The Grand Teton Music Festival & Center of Wonder Present Verdi’s La Traviata—A Live in HD Broadcast from The Metropolitan Opera

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival and Center of Wonder present Verdi’s La Traviata on Thursday, March 23 at 7PM at Jackson’s Center for the Arts.

A Willy Decker revival of Verdi’s most popular opera, La Traviata tells the story of Violetta, an upper-class courtesan ill with tuberculosis. While she struggles with her impending death, Violetta falls for Alfredo, a young bourgeois gentleman who has loved her for some time. Together, they escape the city and Violetta’s indulgent lifestyle to live peacefully in the French countryside. However, Violetta’s reputation threatens their happiness, forcing their separation and beckoning her to return to her old ways. By the time she and Alfredo reconnect and declare their mutual love, it is too late—Violetta becomes a victim to her illness.

Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015. Tenor Michael Fabiano is her lover, Alfredo, and Music Director of the San Francisco Opera Nicola Luisotti conducts.

With exquisite scores, legendary stories, and dramatic sets, GTMF, the Center of Wonder, and The Met: Live in HD bring world-class opera to the Jackson Hole community. The season’s sensational line-up includes favorites from operatic greats Verdi, Mozart, Strauss, and Dvořák, with many productions returning to the stage with new life. The season continues with:

Mozart’s Idomeneo – April 13, 2017
Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier – July 5, 2017

GTMF and the Center of Wonder present all broadcasts at Jackson’s Center for the Arts. Tickets to The Met: Live in HD are $20 for adults and seniors, and $12 for students and children. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the Center for the Arts box office at 307.733.4900.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival in February, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

The Grand Teton Music Festival & Center of Wonder Present Dvorak’s Rusalka—A Live in HD Broadcast from The Metropolitan Opera

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival and Center of Wonder present Dvorak’s Rusalka on Wednesday, March 8th at 7PM at Jackson’s Center for the Arts.

A dark and dramatic retelling of The Little Mermaid and Undine, Rusalka is Dvorak’s take on one of opera’s most prevalent themes: the risking of one’s life for love. Rusalka is a water nymph who falls for the Prince who frequents her lake. Her father cautions against the romance and sends her to the devilish witch Jezibaba. Jezibaba grants her wish to become human, however, the agreement comes with very malevolent conditions. It is this pact, and her Prince’s betrayal, which forces Rusalka to lose nearly everything.

Kristine Opolais stars in the title role that helped launch her international career. Ms. Opolais sings one of the most popular excerpts from the opera in Act I—“Song to the Moon.” Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast. Sir Mark Elder, who is the Music Director of the Hallé and has conducted at the Grand Teton Music Festival several times, conducts Dvorak’s expressive score. Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman directs—her fourth production at The Metropolitan Opera.

With exquisite scores, legendary stories, and dramatic sets, GTMF, the Center of Wonder, and The Met: Live in HD bring world-class opera to the Jackson Hole community. The season’s sensational line-up includes favorites from operatic greats Verdi, Mozart, Strauss, and Dvořák, with many productions returning to the stage with new life. The season continues with:

Verdi’s La Traviata – March 23, 2017
Mozart’s Idomeneo – April 13, 2017
Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier – July 5, 2017

GTMF and the Center of Wonder present all broadcasts at Jackson’s Center for the Arts. Tickets to The Met: Live in HD are $20 for adults and seniors, and $12 for students and children. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the Center for the Arts box office at 307.733.4900.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival in February, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

Yo-Yo Ma To Headline 2017 Grand Teton Music Festival Fundraising Gala

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival is pleased to announce that world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma will take center stage for the annual Fundraising Gala on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Hailed as the transcendent musician of our time, Yo-Yo Ma will be making his first ever appearance at the acoustically-acclaimed Walk Festival Hall. Mr. Ma will perform Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, an audience favorite, with the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, under the baton of esteemed Music Director Donald Runnicles. Additionally, Mr. Ma will join Festival musicians for performances of well-known chamber music works.

Tickets to the Fundraising Gala Concert are $250 per ticket.

In addition to the Fundraising Gala Concert, the Grand Teton Music Festival is offering two additional opportunities to meet Yo-Yo Ma personally.

The Festival is offering a VIP Experience, which includes a premier seat to the Fundraising Gala performance as well as an invitation to an after-party on the Walk Festival Hall stage. Michelin-starred chef Markus Glocker of Bâtard will prepare delectable hors d’oeuvres, wines from Domaine Drouhin and champagne from Taittinger will be served, and attendees have the exclusive opportunity to meet and mingle with Yo-Yo Ma.

VIP Tickets are $500 each and include a $225 tax-deductible donation.

For those seeking the ultimate, once-in-a-lifetime moment with Mr. Ma, the Festival is offering a Grand Experience with Yo-Yo Ma. The event includes an exclusive dinner party at an elegant private Jackson Hole home with Yo-Yo Ma on Monday, July 31. The evening includes a private performance by Yo-Yo Ma; one-on-one time with this world famous artist; a multi-course dinner prepared by chef Markus Glocker of Bâtard; the coveted Burgundy wines of the renowned house of Drouhin presented by Veronique Drouhin; and a champagne toast with Taittinger. There will never be another experience like this in Jackson Hole! Tickets to the Grand Experience with Yo-Yo Ma also include a premier seat at the Fundraising Gala Concert as well as a ticket to the VIP after-party.

Tickets for the Grand Experience are $7,500 per person and include a $6,250 tax-deductible donation.

Tickets to the Fundraising Gala—and all other 2017 summer events—will be available on March 1, 2017.

All proceeds from the Fundraising Gala will support the Festival’s yearlong music education programs, outreach activities, and exhilarating musical events for the Jackson Hole community.

The New York Times named the Grand Teton Music Festival as one of the nation’s Top Ten Essential Festivals, and Yo-Yo Ma will undoubtedly be a highlight of the 2017 summer season. The Jackson Hole community is extremely fortunate to have the world’s best musicians in residence for seven weeks each summer, and fundraising events like the Yo-Yo Ma Gala contribute to broadening the impact and abilities of the Grand Teton Music Festival.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival in February, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

This Week: The Grand Teton Music Festival Second Annual Winter Festival

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival presents the 2017 Winter Festival this week, February 7-10. The second annual series includes performances, educational events, and lectures in venues and schools throughout Jackson Hole. To purchase tickets, call 307.733.1128 or visit GTMF.ORG. Students are invited to attend concerts for free, and Day-Of Rush tickets will be offered through the Center for the Arts Box Office at 307.733.4900.

OPENING NIGHT | Tuesday, February 7
An Evening with Violinist Benjamin Beilman and Pianist Andrew Tyson
The festival opens with a performance from duo Benjamin Beilman, violin, and Andrew Tyson, piano. Individually accomplished, the two have toured together throughout Europe and Australia, earning great acclaim. Their GTMF debut performance will include works from Mozart and Janácek.
7PM | Center for the Arts | $25

Wednesday, February 8
Chamber Music with Festival Musicians
GTMF welcomes home Festival Musicians Jaren Atherholt, oboe, and Benjamin Atherholt, bassoon, in an intimate concert with pianist Andrew Palmer Todd. The trio will present a program of jazz-inspired chamber music by Poulenc, André Previn, and Bill Douglas. Audiences are invited to join us for a reception immediately following the concert in Fellowship Hall, hosted by the Festival Auxiliary.
7PM | St. John’s Episcopal Church | Free; No Ticket Required

Thursday, February 9
A Piano Recital with Lise de la Salle
Rising star pianist Lise de la Salle has performed with the world’s finest orchestras but makes a stop in Jackson Hole for a solo recital of works from Beethoven, Ligeti, and Brahms. Ms. de la Salle is one of today’s most exciting young artists, pairing musical maturity with impassioned performance.
7PM | Center for the Arts | $25

 Friday, February 10
From Perception to Pleasure: Musical Processing in the Brain with Dr. Robert Zatorre
Dr. Robert Zatorre is a cognitive neuroscientist at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University. His area of expertise includes the process of auditory cognition, primarily as it pertains to speech and music. Within this Lunchtime Learning lecture, presented in partnership with St. John’s Medical Center Words on Wellness, Dr. Zatorre discusses the brain’s mechanisms that allow us to perceive and perform music; the brain’s response to pleasurable music; and the implications of this research on mental health and other clinical applications.
12PM | Teton County Library | Free; Ticket Required

CLOSING NIGHT | Friday, February 10
GTMF Presents: Portland Cello Project
Presenting a repertoire that ranges from Bach to Britney, the Portland Cello Project has earned acclaim from classical media and MTV alike. Their sensational musicianship and popular mash-ups energize audiences across the musical spectrum.
7PM | Center for the Arts | $25

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival in February, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

The Grand Teton Music Festival & Center Of Wonder Present Gounod’s Romeo and Juliette—A Live in HD Broadcast from The Metropolitan Opera

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival and Center of Wonder present Gounod’s Romeo and Juliette on Wednesday, February 1st at 7PM at Jackson’s Center for the Arts.

When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Massenet’s Manon at The Met in 2015, The New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time [they] are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation, boasting a smoldering chemistry and impassioned lyricism.

Despite the longstanding quarrel between their families, Juliette Capulet and Romeo Montague fall in love and marry secretly. Unaware, Juliette’s father arranges her marriage to another suitor. Juliette then woefully plots to avoid the obligation, setting afoot her and Romeo’s own demise.

The production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score in what has been called Gounod’s finest opera.

With exquisite scores, legendary stories, and dramatic sets, GTMF, the Center of Wonder, and The Met: Live in HD bring world-class opera to the Jackson Hole community. The season’s sensational line-up includes favorites from operatic greats Verdi, Mozart, Strauss, and Dvořák, with many productions returning to the stage with new life. The season continues with:

Dvořák’s Rusalka – March 8, 2017
Verdi’s La Traviata – March 23, 2017
Mozart’s Idomeneo – April 13, 2017
Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier – July 5, 2017

GTMF and the Center of Wonder present all broadcasts at Jackson’s Center for the Arts. Tickets to The Met: Live in HD are $20 for adults and seniors, and $12 for students and children. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the Center for the Arts box office at 307.733.4900.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival in February, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

The Grand Teton Music Festival & Center of Wonder Present Verdi’s Nabucco—A Live in HD Broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival and Center of Wonder present Verdi’s Nabucco on Thursday, January 19th at 7PM at Jackson’s Center for the Arts.

It’s sixth century B.C. in Jerusalem and the Israelites are praying for salvation from the villainous Babylonian King Nabucco. Meanwhile, Nabucco’s daughter, the formidable and power-hungry Abigaille, is determined to rule the empire. Scorned from Ismaele’s love for her sister and her father’s rejection, Abigaille undermines the King, eventually causing the fall of Babylon.

