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Jeff Multer. Photo credit: Eastern Music Festival.
Julian Schwarz. Photo credit: Eastern Music Festival.
Marika Bournaki. Photo credit: Eastern Music Festival.
Jake Fridkis. Photo credit: Eastern Music Festival.
Jason Vieaux. Photo credit: Eastern Music Festival.
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Week four of the Eastern Music Festival season is full of performances by our faculty artists, fellows, and an N.C. premiere! This weeks’ highlighted composers include unique new and classic pieces.
Eastern Chamber Players featuring EMF Faculty Artists, includes Mozart's Horn Quintet; Giacomo Susanis’ N.C. Premiere, Quintet and String Quartet; and Schuberts’ Piano Trio played by the Mile End Trio, which is made up of violinist Jeff Multer, cellist Julian Schwarz, and pianist Marika Bournaki. The evening of invigorating chamber music will be on Tuesday, July 19th at 8PM in Dana Auditorium.
Join our percussion faculty on Wednesday, July 20th at 8PM, as they showcase unconventional percussion techniques for the Signature Performance: Percussion Explorations. The night includes pieces by Devonté Hynes, Rolf Wallin, Connor Shafran, Alyssa Weinberg, Aurél Holló, and a world premiering piece by Michael Ippolito.
The Young Artists Orchestra on Thursday, July 21st at 8PM, present Concerto for Flute, op.39, by Lowell Liebermann led by resident conductor Grant Cooper and performed by flutist Jake Fridkis, along with Rimsky-Korsakovs’ Scheherazade op.35. On Friday, July 22nd at 8PM, resident conductor José-Luis Novo and cellist Julian Schwarz will perform pieces by Liebermann and Saint-Saëns, such as Concerto for Cello Concerto, op.132 and Symphony No. 3 in C minor, op.78 “Organ Symphony”.
Friday evening, the Young Artists Orchestra will take the stage with Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Stravinsky’s Le sacre du Printemps (Rite of Spring) on Friday, July 8th at 8PM. The concert speaks to music from Old and New World traditions, including idiomatic jazz and Latin timbres and figurations, to the primitive essence of Russian folk music.
Learn “How to Love” by joining EMF on Saturday, July 23rd at 8PM for a night with Eastern Festival Orchestra led by Maestro Gerard Schwarz, spotlighting a world premiere by living composer, Avner Dorman. Dorman’s How to Love will feature renowned Jason Vieaux on guitar. The concert will also feature Dawn by living composer Paul Frucht, and will end with Schostakovich’s Symphony No.10 in E minor, op.93 to tie in Eastern Festival Orchesta’s New Perspectives concert title.
EMF Encircling the City with the Greensboro Public Library provides an educational performance and service-learning experience. EMF String Fellows quartets travel to Greensboro libraries for a free short program. On Wednesday, July 18th at 10:30AM, at the Benjamin Branch.
Young Artists Chamber Recitals take place on Tuesday, July 26th at 1:30PM and 6:15PM; Wednesday, July 13th and July 20th at 4PM; Wednesday, July 20th and July 27th at 6:30PM; Saturday, July 30th at 2PM. All recitals are free and open to the public. Chamber recitals are located in the Carnegie Room at Guilford College. Young Artists Piano Recitals are on Saturday, July 17th and July 24th at 3PM and are located in Dana Auditorium.
To explore the background behind Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening’s compositions and composers, join musicologists, Dr. Greg Carroll and Maestro Peter Perret for our Musically Speaking program at 7PM. All pre-concert talks are free and open to the public.
Eastern Music Festival continues to follow the guidance provided by the NC Department of Health, Guilford County Department of Public Health, and Guilford College. At this present time, for all Eastern Music Festival related activities, masks are “highly recommended” indoors and in large groups but not “required.”
As varied as these season highlights appear, the EMF Experience each summer is so much more than the performance. EMF is an unforgettable learning experience for dedicated young artists from across the nation, an enriching and entertaining social encounter for our patrons, and a celebration of incredible artistry.
Individual tickets are available online at easternmusicfestival.org/tickets. EMF Box Office hours are Wed. - Fri., Noon - 4:00 p.m. (336-333-7450 x222). For additional program details, featured soloists and more information, visit easternmusicfestival.org/calendar.