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Celebrating 63 Years of Inspired Music Making!

June 22 – July 27, 2024

EASTERN MUSIC FESTIVAL RETURNS TO GUILFORD COLLEGE THIS SUMMER PRESENTING OVER 60 CONCERTS STARTING JUNE 24-JULY 29, 2023

Eastern Music Festival (EMF), Greensboro’s nationally recognized classical music festival and summer educational program, announces its 62nd season this summer. The season will run June 24 through July 29, 2023.

“After a successful return to full capacity in 2022, EMF looks forward to another summer on the historic Guilford College campus full of the sounds of familiar classics, new works, and inspired faces of Young Artists learning with our esteemed festival faculty,” says Chris Williams, EMF Executive Director.

The 2023 season will feature 60+ performances by distinguished artists and ensembles at its home location in Guilford Colleges’ Dana Auditorium, as well as other locations in Greensboro, including one performance in Boone, North Carolina. The schedule for concerts at EMF this summer will feature:

  • Tuesdays: Chamber Music with the Eastern Chamber Players
  • Wednesdays: Signature Performances featuring EMF Faculty Artists
  • Thursday and Fridays: EMF Young Artists Orchestras
  • Saturdays: Eastern Festival Orchestra led by maestro Gerard Schwarz
  • Student chamber recitals and piano recitals throughout the season 

The Joseph M. Bryan, Jr. Festival Orchestra Series this season will feature renowned soloists Gil Shaham, violin, Hélène Grimaud, piano, Awadagin Pratt, piano, William Wolfram, piano, Julian Schwarz, cello, and Jeff Multer, violin in performance with the Eastern Festival Orchestra. (Saturdays, July 1 – July 29, 8 p.m.)

The full season will be announced on Friday, April 14, and individual tickets will go on sale Monday, May 1, 2023, online at easternmusicfestival.org/tickets. Complete program details will be available online at easternmusicfestival.org/calendar