Sunday, August 27, 2017
Enjoy live music by Frankie Alexander and Ed Paolantonio and a brunch menu featuring local ingredients. Free for café patrons.
Make reservations online or call 919-684-6032.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
The Duke Divinity School and Nasher Museum co-present “The Patience to See: The Sights and Sounds of Carlo Dolci,” an exploration of Carlo Dolci’s world through spoken word and musical sound. Dolci’s paintings will gain historical and spiritual context in a lecture given by two British scholars, Dr Chloë Reddaway, Howard and Roberta Ahmanson Fellow in Art and Religion at the National Gallery, London, and Ben Quash, professor of Christianity and the arts, King’s College London. Music will bring the paintings alive in startling ways. Seventeen professional musicians from America’s leading orchestras will perform music from the period, including a resplendent brass fanfare by Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643), one of the most influential and creative musicians of his time, who performed in the Medici’s court and whose music was almost certainly known by Dolci. An original composition written by Jeremy Begbie will accompany the lecture, and the evening will conclude with a movement from J. S. Bach’s second Brandenburg Concerto. $5 or free with a ticket to The Medici’s Painter. Free to all members.
New! General admission is free all day Thursday, 10 AM to 9 PM, but tickets are required for the exhibition The Medici’s Painter.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Duke University Musical Instrument Collections (DUMIC) and the Nasher Museum co-present an evening of vocal music of 17th-century Italy, featuring works by Strozzi, Merula and Monteverdi. Pre-concert talk by Claire Fontijn (Ph.D. ’94), Phyllis Henderson Carey Professor of Music at Wellesley College. Musicians are Laurie Monahan, Berklee College of Music; Catherine Liddell, Boston University; and Laura Jeppesen, Wellesley College. Part of Duke Music Department’s Rare Music series. $5 or free with a ticket to The Medici’s Painter. Free to all members.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Duke Performances presents Joe Henry—singer, songwriter, producer and author. Henry begins his artist residency at Duke with a free talk, entitled “Take Me to the River,” about the ephemeral, mystical nature of artistic predecessors. More information and tickets: dukeperformances.duke.edu. Lecture hall doors open at 6:30 PM.