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Tuesday, June 28 – July 30

Eastern Music Festival

About the Festival:

Concert Schedule and highlights:

The 2022 season will include 60+ performances by ensembles of varying shapes and sizes at EMF’s home location in Guilford College’s Dana Auditorium, as well as other locations in Greensboro, and one performance in Boone, North Carolina at Appalachian State University. The highlights this summer include:

Signature Performances: featuring EMF Faculty Artists, students, and friends of EMF

  • Wednesday, June 29: Pianist William Wolfram in recital
  • Thursday, June 30: Faculty and fellows perform an evening dedicated to Bach aptly named “Bach to Bach”
  • Friday, July 1: “Orchestral Celebration,” a “Pay What you Can” evening featuring the Eastern Festival Orchestra and both EMF Young Artist Orchestras showcasing music by Beethoven and Brahms
  • Wednesday, July 6: Euphonium-Tuba Institute showcase featuring performances by esteemed faculty members Demondrae Thurman and Aaron Tindall, the EMF Euphonium-Tuba Ensemble, and the North Carolina Brass Band led by Dr. Brian Meixner
  • Wednesday, July 13: EMF and Greensboro Opera present two “I Love Paris” programs of operatic and popular music – 6 pm and 8 pm at Temple Emanuel
  • Wednesday, July 20: “Percussion Explorations” featuring the EMF percussion faculty
  • Sunday, July 24: EMF String Fellows Recital
  • Monday, July 25: “Overtures” by the Eastern Festival Orchestra led by the Festivals’ Conducting Scholars
  • Wednesday, July 27: Classical Guitar Summit featuring performances by faculty members Kami Rowan, JIJI, and Jason Vieaux, and EMF Young Artists held at Temple Emanuel in Greensboro
  • Tuesdays: Chamber Music with the Eastern Chamber Players and a special performance on July 19 by The Mile-End Trio (Jeff Multer, violin; Julian Schwarz, cello; Marika Bournaki, piano)
  • Thursday and Fridays: EMF Young Artists Orchestras
  • Saturdays: Eastern Festival Orchestra led by maestro Gerard Schwarz featuring guest artists Lara St. John, violin (July 2), Santiago Rodriguez, piano (July 9), and Marika Bournaki, piano (July 30), as well as faculty members Jeff Multer, violin; Julian Schwarz, cello; Jason Vieaux, guitar; and Chris Gekker, trumpet

Student chamber recitals and piano recitals throughout the season

Five world premieres by living composers: Adolphus Hailstork (July 16), Paul Frucht & Avner Dorman (July 23), Michael Ippolito (July 20), Gerard Schwarz (July 7), and one NC premiere by Giacomo Susani (July 19)

For tickets and more information, visit the Festival’s website.

Wednesday, August 3 | 7:00  p.m.

Duke University Department of Music presents Ciompi Quartet

Location: Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

About the Program:

The final concert of the Ciompi Quartet Presents 2022 Summer Chamber Music Series features violinist Eric Pritchard performing with Elizabeth Anderson (cello) and Brandt Fredriksen (piano). The program includes trios of Shostakovich, Bill Robinson, and Dvořák’s “Dumky” quartet.

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Saturday, August 6 | 7:30  p.m.

Vivace Music Foundation presents Richard Goode

Location: The Wilson Center, Wilmington, North Carolina

About the Program:

One of the world’s greatest pianists visits Wilmington and Vivace Music Foundation to present Beethoven’s grandest set of variations: the Diabelli. According to Gramophone, “Every time we hear him (Richard Goode), he impresses us as better than we remembered, surprising us, surpassing our expectations and communicating perceptions that stay in the mind.”

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