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May 2016

Spring 2016 Concert: A Musical Bouquet for Mother’s Day

May 8, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Free

The Duke Medicine Orchestra will close the academic year with a concert of popular classical pieces sure to bring a smile to the entire family. Each piece on this spring's program -- including the William Tell Overture, the Sorcerer's Apprentice, and Pictures at an Exhibition -- adds a different color and texture. Together they form a delightful arrangement of timeless classical favorites. Make sure to work the DMO Spring Concert into your Mother's Day plans this year! For up-to-date information,…

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December 2016

Winter 2016 Concert: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Bryant

December 11, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Free

The Durham Medical Orchestra will feature Branford Marsalis and Susan Fancher as guest soloists for this program of the beautiful, bold, bright, and brilliant works of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Bryant.  This concert is not to be missed! As with all of our concerts, this concert has no admission fee.  We do anticipate a large crowd, however, so we recommend that you arrive early.

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February 2017

Musical Chairs: Opus Two

February 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Scrap Exchange, 2050 Chapel Hill Road
Durham, NC 27707 United States
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$5.00

The Scrap Exchange will open its “Make ‘N Take” room to participating artists, who can avail themselves of the materials and tools there as they create their musical chairs, as well as decorate auction paddles for use at the March 5th “Grand Finale” event. Families are also invited to play the game musical chairs with music provided by musicians from the Durham Medical Orchestra, and to create auction paddles for use at the Grand Finale. Snacks and drinks will be…

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Choral Society of Durham: Brahms’ Nänie and Kodaly’s Te Deum

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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The DMO will partner with the Choral Society of Durham for a performance of Brahms’ Nänie and Kodaly’s Te Deum on Sunday, February 26, at 4:00 p.m..

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March 2017

Musical Chairs: Grand Finale

March 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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$25 - $30

The Musical Chairs “Grand Finale” event will be held on Sunday, March 5 from 5 to 7 pm at the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street. The finished chairs will be judged, prizes will be awarded, and the chairs will be auctioned. Buffet-style hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and other beverages will be served. Advance tickets are $25 per person. Tickets at the door on the day of the event will be $30 per person. Tickets may be ordered online in…

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April 2017

A Musical Journey | Un Viaje Musical

April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Emily K Center, 904 W. Chapel Hill St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Free

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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May 2017

Spring 2017 Concert: Joyride!

May 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Free

The DMO's spring concert will feature Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, Markowski's Joyride, and other works by Borodin, Marquez, and Rosas. We'll be taking you on a Joyride from the Steppes of Central Asia, Over the Waves, to dance a Conga del Fuego Nuevo! The DMO is happy to be able to offer concerts to the greater Durham community for no charge. Please arrive early to find parking on or near Duke's East Campus. See the Baldwin Auditorium information page for…

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October 2017

HEROES in the Park

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Historic Durham Athletic Park, 500 W Corporation St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
$50

On Friday, October 27, the Durham Medical Orchestra will be performing at a concert celebrating the career of retiring Durham mayor William V. "Bill" Bell.  The concert will feature many outstanding musical acts, including Kool & The Gang, Sheila E., Morris Day & The Time, YahZarah, Marlon Jordan, John Brown, Rebirth Brass Brand, Durham Medical Orchestra, Durham Children's Choir and more. Tickets are on sale until October 13.  Please see the event website for more details.

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December 2017

Snakes & Scales: A Reading by Johanna Wright

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Museum of Life and Science, 433 W. Murray Avenue
Durham, NC 27704 United States
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museum admission

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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Winter 2017 Concert: Once Upon A Time

December 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27708 United States
Free

This winter, the DMO explores the storytelling power of music. From Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story to Aaron Copland's Billy the Kid, every piece on our program leads the audience through narratives that explore the full range of human emotion, experience, and imagination. Hear old favorites like Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain and Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries. Experience new works, including the world premiere of a DMO commission - The Orchestra Pit, based on a children's book by Johanna Wright about a snake that loses…

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