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The 50th season of the critically-acclaimed Eastern Music Festival & School will open June 25th and run through July 30, 2011. During the five-week run, renowned Music Director Gerard Schwarz has planned more than 100 concerts and music-related events.
 
The Festival’s 50th Anniversary season will bring the highest caliber of musical artists to Greensboro, NC, beginning with Schwarz himself, whose credits include over 125 acclaimed recordings, thirteen Grammy nominations (most recently in 2009), two Emmy awards, Gerard Schwarz Day (Sept. 2009) in Seattle, WA and the key to the City of Greensboro (July 2009).

The cornerstone of the season is the popular Saturday Festival Orchestra series with the Eastern Festival Orchestra, named one of the best on the east coast. This resident professional orchestra showcases some of the most extraordinatry orchestral and chamber musicians from around the globe. 

Eastern Music Festival -- truly North Carolina's Musical Treasure!

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