Volunteering for Durham Symphony Orchestra offers the opportunity to become more engaged with the Symphony and its service to the community. Our volunteers are comprised of men, women, and teens from a diverse array of ages and backgrounds. We have a variety of tasks that appeal to varying levels of skill and time commitment.
In 1976, Vincent Simonetti worked to establish The Durham Symphony, and served as its first Music Director and Conductor from 1976 to 1983. During his tenure, The Durham Symphony grew from initially being an all-volunteer organization to a mix of volunteer and paid musicians; and... Read More →
Conductor Jackson Cooper hails from Raleigh, NC where he began his musical studies and is a recent graduate of UNC-Greensboro. In high school, he served as Student Conductor for the North Carolina Symphony’s Youth Sinfonietta and assisted conductors at North Carolina Opera and... Read More →
In 1998 Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s directors Donovan Zimmerman and Jan Burger met. Since then they have been using cardboard, cornstarch, bamboo, your old house paints and other assorted junk (treasure to us!) to create incredible giant puppets, masks, shadow plays and... Read More →
"Music in the soul can be heard by the universe." -Lao Tzu yesterday
"Without music, life would be a mistake." -Friedrich Nietzsche 5 days ago
"If music be the food of love, play on."
-William Shakespeare 7 days ago
"Where words fail, music speaks." -Hans Christian Andersen 9 days ago