The Duke Symphony Orchestra returned to Baldwin Auditorium, its lovely home on the University's East Campus, for a live-in-person concert under the leadership of Harry Davidson, now in his 23rd season there. The attendees were all masked and reasonably well socially distanced. The orchestra is a component of Duke's Department of Music.
It was an altogether admirable program of the meat-and-potatoes variety, Classical-era style - music by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven with composition dates spanning just thirteen years - but with artistic results miles and miles apart.
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