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Eastern Music Festival (EMF) and Guilford College welcome the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on Friday, June 10, 2011, at 8:00pm at Dana Auditorium, Guilford College, as part of EMF’s 50th and Guilford College’s 175th Anniversaries. Marsalis is a nine-time GRAMMY® award-winner and EMF alumnus.
Wynton Marsalisis an internationally acclaimed trumpeter, composer, bandleader, educator, and the Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. His creativity and talent have been celebrated around the world; he has received numerous awards from an array of countries throughout his career. Marsalis has won nine Grammy Awards in Classical and Jazz, and has received honorary degrees of recognition from over 25 of America’s leading academic institutions including Harvard, Princeton, Columbia and Yale. Additionally, he was awarded the first Pulitzer Prize for Music for a jazz recording in 1997.
In the late 70’s, Marsalis attended Eastern Music Festival as a young trumpet student. He returned in 1985 as a professional musician to teach a master class for EMF young artists. EMF is proud to welcome him back to Greensboro for this special 50th Anniversary performance with the Jazz Lincoln Center Orchestra.
In 1987, Marsalis co-founded Jazz at Lincoln Center in order to sponsor jazz performances and educational programs at New York's premier performing arts center. Since 1992, Marsalis has served as the organization's Artistic Director and leader of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is comprised of 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today, and has been the center’s resident orchestra since 1988. The group performs and leads educational events across the U.S. and around the globe. To view their touring schedule or to learn more about the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and programs, visit www.jalc.org.
Tickets for An Evening with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis range from $50 - $150 and are on sale now. 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 June 10, 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, Quantance-Weaver, the Greensboro Historical Museum, WCPE, Rice Toyota, and Norman B. Smith.
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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.