FAMILY CONCERT #2 HIPSTER HORNS

Duke Gardens 420 Anderson St., Durham, NC

NC Symphony hipster horn blowers Rachel Niketopoulos and Chris Caudill introduce you to the wild and thrilling history of the horn from conch shells to hunting horns to the horn in the modern orchestra. Be prepared to dance a minuet, sing a familiar song, and toot on the horn yourself! Family concerts are 60-minute interactive concerts for persons 5 and […]

$5 – $12

FAMILY CONCERT #3 – African Traditions

Duke Gardens 420 Anderson St., Durham, NC

Griot and master kora player Diali Cissokho, originally from Senegal, lovingly calls North Carolina home. Watch Cissokho and highly attuned percussionist Austin McCall interweave melody, rhythm and 2000 years of history. Hear the calabash, dun duns, kora and lyrical Mandinka stories old and new. The concert will last an hour and is appropriate for all people 5 – 99 years […]

$5 – $10

FAMILY CONCERT NO. 1 – HARPS IN HARMONY

Duke Gardens 420 Anderson St., Durham, NC

Join harpist extraordinaire Laura Byrne as she and several of her students, Kate Twiss (8th grade) and Jocelyn Bowns (10th grade), serenade us with beautiful music. You will learn about the history and the workings of the modern-day harp. Music of Bach, Britten, Handel, Debussy, Grandjany, Renie, Salzedo, Vivaldi and others. Family concerts are appropriate […]

FAMILY CONCERT No. 2 – RENAISSANCE INSTRUMENT FAIRE

Duke Gardens 420 Anderson St., Durham, NC

Join Charles and Sarah Wines, Renaissance musicians, in a program introducing early instruments! From shawms, to recorders and even an early bagpipe, you will get a full experience of sound and music from the 13th and 14th centuries. Family Concerts are appropriate for any one 5-years-old plus, and are about one-hour long. They are held […]

Family Concert – No. 3 – Djembe Fire

Duke Gardens 420 Anderson St., Durham, NC

Join The Magic of African Rhythms in an interactive concert featuring West and Central African dance, drumming melodic instruments, and song. Teli, Mabiniti and Aya Shabu will demonstrate the fundamentals of African drumming and its origins. Family Concerts are appropriate for any one 5-years-old plus, and are about one-hour long. They are held in Kirby […]

FAMILY CONCERT – What is Jazz?

Duke Gardens 420 Anderson St., Durham, NC

An hour long concert for people 5 years and older. Performed by faculty and students of the NCCU Jazz department, led by Robert Trowers An “informance” that shows how Jazz is constructed by breaking it down into its component parts and rebuilding it, piece by piece. Different styles of Jazz will be played to give […]

HIP Family Concert – Happiness is a Harpsichord

Duke Gardens 420 Anderson St., Durham, NC

FAMILY CONCERT @ Kirby Horton Hall at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens- meet the harpsichord, an early member of the keyboard family, presented by Jacqueline Nappi. Learn about the origins of the instrument, how it produces its’ unique sound, its’ role in Baroque music and hear Dr. Nappi perform music of Bach and others. A […]

Free

CANCELLED: Family Concert: Bach and Forward

Duke Gardens 420 Anderson St., Durham, NC

Mallarme and the Atlantic Dance Theatre brings together four acclaimed NC artists for this Family Concert: modern choreographer Michelle Pearson, baroque dancer and choreographer Paige Whitley-Bauguess, modern dancer Steven James Rodriguez Velez and cellist Stephanie Vial. The collaboration is set to movements from J.S. Bach’s iconic Cello Suites performed on the Baroque Cello. The artists […]

Pop-up in the Park Concert: Hideaway String Trio

Pavilion at Durham Central Park 501 Foster St, Durham, NC

WE'RE BACK! Join violinist Jennifer Curtis, cellist Stephanie Vial and violist Suzanne Rousso in a LIVE, casual concert of lovely classical music for string trio. Music of J.S. Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Joseph Haydn, Adolphus Hailstork, Marc O'Connor and some fun surprises will be performed. Bring your own beach chairs or blankets, wear your […]

CONCIERTO para la FAMILIA – La Flauta Mágica de Luna

The Fruit 305 S Dillard St, Durham, NC

SABADO, 3/12/2022 La flauta mágica de Luna seguramente deleitará a jóvenes y mayores con un cuento de hadas musical para flauta, piano, narración de cuentos y títeres. En este programa familiar, la audiencia se embarca en un viaje con Luna mientras se encuentra con caballos al galope, tortugas nadando y otras criaturas, incluido un dragón […]

Free

FAMILY CONCERT – Luna’s Magic Flute

The Fruit 305 S Dillard St, Durham, NC

SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2022 Luna’s Magic Flute is certain to delight the young and the old with a musical fairy tale for flute, piano, storytelling and puppetry. In this family-friendly program, the audience is taken on a journey with Luna as she encounters galloping horses, swimming turtles, and other creatures including a fierce dragon. Musicians […]

Free

FAMILY CONCERT: Bach to Bluegrass

Duke Gardens 420 Anderson St., Durham, NC

Join Mallarme for out first concert in the lovely Kirby Horton Hall at Sarah P. Duke Gardens since 2020! Follow the history of the music for strings starting with works by J.S. Bach through traditional bluegrass arranged for quartet by Mark O'Connor. Our family concerts are free and recommended for people 5 years old and […]

Free