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Orchestra Rehearsal by Ben Freedman

GREENSBORO, N.C. (April 12, 2024) – Eastern Music Festival (EMF), Greensboro’s premier summer educational program and esteemed classical music festival, proudly announces the highly anticipated release of its 2024 season lineup.

This year’s program promises five weeks brimming with daily free and ticketed performances, featuring EMF’s renowned faculty artists, emerging young musicians, and esteemed guest soloists. Events will take place primarily at Guilford College’s Dana Auditorium, with a special performance at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

Tickets are on sale now at

Highlights of the 2024 season include:

Signature Performances:

  • June 26: Renowned Pianist William Wolfram in Recital ($35/ticket)
  • June 27: “Welcome Bach” – An Evening Dedicated to Johann Sebastian Bach ($35/ticket)
  • June 28: “EMF Celebrates: Dvořák’s America” – By EMF Faculty and Young Artists Orchestras (Pay What You Can)
  • July 1: The Amernet String Quartet in Recital ($35/ticket)
  • July 3: Euphonium-Tuba Institute Recital ($35/ticket)
  • July 10: US Air Force Heritage Winds Quintet (FREE)
  • July 17: “Rhythm & Resonance” – Featuring EMF Percussion Faculty ($35/ticket)
  • July 21: KALEIDOSCOPE: EMF 2024 Orchestral Fellows Recital (Pay What You Can)
  • July 22: OVERTURES: EMF 2024 Conducting Scholars (Pay What You Can)
  • July 24: EMF Classical Guitar Summit ($35/ticket) at Temple Emanuel

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)

To see a full list of free events including recitals, masterclasses, our Encircling the City program, etc., visit us online at

EMF Ticketing Office hours are 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Contact us by phone at 336.333.7450, ext. 221 or purchase tickets online at

About Eastern Music Festival:

For six decades, Eastern Music Festival (EMF), a nationally recognized classical music festival and summer educational program, is produced each summer on the campus of Guilford College and other venues in the Greensboro, North Carolina, area. EMF is distinguished by its accomplished faculty, exhilarating repertoire, and world-renowned visiting artists under the artistic direction of Gerard Schwarz. A powerful teaching institution, EMF provides encouragement and guidance to hundreds of young musicians from across the country and around the globe as they take their first steps towards careers in the performing arts. EMF’s five-week 63rd season is June 22 – July 27, 2024. For more information, visit Follow EMF on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.