Our Programs

Auditions

Audition for the Durham Symphony Orchestra 40th season.
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Young Artist Competition

The Durham Symphony Orchestra offers aspiring young musicians the opportunity to take center stage for our annual event.
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Free Concert "Pops in the Park"

The Durham Symphony is dedicated to making classical music relevant and accessible to all members of our community. These family fun events are one of a kind.
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Season Concerts

Romance in Music featuring the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Singers

10 Jun 2018 | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Favorite operatic selections featuring two young stars of the future groomed by America’s greatest opera house Orchestral selections celebrating the four seasons, including Johann Strauss’ “Voices of Spring” and two musical depictions of autumn by Alexander Glauzunov and
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DSO Pops in the Park Hillsborough

05 May 2018 | 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Brown Paper Tickets Ticket Widget Loading…Click Here to visit the Brown Paper Tickets event page. Directions From I-85 Southbound, take exit 164. At the bottom of the ramp, take a right onto S. Churton St. Once you get into downtown Hillsborough, take a right onto E. King St. At the
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DSO Emily K Side by Side with Kidznotes

21 Apr 2018 | 03:00 pm - 03:45 pm
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DSO: Langston Hughes & Ella Fitzgerald Tribute

11 Feb 2018 | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of his passing, we will be featuring selections from the poems and prose of one of the leaders of the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes.Selections from Ella Fitzgerald. Brown Paper Tickets Ticket Widget Loading…Click Here to visit the Brown Paper
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2017 Holiday Pops & Silent Auction Fundraiser

15 Dec 2017 | 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm
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DSO 2017-18 Season VIP Pass

06 Nov 2017 - 13 Dec 2017 | 01:00 am - 11:00 pm
Engage. Attend. Enjoy. VIP SEASON PASS! Three Signature Concerts: Holiday Pops ~ Fri. Dec. 15th, 7PM ~ Durham Armory Tribute Chamber Concert to Langston Hughes & Ella Fitzgerald ~ Sunday, February 10th, 4PM ~ Hayti Heritage Center Romance in Music featuring the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann
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DSO: Nina Simone Hayti Tribute Concert

21 May 2017 | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
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DSO Pops in the Park Durham

06 May 2017 | 03:00 pm
Due to the chilly weather, we are moving the Trinity Park Pops in the Park concert to the rain site at George Watts Elementary School Gym located at 700 Watts St, Durham, NC 27701.   Brown Paper Tickets Ticket Widget Loading… Click Here to visit the Brown Paper Tickets event page.
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Emily K FREE Side-by-Side Concert with Kidznotes

22 Apr 2017 - 30 Aug 2016 | 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
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Recent News

Kendra Scott Gives Back Party for the DSO

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Join us for a Kendra Scott Give Back Party

May 6, 2017 from 11-2pm.

Kendra Scott (Durham, NC)8030 Renaissance Pkwy, Ste 920, Durham, North Carolina 27713

8030 Renaissance Pkwy, Ste 920

Durham, North Carolina 27713

When you shop at Kendra Scott give back party a part of the proceeds from sales during this time will help support The Durham Symphony Orchestra!!! There will be a trio performing in the store from 11am-12pm and Kendra Scott will have chocolates, snacks, and champagne (if you are over 21). See you there!!!


2017 Young Artists Concerto Winner Bethany Brinson

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Bethany Brinson, a homeschooled 16-year-old student from Holly Springs, North Carolina, will be performing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, mvt. 1 with the Durham Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, April the 15th at 8:00 pm.

In January 2017, Bethany won First Place in the Durham Symphony Young ArtistsConcerto Competition. A piano student of Derison Duarte of Chapel Hill, she has also previously studied piano with Dr. Margaret Evans of Meredith College, technique with Sheila Paige, and performed in master classes with Frederic Chiu, Nicholas Roth, Marina Lomazov, Peter Takács, and Ann Schein. In 2016, Bethany was awarded First Place in the 2016 East Carolina University Young Artist Competition, Senior Division, as well as the Keyboard Alumni Prize for the most outstanding performance of a single work in the competition. In 2015, she won First Place in the Senior Division of the North Carolina MTNA Piano Competition and received Honorable Mention at the subsequent MTNA Southern Division Regional Competition. Bethany is also a composer and studies composition with Julie Harris of Carrboro, North Carolina. Her works include compositions for solo piano and chamber music, as well as film scores. Her recent compositions include a set of solo piano pieces titled “A Gathering of Birds,” which was compiled into a piano book. In 2016, she was commissioned to write a choral piece for the dedication of a new church building. In 2015, Bethany won First Place in the Senior Division of the North Carolina MTNA Composition Competition.

Her works include compositions for solo piano and chamber music, as well as film scores. Her recent compositions include a set of solo piano pieces titled “A Gathering of Birds,” which was compiled into a piano book. In 2016, she was commissioned to write a choral piece for the dedication of a new church building. In 2015, Bethany won First Place in the Senior Division of the North Carolina MTNA Composition Competition.

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