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Greensboro, NC – Eastern Music Festival (EMF) welcomes internationally-acclaimed pianist Misha Dichter to perform with the Young Artists Orchestra on Friday, July 15, 2011, at 8:00pm at Dana Auditorium, Guilford College.
Repertoire for the evening includes: Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K.467; Stravinsky: Petrushka.
Now in the fifth decade of an illustrious international career, Misha Dichter traces his musical heritage to the two great pianistic traditions of the 20th century: the Russian Romantic School as personified by Rosina Lhevinne, his mentor at The Juilliard School, and the German Classical style that was passed on to him by Aube Tzerko, a pupil of Artur Schnabel. Mr. Dichter reveals this dual legacy in his solo recitals and appearances with virtually all of the world’s major orchestras, performing the grand virtuoso compositions of Liszt, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky, as well as music from the central German-Viennese repertoire – works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms – which embody more introspective qualities.
The Young Artists Orchestras are comprised of EMF’s outstanding pre-professional musicians. These gifted students, ages 14-22, come from around the globe to study and perform in Greensboro.
Tickets for Young Artists Orchestra featuring Misha Dichter, piano, are $19, general admission, and $25, reserved seating. They can be purchased online at www.EasternMusicFestival.org or by calling the EMF Box Office at Triad Stage at 336.272.0160 or 866.579.TIXX. The event will be held in Dana Auditorium at Guilford College on July 15, 2011.
About Eastern Music Festival
The Eastern Music Festival’s mission is to promote musical enrichment, excellence, professional collaboration, innovation, and diversity through a nationally-recognized teaching program, music festival, concerts, and other programs which will enhance the quality of life, health, and vitality of our region.
The Eastern Music Festival and School, founded in 1961 in Greensboro, North Carolina by Sheldon Morgenstern, is an internationally-renowned classical music festival and institute for young musicians that runs for five weeks each summer. The institute accepts students ages 14 through 22 from around the country and the world. The EMF faculty consists of world-class performing artists selected from top orchestras and music schools nationally and internationally. Gerard Schwarz serves as the music director and principal conductor for the Festival, and also serves as music director of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. The upcoming 2011 season will mark Eastern Music Festival’s 50th anniversary in the Piedmont.
The 2011 Eastern Music Festival season is sponsored, in part, with support from Lincoln Financial Group, Holiday Tours, Triad Stage, The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation, Davenport, Marvin, Joyce & Co, LLP., Pennybyrn at Maryfield, McMillion Capital Management, Inc., Well•Spring Retirement Community, Steinway & Sons, Piedmont Music Center, WFDD, WDAV, Yes! Weekly, the Thomas S. Kenan Foundation, the Mebane Charitable Foundation, UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance, Sign-A-Rama, the Greensboro Historical Museum, WCPE, Rice Toyota, and Norman B. Smith.
Proximity and O.Henry Hotel are the Official Hotels of EMF.
SABIAN is the official cymbal of the Eastern Music Festival.
Eastern Music Festival is supported with an investment from the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro. This project received support from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
*Dates, programs, venues, and artists are subject to change.
For more information about the Eastern Music Festival & School, visit www.EasternMusicFestival.org.
EMF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.