Eastern Music Festival: June 22-July 27, 2013
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With over 100 music-related events during the season and throughout the year, the Eastern Music Festival has something for everyone. Whether you love classical, jazz, or bluegrass, EMF is an amazing music festival. Ask us about our EMF Package at the O.Henry Hotel, available each summer during the festival.
Founded in 1961, EMF is one of the country's top summer music festivals – bringing accomplished, world-renowned artists together with exceptionally gifted young musicians from across the U.S. and several continents to study and participate in concerts and music-related events for five weeks each summer. Many concerts are held at EMF's home, Guilford College, and some performances are held at venues in downtown Greensboro.
The Classical Program is divided into six series, with performances every night of the week during throughout the five-week festival.
A separate concert series where classical and Americana combine, EMFfringe features a wide variety of musical genres. During the EMF summer festival, EMFfringe presents five large concerts in downtown Greensboro. In the off-season, EMFfringe stays active through a variety of concerts and events including the popular Listening Room series with Triad Stage. Previous artists have included Mark O'Connor, Bruce Hornsby, the Waybacks, Seth Walker, and Carl Weathersby.
So why is Greensboro's Eastern Music Festival fast becoming one of the hottest places to be in this country for young musicians and professional performers?
You can see why on their faces. Everyone is smiling. The world's greatest artists -- from classical soloists like Gil Shahamto crossover fiddler Mark O’Connor to trumpeter Doc Severinsen and bands like New Riders of the Purple Sage -- are coming to EMF to work and refresh themselves. There is a vibrant energy at all performances -- many sell out so you’ll want to plan ahead -- and it is intoxicating. And America is listening - performances recorded at EMF are featured regularly on National Public Radio's popular Performance Today program, broadcast on 264 stations nationwide.
Stay at the O.Henry Hotel and discover music in a whole new way at EMF.
Click here for the complete EMF Schedule.