As Duke Performances moves into its second decade, we need your support to sustain the program, keeping the work fresh, accessible, and forward-thinking.

Support Duke Performances
Your gift will support artist residencies

Artists who come to Duke Performances don’t just perform. Instead of a one-night tour stop, our artists are in residence for several days or weeks — making significant engagement with students, faculty, and community and offering context on their work and expert training on craft. Your gift allows us to provide critical resources to support artists-in-residence and allow more meaningful opportunities for our constituents to engage with these visiting artists.

Support Duke Performances
Your gift will support new work

Over the past decade, Duke Performances has commissioned, developed, and world-premiered more than 50 pieces of music, theater, and dance – incubated amongst our students, faculty, and community and premiered in our facilities — these works then toured the country and the world. Your gift allows us to expand, improve, and imbed the new works we commission.

Support Duke Performances
Your gift will support the arts in Durham

We are committed to offering performances both at Duke and in the city of Durham. With offerings in a dozen venues on campus and in town — as large as DPAC, as small as The Pinhook, and at numerous spaces across Duke’s campus — we create a platform for patrons at Duke and in Durham alike to learn from and enjoy the world’s best artists. Your gift allows us to bring a willfully eclectic mix of world-class artists to Durham — from string quartets at Baldwin to jazz at Durham Fruit & Produce and from vocal ensembles in the Chapel to hip-hop at Motorco.




Our Supporters

Gifts made after December 1, 2018


Friends of Duke Performances

Iwona Birk
M. Stanford Bobbitt
Hope E. Breeze
Suzanne Brock
Geoffrey S. Brock & Thorney Point Foundation
Farnum Brown
Dr. Robert L. Bryant
John Burness & Anne Williams
Susan Louise Coon & Conrad Weiser
Edna Goldstaub-Dainotto (In Memory of Judy Byck)
Nancy & Dan Dektar
John & Cheryl Denardo
John Dimiceli
John & Anne Rothwell Forlines
Kara Anne Fox
Brenda Bruce Fountain
Edward Furtick, Jr.
Judith & Raymond Grauer
Christina Graybard
Isaac & Pamela Green (In Memory of Dorothy B. Martin)
Randy Hall & Mary Hamrick
Sandi Haynes
Stephen Jaffe & Mindy Oshrain
Hsiao-Mei Ku & Leonid Zilper
William & Polly LeFevre
David & Debs Ann Liu
Frank & Carolyn London
Ralph & Susan McCaughan
Vera Mashtakova
Ralph & Susan McCaughan
Larry Mintz & Eileen Greenbaum
Eric Oberstein
Barry Poss & Michele Pas
Dr. Richard V. Riddell & Deborah Wong
Mr. & Mrs. Gary G. Roth
Heather & William Shaw
Manju Shukla
Bailey Elizabeth Sincox
Frank & Lillian Stallone
Frances Steele
Quinn Steven
Brandi Sansom Stewart (In Honor of the Moore and Merrick Families)
Sarah Thompson
Richard Fitzgerald Tigner
Dr. William C. Wetsel
Alec & Kathleen Wightman
Jonathan E. Zeljo & Alexandra Lee Zeljo

Piano Recital Series

Brenda Bruce Fountain

Chamber Arts Series

Chamber Arts Series Advisory Board for the 2017/18 Season
George Gopen, Director
Robert Bryant, Director Emeritus
Rod Gerwe
David Liu
Ralf Michaels, Associate Director
Stephen Teitsworth
J. Clare Woods
Aaron Greenwald, Executive Director of Duke Performances, ex officio

Chamber Arts Annual Fund

Melvin Bernay
Louise Clifford
Dr. Stephen & Nancy Davis
Rod & Barbara Gerwe
George Gopen
Eileen Greenbaum & Larry Mintz
Robert & Laura Gutman
Philip & Nancy Hablutzel
Ken & Maidi Hall Fund
Maidi Ebel Hall
Maureen Harris 
Howard & Joan Kastel
Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Kreisman
David & Debs Ann Liu
Frank & Carolyn London
Kristen Phend
Mary C. Sturgeon
Stephen W. Teitsworth
Patricia Tennis
John & Debra Turner
Ann Witherspoon

J.J. & Ruth M. Blum Fund

Wade Marlette
Susan Rosefielde

Edith London Fund

Ken & Maidi Hall Fund
Maidi Ebel Hall
Wade Marlette

Ernest W. Nelson Fund

Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Kreisman

Horst & Ruth Mary Meyer Fund for Wind Instruments in Chamber Music

Frank & Carolyn London
Sarah Thompson

Friends of the Ciompi Quartet

Nicole Gagne
Ken & Maidi Hall Fund
Maidi Ebel Hall
Drs. Margaret & Richard Hodel
Drs. Barbara & Jaroslav Hulka 
Joan C. Huntley
Adam J. King
Christopher & Simone Meyer (In Memory of Dr. Horst Meyer)
Estate of Patricia G. Silver
Robert W. Upchurch

Institutional Supporters

Duke University Office of the President
Duke University Office of the Provost
Duke University Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts
Archive of Documentary Arts at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University
Mary Duke Biddle Foundation
Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.
Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
Duke Africa Initiative
Duke Center for Jewish Studies
Duke Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Duke Continuing Studies
Duke Dance Program
Duke Department of Music
Duke Department of Theater Studies
Duke Faculty-in-Residence Program
Duke Forum for Scholars & Publics
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke Islamic Studies Center
Duke Program in Education & Service Learning
Duke Summer Session
Duke University Middle East Studies Center
National Endowment for the Arts
New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation & The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts & the North Carolina Arts Council

Duke Performances Endowments

Armentrout Endowment for the Visual & Performing Arts
Artist Residency Endowment Fund
Artists Series Enhancement Endowment Fund
Blackburn Performing Arts Fund
J.J. & Ruth M. Blum Endowment Fund
Robert & Margaret Boyer Endowment Fund
Ruth J. Carver Endowment Fund
Endowment for Wind Instruments
Henry David Epstein Endowment Fund
Ella Fountain Pratt Cultural Affairs Endowment
Patrick M. & Catherine Greer Williams Endowment Fund
Nancy Hanks Resident Fellows Endowment Fund
Edith London Endowment Fund for the Chamber Arts Society
Eleanor Naylor Dana Endowment Fund
Ernest W. Nelson Fund for the Performing Arts
Roy O. Rodwell Cultural Affairs Endowment Fund
Frances & E. T. Rollins, Jr. Endowment Fund
Charles M. & Shirley F. Weiss Fund for Creativity in the Arts