We need your support to showcase world-class performance, make our offerings accessible and put artists into engagement with campus and community.

Support Artist Residencies

Instead of a one-night tour stop, artists visiting Duke Performances 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 more meaningful opportunities for our constituents to engage with visiting artists.

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 advance the new works we commission.

Support the Arts in Durham

With offerings in a dozen venues, grand to intimate, on campus and in town, we create a platform for patrons at Duke, in Durham, and throughout the region to learn from and enjoy the world’s finest artists. Your gift allows us deliver a willfully eclectic array of world-class performance in a manner that is both accessible and affordable.


Our Supporters

Gifts made after December 1, 2018


Friends of Duke Performances

Iwona & Jeff Birk
M. Stanford Bobbitt
Matthew & Anne Louise Bostock
Hope E. Breeze
Suzanne Brock
Geoffrey S. Brock & Thorney Point Foundation
Farnum Brown
Brenda Bruce-Fountain
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
Edward Furtick, Jr.
Judith & Raymond Grauer
Christina Graybard
Isaac & Pamela Green (In Memory of Dorothy B. Martin)
Eileen Greenbaum & Larry Mintz
Aaron & Angela Greenwald
Mary Hamrick & Randy Hall
Sandi Haynes
Elizabeth Hecht (In Honor of Patrick M. & Catherine Greer Williams)
Mindy Oshrain & Stephen Jaffe
Peter Lange 

Hsiao-Mei Ku & Leonid Zilper
William & Polly LeFevre
Daniel Levinson
David & Debs Ann Liu
Frank & Carolyn London
David & Lois Madden
Ralph & Susan McCaughan
Eric Oberstein
Douglas A. Perkins (In Memory of Barbara Buschman)
Barry Poss & Michele Pas
Ari & Kelley Redbord
Dr. Richard V. Riddell & Deborah Wong
Mr. & Mrs. Gary G. Roth
Randy & Lori Schwantz
Heather & William Shaw
Manju Shukla
Bailey Elizabeth Sincox
Frank & Lillian Stallone
Frances Steele
Quinn Steven
Brandi Sansom Stewart (In Honor of the Moore & Merrick Families)
Sarah Thompson
Richard Fitzgerald Tigner
Dr. William C. Wetsel
Alec & Kathleen Wightman
Raissa Yang
Jonathan E. Zeljo & Alexandra Lee Zeljo

Piano Recital Series

Brenda Bruce-Fountain
Chris Gould
Arthur Mellor
Stephen W. Teitsworth

Chamber Arts Series

Chamber Arts Series Advisory Board for the 2019/20 Season
George Gopen, Director
Robert Bryant, Director Emeritus
Rod Gerwe
Joseph Gulla
David Liu
Nancy Kalow
Stephen Teitsworth
Eric Oberstein, Interim Director of Duke Performances, ex officio

Chamber Arts Annual Fund

Mel & Sue Bernay
Iwona & Jeff Birk
Stanley & Roberta Black
Philip & Françoise Bromberg
Robert Bryant
Dr. Mauricio Castillo
Marianna Chambless
Louise Clifford
Dr. C. Stephen Davis
Nancy & Dan Dektar
Max & Ann Drake
Gabrielle Falk
Barbara Freedman
Rod & Barbara Gerwe
Ann & Leonard Gettes
George Gopen
Eileen Greenbaum & Larry Mintz
Joseph & Rosemarie Gulla
Robert & Laura Gutman
Philip & Nancy Hablutzel
Maidi Ebel Hall
Maureen Harris 

Gerardo & Jo Heiss
John & Joy Kasson
Howard & Joan Kastel
Tad Kleindienst & Luba Sawczyn
Karlene Knebel & Richard Mann
Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Kreisman
Hsaio-Mei Ku & Leonid Zilper
Shelli Lieberman
David & Debs Ann Liu
Frank & Carolyn London
Arthur M. Mellor
Nancy & John Nelson
Kristen Phend
Mary C. Sturgeon
William & Virginia Swayne
Stephen W. Teitsworth
Patricia Tennis
John & Debra Turner
Philip R. Warren
Margaret & Ralph Weaver
George & Harriet Williams
Ms. Anna Ludwig Wilson
Ann Witherspoon

J.J. & Ruth M. Blum Fund

Gabrielle Falk
Frank & Carolyn London
Wade Marlette
Susan Rosefielde

Edith London Fund

Gabrielle Falk
Frank & Carolyn London
Wade Marlette
Paul & Barbara Nettesheim

Ernest W. Nelson Fund

Gabrielle Falk
Christa & Sheridan Johns
Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Kreisman
Gordon & Kathryn Livermore
Frank & Carolyn London

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

Ruth B. Cox
Frank & Carolyn London
Sarah Thompson
Edward Tiryakian

Friends of the Ciompi Quartet

Thomas Beale
Peter Burian & Maura High
Arturo & Ellen Ciompi
Katherine & Niccolo Ciompi
Stephen Falk (in Memory of Gabrielle Falk)
Nicole Gagne
Chris Gould
Maidi Ebel Hall
Thomas Hardison
Susan & Larry Herst
Drs. Margaret & Richard Hodel
Drs. Barbara & Jaroslav Hulka
Joan C. Huntley
Kevin & Krista Hurley

Christa & Sheridan Johns
Adam J. King
Tad Kleindienst & Luba Sawczyn
Shelli Lieberman
Wade Marlette
Arthur M. Mellor
Drs. Kathy Merritt & Erik Paulson
Christopher & Simone Meyer (In Memory of Dr. Horst Meyer)
Alex Rosenberg
Dr. & Mrs. Joel H. Shapiro
Estate of Patricia G. Silver
Dr. Ara & Mrs. Hjordis Tourian
Robert W. Upchurch
Mark & Virginia Chen Wells
George & Harriet Williams
Ann Witherspoon

Institutional Supporters

Duke University Office of the President
Duke University Office of the Provost
Duke University Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts
Mary Duke Biddle Foundation
Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
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 Summer Session
Duke University Middle East Studies Center
MAP Fund
National Endowment for the Arts
National Performance Network
N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
New Music USA
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
Les Brown Endowment Fund
The Susan L. Coon, Conrad W. Weiser & Dr. Minor J. Coon Endowment for the Arts
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
Horst & Ruth Mary Meyer Endowment for Wind Instruments
Horst & Ruth Mary Meyer Endowment Fund
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