Faculty/Student Chamber Orchestra Concert
Program includes Brahms: Serenade in D Major, Op. 11, arranged for a septet of winds and strings; Jo Kondo: "Still Life" for 8 violins; and Stephen Jaffe's "Pedal Point," with baritone soloist Thomas Meglioranza and a consort of low instruments, conducted by Rodney Wynkoop. This faculty/student chamber orchestra concert is the official opening of the Duke Music Department's 2019-20 season and is a much-anticipated event. Faculty performers include Laura Byrne (harp), Eric Pritchard (violin), Hsiao-mei Ku (violin), Jonathan Bagg (viola), Caroline Stinson (cello), John Brown (bass), Carla Copeland-Burns (flute), Jimmy Gilmore (clarinet), Rachel Niketopoulos (horn), and Julia Thompson (percussion). Described in The New Yorker as an "immaculate and inventive recitalist," American baritone Thomas Meglioranza has performed with many of America's leading orchestras including the National Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, MET Chamber Ensemble, and the Houston Symphony, among others. Stephen Jaffe is Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Professor of Music Composition at Duke University and a member of the American Academy of Arts & Letters. Rodney Wynkoop is director of the Duke Chorale and Director of Performance in the Duke University Department of Music.