EASTERN MUSIC FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
For 53 years, the Eastern Music Festival Faculty Orchestra has been a part of the Greensboro, North Carolina community, attracting the best professional orchestral musicians from around the world. For five weeks each summer these musicians practise and perform together, as well as teach pre-professional musicians ages 14–23, who gain admission to the Eastern Music Festival through a rigorous application and audition process. American conductor Gerard Schwarz leads the Eastern Music Festival Faculty Orchestra. He is internationally recognised for his moving performances, innovative programming and extensive catalogue of recordings, and also serves as the Jack Benaroya Conductor Laureate of the Seattle Symphony.
Photo: Mark Wagoner