President’s Office hosts free concert TONIGHT

The Eastern Music Festival marks this month its 10th anniversary of concerts on Elon University's campus. The President's Office is hosting a free symphony concert for the community on Monday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. on the lawn Under the Oaks.

The program will
feature Eastern and Guilford student orchestras of the EMF.

Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for sitting at the location of Elon’s new student convocations and commencements near the intersection of Williamson Avenue and Lebanon Avenue. Free parking will be available on campus. The rain site will be in McCrary Theatre in the Center for the Arts.

The EMF orchestras, with about 70 students each, will play its own half of the program, directed by guest conductor Chelsea Tipton. The program will have a 15-minute intermission and conclude around 9 p.m.

The concert program:

Star Spangled Banner                        
Salute to the Big Apple (TSO), arr. Custer          
Summertime, Gershwin
Murph’s March (GSO), Follas
Themes from 007, arr. Custer
Armed Forces Salute (TSO), Lowden
Oklahoma, R.R. Bennett


March of the Toreadors, Bizet
Music from Spiderman (TSO), arr. Custer
Radetsky March, Strauss
Sound of Music (TSO), Rogers & Hammer.
Theme from Lone Ranger, Rossini
Stars and Stripes Forever, Sousa
GSO = Greensboro Symphony library
TSO = Toledo Symphony library
Remainder from EMF library

The School at EMF is a nationally recognized training program for pre-professional orchestral and piano students between the ages of 14 and 20. The summer concerts showcase their work after five weeks of rehearsing at Guilford College.

Visit the EMF web site by clicking the link to the upper right of this page.

– Written by Ashley Barnas ’10