After his 2015 GTMF debut, tenor Russell Thomas makes an on-screen return to Jackson Hole, starring as Ismaele. The legendary baritone Plácido Domingo thrills as the title role, and Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the score, which fluctuates between riveting arias and some of the greatest choral music ever written. The tremendous success of Nabucco propelled Verdi to a series of triumphs that made him a true Italian hero.

 With exquisite scores, legendary stories, and dramatic sets, GTMF, the Center of Wonder, and The Met: Live in HD bring world-class opera to the Jackson Hole community. The season’s sensational line-up includes favorites from operatic greats Verdi, Mozart, Strauss, and Dvořák, with many productions returning to the stage with new life. The season includes:

Gounod’s Romeo and Juliette – February 1, 2017
Dvořák’s Rusalka – March 8, 2017
Verdi’s La Traviata – March 23, 2017
Mozart’s Idomeneo – April 13, 2017
Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier – July 5, 2017

GTMF and the Center of Wonder present all broadcasts at Jackson’s Center for the Arts. Tickets to The Met: Live in HD are $20 for adults and seniors, and $12 for students and children. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the Center for the Arts box office at 307.733.4900.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival in February, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

Grand Teton Music Festival Announces 2017 Winter Festival

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Grand Teton Music Festival announces its 2017 Winter Festival, February 7-10. This annual series includes sensational performances and educational events throughout Jackson Hole.

The 2017 Winter Festival is 4 days of exhilarating musical events, including a concert with internationally acclaimed duo violinist Benjamin Beilman and pianist Andrew Tyson; a free evening of Chamber Music with Festival favorites oboist Jaren Atherholt, bassoonist Benjamin Atherholt, and pianist Andrew Palmer Todd; a solo recital from the young and prodigious pianist Lise de la Salle; daily in-school educational programs throughout Jackson Hole; a lecture on the brain’s musical processing; and a closing night concert with the Portland Cello Project—a group hailed for their electrifying genre-bending combination of mash-ups and classical mainstays. To purchase tickets, call 307.732.1128 or visit GTMF.ORG. Tickets for select events may also be purchased at the Center for the Arts Box Office.

GTMF WINTER FESTIVAL | FEBRUARY 7–10, 2017

 Tuesday, February 7
An Evening with Violinist Benjamin Beilman and Pianist Andrew Tyson
Young dynamic duo Benjamin Beilman and Andrew Tyson highlight the vibrancy of their musical personalities in a diverse program including works from Mozart and Janácek. They are both recipients of the Avery Fisher Career Grant. As a musical duo, they have been praised for their mature and insightful interpretations as well as their musical leadership.
7PM | Center for the Arts | $25

Wednesday, February 8
Chamber Music with Festival Musicians
Festival Musicians Jaren Atherholt (oboe) and Benjamin Atherholt (bassoon) return to Jackson Hole to perform an intimate concert of jazz inspired music by Poulenc, André Previn, and Bill Douglas with pianist Andrew Palmer Todd. Audiences are invited to join us for a reception immediately following the concert in Fellowship Hall, hosted by the Festival Auxiliary.
7PM | St. John’s Episcopal Church | Free; No Ticket Required

 Thursday, February 9
A Piano Recital with Lise de la Salle
Amidst an exuberant international career, Lise de la Salle lights up the Center stage with impassioned performances of Beethoven, Ligeti, and Brahms. Ms. de la Salle has established a reputation as one of today’s most exciting young artists and as a musician of uncommon sensibility and maturity. Her playing inspired a Washington Post critic to write, “For much of the concert, the audience had to remember to breathe … the exhilaration didn’t let up for a second until her hands came off the keyboard.”
7PM | Center for the Arts | $25

Friday, February 10
From Perception to Pleasure: Musical Processing in the Brain with Dr. Robert Zatorre
Dr. Robert Zatorre is a cognitive neuroscientist at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University. His area of expertise includes the process of auditory cognition, primarily as it pertains to speech and music. Within this Lunchtime Learning lecture, presented in partnership with St. John’s Medical Center Words on Wellness, Dr. Zatorre discusses the brain’s mechanisms that allow us to perceive and perform music; the brain’s response to pleasurable music; and the implications of this research on mental health and other clinical applications.
12PM | Teton County Library | Free; Ticket Required

Friday, February 10
GTMF Presents: Portland Cello Project
Mixing genres and blurring musical lines, the Portland Cello Project has energized audiences with their sensational musicianship and popular mash-ups. With three mandates in mind—to bring cello to new audiences; to play a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach to Britney; and to build a bridge of collaboration across musical genres—the troupe appeals to a full spectrum of music enthusiasts.
7PM | Center for the Arts | $25

 About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival in February, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

The Grand Teton Music Festival & Center of Wonder Present Don Giovanni—A Live in HD Broadcast from The Metropolitan Opera

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival partners with the Center of Wonder to present a seventh season of Live in HD broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera. The series opens Thursday, July 10th at 7PM with Mozart’s Don Giovanni, a humorous retelling of the legend of Don Juan.

After its opening five years ago, the Michael Grandage production finally returns to stage. Charismatic baritone Simon Keenlyside makes his triumphant return as the salacious title hero, whose lifelong misdeeds and promiscuity force him to contemplate his morality. Preferring his torrid life of more than 2,000 alleged conquests to redemption, Giovanni descends into an eternity of damnation in Mozart’s dark comedy.

The story is told through Mozart’s rich score, which often personifies each character through music. Sweet, playful, seductive, and dark, the composition is masterfully controlled by famed conductor Fabio Luisi, Principal Conductor of The Metropolitan Opera.

In celebration of the new season, audience members are invited to attend a special Opening Night reception preceding the broadcast at 6PM, sponsored by Bistro Catering.

With exquisite scores, legendary stories, and dramatic sets, GTMF, the Center of Wonder, and The Met: Live in HD bring world-class opera to the Jackson Hole community. The season’s sensational line-up includes favorites from operatic greats Verdi, Mozart, Strauss, and Dvořák, with many productions returning to the stage with new life. The season includes:

Verdi’s Nabucco – January 19, 2017
Gounod’s Romeo and Juliette – February 1, 2017
Dvořák’s Rusalka – March 8, 2017
Verdi’s La Traviata – March 23, 2017
Mozart’s Idomeneo – April 13, 2017
Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier – July 5, 2017

GTMF and the Center of Wonder will present all broadcasts at Jackson’s Center for the Arts. Tickets to The Met: Live in HD are $20 for adults and seniors, and $12 for students and children. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the Center for the Arts box office at 307.733.4900.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Music series in February, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

The Grand Teton Music Festival & Center of Wonder Announce The Metropolitan Opera: Live In HD 2016-2017 Season

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival partners with the Center of Wonder to announce another exciting season of The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD broadcasts. The season opens Thursday, November 10 at 7PM with Mozart’s masterful Don Giovanni and runs through July 2017.

This is GTMF’s seventh season of presenting broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera. With exquisite scores, legendary stories, and dramatic sets, GTMF, the Center for Wonder and The Met: Live in HD bring world-class opera to the Jackson Hole community. The season’s sensational line-up includes favorites from operatic greats Verdi, Mozart, Strauss, and Dvořák, with many productions returning to the stage with new life. The season includes:

Mozart’s Don Giovanni | November 10, 2016
Based on the legend of the amorous Don Juan, the Michael Grandage revival returns to the stage after a 5-year hiatus. Charismatic baritone Simon Keenlyside also makes his return to The Met as the title hero who goes to hell in a dazzling coup de théâtre. Supporting Mr. Keenlyside is a cast of the Metropolitan Opera’s brightest—Adam Plachetka plays Don Giovanni’s servant Leporello and Hibla Gerzmava stars as Giovanni’s latest target, Donna Anna. In his final season as Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, famed conductor Fabio Luisi leads the score.

Audience members are invited to attend a special opening night reception beginning at 6PM hosted by Bistro Catering.

Verdi’s Nabucco | January 19, 2017
It’s sixth century B.C. in Jerusalem and the Israelites are praying for help against the brutal Babylonian King Nabucco. The legendary baritone Plácido Domingo adds another title role at the Met under the baton of Music Director Emeritus James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people in this masterpiece, which effectively established Verdi as the major opera composer of his time.

Gounod’s Romeo and Juliette | February 1, 2017
When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Manon at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time [they] are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s romantic Shakespeare adaptation. The production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the lush score. 

Dvořák’s Rusalka | March 8, 2017
Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Director Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvořák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Maestro Mark Elder conducts.

Verdi’s La Traviata | March 23, 2017
The Metropolitan Opera presents a Willy Decker revival of Verdi’s great masterpiece. Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Music Director of the San Francisco Opera Nicola Luisotti conducts.

Mozart’s Idomeneo | April 13, 2017
Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director Emeritus James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza van den Heever as the volatile Elettra, who loves Idamante to the bounds of madness.

Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier | July 5, 2017
The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’ grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score.

GTMF and the Center of Wonder will present all broadcasts at Jackson’s Center for the Arts. Tickets to The Met: Live in HD are $20 for adults and seniors, and $12 for students and children. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the Center for the Arts box office at 307.733.4900.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Music series in February, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

Attendance at Grand Teton Music Festival Increases 51% in Two Years

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
On August 20, 2016, the Grand Teton Music Festival concluded its record-setting 2016 season with a sold-out performance. During seven weeks, the Festival presented more than 50 musical events in six different venues throughout Jackson Hole reaching a total audience of 15,000—more than the most recent census population for Jackson Hole of 10,135. This marks a 16% increase in attendance over 2015, and a total increase of 51% since 2014. This is just one of the many reasons The New York Times named the Grand Teton Music Festival as one of the top ten essential festivals in the country.

