Due to precautionary measures related to COVID-19, the remainder of Duke Performances' Spring 2020 season is cancelled. Full details at: dukeperformances.duke.edu/covid19

Duke Performances

Mary Halvorson
Code Girl

Friday, May 1, 2020 | 8:00 pm

Rubenstein Arts Center | von der Heyden Studio Theater


March 16, 2020: Important Announcement: Remainder of Duke Performances spring season cancelled

Dear Friends,

Due to precautionary measures related to COVID-19, Duke University has temporarily suspended on-campus classes and is postponing all events with an expected attendance of more than 50 people taking place both on- and off-campus.

Sadly, we must cancel all Duke Performances presentations, both on- and off-campus, for the remainder of our spring season, through May 16.

We wish these changes weren’t necessary, but under the circumstances an aggressive course of action is justified to protect public and community health.

We will do our best to present in the future the artists impacted by these cancellations.

The Duke University Box Office will issue refunds to patrons holding tickets for presentations through May 16. Tickets purchased with a credit card will be refunded to the card of purchase. If card of purchase is expired, refund will be issued via check. Tickets purchased via check or cash payment will receive a check reimbursement sent to the address on record. All refunds are expected to be completed within 8 weeks. Thanks for your patience as we work to expedite refunds.

We thank you for your support of Duke Performances and look forward to seeing you at our presentations in the future.

Until then we wish good health for you and your loved ones as we endure this unprecedented challenge.

With best wishes,

Scott Lindroth
Vice Provost for the Arts
Duke University

Eric Oberstein
Interim Director
Duke Performances

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Class of 2019 MacArthur fellow, Mary Halvorson is one of New York’s most in-demand guitarists. Though most often labeled a jazz player, collaborating with artists including Anthony Braxton, Jason Moran, and Marc Ribot, among many others, her style stretches and transcends more often than it resides within more familiar confines. “When all her influences click into place, the result is like little else,” says Pitchfork of her catalog; her most recent bandleading proves no exception to that rule. 2018’s Code Girl, Halvorson’s first project for which she has written both lyrics and music, presents an adroit sextet of artists capable of executing Halvorson’s rock-adjacent ideas. Halvorson is joined at Duke Performances by Amirtha Kidambi (vocals), María Grand (saxophone, vocals), Adam O’Farrill (trumpet), Michael Formanek (bass), and Tomas Fujiwara (drums).



“Halvorson's music has always had the capacity to surprise, but Code Girl amounts to the most startling move in her solo career. ”

NPR

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