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5 Upcoming Eastern Music Festival Performances Featuring Guest Artists

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As the Eastern Music Festival begins its 61st season in a few weeks, here are 5 highlights of upcoming performances featuring guest artists!

Orchestra Performance / Eastern Music Festival

The 61st season of the Eastern Music Festival (EMF) begins in a few short weeks, and there will be over 60 performances by various ensembles and artists! Performances in Greensboro will take place at venues, such as the Dana Auditorium at Guilford College and the Steven Tanger Center for Performing Arts. Tickets for performances are available for purchase NOW here.

Below are 5 upcoming performances at the Eastern Music Festival featuring guest artists and performers.

June 29: William Wolfram, Signature Performance: Piano Recital

Pianist William Wolfram / Eastern Music Festival

William Wolfram is a renowned pianist and EMF faculty artist who has appeared with the San Francisco, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Seattle, and New Jersey symphonies along with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the National Symphony, the Flordia Orchestra, and many other ensembles. Wolfram is a graduate of the Juilliard School and lives in New York City. 

On June 29 at 8 p.m., Wolfram will captivate audiences with a solo recital at the Dana Auditorium at Guilford College. Wolfram will play the works of Schumann, Liszt, and Chopin on his piano. Tickets for the performance can be purchased by clicking on button below:

July 2: Lara St. John and Eastern Festival Orchestra, Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Festival Orchestra Series: All American Celebration

Violinist Lara St. John / Eastern Music Festival

Lara St. John is a Canadian violinist who has performed with the Boston Pops, the Royal Philharmonic, NDR Symphony, and Zurich Chamber Orchestra as well as the orchestras of Toronto, Montreal, San Francisco, Seattle, and more. She began playing violin when she was only two years old and made her first appearance as a soloist with an orchestra at age four. 

She will be joined by the Eastern Festival Orchestra for an unforgettable performance on July 2 at 8 p.m. at Guilford College’s Dana Auditorium. Audiences will enjoy an evening featuring all American composers, including Gershwin, Barber, Hanson. Tickets for the performance can be purchased using the button below:

July 9: Santiago Rodriguez and Eastern Festival Orchestra, Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Festival Orchestra Series: Unity

Pianist Santiago Rodriguez / Eastern Music Festival

Santiago Rodriguez is a Cuban-American pianist and EMF faculty artist who has performed internationally with orchestras such as the London Symphony, the Dresden Staatskapelle, the Weimar Philharmonic, the Yomiuri-Nippon Symphony Orchestra of Japan, and the Tampere Philharmonic of Finland, among many others. Rodriguez also has performed as a chamber musician with ensembles, including Guarneri String Quartet and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. 

On July 9 at 8 p.m., Rodriguez and the Eastern Festival Orchestra will delight audiences with a performance of both old and new symphonic pieces by composers, such as Valerie Coleman, Grieg, and Tchaikovsky, at the Steven Tanger Center for Performing Arts. Tickets for the concert are available to purchase through the Tanger Center by clicking on the button below:

July 19: The Mile-End Trio and Eastern Chamber Players

The Mile-End Trio / Eastern Music Festival

The Mile-End Trio encompasses violinist Jeff Multer, cellist Julian Schwarz, and pianist Marika Bournaki. Multer, Schwarz, and Bournaki are all EMF faculty artists and have performed at the Eastern Music Festival in previous years. 

Multer, Schwarz, and Bournaki will join the Eastern Chamber Players for a performance on July 19 at 8 p.m. at Dana Auditorium at Guilford College. The performance will include pieces by Mozart, Giacomo Susani, and Schubert. Tickets for the performance are available for purchase by clicking on the following button:

July 30: Markia Bournaki and Eastern Festival Orchestra, 61st Season Festival Orchestra Series Festival Finale

Pianist Markia Bournaki / Eastern Music Festival

Markia Bournaki is a pianist, EMF faculty artist, and member of The Mile-End Trio who has appeared as a guest soloist for the symphony orchestras of Montreal, Quebec, and St. Petersburg alongside Romania’s Timisoara Filharmonica and Switzerland’s Verbier Chamber Orchestra. Bournaki holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School and lives in New York City.

Bournaki and the Eastern Festival Orchestra will bring the 61st season of the Eastern Music Festival to a close with an astounding performance on July 30 at 8 p.m. at the Dana Auditorium at Guilford College. The culminating performance will include works from the composers Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Tchaikovsky, and Strauss. Tickets for the performance are available for purchase using the button below:

Concert Venue / Eastern Music Festival

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 toward careers in the performing arts. EMF’s five-week 61st season is June 25 – July 30, 2022. For more information, visit easternmusicfestival.org. Follow EMF on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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