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2013-06-14 19.28.03_web

Annual Bach festival set to return to EMU for 22nd installment

Mary Kay Adams considers classical music more than a pleasant pastime. “It adds a beauty and an enjoyment [to life]. … It touches the deepest part of our soul in a way not much else does,” she remarked. As the executive director of the 22nd annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival ...More

Music department hosts Sept. 19 concert to dedicate Steinway

The EMU music department is pleased to present a gift of classical music on a classic instrument that is also a gift to the music program. A dedicatory concert in honor of a Steinway piano recently gifted to the department by Bob Gillette of Suffolk, Va., and refurbished by a gift from Mrs. Geraldine Sherwood of Fairfax, Va., will be held 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 ...More

EMU Sets Music Programs for Children and Parents

Lynne Mackey (seated) and Joan Griffing are EMU members of the recently-formed “Harmonia Musica” ensemble that will perform Jan. 18 and 19 on campus. Photo by Jim Bishop This ensemble formed in 2007 with a goal “to promote peace and ...More

EMU to Present Chamber Music Program

The Eastern Mennonite University music department will present an afternoon of chamber music 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14 in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at Eastern Mennonite University. EMU faculty member Paulo Steinberg, piano; with guest artists Les Nicholas, clarinet; and Diane Phoenix Neal, viola, will perform “Sonata in G minor for ...More