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‘Musica Harmonia’ Quartet to Perform Chamber Music

“Musica Harmonia” of EMU will present a concert featuring “French gems” from the chamber music genre 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 in Martin Chapel at EMU. Joan Griffing ...More

Youth Symphony/Children’s Choir Set Joint Concert

The Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir will present a joint concert 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, in Lehman Auditorium. Ben Elliott and fellow members of the SVCC Concert Choir will also per ...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

Faculty Duo to Give Recital

The EMU music department will present a faculty recital 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU. Joan Griffing, music professor and department chair, and Lynne Mackey, associate professor of music ...More

EMU, City Schools Launch Strings Instruction Program

The (Shenandoah) hills will be alive with the sound of (string) music as a cooperative program between Harrisonburg City Schools and EMU begins this fall. The city school system is funding a strings instruction program through EMU’s Preparatory Music Program, part of the university’s music department. It will begin early ...More

Festival Keeps People Coming Bach for More

It’s been 15 years of “great music-making” at Eastern Mennonite University with no letup in sight. The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, with Kenneth J. Nafziger as artistic director and conductor, continued its tradition of artistic excellence by offering unparalleled classical music concerts with the highest caliber of musicians. This year’s theme, “Bach ...More

‘Bach Admirers’ to be Featured at Festival

The 15th annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival at Eastern Mennonite University will spotlight composers from many cultures who were strongly influenced by the prolific German composer. The program opens Sunday, June 10 and concludes with the popular Leipzig worship service June 17. ...More

Bach Festival Works to be Highlighted

Adair McConnell Adair McConnell, minister of music at St. Stephens United Church of Christ in Harrisonburg, will give a talk highlighting several works to be performed at the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, June 10-17. The lecture ...More

Bach Festival Features International Artist

Janina Fialkowska, pianist She thought she’d never play two-hand piano again. But she is, perhaps with greater virtuosity than before. Internationally-acclaimed Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska will return to the Lehman Auditorium ...More

EMU to Spotlight Music of Brazil

Paulo Steinberg Brazilian music and culture will come center stage in two concerts presented by music department faculty and students at EMU. Pianist and p ...More