Baldwin Auditorium Inaugural Gala with Duke Music Faculty Chamber Orchestra | Duke Campus: Baldwin Auditorium | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week
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Baldwin Auditorium Inaugural Gala with Duke Music Faculty Chamber Orchestra 

When: Sat., Sept. 14, 8 p.m. 2013
Price: $10 (students free)
Remember Baldwin Auditorium, the biggest high school auditorium in the Triangle? Duke put $15 million into its renovation, and now it's gorgeous and acoustically perfect. Its warm wooden stage is the color of baked bread, beneath a wavelike stage ceiling of grooved panels, vertiginously high and slotted for stage light to come through. All of this remarkable wood came from a single, gigantic anigre tree in South Africa, milled to a 1/16-inch-thick veneer. Duke offers an opening-night musical feast with a chamber orchestra of faculty and students from the Duke University Department of Music. The Ciompi Quartet, John Brown, Randall Love and Rebecca Troxler present an all-American program featuring Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring" and Samuel Barber's "Knoxville, Summer of 1915," with Duke alumnus Jason McStoots guesting on tenor. The sound in this room will awe you. —Chris Vitiello
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