Inspired Music Making: Eastern Music Festival

Eastern Music Festival (EMF), Greensboro’s nationally recognized classical music festival and summer educational program, returns June 25 through July 30, 2022, for the 61st season. Extraordinary musicians from around the world gather in Greensboro each summer bringing their talents to perform the works of the great masters, past, and present. 

Days and nights at EMF are filled with the echoes of music across the campus of Guilford College. Hundreds of Young Artists practice, perform, and strive for musical excellence; teachers guide and encourage the students, and world-class guest artists and mentors share their talents and wisdom. Stages are graced with virtuosos on every instrument, performing solo works, chamber music, and the gems of classical orchestral repertoire. For five weeks, the community is abuzz with the sounds that are EMF. The festival exemplifies the best of what great music can foster: dedication, devotion, inspiration, and community.

The 2022 season will include 60+ performances at its home location in Guilford Colleges’ Dana Auditorium, as well as other locations in Greensboro, and one performance in Boone, North Carolina. Centuries of compositions will be studied during the five-week Festival, including five world premieres and one U.S. premiere. Featured performers this season include violinist Lara St. John (July 2), pianists Santiago Rodriguez (July 9) and Alexander Toradze (July 30). Award-winning maestro Gerard Schwarz conducts the Eastern Festival Orchestra and other EMF ensembles throughout the season. 

To learn more about this season’s concert programming, visit Tickets on sale now! (Seating is limited in accordance with current guidelines.)

Eastern Music Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law