Eastern Music Festival’s 2022 season to include five world premieres

Posted on: May 6, 2022

“This summer’s Eastern Music Festival will present the world premieres of new works by five living composers,” writes Dawn Kane in Tuesday’s (5/3) Greensboro News and Record (NC). “The premieres will be part of the program when the nationally recognized classical music festival and summer educational program returns from June 25 to July 30 to its home base at Guilford College. The 2022 season will include more than 60 performances by ensembles of varying shapes and sizes…. On Saturday nights this season, the faculty’s Eastern Festival Orchestra [will be] led by EMF Music Director Gerard Schwarz…. EMF canceled the in-person 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, then operated at a limited capacity for the summer 2021 season…. Schwarz … will be among composers presenting a world premiere of his work at EMF.” Additional world premieres are planned by Adolphus Hailstork, Michael Ippolito, Paul Frucht, and Avner Dorman. The festival will present the North Carolina premiere of a work by Giacomo Susani. Also planned are student chamber concerts and recitals, a concert by the Eastern Festival Orchestra and both EMF Young Artist Orchestras, a Euphonium-Tuba Institute, Classical Guitar Summit, and a concert featuring the festival’s percussion faculty.