With articles frequently eulogizing the death of classical music, something special is certainly taking place in Jackson Hole. The fresh mountain air, combined with the picturesque landscapes and musician kinship, creates a utopian alchemy of beauty, deep emotion, and music. The Festival spearheaded several audience initiatives this summer, including a concert at the Pink Garter Theatre, a season-long Family Series, gallery concerts, a pop-up concert at Dornan’s, artist-in-residence programs, and a stage-seated concert. The closing concert featured a program that included the US Premiere of Kareem Roustom’s Ramal, the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with 19-year old violinist Simone Porter, and Rachmaninoff’s epic Second Symphony featuring the Festival Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Donald Runnicles. The concert marked a fitting conclusion to Maestro Runnicles’ 10th anniversary season

Andrew Palmer Todd, Grand Teton Music Festival’s Executive Director comments, “I continue to be amazed at the level of support and enthusiasm from our local community for the Festival. While the Festival Orchestra is an all-star line up of the nation’s finest orchestra members, our musicians routinely remind us that our audience is one of the most enthusiastic and attentive in the country. This year, we were happy to welcome violin superstar Joshua Bell as our gala artist. And we continued to branch out and experiment with new venues and formats such as presenting Time for Three at the Pink Garter. Throughout the summer, we had one highlight after another while celebrating Donald Runnicles’ Ten Years in the Tetons. Grand Teton Music Festival is now a music destination for classical music lovers, and the record-breaking attendance increase speaks to the dedication of the Jackson Hole community”

Today, GTMF announces 2017 Festival highlights. The season “Come See the Stars in Jackson Hole” takes a nod to next year’s total solar eclipse with programming such as Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony and Holst’s The Planets. Maestro Runnicles conducts the Festival Orchestra with prominent soloists including pianist Yefim Bronfman, and violinist Augstin Hadelich. The 2017 Festival runs Monday, July 3, 2017 through Saturday, August 19, 2017.

At the Festival’s Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors recognized Dick Scarlett, one of many steadfast supporters. Mr. Scarlett has actively supported the Festival in multiple capacities as a Lifetime Director. This honor is bestowed upon individuals who have served the Festival in an exceptional capacity. Also at the Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors recognized directors Dave Augé, Ken Begelman, John Nyheim, Joni Mack, and Emily Janak who rotated off the board due to term limits. John Whitmore, John Costello and Festival Auxiliary President Pam Niner were elected to the Festival’s Board of Directors.

The Grand Teton Music Festival invites the worldwide classical music community to break attendance records again for Season 56!

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Music series in February, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

The Grand Teton Music Festival Closes its 55th Summer Season with Violinist Simone Porter and Maestro Donald Runnicles

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 55th Summer season comes to a rousing close this week with seven exhilarating concerts.

On Friday, August 19 at 8PM and Saturday, August 20 at 6PM, Music Director Donald Runnicles takes the podium to lead the Festival Orchestra in a Rousing Finish, closing the exciting summer season with a pair of Russian masterworks. Violin sensation Simone Porter returns to perform Tchaikovsky’s famous Violin Concerto. Ms. Porter made her GTMF debut in 2014, and has since traversed the globe garnering worldwide attention for her bold and vibrant command of the violin.

The concert begins with the US premier of Ramal, a work by renowned Syrian-American composer Kareem Roustom. The concert concludes with Rachmaninoff’s grand, romantic Second Symphony. Saturday night’s audience is invited to join us after the concert for the annual closing night stage party to celebrate the Festival Orchestra and another wonderful season of music.

On Wednesday, August 17 at 5:30PM, Heather James Fine Art hosts a concert of one of classical music’s brightest young stars, violinist Simone Porter. In this artful and intimate setting, Ms. Porter performs a Haydn Quartet with Festival musicians as well as other shorter works. Artisan chocolates from Meeteetse Chocolatier Jackson Hole and a glass of wine are included in the ticket price. Only a few tickets remain for this special concert.

On Thursday, August 18 at 8PM, special guest Fred Child, host of Performance Today, joins the Festival’s weekly chamber music concert. The public radio program will be recording the Thursday evening program for national broadcast. The evening, hosted and moderated by Mr. Child, will showcase Schumann’s Fairy Tales, Arvo Pärt’s Fratres, Jongen’s Two Piece for Four Cellos, and Martinů’s Nonet. (Yes, a Nonet is for nine instruments!) As the country’s most popular radio program, Performance Today reaches more than three million classical music enthusiasts.

On Tuesday, August 16, at 7PM, the popular Inside the Music series continues with Executive Director and pianist Andrew Palmer Todd. Focusing on chamber music of lyrical composers, Mr. Todd provides musical anecdotes and context to pieces by Falla, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, and Schubert.

On Thursday, August 18 at 3PM, GTMF presents a Free Family Concert at Teton County Library with Oboist Jaren Atherholt. Entitled A Mighty Wind, Ms. Atherholt highlights the woodwinds, exploring the sounds and interplay between this group of instruments. The one-hour event is free, but a ticket is required. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend. As part of the Festival’s ongoing commitment to community engagement and families, this is the final of GTMF’s six free family concerts offered this summer.

Tickets can be purchased at GTMF.ORG or by calling the Fritz Box Office at 307.733.1128. Rush tickets are available the day of the performance for $15 online and at the Fritz Box Office.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Music series in February, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

The Grand Teton Music Festival and Dancers’ Workshop Present an Exciting Week of Music and Dance

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival and Dancers’ Workshop team-up with an exciting week of music and dance, August 16-20, 2016.

The Grand Teton Music Festival closes its exhilarating summer season with 7 concerts, and Dancers’ Workshop welcomes Stars of American Ballet featuring Principal & Soloist Dancers from New York City Ballet. Together, GTMF and DW have curated a week of exceptional world-class performing arts.

Highlights of the week include:

Tuesday, August 16 | 7PM | Free, but ticketed
Inside the Music: Songs Without Words
GTMF Executive Director and pianist Andrew Palmer Todd hosts this free, one-hour concert. Focusing on chamber music of lyrical composers, Mr. Todd provides musical anecdotes and context to pieces by Falla, Mendelssohn, and Schubert.

Wednesday, August 17 | 5:30PM | Tickets $30
Violinist Simone Porter at Heather James Fine Art
Heather James Fine Art hosts an intimate gallery concert of one of classical music’s brightest young stars—violinist Simone Porter. Ms. Porter made her GTMF debut in 2014, and has since traversed the globe garnering worldwide attention for her bold and vibrant command of the violin. Artisan chocolates from Meeteetse Chocolatier Jackson Hole and a glass of wine are included in the ticket price.

Thursday, August 18 | 3PM | Free, but ticketed
Free Family Concert with Jaren Atherholt and Friends
Oboist Jaren Atherholt leads this free concert offering fun for the whole family. Join Ms. Atherholt at Teton County Library as she highlights the woodwinds, exploring the sounds and interplay between this group of instruments.

Thursday, August 18 | 6PM | Tickets $125–$450
Opening Night Gala: Performance and Dinner with the Dancers
Dancers’ Workshop’s Annual Fundraising Gala opens the Stars of American Ballet residency, offering a new twist on a beloved tradition. This year, the full Gala event will include a Stars of American Ballet Performance and dinner in one fabulous evening. Join the dancers—the guests of honor—for dinner, dessert, and dancing immediately following the performance.

Thursday, August 18 | 8PM | Tickets $25
Chamber Music: Live Recording with NPR’s Performance Today
Be a part of the live audience for America’s most popular classical radio program, Performance Today. Join host Fred Child for an evening of conversation and chamber music—all recorded for national broadcast.

Friday, August 19 | 1PM | Free; not ticketed
Stars of American Ballet Open Rehearsal
Join the dancers of New York City Ballet for an Open Rehearsal in the Center for the Arts theater.

Friday, August 19 | 8PM & Saturday, August 20 | 2PM | Tickets $25–$75
Stars of American Ballet
Dancers from New York City Ballet return to Jackson Hole for their 7th annual summer residence at Dancers’ Workshop. Known as Stars of American Ballet, the chamber-sized group of top-level ballet dancers—founded and directed by NYCB Principal dancer Daniel Ulbricht—presents two extraordinary performances of esteemed new works. 

Friday, August 19 | 8PM & Saturday, August 20 | 6PM | Tickets $25–$55
Festival Orchestra: Rousing Finish
The season comes to a rousing finish with a pair of Russian masterworks. Violin sensation Simone Porter returns to perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Festival Orchestra. Led by Maestro Runnicles, the Orchestra then performs Rachmaninoff’s lavishly romantic and epic Second Symphony.

Tickets for GTMF events can be purchased at gtmf.org or by calling the Fritz Box Office at 307.733.1128. Rush tickets are available the day of the performance for $15 online and at the Fritz Box Office.

Tickets for Dancers’ Workshop events are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office at 307.733.4900, or online at jhcenterforthearts.org.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Music series in February, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

About Dancers’ Workshop (DW): Rich in artistic vision and cultural history, Dancers’ Workshop brings dance opportunities to over 20,000 people across Wyoming through our School at DW, the Summer Presenting Series, and our regional outreach and performance programs including our resident professional company Contemporary Dance Wyoming. Our mission at Dancers’ Workshop is to enrich lives by offering excellence and diversity in dance experiences through education, performance, and outreach for students and audiences of all ages.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

The Grand Teton Music Festival Continues With Master Pianist Jonathan Biss And Renowned Conductor James Conlon

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival continues its 55th Summer season this week with seven exhilarating concerts.

On Friday, August 12 at 8PM and Saturday, August 13 at 6PM, internationally acclaimed conductor James Conlon takes the podium to lead the Festival Orchestra in Shostakovich’s Triumph, a concert featuring some of classical music’s most exultant works. The event opens with Weber’s Overture from Oberon, and is followed by a much-anticipated performance from Beethoven expert and pianist Jonathan Biss. Mr. Biss performs the composer’s Second Piano Concerto. The concert concludes with Maestro Conlon leading the orchestra in Shostakovich’s storied Fifth Symphony.

On Wednesday, August 10 at 7PM, GTMF presents pianist Jonathan Biss in a solo performance. The leading interpreter of Beethoven of his generation, Mr. Biss will perform a selection of four of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, spanning the composer’s entire career.

Musicians from the Festival Orchestra collaborate for an evening of chamber music on Thursday, August 11 at 8PM. Entitled Mozart & Brahms, the concert features a premiere from composer—and GTMF percussionist—Brian Prechtl, entitled Grand is the Seen. The concert also includes Gaubert’s Three Watercolors, Mozart’s Violin and Viola Duo, as well as Brahms’ romantic Clarinet Trio, featuring Gregory Raden, Principal Clarinetist of GTMF and the Dallas Symphony.

On Tuesday, August 9, at 7PM, the popular Inside the Music series continues with Assistant Conductor and Host Jerry Hou. With stories and musical examples from Joplin, Copland, and Phillip Glass, Mr. Hou explores 120 years of American classical music in 60 minutes!

On Saturday, August 13 at 11:30AM, GTMF presents a Free Family Concert at Walk Festival Hall with Assistant Conductor and Host Jerry Hou. In this family fun event, Mr. Hou leads his Festival friends in performances of works by American composers. The one-hour event is free, but a ticket is required. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend. As part of the Festival’s ongoing commitment to community engagement and families, this is the fifth of six free family concerts offered this summer.

