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November 2014

A Concerted Effort: To Bridge the Gap Between the Arts and Medicine

November 8, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, 1219 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705 United States
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A growing body of research demonstrates that involvement in the arts positively impacts emotions and attitudes, and contributes to individual health and wellness. Likewise, the arts have the power to bridge differences – to connect individuals of widely differing backgrounds through a shared experience of art, music, literature, and dance – and bring healing to communities as well as to individuals. This symposium, sponsored by the Duke Medicine Orchestra and the Durham Arts Council, will feature a keynote address by…

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December 2015

Ceremonial live tree planting

December 1, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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In collaboration with the Durham Urban Forestry department, the Duke Medicine Orchestra has purchased several live trees to be planted near the entrance to Baldwin Auditorium. The tree planting ceremony is planned for 12:00pm (noon) on December 1, 2015. Enjoy the music of a DMO brass ensemble and the planting of live trees in honor of our December 9 concert and the premier of our first commissioned piece, an orchestral transcription of Michael Markowski's "City Trees."

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April 2017

A Musical Journey | Un Viaje Musical

April 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Emily K Center, 904 W. Chapel Hill St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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The DMO will be hosting an educational interactive children’s concert in the spring of 2017, in collaboration with the Emily K Center in Durham, NC. The target audience of 150-300 or more participants includes families and Pioneer (elementary school) students served by the Emily K Center, students at Lakewood Elementary School in Durham, and families of DMO’s regular audience and musicians. The DMO worked with Duke’s Office of Durham and Regional Affairs to identify Lakewood Elementary as a school where…

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December 2017

Snakes & Scales: A Reading by Johanna Wright

December 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Museum of Life and Science, 433 W. Murray Avenue
Durham, NC 27704 United States
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On December 9, at 10 am and at 10:30 am, the Museum of Life and Science is proud to host Oregon-based author and illustrator Johanna Wright, as part of a presentation by museum staff about snakes. Wright will read her children’s book called The Orchestra Pit, which tells the story of a snake that accidentally wanders out of its snake pit and into an orchestra pit, where it meets the different instruments. This event is free with admission to the museum. This presentation is made possible by…

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April 2018

Music and Your Health

April 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Durham Convention Center, 301 West Morgan Street
Durham, NC 27701 United States

The DMO will be participating in a symposium entitled Music and Your Health, sponsored by the NIEHS. The afternoon will include talks on various topics, including autism, depression, dementia, and pain management. The event will also feature performances by DMO, Lumbee Tribal Drummers, Push Play Sing!, Kidznotes, Croasdaile Chorale, Forest Singers, and headliner Nnenna Freelon (American jazz singer, composer, producer, arranger, and six-time Grammy nominee). This event is free and open to the public! Spend your Earth Day learning about…

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