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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

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

Music Festival Celebrates Bach and other ‘Bs’

Kenneth J. Nafziger conducts the Bach Festival orchestra, chorus and soloists Lesley Andrew, Heidi Kurtz, Kenneth Gayle and Daniel Lichti in performing Beethoven’s "Symphony No. 9 in D Minor" the evening of June 18 to a full house in EMU’s Le ...More