Tickets can be purchased at GTMF.ORG or by calling the Fritz Box Office at 307.733.1128. Rush tickets are available the day of the performance for $15 online and at the Fritz Box Office.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Music series in February, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

Season 55 Continues With Trumpeter Jens Lindemann, Percussionist Colin Currie, And Big Band Classics With The Richard Brown Orchestra

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival continues its 55th Summer season this week with eight spectacular musical events!

On Friday, August 5 at 8PM and Saturday, August 6 at 6PM, Music Director Donald Runnicles returns to the podium leading the Festival Orchestra in Dances and Daydreams. The concert opens with Tchaikovsky’s Slavonic March and Christopher Rouse’s Der gerettete Alberich, which features international percussion sensation and Jackson Hole favorite Colin Currie. Quoting well-known themes from Wagner’s Ring Cycle, the piece promises energetic and memorable displays of Mr. Currie’s extraordinary musicianship and flare.

To follow the memorable performance of Respighi’s Pines of Rome in 2015, Maestro Runnicles has chosen the composer’s first work within the “Roman Trilogy”—Fountains of Rome. The Festival Orchestra then takes the audience on an evocative journey with Stravinsky’s original ballet score The Firebird.

On Wednesday, August 3 at 7PM, GTMF presents dazzling Canadian trumpeter Jens Lindemann at Walk Festival Hall. His diverse program spans three centuries, and includes works by classical greats Vivaldi, Mozart, and Haydn before progressing to selections from Duke Ellington and Paul McCartney.

Our very own Richard Brown leads his Richard Brown Orchestra (RBO) in a special evening of Big Band favorites on Sunday, August 7 at 7PM. Join the RBO at the Center for the Arts for a Sunday evening of toe tapping favorites by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, and Duke Ellington. Boasting a unique mix of sensational showmanship and exciting repertoire of popular music, the swing band sets a standard for their lively and entertaining performances. Tickets are available at the Center for the Arts box office or through the Festival’s website.

Musicians from the Festival Orchestra collaborate for an evening of chamber music on Thursday, August 4 at 8PM. Entitled Modern Masterpieces, the concert presents Dutilleux’s Les Citations, York Bowen’s Horn Quintet in C minor and Fantasia for Four Violas, as well as Bartok’s landmark work, the String Quartet No.4.

On Thursday, August 4 at 10:30AM, GTMF presents a free family concert at Teton County Library with trumpeter Jens Lindemann. Following his main-stage appearance, Mr. Lindemann performs a kid-friendly program of rhythm-filled jazz. The one-hour event is free, but a ticket is required. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend. This is the fourth of six free family concerts offered this summer as part of the Festival’s ongoing commitment to community engagement and families.

On Tuesday, August 2, at 7PM, the popular Inside the Music series continues with violinist and host Barbara Scowcroft. The effervescence of Ms. Scowcroft’s love of music is infectious, and as host, she lends her vast educational and highly entertaining insight to classical music’s mainstays. The one-hour program features pieces from Bach, John Cage, Bill Douglas, and Dvořák.

Tickets can be purchased at GTMF.ORG or by calling the Fritz Box Office at 307.733.1128. Rush tickets are available the day of the performance for $15 online and at the Fritz Box Office.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Music series in February, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

Season 55 Continues With a Family Orchestra Concert, The Festival Orchestra, And Dynamic Duo Pianists!

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival presents another week of extraordinary music with six musical events!

On Friday, July 29 at 8PM and Saturday, July 30 at 6PM, conductor James Feddeck takes the podium to lead the Festival Orchestra in A Thousand and One Nights. The concert opens with Roman Carnival Overture by Hector Berlioz, followed by dynamic piano duo Christina and Michelle Naughton, performing Poulenc’s jaunty Concerto for Two Pianos.

The Festival Orchestra then takes audiences on a mythical journey with Rimsky-Korsakov’s well-known Scheherazade. Inspired by the Arabian Nights folk tale, the symphony tells the story of Scheherazade, a young bride who, in efforts of sparing her own life, entertains a vengeful king with 1001 nights of storytelling. Hear the exotic and poetic tale, which Rimsky-Korsakov narrates through music.

Pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton join musicians from the Festival Orchestra for an evening of chamber music on Thursday, July 28 at 8PM. The twin piano stars will dazzle audiences with Rachmaninoff’s Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos, which highlights their virtuosity and musicianship. The two-hour concert also includes music for a string quartet by Beethoven and Poulenc’s Sonata for the Horn, Trumpet and Trombone.

On Wednesday, July 27 at 6PM, GTMF presents a free family concert at Festival Hall called Lions, and Tigers, and Bears—Oh My! The Festival Orchestra, lead by GTMF Assistant Conductor Jerry Hou and joined by pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton as well as Mark “Fish” Fishman as narrator, performs Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals. The one-hour event is free, but a ticket is required. Beginning at 5:30pm, enjoy refreshments provided by the Festival’s Auxiliary and explore the instrument petting zoo, where children of all ages will be able to huff and puff and play the fun instruments! Children of all ages are encouraged to attend. As part of the Festival’s ongoing commitment to community engagement and families, this is the third of six free family concerts offered this summer.

On Tuesday, July 26, at 7PM, the popular Inside the Music series continues with conductor James Feddeck hosting. Known for his innate talent and outstanding musicianship, Mr. Feddeck will present a program called “Friends of Brahms,” highlighting the composer’s contemporaries, influences, and inspirations. The one-hour all-Brahms program features the Clarinet Quintet, Violin Sonata, Cello Sonata, and a Piano Quartet.

Tickets can be purchased at GTMF.ORG or by calling the Fritz Box Office at 307.733.1128. Rush tickets are available the day of the performance for $15 online and at the Fritz Box Office.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Music series in February, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

Maestro Runnicles’ Tenth Anniversary Season Continues With Time For Three, The Festival Orchestra, And Violin Virtuoso Nicola Benedetti

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 2016 summer season continues this week with seven concerts!

On Friday, July 22 at 8PM and Saturday, July 23 at 6PM, Music Director Donald Runnicles returns to the podium to lead the Festival Orchestra in movie and mountain music! Mahler’s First Symphony takes center stage at Festival Hall. Known as the “Titan,” the symphony evokes the peaks of Mahler’s beloved Alps and his many summers spent hiking. Experience the music under the baton of Maestro Runnicles, an expert interpreter of Mahler, in the shadow of our own treasured Tetons.

The Festival welcomes Scottish violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti in her GTMF debut. Freshly off a triumphant performance at the Ravinia Festival, Ms. Benedetti will perform the Violin Concerto of celebrated film composer Erich Korngold. Korngold is widely considered as one of the pioneers of film composition and won an Academy Award in 1938 for his score to The Adventures of Robin Hood.

On Wednesday, July 20 at 8PM, the Grand Teton Music Festival presents its first ever club concert at the Pink Garter Theatre, featuring the celebrated classical crossover group Time for Three. This “classical music and cocktails” performance is part of GTMF’s initiative to present events in unexpected Jackson Hole venues. Fiercely talented and highly entertaining, Time for Three performs music from classical composers as well as popular tunes from artists such as The Beatles, Katy Perry, and Imogen Heap. Mention that you attended GTMF’s Time for Three concert when making a dining reservation at The Rose and receive 20% off your dinner. This offer is good all summer!

Musicians from the Festival Orchestra team up for an evening of chamber music on Thursday, July 21 at 8PM. Joining the Festival Musicians is violinist Nicola Benedetti, who will perform Beethoven’s final violin sonata with Jason Hardink at the piano. The two-hour concert also includes music for string trio by Schubert and a rarely heard but engaging work for bass trombone.

On Tuesday, July 19, at 7PM, the popular Inside the Music series continues with longtime Festival favorite Roger Oyster. Known for his humor and vibrant personality, Mr. Oyster will present a program called “Cue Chamber Music, and … Action.” The one-hour event includes performances by Bach, Mozart, and Ravel that have been prominently used in film throughout the decades. Inside the Music is a perfect, informal setting for music lovers of all ages who love the stories behind the music.

As part of the Festival’s ongoing commitment to community engagement and families, Time for Three will present a family friendly concert on Thursday, July 21 at 11:30AM at the Ordway Auditorium at Teton County Library. The one-hour event is free, but a ticket is required. Tickets are almost gone so reserve yours before they’re sold out! Children of all ages are encouraged to attend. This is the second of six free family concerts offered by Grand Teton Music Festival this summer.

Tickets can be purchased at GTMF.ORG or by calling the Fritz Box Office at 307.733.1128. Rush tickets are available the day of the performance for $15 on-line and at the Fritz Box Office.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Music series in February, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

GTMF Season 55 Continues With Gala Performance By Violin Star Joshua Bell

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 2016 season continues this week with seven concerts!

This weekend, enjoy Dvořák’s bucolic and uplifting Eighth Symphony performed by the Festival Orchestra on Friday, July 15 at 8pm and Saturday, July 16 at 6pm. Joining the Festival Orchestra is German-Canadian powerhouse cellist Johannes Moser who will be performing Tchaikovsky’s charming Rococo Variations for cello and orchestra. Opening the concert is an overture by Beethoven. Leading Festival Orchestra is the talented, young conductor Karina Canellakis. Ms. Canellakis is currently the Associate Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and has conducted the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Colorado Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, and the Danish National Symphony.

On Wednesday, July 13 at 7pm, the Grand Teton Music Festival presents its second annual Gala Performance with violin superstar Joshua Bell. Mr. Bell is known throughout the world as the leading violinist of his generation. This is a unique opportunity to experience Ms. Bell’s radiant tone and compelling artistry in a venue as intimate and warm as the 700-seat Walk Festival Hall. Throughout this exquisite program, the Festival Orchestra, conducted by Donald Runnicles, will perform selections from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Piazzolla’s Four Seasons, and Saint-Saens Third Violin Concerto. This Gala performance is SOLD OUT.

On Thursday, July 9, at 8pm, musicians from the Festival team up for an evening of chamber music. Joining the Festival musicians on this concert are conductor and violinist Karina Canellakis and cellist Johannes Moser for what will be a rousing performance of Mendelssohn’s inspiring Octet. The two-hour concert also includes music for wind quintet by French composer Jean Francaix and a Violin Sonata by Johannes Brahms.

Concluding his week-long residency, Mr. Moser will perform a free family concert at Walk Festival Hall on Saturday, July 15 at 11:30am. This event is part of the Festival’s ongoing efforts to engage families and the community. The one-hour event is free, but a ticket is required. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend. This is the first of six free family concerts offered by Grand Teton Music Festival this summer.

