World premieres, music and dance at Duke Performances

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 03:48 PM

The Campbell Brothers, a “sacred steel” ensemble, will mark the 50th anniversary of saxophonist John Coltrane’s recording “A Love Supreme” with a concert Sept. 5 at Hayti Heritage Center. The Campbell Brothers’ concert is among six world premieres that Duke Performances has commissioned for its 2014-2015 season.
The trio The Bad Plus return to Duke for an interpretation of saxophonist Ornette Coleman’s recording “Science Fiction” Oct. 18. The Bad Plus previously did an interpretation of Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” which Duke commissioned.
Other world premieres will be a new work from Ronald K. Brown/Evidence Dance Company titled “The Subtle One,” to be performed Feb. 20 and 21. Pianist Jason Moran & the Bandwagon will perform the music for this dance. Guitarist William Tyler will perform “Corduroy Roads,” a new piece to accompany photos from the Civil War, Nov. 20. Violinist and composer Jenny Scheinman will perform new music for “Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait,” set to films that H. Lee Waters took of life in the Piedmont during the 1930s and ’40s. Composer Ari Picker of the band Lost in the Trees will perform music for “Lion and the Lamb,” inspired by poet Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Book of Hours.” This concert will take place March 27 and 28.
The Ciompi Quartet, Duke University’s string quartet in residence, will perform four concerts Sept. 20, Nov. 1, Feb. 7 and April 11. All Ciompi concerts are in Baldwin Auditorium.
Ticket packages go on sale Tuesday, and individual tickets July 15. To purchase, call 919-684-4444 or visit
Here is the lineup for the full season:

-- Pat Metheny Unity Group. Aug. 9 at The Carolina Theatre
-- The Campbell Brothers play John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme.” Sept. 5, Hayti Heritage Center
-- Vieux Farka Touré. Sept. 13, Reynolds Industries Theater
-- Rude Mechanicals, “Now Now Oh Now.” Sept. 24-27, Brody Theater
-- Anonymous 4. Sept. 27, Baldwin Auditorium
-- Toumani Diabate and Sidiki Diabate. Oct. 2, Reynolds Industries Theater
-- Takacs Quartet. Oct. 4, Baldwin Auditorium
-- Rizwam-Muazzam Quawwali. Oct. 9, Reynolds Industries Theater
-- Richard Goode, piano. Oct. 10, Baldwin Auditorium
-- The Bad Plus play Ornette Coleman’s “Science Fiction.” Oct. 18, Baldwin Auditorium
-- Los Lobos play “La Pistola y el Corazon.” Oct. 24, Carolina Theatre of Durham.
-- Belcea Quartet. Oct. 25, Baldwin Auditorium
-- Vox Luminis. Oct. 30, Duke Chapel
-- Yefim Bronfman. Nov. 2, Baldwin Auditorium
-- Allen Toussaint and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Nov. 6, Carolina Theatre
-- Companhia Urbana de Danca. Nov. 7 and 8, Reynolds Industries Theater
-- Horszowski Trio. Nov. 8, Baldwin Auditorium
-- yMusic and Sam Green, “A Measure of All Things,” Nov. 15, Reynolds Industries Theater
-- Diego el Cigala. Nov. 20, Carolina Theatre
-- William Tyler, “Corduroy Roads.” Nov. 20-23, The Shadowbox in Golden Belt
-- Pablo Ziegler. Dec. 6, Baldwin Auditorium
-- Brad Mehldau Trio. Dec. 11, Baldwin Auditorium
-- New York Polyphony, “Wondrous Birth, O Wondrous Child.” Dec. 12, Baldwin Auditorium
-- St. Lawrence String Quartet. Dec. 13, Baldwin Auditorium
-- I.C.E. International Contemporary Ensemble, “The Whisper Opera.” Jan. 16 and 17, Reynolds Industries Theater
-- I.C.E. International Contemporary Ensemble perform chamber music. Jan. 18, Nelson Music Room
-- Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, “Songs of Love and Longing.” Jan. 22, Reynolds Industries Theater.
-- Jeremy Denk, piano. Jan. 23, Baldwin Auditorium
-- Calefax Reed Quintet. Jan. 24, Baldwin Auditorium
-- Branford Marsalis Quartet. Jan. 30 and 31, Baldwin Auditorium
-- Jordi Savall, viol. Feb. 1, Baldwin Auditorium
-- Kurt Elling, “Passion World.” Feb. 13, Baldwin Auditorium
-- Jerusalem Quartet. Feb. 14, Baldwin Auditorium
-- Ron K. Brown/Evidence, with Jason Moran and the Bandwagon. Feb. 20 and 21, Reynolds Industries Theater
-- Stile Antico. Feb. 21, Duke Chapel
-- Anthony Braxton Diamond Curtain Wall Quintet. Feb. 27, Baldwin Auditorium
-- yMusic (Durham Ph.D. composer concert). March 2, Motorco Music Hall
-- Vladimir Feltsman, piano. March 6, Baldwin Auditorium
-- J.D. Souther and Carrie Rodriguez. March 7, Baldwin Auditorium
-- Jennie Scheinman, “Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait.” March 20, Reynolds Industries Theater
-- Elias String Quartet with Benjamin Hochman. March 21, Baldwin Auditorium
-- Ari Picker, “Lion and the Lamb.” March 27 and 28, Nelson Music Room
-- Rokia Traore, “Beautiful Africa.” April 1, Reynolds Industries Theater
-- Paul Lewis, piano. April 3, Baldwin Auditorium
-- Cassandra Wilson, “A Celebration of Billie Holiday.” April 4, Carolina Theatre
-- Alice Russell. April 10, Reynolds Industries Theater
-- Artemis Quartet. April 17 Baldwin Auditorium
-- A.C.M.E. American Contemporary Music Ensemble. April 18, Motorco Music Hall
-- I Fagiolini, “Insalata I Fagiolini.” April 24, Baldwin Auditorium
-- Lila Downs. May 2, Carolina Theatre