Fall preview: World premieres, music and dance at Duke Performances
Duke Performances will present six world premieres of commissioned works during its 2014-2015 season. 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, in conjunction with the Bull Durham Blues Festival. The Campbell Brothers’ concert is among six world premieres that Duke Performances has commissioned for its 2014-2015 season.
The trio The Bad Plus returns 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. 20-23. 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. This concert will take place March 20. 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.
Other fall concert highlights include Los Lobos play “La Pistola y La Corazon” (Oct. 24), Vox Luminis (Oct. 30), and Allen Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band (Nov. 6).
For tickets, call 919-684-4444 or visit www.dukeperformances.org.
Here are the highlights for the fall season:
-- 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
-- Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali. 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
-- 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