$15; $10 Duke students. Visit dukeperformances.org for tickets.
New York sextet yMusic combines "all the prestige and virtuosity of classical music degrees with all the attitude and energy of an indie rock band" (Paste Magazine). They thrive comfortably in both spheres, bringing classical polish to indie rock artists from Sufjan Stevens to Dirty Projectors and indie rock fire to contemporary classical composers from Gabriel Kahane to Nico Muhly. yMusic's yearlong university residency will feature two complementary concerts at Durham's intimate Casbah nightclub. In November, they perform new works from their forthcoming second record. In March, after working for a year with the Duke composition program, they play works by up-and-coming graduate composers.