CANCELLED: Family Concert: Bach and Forward

Duke Gardens 420 Anderson St., Durham

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 […]

HIP Family Concert – Happiness is a Harpsichord

Duke Gardens 420 Anderson St., Durham

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

FAMILY CONCERT – What is Jazz?

Duke Gardens 420 Anderson St., Durham

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 […]

Family Concert – No. 3 – Djembe Fire

Duke Gardens 420 Anderson St., Durham

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 No. 2 – RENAISSANCE INSTRUMENT FAIRE

Duke Gardens 420 Anderson St., Durham

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. 1 – HARPS IN HARMONY

Duke Gardens 420 Anderson St., Durham

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 #3 – African Traditions

Duke Gardens 420 Anderson St., Durham

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 #2 HIPSTER HORNS

Duke Gardens 420 Anderson St., Durham

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 #1 – WHAT’S IN A SONG?

Duke Gardens 420 Anderson St., Durham

What’s in a Song? Join singer/songwriter/cellist Shana Tucker and pianist Amy Bormet in learning the ins and outs of writing a song. Take a journey into the wide-open world of songwriting. This concert will delve into the songwriting process, including: Establishing a Groove (tempo, rhythm), Song Elements (melody, chorus, bridge, etc.) and Storytelling Through Song (adding melody to words and vice-versa). Shana Tucker is a […]

$2 – $12