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June 22 – July 27, 2024

Eastern Music Festival 63rd Season

Venue: Guilford College, Greensboro

Encircling the City
Developed by EMF faculty member Dr. Diane Phoenix-Neal, Encircling the City is an educational performance and service-learning project in collaboration with the Greensboro Public Libraries, sponsored by The Cemala Foundation. EMF String Fellow quartets will perform short classical programs in family-friendly settings at various library branches. This program, which aligns with the Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, inspires children and promotes learning.
  • Monday, July 8 at 10:00 AM: McGirt Horton Branch Library and Glenwood Branch Library
  • Wednesday, July 10 at 10:00 AM: Central Branch Library
  • Thursday, July 11 at 10:30 AM: Hemphill Branch Library and Glen McNairy Branch Library
  • Monday, July 15 at 10:00 AM: Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library; 10:30 AM at Benjamin Branch Library
  • Tuesday, July 16 at 10:00 AM: Vance Chavis Branch Library
Visiting artists and EMF faculty will offer public masterclasses, refining the repertoire of selected students in a one-on-one setting. Audiences are welcome to observe these sessions in the Carnegie Room at Hege Library, Guilford College.
  • Thursday, July 18 at 4:00 PM: Pianist Marika Bournaki
  • Friday, July 19 at 4:00 PM: Cellist Amanda Forsyth and Violinist Chee-Yun
  • Thursday, July 25 at 4:00 PM: Guitarist Jason Vieaux
  • Friday, July 26 at 4:00 PM: Violinist Mark Peskanov

Weekly Events:

  • Tuesdays: Chamber Music with the Eastern Chamber Players ($35/ticket)
  • Thursdays and Fridays: EMF Young Artist Orchestras ($15/ticket)
  • Saturdays: The Joseph M. Bryan, Jr. Festival Orchestra Series ($55/ticket)
    • 2024 Festival Orchestra Series Soloists include: Béla Fleckbanjo (June 29), Carter Doolittlesaxophone(June 29), Jeffrey Multerviolin (July 6), Julian Schwarzcello (July 6), Santiago Rodriguez, piano (July 13), Jason Vieaux, guitar (July 20), Amanda Forsythcello (July 20), Chee Yunviolin (July 20), Marika Bournakipiano (July 20), and Mark Peskanovviolin (July 27)

For festival information and tickets: Eastern Musical Festival Tickets

Thursday, August 22 | 7:00 p.m.

Ciompi String Quartet presents Dreamtime

Venue: Kirby Horton Hall, Doris Duke Center, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham

About the performance:

Throughout human history, artists and composers have sought to lift the veil of the subconscious by giving voice to the dream world in their work.

Tickets may be purchased online at or at the Duke University Box Office

Thursday, September 5 | 7:30 p.m.

Greensboro Symphony presents Winton Marsalis

Venue: Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts, Greensboro

Wynton Marsalis, a true icon in the world of jazz, will be gracing the stage with his exceptional talent and captivating presence. A multiple Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize winner, Marsalis has left an indelible mark on the music world with his virtuosic trumpet playing, innovative compositions, and tireless advocacy for music education.

Marsalis has some roots in Greensboro, with a history of previous performances at Eastern Music Festival which have always been met with enthusiastic acclaim. His return to Greensboro is eagerly anticipated by both longtime fans and newcomers to his music. This concert provides a unique opportunity for the local community to experience the brilliance of Marsalis in a live setting, accompanied by his stellar Septet.

Tickets for this and other exciting GSO concerts are available now and can be purchased by phone through the Greensboro Symphony Box Office, the Tanger Center, or