28th. Ms Shelley Livingston is out of town and we are very fortunate to have Professor Tõnu Kalam fill in for her at this weeks rehearsal. Prof. Kalam was born of Estonian parents and has lived in the United States since the age of two. Trained as a... read more »

Duke University String School Celebrating 50 years
October 16, 2017

Sunday, November 12 Dress Rehearsal: 1.45 pm - 3:00 pm at Baldwin Auditorium Concert Call Time:  5:10 pm - 5:45 pm All strings orchestra students... read more »