Tickets can be purchased at GTMF.org or by calling the Fritz Box Office at 307.733.1128. Rush tickets are available the day of the performance for $15 on-line and at the Fritz Box Office.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Music series in February, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

Closing Night: Grand Teton Music Festival & Center of Wonder Present Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, a Metropolitan Opera Live In HD Broadcast

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival and Center of Wonder close the 2015-2016 Metropolitan Opera Live in HD season with Puccini’s timeless tragedy, Madama Butterfly. The broadcast takes place on Thursday, April 14th at 7PM at the Center for the Arts in Jackson. Ticketholders are invited to attend a special closing night reception at 6PM—one hour prior to the presentation.

Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production of Madama Butterfly has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. Experience the revival, starring smoldering Manon Lescaut duo Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna. Ms. Opolais reprises her acclaimed portrayal of the title role as a young Japanese geisha who clings to her marriage with a visiting American naval officer. As Pinkerton, Mr. Alagna breaks Butterfly’s heart. Filled with lyrical beauty and compelling music, Puccini achieved a new level of sophistication with his use of the orchestra in this score, highlighted by internationally acclaimed conductor Karel Mark Chichon.

As sponsors of the Closing Night reception, Rendezvous Bistro and Bistro Catering will provide wine and light fare. Dessert will be provided by Meeteetse Chocolatier Jackson Hole. Ticketholders are invited to attend this delectable event, which celebrates the success of The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series in Jackson Hole.

With exquisite scores, legendary stories, and dramatic sets, GTMF, the Center of Wonder and The Met: Live in HD bring world-class opera to the Jackson Hole community. Each season presents a sensational line-up, including favorites from operatic greats Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, and Bizet. The Grand Teton Music Festival will announce details about the 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series this summer.

Tickets to The Met: Live in HD are $20 for adults and seniors, and $12 for students and children. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the Center for the Arts box office at 307.733.4900.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Music series in March, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

Grand Teton Music Festival Announces 2016 Season “Ten Years In The Tetons”

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival announces a star-studded line-up to celebrate Music Director Donald Runnicles’ “Ten Years in the Tetons.” The 2016 Summer Festival runs seven weeks from July 4 to August 20 and includes more than 50 musical events. Highlights include:

Beethoven Symphony No. 9The National Collegiate Chorale of Scotland joins the Festival Orchestra and star soloists under the baton of Maestro Runnicles (July 8 & 9).

Gala Concert with Violinist Joshua Bell: With Maestro Runnicles leading the Festival Orchestra, the virtuoso violinist performs Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3, “Summer” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, as well as works by Piazzolla (July 13).

Cellist Johannes Moser: The German-Canadian cellist performs Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, for which he won the Tchaikovsky competition’s top prize (July 15 & 16).

Violinist Nicola BenedettiThe superstar violinist performs Beethoven’s final Violin Sonata with Donald Runnicles at the piano (July 21) and concludes her residency with the Korngold Violin Concerto (July 22 & 23).

Twin Pianists the Naughton SistersPiano duo Christina and Michelle Naughton perform three programs of music, including Rachmaninoff’s Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos, Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of Animals, and Poulenc’s acerbic and witty Concerto for Two Pianos (July 28, 29, & 30).

Percussionist Colin CurrieOne of the world’s best percussionists joins the Festival Orchestra in a performance of Rouse’s percussion concerto, Der Gerettete Alberich (August 5 & 6).

Pianist Jonathan Biss and BeethovenThe American pianist returns to Jackson Hole to present a series of Beethoven concerts, including a selection of Sonatas (August 10) and the Piano Concerto No. 2 (August 12 & 13).

Rising-star Violinist Simone PorterThe Festival’s finale features one of classical music’s bright, young stars violinist Simone Porter performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto (August 19 & 20).

“Ten Years in the Tetons” celebrates Maestro Runnicles’ tenth anniversary as Music Director with performances of his favorite music and musicians—all to honor his dedication and musical leadership within the Jackson Hole community and abroad. Events include weekly Festival Orchestra concerts, the Independence Day favorite Patriotic Pops, as well as weekly chamber music, interactive music lectures, and free family concerts.

To begin the festival, Maestro Runnicles brings his homeland to Jackson Hole with The National Collegiate Chorale of Scotland performing Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 9. Maestro Runnicles also performs as a pianist in an evening of chamber music with mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor and legendary cellist Lynn Harrell.

Superstar violinist Joshua Bell joins the Festival Orchestra in the second annual gala concert during the second week of the festival. Other star soloists during the seven weeks include cellist Johannes Moser, violinist Nicola Benedetti, twin pianists the Naughton Sisters, percussionist Colin Currie, pianist Jonathan Biss, and violinist Simone Porter.

Tickets are on sale now by calling 307.732.1128 or visiting GTMF.ORG

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): 
The Grand Teton Music Festival has served the community of Jackson Hole with exhilarating music since 1962. At its core, GTMF presents a seven-week classical music festival each summer. Set at the foot of America’s most iconic mountain range, prestigious soloists and musicians from renowned orchestras flock to stunning Jackson Hole to renew their artistic inspiration and share in their talents and passion. Since 2006, internationally acclaimed Maestro Donald Runnicles has led the Festival as Music Director and has lifted the orchestra to new heights.

The Grand Teton Music Festival’s mission to provide exhilarating musical experiences does not stop when the summer ends. Committed to ensuring that Jackson Hole is a year round destination for the arts, GTMF provides a variety of events and community programs throughout the year. Broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series, several education and outreach programs, and a Winter Music festival complete GTMF’s year-long programming.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: 307.733.3050

Grand Teton Music Festival Presents Winter Music

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
This week, the Grand Teton Music Festival launches its inaugural winter festival, GTMF Presents Winter Music. This annual series takes place March 15–18, with events occurring throughout Jackson Hole.

Winter Music features more than 10 events, including a concert by rising star pianist Charlie Albright; chamber music with Festival Orchestra favorites Jennifer Ross, violin, and Gail Williams, horn, along with pianist Andrew Palmer Todd; an interactive lecture detailing the effects of music on the mind by Dr. Petr Janata; a Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD broadcast of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut; numerous in-school educational programs including an intensive String Camp with the Jackson and Star Valley 8th grade orchestral students; and a closing night concert with young, vibrant classical crossover group Sybarite5. Tickets are on sale now by calling 307.732.1128 or visiting gtmf.org.

GTMF PRESENTS WINTER MUSIC | MARCH 15–18, 2016

Tuesday, March 15 | 7PM | Center for the Arts | $20 (plus $2 ticketing fee)
An Evening with Pianist Charlie Albright: Beethoven and Chopin
Piano virtuoso Charlie Albright returns to Jackson Hole for an evening of Beethoven and Chopin. Mr. Albright opened the Grand Teton Music Festival’s 2015 Season with an extraordinary sold-out concert and remains at the forefront of a new generation of piano superstars. Leading an interactive performance, Mr. Albright improvises based on audience request and suggestion. Of his aptitude and artistry, the Washington Post writes, “[Charlie Albright is] among the most gifted musicians of his generation.”

Wednesday, March 16 | 12PM | Teton County Library | FREE
Lunchtime Learning: Music, Memories, and the Brain with Dr. Petr Janata
Dr. Petr Janata is a Professor in the University of California Davis Psychology Department and Center for Mind and Brain. His projects often examine the relationship between imagery, memory, emotion, and rhythm, focusing specifically on musical situations that elicit strong emotional experiences. Within this lecture presented in partnership with St. John’s Medical Center Words on Wellness, Dr. Janata will discuss how music is an effective trigger of nostalgia, the effects of music-evoked memories on the brain, and how personalized music programming may improve quality of life for individuals with Alzheimer’s. General admission seating is limited to the first 100 attendees.

 Wednesday, March 16 | 7PM | St. John’s Episcopal Church | FREE
Chamber Music: Brahms’ Horn Trio
Summer Festival Orchestra favorites Jennifer Ross, Principal Second Violin, and Gail Williams, Principal Horn, join pianist and GTMF Executive Director Andrew Palmer Todd for an intimate evening of chamber music, concluding with Brahms’ Horn Trio.

Thursday, March 17 | 7PM | Center for the Arts | $12-20
The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD Broadcast of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut
Described by Puccini himself as a story of “desperate passion,” Manon Lescaut is an obsessive and provocative tale of desire. Critically acclaimed soprano and Manon-veteran Kristine Opolais revives the title role as a Parisian temptress conflicted with love and luxury. Tenor Roberto Alagna is des Grieux, the object of Manon’s affection.

Friday, March 18 | 4:30PM | Center for the Arts | FREE
StringFest Showcase with Barbara Scowcroft and Local Orchestra Students
Throughout GTMF Presents Winter Music, visiting artists appear in Jackson-area schools, engaging and inspiring future generations of musicians and music-lovers. The week’s educational activities conclude with Festival Musician and Music Director of the Utah Youth Symphony, Barbara Scowcroft, leading 8th grade orchestra students in a concert to showcase the students’ newly refined skills and talents.

Friday, March 18 | 7PM | Center for the Arts | $20 (plus $2 ticketing fee)
Elgar to Radiohead with Sybarite5
Sybarite5, a classical crossover string quintet, closes the week-long festival performing repertoire ranging from Mozart to Radiohead and Visconti to Akiho. Sybarite5’s eclectic repertoire and commanding performance style is turning heads throughout the music world. As the Arizona Daily Star writes, “Expect an experience that will satisfy your inner rock star and your secret Mozart.”

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a week of Winter Music, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

Grand Teton Music Festival & Center of Wonder Present Turandot, A Metropolitan Opera Live In HD Broadcast

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival and Center of Wonder present another exquisite Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD broadcast this week—Giacomo Puccini’s exotic fairy tale Turandot. Offering a view comparable to the Met’s best seat, the presentation takes place on Thursday, February 11 at 7PM at the Center for the Arts.

Experience Puccini’s epic final opera through the opulent and golden lens of director Franco Zeffirelli. A vintage revival of Mr. Zeffirelli’s 1987 staging, the legendary production pairs an innovative, yet still recognizably-Puccini score with an equally elaborate and spectacular set. After 29 years on stage, the production still dazzles audiences, epitomizing the operatic experience.

As one of the greatest contemporary dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke takes on the title role of the proud and cold-hearted princess of ancient China, whose riddles doom every suitor who seeks her hand. Tenor Marcelo Álvarez is Calàf, the brave prince who sings “Nessun dorma,” ultimately winning her love. Paolo Carignani conducts the passion-filled score, leading the orchestra and chorus to a level deemed by The Huffington Post as pure magnificence.

