Eastern Music Festival

posted on June 13, 2018 by Pivot Mode Support

Eastern Music Festival returns June 23 – July 28, 2018, for its 57th season with over 60 performances during its five-week run.

“This season contains all the fabulous talent and artistry that our region has come to expect from Eastern Music Festival,” says music director Gerard Schwarz. “This year we are privileged to perform four world premieres, including Hyekyung Lee’s Climbing Tomorrow, commissioned by Ambassador Bonnie McElveen-Hunter.”

Tickets for this performance may be “purchased” ahead of time by calling Triad Stage at 336-272-0160 and letting them know what you can to pay.


2018 EMF Season Highlights

  • Monday, June 25 – Masterful violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg joins forces with members of the Eastern Music Festival’s faculty to open our 2018 Chamber Music series at UNCG’s Recital Hall. 8 p.m.


  • Wednesday, June 27 – Brass Fanfares – The historic and acoustically superb First Presbyterian Church in downtown Greensboro hosts EMF’s brass faculty in a performance featuring music of the Spanish renaissance and works by Albinoni and Monteverdi. 8 p.m.


  • Thursday, June 29 – EFO Chamber Orchestra – Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg leads EMF’s faculty and members of the Orchestral Fellowship program in performance. Works to include Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence and Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. 8 p.m.


  • Friday, June 29 – EMF’s season-opening Orchestral Celebration features three EMF orchestras under the baton of Maestro Schwarz. Concertmaster Jeffrey Multer performs the Bruch Violin Concerto with the Eastern Festival Orchestra. This PAY WHAT YOU CAN performance is supported through a grant from the Mebane Foundation. 8 p.m.


  • The Joseph M. Bryan, Jr. Festival Orchestra Series features renowned soloists William Wolfram (piano), Anne Akiko Meyers (violin), Misha Dichter (piano), Kun-Woo Paik (piano) and Stefan Jackiw (violin) in performance with the Eastern Festival Orchestra. (Saturdays, June 30 – July 28, 8 p.m.)


  • Wednesday, July 4 – Mozart’s Magic – Maestro Gerard Schwarz leads the members of the Eastern Festival Orchestra and faculty soloists William Wolfram (piano), Randall Weiss (violin), Daniel Reinker (viola) and Les Roettges (flute) in a fireworks-filled All Mozart program. 8 p.m.


  • Eight Young Artists Orchestras Series performances on Thursday and Friday evenings, led by resident conductors Grant Cooper and José-Luis Novo feature our young musicians and faculty soloists. Thursday, July 26 features our Young Artist Concerto Competition winners. (Thursdays and Fridays, July 5 – 27, 8 p.m.)


  • Nine Eastern Chamber Players performances on Mondays at the UNCG College of Music, Theatre and Dance Recital Hall and on Tuesdays at Guilford College’s Dana Auditorium. 8 p.m.


  • And more… including What I Did for Love in partnership with the Greensboro Opera (July 18), our 4th Annual EMF Open House (July 22), the always-sold-out Guitar Summit (July 25), and free Master Classes, Young Artists recitals and outreach performances around town and throughout the Triad. 8 p.m.


For complete calendar, performance details and ticket information, visit www.easternmusicfestival.org.