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

The Mystery of the Last Days and The Last Masterpieces by Tchaikovsky

15 Apr 2017 | 08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Mystery of the Last Days and The Last Masterpieces by Tchaikovsky ”. This concert will highlight the life and works of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky during his final years. There has always been a mystery surrounding Tchaikovsky’s last days before his premature death at the age of 52.
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Rainbow Family Storytime with Durham Symphony Orchestra!

09 Apr 2017 | 12:30 pm - 01:30 pm
En español abajo Want a story time where your child sees families like yours in the room and the books? Join us 2nd Sundays at the LGBTQ Center of Durham, 114 Hunt St, 919-827-1436 from 12:30 – 1:30pm (target age 3-5 year olds and their caregivers, but all families welcome). This
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DSO Education Concert: The Magical World of Wizards and Wands Event 2:00 PM Show

25 Mar 2017 | 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
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DSO Education Concert: The Magical World of Wizards and Wands Event 12:00 PM Show

25 Mar 2017 | 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
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Romance in Music with Juilliard & Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Singers

19 Mar 2017 | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
We will feature some of the most beloved orchestral and operatic favorites of all, including selections from “Carmen”,”The  Marriage of Figaro” and the American classic “West Side Story.” Our special guests will be two award -winning young “opera stars of the future”  from Juilliard and the
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2017 Sounds of Justice with Duke University, Durham Symphony, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and 100 Men in Black

14 Jan 2017 | 08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Partnering with Duke University, the Durham Symphony is proud to be an integral part of Duke’s tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., a leader in the advancement of civil rights. This concert is not an official Durham Symphony event and tickets  will be limited. Ticket can be purchased only
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2016-17 Holiday Pops & Silent Auction with Special Guest Artists

03 Dec 2016 | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Guest Artist Soprano Louise Toppin Guest Conductor Jackson Cooper and Oakley Lyon Durham Nativity School and the DSO Youth Percussion Ensemble Sponsored by: Bank of America/Merrill Lynch and Duke Health Repertoire Mendelssohn/Ricketts: Hark the Herald Angels Sing Yon/Ryden: Gesu Bambino,Louise
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DSO Halloween Spooktacular at Northgate Mall with Paperhand Puppet Intervention

23 Oct 2016 | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
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DSO 2016-17 Season VIP Pass

29 Aug 2016 - 01 Dec 2016 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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