Flute, 2 Clarinets, Saxophone,Trumpet, Tenor Trombone, Bass Trombone, Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Percussion.
Durward is a chamber ensemble that promotes the diversity of contemporary music to a broad audience through performances of rarely performed works and commissioning new works by living composers. Committed to formal concert presentations and educational outreach programs, Durward engages audiences of all ages and artistic interests in experiences that celebrate creativity and develop a community-based commitment to new music.
Education: Part of Durward’s mission is to educate young musicians and potential composers about composition so there is not a disconnect between the composers of today and the listening audience.
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Many Thanks to
Thomas Hobson, President
Matthew Evan Taylor, Vice President
Brian Vlasak, Secretary
Len Duncan, Treasurer
From Matt Driscoll, Artistic Director:
I proudly named this ensemble after my late grandfather, Durward Belmont Howell (1922-1999), because of his love for the arts and my fondness for his name (which came out "DURWOULD" when his friends called his name in excitement with a thick Nashville accent). I remember going to see musicals and listening to old-school country music with him and grandma. He always supported my music career, and I know he'd be proud of the work and legacy of Durward today.
CONGRATULATIONS to Durward flutist Rose Bishop for releasing her first solo album, Diversions!
Our new album, Prophetic Revolutions, is out now! Featuring a diverse group of composers, two guest-artist mezzo sopranos, a trombone solo, and some of our all-time favorite collabs, there's something for everyone on this record.
Preview the first track on SoundCloud, purchase the album here on the website, or stream on your favorite platform.
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WE ARE NEW MUSIC.
Durward is investing in the progress and prosperity of 21st-century classical music, and you can help. Your donation will allow us to expand our commissions and collaborations with emerging artists, whose voices are diverse and vital to the future of classical music. In 2022, your money will go toward our ECU residency and music education outreach, and our performance/recording premieres of Nia Franklin's (Miss America 2019) newest piece.