Youth Symphony News

the way to practise
January 30, 2018

From the Spring 2016 Issue of Stage & Studio | BY LOUISE LEE How you practice is a direct reflection of how you perform. Even if your playing in the practice room sounds good, you need to practice and learn the piece in a manner robust enough to withstand the pressure of onstage performance.... read more »

Youth Symphony at the 50th Anniversary Concert
January 9, 2018

Watch the YouTube video of the November 12, 2017 concert at Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University read more »

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 Concert Weekend Info
November 10, 2017

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