Duke University Wind Symphony: Points of Reflection

This video premiered on Saturday, December 4 at 7:30 pm EST.

The Duke University Wind Symphony’s Fall 2021 concert cycle concluded on November 18 with a program entitled “Points of Reflection.” The music on this concert was inspired by a quote from the program note of “Stillwater,” by Kelijah Dunton:

“We as people forget sometimes that we are so much more deep and vast beneath our hard surfaces. We work, we go to school, we take care of our families, we deal with the struggles of the day-to-day routine militantly. But, if we just take a moment to listen within ourselves; we discover our passions, our longings, and our sense of belonging.”

This concert aimed to offer all in attendance the opportunity to reflect on these aspects of life. View the program at https://music.duke.edu/sites/music.duke.edu/files/documents/Wind_Symphony_11_18.pdf.

J. Benjamin Jones was interim director of the Duke University Wind Symphony for the Fall 2021 semester and conducts the ensemble in this concert.

On the Persistence of the Spiritual in Black Music with tenor Albert Lee

This video premiered on Saturday, November 13 at 7:30 pm EST.

On October 22, Duke Music and the Humanities Unbounded Lab, “Black Music and the Soul of America” presented “On the Persistence of the Spiritual in Black Music” in Baldwin Auditorium.

Tenor Albert Lee (pictured); the Ciompi Quartet; Duke Chorale, conducted by Rodney Wynkoop; NCCU Vocal Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Lenora Helms Hammonds; cellist Timothy Holley, and pianist Anthony Kelley performed works by Florence Price, Olly Wilson, William Banfield, and others. View the program.

The Best of Biddle virtual series brings you a recording of that outstanding concert.