Youth Symphony News

University Carillonneur to Retire After 53 Years
January 14, 2019

Mr Sam Hammond has long been a treasure to all of us at DUSS.  Please see this wonderful article about him and his lifelong dedication to our Duke community!... read more »

December 13, 2018

Enjoy the recording from Fall concert performance on Nov 11, 2018! read more »

November 14, 2018

Danse Bacchanale - Saint-Saëns Samson and Delilah (French: Samson et Dalila), Op. 47, is a grand opera in three acts and four scenes by ... read more »

November 13, 2018

CALLING FOR ALL ORCHESTRA MUSICIANS, especially STRING PLAYERS:    The Duke Wind Symphony is hosting its annual VIENNESE BALL on Saturday, February 16, 2019. We are looking for musicians (especially, but not limited to, string players) to play... read more »

October 26, 2018

'The Planets' At 100: A Listener's Guide To Holst's Solar System One hundred years ago, a symphonic blockbuster was born in London. The Planets, by Gustav Holst, premiered on this date in 1918. The seven-movement suite,... read more »

September 26, 2018

DUSS Concerto Competition The DUSS Concerto Competition is open to all students in Concert String Orchestra and the Youth Symphony to enter.  The Competition Audition is open to the public and parents, teachers, and students are welcome to come and observe in the "stadium seating" of Nelson Music... read more »

September 7, 2018

The Planets, Op. 32, is a seven-movement orchestral suite by the English composer Gustav Holst, written between 1914 and 1916. Each movement of the suite is named after a planet of the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character as defined by Holst.... read more »

August 2, 2018

Dear Youth Symphony Students, The following are excerpts for the upcoming leadership auditions for violins, violas, cellos, and bass students for the YS.  Applicants will be judged by their musicality, steady tempo, solid intonation, rhythm, posture, and technique. Throughout the year, leaders need... read more »

East Chapel Hill High School
May 2, 2018

This upcoming weekend is our concert weekend! Please note: Our Saturday May 5th rehearsal will take place at our usual time, but will take place at: East Chapel Hill High School (Band Room)500 Weaver Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514  Go in main entrance road of... read more »

Rehearsal Photo
April 8, 2018

The sectionals will take place during our regular rehearsal time, so please come to rehearsal as usual at 10.00am. Sectional Time: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm We are so excited to have wonderful sectional coaches: Violin 1: with Shelley Livingston, Room 041 Violin 2: with Sara Moore, Room 104 (inside... read more »