Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro
Proximity Hotel is delighted to be an Official Hotel of the wonderful Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro. Each summer, for five glorious weeks, the our area is transformed for music enthusiasts of all ages whose tastes range from classical to jazz to bluegrass to rock and everything in between. Concerts and events happen daily.
Eastern Music Festival and School is one of this country’s foremost training programs for aspiring young musicians between the ages of 14 and 22, presented within the nationally known summer music festival. EMFfringe concerts offer an eclectic and progressive series presenting the best of Americana, bluegrass, jazz, rock, blues, alt country, and world music.
The internationally recognized Eastern Music Festival will produce over 100 events – everything from Grammy-winning classical soloists with symphony orchestra (three resident orchestras to choose from) – to two chamber series, and including the EMFfringe series. Music Director Gerard Schwarz heads a distinguished list of participating artists.
As more and more of the world’s top performers come here to work, teach and perform, gifted music students in record numbers from across the U.S. and abroad are vying for a place among the few who will be accepted to study and spend five weeks at Eastern Music Festival. And growing audiences from across the region are loving the great music.
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.
The Proximity Hotel is delighted to be a major sponsor this year. Visit us and discover music in a whole new way at EMF.