With exquisite scores, legendary stories, and dramatic sets, GTMF, the Center of Wonder and The Met: Live in HD bring world-class opera to the Jackson Hole community. The season’s sensational line-up includes favorites from operatic greats Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, and Bizet, with many productions returning to the stage with new life. The season’s remaining broadcasts are also Puccini works —Manon Lescaut on March 17 at 7pm and Madama Butterfly on April 14 at 7pm, a fitting conclusion for such a diverse and imaginative series.

GTMF and the Center of Wonder will present all broadcasts at Jackson’s Center for the Arts. Tickets to The Met: Live in HD are $20 for adults and seniors, and $12 for students and children. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the Center for the Arts box office at 307.733.4900.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Music series in March, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Associate, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

Grand Teton Music Festival & Center of Wonder Present The Pearl Fishers, A Metropolitan Opera Live In HD Broadcast

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival and Center of Wonder continue their exciting season of Metropolitan Opera broadcasts this week with Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers on Thursday, January 28 at 7PM at the Center for the Arts.

After a century, Bizet’s gorgeous opera of lust and longing returns to the Met stage. Director Penny Woolcock explores the timeless themes of love, betrayal, vengeance and friendship in a production that vividly creates an on-stage undersea world. The incomparable soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the Hindu priestess pursued by rival pearl divers. Her suitors are tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecień who sing the duet “Au fond du temple saint,” an aria long adored by opera fans.

Amidst news of his recent appoint as Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C., internationally acclaimed conductor Gianandrea Noseda brings his signature romantic flair to the lush score from the composer of Carmen. Boasting a brilliant combination of talent, design, and exoticism, The Pearl Fishers’ opening gala earned abundant praise from The New York Times, which proclaimed the opera as “The sleeper hit of the Metropolitan Opera season.”

With exquisite scores, legendary stories, and dramatic sets, GTMF, the Center of Wonder and The Met: Live in HD bring world-class opera to the Jackson Hole community. The season’s sensational line-up includes favorites from operatic greats Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, and Bizet, with many productions returning to the stage with new life. The season’s remaining broadcasts are all works from monumental composer Giacomo Puccini—Turandot on Thursday, February 11 at 7pm; Manon Lescaut on March 17 at 7pm; and Madama Butterfly on April 14 at 7pm, a fitting conclusion for such a diverse and imaginative series.

GTMF and the Center of Wonder will present all broadcasts at Jackson’s Center for the Arts. Tickets to The Met: Live in HD are $20 for adults and seniors, and $12 for students and children. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the Center for the Arts box office at 307.733.4900.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Music series in March, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Associate, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

Grand Teton Music Festival Announces Expanded Winter Programming

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING | December 3, 2015The Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming announces its inaugural winter festival, GTMF Presents Winter Music, which takes place March 1518, 2016. Further solidifying the Grand Teton Music Festival as one of the nations premier cultural destinations, the expanded programming seeks to provide year-round events for Jackson Hole residents and visitors.

The 2016 winter festival features more than 10 events, including a concert by rising star pianist Charlie Albright; chamber music with Festival Orchestra favorites Jennifer Ross, violin, and Gail Williams, horn; an interactive lecture on music and the mind by Dr. Petr Janata; a Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD broadcast of Puccinis Manon Lescaut; numerous in-school educational programs including an intensive string camp with the Jackson and Star Valley 8th grade orchestral students; and a closing night concert with classical crossover group Sybarite5. GTMF Presents Winter Music events take place in locations throughout downtown Jackson. Tickets go on sale in January 2016.

GTMF PRESENTS WINTER MUSIC | MARCH 1518, 2016

Tuesday, March 15 | 7pm | Center for the Arts
Pianist Charlie Albright performs Beethoven and Chopinand takes requests!
Mr. Albright opened the Grand Teton Music Festivals 54th Season with an extraordinary sold-out performance and is at the forefront of a new generation of piano superstars. Leading an interactive performance, Mr. Albright improvises based on audience request and suggestion. The Washington Post writes, [Charlie Albright is] among the most gifted musicians of his generation.

Wednesday, March 16 | 7pm | St. Johns Episcopal Church
An Evening of Chamber Music: Brahms Horn Trio in E-flat Major
Summer Festival Orchestra members Jennifer Ross, Principal Second Violin, and Gail Williams, Principal Horn, join pianist and GTMF Executive Director Andrew Palmer Todd for an intimate evening of chamber music.

Thursday, March 17 | Time and location to be announced
A Lecture with Dr. Petr Janata: Your Brain on Music
Dr. Janata is a professor in the University of California Davis Psychology Department and the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain. He specializes in cognitive neuroscience, and more specifically, the relationship between music, emotion, and memories. Dr. Janatas lecture will include his discoveries in music-evoked memories as well as in the psychological phenomenon of being in the groove.

Thursday, March 17 | 7pm | Center for the Arts
The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD Broadcast of Puccinis Manon Lescaut
Described by Puccini himself as a story of desperate passion, Manon Lescaut is an obsessive and provocative tale of desire. Critically acclaimed soprano and Manon-veteran Kristine Opolais revives the title role as a Parisian temptress conflicted with love and luxury. Tenor Jonas Kaufmann is des Grieux, the object of Manons affection. Tickets are on sale now$20 for adults and seniors, and $12 for students and children. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the Center for the Arts box office at 307.733.4900.

Friday, March 18 | Time and location to be announced
Educational Outreach Showcase
Throughout GTMF Presents Winter Music, musicians will appear in Jackson schools, engaging and inspiring future generations of musicians and music-lovers. This collaboration between local schools and visiting musicians is in part of a long-standing GTMF outreach program known as StringFest. The weeks activities conclude with a showcase of the students newly refined skills and talents.

Friday, March 18 | 7pm | Center for the Arts
Mozart to Radiohead with Sybarite5
Sybarite5, a classical crossover string quintet, closes the week-long event, performing repertoire ranging from Mozart to Radiohead and Visconti to Akiho. Sybarite5s eclectic repertoire and commanding performance style is turning heads throughout the music world. As the Arizona Daily Star writes, Expect an experience that will satisfy your inner rock star and your secret Mozart.

For Editors:
About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a week of winter music in March, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Associate, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.]]>

Grand Teton Music Festival Announces Expanded Winter Programming

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Today the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming announces its inaugural winter festival, GTMF Presents Winter Music, which takes place March 15–18, 2016. Further solidifying the Grand Teton Music Festival as one of the nation’s premier cultural destinations, the expanded programming seeks to provide year-round events for Jackson Hole residents and visitors.

The 2016 winter festival features more than 10 events, including a concert by rising star pianist Charlie Albright; chamber music with Festival Orchestra favorites Jennifer Ross, violin, and Gail Williams, horn; an interactive lecture on music and the mind by Dr. Petr Janata; a Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD broadcast of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut; numerous in-school educational programs including an intensive string camp with the Jackson and Star Valley 8th grade orchestral students; and a closing night concert with classical crossover group Sybarite5. GTMF Presents Winter Music events take place in locations throughout downtown Jackson. Tickets go on sale in January 2016.

GTMF PRESENTS WINTER MUSIC | MARCH 15–18, 2016

Tuesday, March 15 | 7pm | Center for the Arts
Pianist Charlie Albright performs Beethoven and Chopinand takes requests!
Mr. Albright opened the Grand Teton Music Festival’s 54th Season with an extraordinary sold-out performance and is at the forefront of a new generation of piano superstars. Leading an interactive performance, Mr. Albright improvises based on audience request and suggestion. The Washington Post writes, “[Charlie Albright is] among the most gifted musicians of his generation.”

Wednesday, March 16 | 7pm | St. John’s Episcopal Church
An Evening of Chamber Music: Brahms Horn Trio in E-flat Major 
Summer Festival Orchestra members Jennifer Ross, Principal Second Violin, and Gail Williams, Principal Horn, join pianist and GTMF Executive Director Andrew Palmer Todd for an intimate evening of chamber music.

Thursday, March 17 | Time and location to be announced
A Lecture with Dr. Petr Janata: “Your Brain on Music”
Dr. Janata is a professor in the University of California Davis Psychology Department and the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain. He specializes in cognitive neuroscience, and more specifically, the relationship between music, emotion, and memories. Dr. Janata’s lecture will include his discoveries in music-evoked memories as well as in the psychological phenomenon of “being in the groove.”

Thursday, March 17 | 7pm | Center for the Arts
The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD Broadcast of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut
Described by Puccini himself as a story of “desperate passion,” Manon Lescaut is an obsessive and provocative tale of desire. Critically acclaimed soprano and Manon-veteran Kristine Opolais revives the title role as a Parisian temptress conflicted with love and luxury. Tenor Jonas Kaufmann is des Grieux, the object of Manon’s affection. Tickets are on sale now—$20 for adults and seniors, and $12 for students and children. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the Center for the Arts box office at 307.733.4900.

Friday, March 18 | Time and location to be announced
Educational Outreach Showcase
Throughout GTMF Presents Winter Music, musicians will appear in Jackson schools, engaging and inspiring future generations of musicians and music-lovers. This collaboration between local schools and visiting musicians is in part of a long-standing GTMF outreach program known as StringFest. The week’s activities conclude with a showcase of the student’s newly refined skills and talents.

Friday, March 18 | 7pm | Center for the Arts
Mozart to Radiohead with Sybarite5
Sybarite5, a classical crossover string quintet, closes the week-long event, performing repertoire ranging from Mozart to Radiohead and Visconti to Akiho. Sybarite5’s eclectic repertoire and commanding performance style is turning heads throughout the music world. As the Arizona Daily Star writes, “Expect an experience that will satisfy your inner rock star and your secret Mozart.”

For Editors:
About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a week of “winter music” in March, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Associate, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

Opera Star Renée Fleming to Perform Gala Concert at Grand Teton Music Festival on July 29

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival is proud to present international opera superstar Renée Fleming for a gala performance with the Festival Orchestra on Wednesday, July 29 at 7pm. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear one of the worlds greatest classical performers in Jackson Hole. It is the must see event of the year in the community.

 

The program includes several of Ms. Flemings favorite well-known arias as well as songs from Broadway. A regular performer on the worlds grandest stages, this is a unique opportunity to experience Ms. Flemings radiant voice and compelling artistry in a venue as intimate and warm as the 700-seat Walk Festival Hall.

Tickets are $85 and include a complimentary beverage at intermission. Tickets go on sale June 2 at 10am and can be purchased at GTMF.org or by calling 307-733-1128. This gala event is sure to sell out and we recommend that you purchase tickets early.

