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EMF Faculty perform duets. Pieces will include Igudesman’s Duets for Two Violins and Halvorsen’s Passacaglia (after Handel) for Violin and Cello.  Starmount Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, NC, serves as the perfect backdrop for these evenings of superior performances by EMF’s professional faculty playing “the music of friends” for audiences and each other

The concert will be performed by:  Halvorsen: Catherine Cary, violin, Neal Cary, cello; Piston: Heidi von Bernewitz, viola, Robert Nairn, double bass; Igudesman: Penny Thompson Kruse, violin, Ioana Gulu, violin; Read Thomas: Penny Thompson Kruse, violin, Steven Kruse, viola; Reinecke: Les Roettges, flute, Diane Walsh, piano

The Eastern Music Festival’s mission is to promote musical enrichment, excellence, professional collaboration, innovation, and diversity through a nationally-recognized teaching program, music festival, concerts, and other programs which will enhance the quality of life, health, and vitality of our region. The Eastern Music Festival and School, founded in 1961 in Greensboro, North Carolina by Sheldon Morgenstern, is an internationally-renowned classical music festival and institute for young musicians that runs for five weeks each summer. The institute accepts students ages 14 through 22 from around the country and the world. The EMF faculty consists of world-class performing artists selected from top orchestras and music schools nationally and internationally.  Led by music director Gerard Schwarz, the Eastern Music Festival and School celebrates its 51st season in 2012.