Calendar / Type: Concerts and Performances

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Musicians

A Miro Listening Experience - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Nasher Museum  and Duke’s Department of Romance Studies present a diverse program of musical selections inspired by the life and work of Miró. Join us for this this immersive experience, starting with a pre-concert slide talk in the lecture hall by Nasher Gallery guide Ruth Caccavale at 7PM. The recital will begin at 7:30PM.

 

The recital features internationally renowned Argentinian musicians Alma Coefman, flute and Miguel Charosky, guitar. Charosky has studied and taught in musical conservatories in both South America and Europe, and has performed as a soloist with orchestras around the world. Coefman was previously a member of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic, and specializes in performing Latin American Music. Both share an interest in contemporary twentieth century music, and have chosen a program of pieces that are inspired by many things–ranging from the Catalonian landscape to Miró’s own work.

 

Generous funding for this program has also been provided by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts, the Office of the Dean of Humanities, and the Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South, with additional support from the Office of the Dean of Academic Affairs.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Diego El Cigala

Duke Performances presents Diego El Cigala at the Carolina Theatre - 8:00 PM

With a husky, passionate lyricism honed in the cafés cantantes of Madrid, Diego El Cigala has become an international sensation — the world’s greatest living flamenco singer. His catalog includes a triumphant million-selling collaboration with Cuban pianist Bebo Valdés; more recently, the three-time GRAMMY winner and Deutsche Grammophon artist recorded Tango & Cigala, an “electrifying” tango record filled “with passion, fierceness, searing toughness, and a disarming directness” (Guardian).

 

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Paco de Lucia described El Cigala as possessing “one of the most beautiful flamenco voices of our time, a voice of sweetness that flows over everything.” Join us at the Carolina Theatre for this rare Durham presentation of flamenco royalty.

 

Presented by Duke Performances at the Carolina Theatre, 309 West Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701.


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Enjoy live Spanish Music with Randy Reed on solo classical guitar.

Live Spanish Music - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Enjoy live Spanish Music with Randy Reed on solo classical guitar.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Miro: The Experience of Seeing

Miro: Visual Poetry - 5:30 PM

Miró is known to have said “I make no distinction between painting and poetry.”  Experience the later works of the artist during readings in English and Spanish of contemporary Spanish poetry.  Same day exhibition ticket required for gallery entrance.

 

Sunday, December 28, 2014

sardana

Sardana demonstration - 1:00 PM

Sardana demonstration in the Great Hall, followed by a 2 PM exhibition tour. The sardana is a type of circle dance typical of Catalonia. The dance was originally from the Empordà region, but started gaining popularity throughout Catalonia during the 20th century. 

 


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Le Bal Miró

Le Bal Miro - 2:00 PM

In 1981, Miró designed the ballet L’Uccello Luce (Bird Light), performed for the Venice Biennale at the Fenice Theatre.   Since his first ballet project half a century earlier, Miró had kept a sketchbook, which became the inspiration for this major artistic production.   Join us for a dynamic program that will combine the elements of discussion and performance to explore the themes of artistic process and collaboration in Miró’s work.

 

Program participants include:

Audrey Fenske, Duke alumna (T’09), dancer and choreographer

Scott Lindroth, Vice Provost for the Arts and Professor of Music

Barbara Dickinson, Professor of the Practice, Duke Dance Program

Jade Bettin, Instructor, UNC Dramatic Arts

Marshall Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum

 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Miro: The Experience of Seeing

Miro: Visual Poetry - 5:30 PM

Miró is known to have said “I make no distinction between painting and poetry.”  Experience the later works of the artist during readings in English and Spanish of contemporary Spanish poetry.  Same day exhibition ticket required for gallery entrance.