Ms. Fleming, known for her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence, has appeared in concert and in operas on every major stage in the world. Her most recent triumph includes the role of Hanna in The Merry Widow at the Metropolitan Operaa role which she will reprise this fall at the Lyric Opera in Chicago. Additional signature roles for which Ms. Fleming have received wide acclaim include Countess Almaviva in Mozarts Le Nozze di Figaro, Desdemona in Verdis Otello, Violetta in Verdis La Traviata, the title role in Dvoraks Rusalka, and the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier.

Ms. Fleming is among a handful of classical artists who have transcended her art to reach millions of adoring fans worldwide. A frequent performer at high profile events, Ms. Fleming was the first classical artist to sing at a Super Bowl (2014). She sand at the Beijing Olympics (2008), and also on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in the Diamond Jubilee Concert for HM Queen Elizabeth II. Fans of the Metropolitan Operas Live in HD series also know her as a charismatic, charming host to these lavish, big screen productions. Ms. Fleming is also the recipient of the 2013 National Medal of the Arts, America’s highest honor for an individual artist.

After hearing that his long-time collaborator Renée Fleming had an opening in her schedule, GTMF Music Director Donald Runnicles invited her to perform as part of a special, gala eventan invitation Ms. Fleming happily accepted. Guest conductor Edo de Waart leads the Festival Orchestra for this concert at the request of Maestro Runnicles who will be appearing at the Proms in London that week with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): Each summer the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director, Donald Runnicles. With full symphony orchestra concerts on weekends and smaller ensembles including groups playing guitar, fiddle and harmonica on weeknights, GTMF is seven weeks of musical bliss!

For media and interview requests, please contact Susan Scarlata, Director of Marketing, Grand Teton Music Festival: susan@gtmf.org or 307.732.9957.

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Signature Private Dinner Highlight | A Family Affair

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING | April 30, 2015 The 2015 Jackson Hole Wine Auction will take place June 2527, 2015. We are grateful to the five celebrated chefs and renowned vintners who are donating their time and passion in support of the Grand Teton Music Festival. They work hand-in-hand to create superb food and wine pairings for a one-of-a-kind dining experience at our Signature Private Dinners as well as collaborate on the Gala Dinner and Auction menu.

On Friday, June 26, Restaurant Augusts Chef John Besh and California winery Pahlmeyer will present a very special evening celebrating how passion and family create greatness.

Chef John Besh is a native son dedicated to the culinary riches of Louisiana. Besh grew up in southern Louisiana and has set the benchmark for fine dining in New Orleans a town whose identity is bound to its food. His eight acclaimed restaurants (August, Besh Steak, Lüke, Lüke San Antonio, La Provence,Domenica, Pizza Domenica and Borgne) celebrate the bounty and traditions of the region. He is the host of two national public television cooking shows, based on his award-winning cookbooks: Chef John Beshs New Orleans, and Chef John Beshs Family Table.

Founded in 1986 by Jayson Pahlmeyer with the goal of producing extraordinary Bordeaux-style wines, the Pahlmeyer team is dedicated to sharing the magic that turns grapes into exquisite elixirs, presenting an exclusive portfolio of critically acclaimed, hand-crafted wines and providing their customers with dedicated personal service. Presenting their extraordinary wines is Jaysons daughter, Cleo. She began working at the winery in sales and marketing in 2008, and with characteristic Pahlmeyer exuberance has infused the winery with new energy. Layering her own exceptional passion on what she has learned from her father, she is excited to pursue her role in the Pahlmeyer legacy.

Napa meets New Orleans for a night like no other. Chef Besh and Pahlmeyer bring creole flavor and amazing Bordeaux-style wines together for a spirited evening. Limited tickets are available for this Signature Private Dinner on Friday, June 26. To purchase tickets visit jhwineauction.org.

About the Jackson Hole Wine Auction & the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): GTMF provides exhilarating musical experiences during our seven-week classical music Festival each summer. Committed to delivering top-quality experiences in every way, GTMF kicks off each summer with the Jackson Hole Wine Auction, three days of superb food and wine and rousing philanthropy.

For media and interview requests, please contact Susan Scarlata, Director of Marketing, Grand Teton Music Festival: susan@gtmf.org or 307.732.9957

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Season 54 of the Grand Teton Music Festival

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING | April 14, 2015 Season 54 of the Grand Teton Music Festival is on its way starting July 1 and running through August 15, 2015. Get your tickets early, and put concerts on your summer calendar for seven weeks of musical bliss!

This years Festival will be one to be remembered with new platforms for presenting fantastic musicians throughout the summer. The season kicks-off with two concerts with seating on-stage at Walk Festival Hall. July 1, pianist Denis Kozhukhin plays a one-hour recital. Then July 2 star vocalist Doug LaBrecque sings Broadway hits to an audience in a cabaret-style seating on Walk Halls stage. Tickets include one glass of Landmark Vineyards wine. The recital July 1 has already sold out so get your tickets for the rest of the season soon!

During Season 54 GTMF will also host two Artists in Residence for weeks of performances throughout the valley. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein (July 1318) and Guitarist Pablo Villegas (August 38) will be in-residence and will perform with Festival musicians and at free Family-Friendly concerts.

GTMFs July 4concert will once again take place at Walk Festival Hall, on Saturday, July 4. It is a free, but ticketed event so get your tickets now.

Speaking with Music Director Donald Runnicles recently, he is looking forward to presenting surprising pairings including Bernstein and Mahler, and Vaughan Williams and Mozart, and to continuing his exploration of Beethovens symphonies with the Festival Orchestra playing Symphony No. 3, Eroica.

This season is packed with fascinating couplings and stellar concerts. Guest conductor Edo de Waart will take the podium for Schuberts Ninth Symphony. Guest Osmo Vänskä will conduct Sibeliuss Fifth Symphony, and we will welcome stars James Ehnes (violin), and Kelley OConnor (mezzo-soprano) back to the GTMF stage.

Our GTMF Presents series features varied musicians stretching the bounds of what classical music means. Famed fiddler Mark OConnor and Harmonica-phenomenon Corky Siegel will both play original works, and Guitarist Pablo Villegas will team up with lauded violinist Augustin Hadelich and renowned pianist Joyce Yang for a celebration of South American music entitled Tango Song & Dance.

In terms of ticket pricing, the GTMF promise moving forward is to make seats in Walk Festival Hall and for all of our concerts evermore accessible with consistent special offers. Rush Tickets are now Day-Of Rush Tickets. Meaning they will be available starting at 10am the day-of each and every concert. You can purchase them online, in-person or by phone. If you like to plan ahead, we have also opened up the back three rows of seats to be available for $25 for all concerts ahead of time.

To purchase tickets visit GTMF.org.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): GTMF presents exhilarating musical experiences, and reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians with Music Director Donald Runnicles each summer. During our seven-week classical music Festival each summer we present full Festival orchestra concerts on weekends and smaller ensembles including groups playing guitar, fiddle and harmonica on weeknights. GTMF is a seven-weeks of symphonic bliss! Join us and hear it all.

For media and interview requests, please contact Susan Scarlata, Director of Marketing, Grand Teton Music Festival: susan@gtmf.org or 307.732.9957

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Tales of Hoffmann Opera

METOPERA IN HD | THE TALES OF HOFFMANN

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 7pm AT CENTER FOR THE ARTS


JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING The Grand Teton Music Festival and Center for the Arts co-present the Met Operas HD re-broadcast of The Tales of Hoffmann this Thursday, February 12 at 7pm at Center for the Arts.

The Tales of Hoffmann is three operas in one! Hear stories of three foiled romances in this fantastical production. The role of all three love interestseach an idealized aspect of Hoffmanns desireis played by Soprano Hibla Gerzmava. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy villains out to ruin Hoffman. The exciting plot, sparkling score and dynamic set will keep you entertained so be sure to getyour tickets soon!

This collaborative presentation of the Met Opera runs from October through March, airing seven productions in all. The last opera broadcast, The Lady of the Lake, closes the season on March 26 at 7pm with a reception hosted by our restaurant partner, Café Genevieve at 6pm.

Tickets for all operas are $20 ($12 for students), and are available through the Centers box office at 307.733.4900 or JHCenterfortheArts.org.

Operagoers can enjoy a delicious prix fixe meal at Café Genevieve before all Met Operas. Call Café Genevieve today formenu details and to reserve your table. 307-732-1910.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): Founded in 1962 the Grand Teton Music Festival brings musicians from renowned orchestras across the nation to share their talents and passion in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. During the winter months, GTMF provides community outreach programs and co-presents the Met Opera series.

About Center For the Arts: Center for the Arts is home to the Jackson Hole communitys 525-seat theater and 19 nonprofit art and education organizations in a centralized, state-of-the-art facility. The synergy of resident organizations, the theater and hundreds of visitors bustling through the Center for the Arts each day breeds a high-energy powerhouse for the arts community and the guests visiting Jackson Hole.

For media and interview requests, pleasecontact Susan Scarlata, Director of Marketing, Grand Teton Music Festival: susan@gtmf.org/307.732.9957 or Anne Bradley, Marketing Director, Center forthe Arts: anne@jhcenterforthearts.org/307.734.8956 ext. 27.

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The Merry Widow Operetta | Thursday, January 29 at 7pm

MET OPERA IN HD EVENT: THE MERRY WIDOW

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING The Grand Teton Music Festival and Center for the Arts co-present the Met Operas HD re-broadcast of a new production, The Merry Widow, this Thursday, January 29 at 7pm at Center for the Arts.

Sung in English, this operetta (part Broadway Musical and part Opera) is a unique and light way to get acquainted with this age-old art form. This enchanting production is filled with lavish party scenes and charming melodies, and even features can-can dancing! The Merry Widow is a Parisian-themed opera that will transport you to the Belle Époque in France! Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale captivating all of Paris.

Our Met Opera season runs through March, with seven productions. After The Merry Widow, there are only two performances left this season: The Tales of Hoffmann (February 12) and Lady of the Lake (March 26). Experience New Yorks Opera in Jackson while you can!

Tickets for all operas are $20 ($12 for students), and are available through the Centers box office at 307.733.4900 or JHCenterfortheArts.org.

Operagoers can enjoy a delicious prix fixe meal at Café Genevieve before all Met Opera re-broadcasts. Call Café Genevieve today for menu details and to reserve your table. 307-732-1910.

For media and interview requests, please contact Susan Scarlata, Director of Marketing, Grand Teton Music Festival: susan@gtmf.org or 307.732.9957 or Anne Bradley, Marketing Director, Center for the Arts: anne@jhcenterforthearts.org 307.734.8956 ext. 27.

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UPCOMING MET OPERA IN HD EVENT: CARMEN, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 7pm AT THE CENTER

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING The Grand Teton Music Festival and Center for the Arts co-present the Met Operas HD re-broadcast of Carmen this Thursday, November 13 at 7pm at Center for the Arts.

