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EMU Musicians Peer Into Casanova’s World

The first faculty artist series of the year will feature the Wild Geese presenting “Casanova’s Venice,” a concert that will include narration about one of history’s most famous autobiographers, Giacomo Casanova, on Friday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m., in Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) Martin Chapel. The chamber music concert will include 16th through 18th century works ...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

Bach Festival Previews June Program

Adair McConnell, minister of music at St. Stephens United Church of Christ in Harrisonburg, will give two talks highlighting some of the works to be performed at the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival coming up June 10-17, 2007. ...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