Youth Symphony News

March 15, 2019

The Heiligenstadt Testament of Ludwig Van Beethoven Notes by W. T. S. Thackara The Heiligenstadt Testament,* an early will written by Ludwig van Beethoven to his brothers Carl and Johann, is a remarkable document.... read more »

February 21, 2019

The Symphony No. 5 in C minor of Ludwig van Beethoven, ... read more »

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 »