One of the most famous and accessible operas, Carmen features numerous instantly recognizable melodies. Focused on bull-fighting, the infectious melodies ofCarmen include March of the Toreadors (well-known from the Bad News Bears and countless other movies, cartoons and commercials). Filled with gypsies and seduction, Bizets steamy melodrama is a must-see for opera lovers and first-timers alike. Viewers can easily follow along with this mesmerizing story with on-screen translations, and get behind-the-scenes glimpses of sets changing and interviews with the operatic stars during intermission.

Join us an hour early and get an insiders perspective on costume design for operas. Kristi Wood (former Met Opera Assistant Costume Designer) will discuss her creative expression in designing costumes including a close-up look at sketches and costumes created specifically for Carmen. This in-person presentation is a part of ThinkWY and a great lead-in to enjoying the Mets most recent production of Carmen. This is the first in the ThinkWY series of thought-provoking presentations, and will start at 5:30pm in the Centers lobby. Ms. Woods presentation will begin by 6:15pm.

Our Met Opera season runs from October through March, with a total of seven productions. The next Opera re-broadcast will be The Marriage of Figaro on Thursday, December 18. The performances continue in 2015 with The Master-Singers of Nuremberg, The Merry Widow, The Tales of Hoffmann, and Lady of the Lake.

Tickets for all operas are $20 ($12 for students), and are available at Center Box Office at 307.733.4900 or JHCenterfortheArts.org.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): Founded in 1962 the Grand Teton Music Festival brings musicians from renowned orchestras across the nation to share their talents and passion in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. During the winter months, GTMF provides community outreach programs and co-presents the Met Opera series.

About Center For the Arts: Center for the Arts is home to the Jackson Hole communitys 525-seat theater and 19 nonprofit art and education organizations in a centralized, state-of-the-art facility. The synergy of resident organizations, the theater and hundreds of visitors bustling through the Center for the Arts each day breeds a high-energy powerhouse for the arts community and the guests visiting Jackson Hole.

For media and interview requests, please contact Susan Scarlata, Director of Marketing, Grand Teton Music Festival: susan@gtmf.org or 307.732.9957 or Anne Bradley, Marketing Director, Center for the Arts: anne@jhcenterforthearts.org 307.734.8956 ext. 27.]]>

Tune Up, a Collaboration Between Teton County School District and the Grand Teton Music Festival, Starts this Week

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING – September 11, 2014 – The Grand Teton Music Festival’s Tune-Up program, a collaboration with the Teton County School District, provides supplemental music instruction for every student in the Teton County School District’s Middle and High School band and orchestra programs. Since 2004 nearly 400 students each year have received this additional music instruction through Tune-Up. Continue Reading…

Tune Up, a Collaboration Between Teton County School District and the Grand Teton Music Festival, Starts this Week

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING September 11, 2014 The Grand Teton Music Festivals Tune-Up program, a collaboration with the Teton County School District, provides supplemental music instruction for every student in the Teton County School Districts Middle and High School band and orchestra programs. Since 2004 nearly 400 students each year have received this additional music instruction through Tune-Up.

Starting this week and continuing throughout the 20142015 academic year, seven local professional musicians will collaborate with TCSD band and orchestra faculty to augment music instruction. These musicians, with expertise in a wide variety of instruments, supplement the orchestra and band programs by rehearsing with the students, working under the facultys direction on overarching concepts, and providing individualized instruction on specific techniques and skills. Supplemental instruction from Tune-Up enables each student and the entire program to achieve higher performance levels.

TCSD Band Director Pete Closson said, We are very fortunate to have local musicians such as our Tune-Up instructors, who are notonly highly qualified, but who have also made the commitment to what we’re all trying to achieve for our students. I’ve taught in five school districts in three states, and without question, the Tune-Up program is the most beneficial instructional asset I’ve had. And importantly, it benefits all of the students in our band program.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): Founded in 1962 the Grand Teton Music Festival brings musicians from renowned orchestras across the nation to share their talents and passion in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. During the seven-week festival held each summer, audiences experience exhilarating classical music performances under the direction of renowned conductor Donald Runnicles. During the winter months, GTMF provides community outreach programs and co-presents MET Operas with the Center for the Arts.

For media and interview requests, please contact Susan Scarlata, Director of Marketing, Grand Teton Music Festival: susan@gtmf.org or 307.732.9957]]>

Announcing the Met: Re-broadcast in Jackson October 2014–March 2015

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING The Grand Teton Music Festival and the Center for the Arts are thrilled to announce the co-presentation of another season of MET Operas starting this October and going through March of 2015. Building upon the great success of last years five operas, this year we will be presenting seven operas!

All seven shows, presented at the Center, will include translations, behind-the-scenes glimpses of sets changing, and interviews with opera stars. Shows to be re-broadcast include Macbeth, Carmen, Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Mestersinger von Nurnberg, The Merry Widow, Les Contes dHoffman, and La Donna del Lago right in Jackson Hole. The first and last operas in our season will include pre-opera receptions with drinks and light fare included in ticket prices.

Last years presentation of MET Operas at the Center was a great success and we anticipate the same going in to this second year of fruitful collaboration! Tickets will be available through the Centers box office by mid-September. Details about each show are available on the GTMF website (gtmf.org).

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): Founded in 1962 the Grand Teton Music Festival brings musicians from renowned orchestras across the nation to share their talents and passion in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. During the seven-week festival held each summer, audiences experience exhilarating classical music performances under the direction of world-famous Maestro Donald Runnicles. During the winter months, GTMF provides community outreach programs and co-presents MET Operas with the Center for the Arts.

About the Center: The Center for the Arts is home to the Jackson Hole communitys 525-seat theater and 19 nonprofit art and education organizations in a centralized, state-of-the-art facility. The synergy of resident organizations, the theater and hundreds of visitors bustling through the Center for the Arts each day breeds a high-energy powerhouse for the arts community and the guests visiting Jackson Hole.

For media and interview requests, please contact Susan Scarlata, Director of Marketing, Grand Teton Music Festival: susan@gtmf.org or 307.732.9957 or Anne Bradley, Marketing Director, Center for the Arts: anne@jhcenterforthearts.org 307.734.8956 ext. 27.]]>

Maestro Runnicles Renews Grand Teton Music Festival Contract Through 2019

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING July 9, 2014 The Grand Teton Music Festival Board of Directors is thrilled to announce that Maestro Donald Runnicles has renewed his contract with the Grand Teton Music Festival through the summer of 2019.

Music Director of the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) since 2006, Maestro Runnicles selects the repertoire, conducts for four weeks, and participates as a pianist in a number of chamber music concerts. The Festival will continue to thrive with Runnicles artistic leadership and is excited about the future under his baton.

Board President-Elect Sylvia Neil commented, Jackson Hole is privileged to have world-renowned Maestro Runnicles lead our music festival. We couldnt ask for a more superb conductor, passionate leader and committed friend than Donald Runnicles.

Musicians from the Festival Orchestra are also delighted with the news. Contrabassoonist Juan de Gomar said he is Thrilled that Maestro Runnicles has re-committed to the Grand Teton Music Festival. They are blessed by Runnicles artistic leadership and honored to have him here.

In addition to his post in Jackson Hole, Maestro Runnicles holds concurrent appointments as the General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin; Chief Conductor of BBC ScottishSymphony Orchestra; and Principal Guest Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Maestro Runnicles career is characterized by high quality performances strongly centered in grand romantic opera and symphonic repertoire of the late 19th and 20th centuries. In June of 2015, he will return to the San Francisco Opera (where he was Music Director for seventeen years) before returning to Jackson for the 54th Season of the Grand Teton Music Festival.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): Founded in 1962 the Grand Teton Music Festival brings musicians from renowned orchestras across the nation to share their talents and passion in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. During the seven-week festival held each summer, guests experience exhilarating classical music performances under the direction of world-famous Maestro Donald Runnicles in the acoustically acclaimed Walk Festival Hall. Both artists and guests return to the Grand Teton Music Festival year after year inspired by the magnificent music and setting.

For media requests, contact Susan Scarlata, Director of Marketing, susan@gtmf.org or 307.732.9957

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Free Student Tickets at Grand Teton Music Festival for Summer 2014

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING – July 7, 2014 –Thanks to the success of our annual fundraiser, the Jackson Hole Wine Auction, and the generosity of four donors, students can now attend all 2014 Summer Season concerts free. During the Long Reimer Winegar Beppler Paddle Raise for Music Education Gale & Shelby Davis, Sylvia Neil & Dan Fischel, Mary Linn & Bill Wecker, and Cynthia Walk & Charles Wolfinger all raised their paddles at the $5,000 level to ensure that any student who wants to attend a Grand Teton Music Festival concert this summer will be able to! Continue Reading…

Four Wednesday Concerts this Summer

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING –May 1, 2014 –As a part of our 53rd Festival season Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) will present The Harlem Quartet, The Anderson & Roe piano duo, The National Youth Orchestra of the United States led by dynamic conductor David Robertson and virtuoso violinist Gil Shaham, and an evening with nationally syndicated public radio program Performance Today. Each concert will bring engaging artists with diverse musical repertoire to Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. Continue Reading…

The Jackson Hole Wine Auction & Grand Teton Music Festival Present

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING – April 9, 2014 – Tickets for the 2014 Jackson Hole Wine Auction (June 26-28) are now on sale. The second night of festivities, Friday, June 27, is all about our Signature Private Dinners held in six of Jackson Hole’s most beautiful homes. For each dinner one celebrated chef and a featured vintner will collaborate to create one-of-a-kind menus sure to delight the palate. Each setting is breathtaking, the hosts are gracious and the food and wine are exemplary. Choose from these stellar pairings of chefs, vintners and laudable homes! Continue Reading…

20th Jackson Hole Wine Auction | Special Guests

Tickets for the 2014 Jackson Hole Wine Auction (June 26-28) are now on sale. For each of our four events from the Grand Wine Tasting and Taste of Jackson Hole on Thursday to Signature Private Dinners on Friday and our Auction & Gala Dinner on Saturday, GTMF will host renowned chefs and vintners and other special guests who will help to make each event a smashing success.  Continue Reading…

2014 Jackson Hole Wine Auction | Tickets On Sale Next Week!

PRESENTS THE 20th ANNUAL JACKSON HOLE WINE AUCTION

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING – March 19, 2014 – Tickets for the 2014 Jackson Hole Wine Auction go on sale Monday, March 24. Pick and choose to attend one event, or join us for all four over the course of three evenings. All proceeds from this weekend of wine, food and philanthropy benefit Grand Teton Music Festival. Continue Reading…