JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Grand Teton Music Festival moves from the ridiculous to the sublime this week with events guaranteed to delight!
The week opens on the lighter side with Mel Brooks’ screwball comedy Spaceballs at Walk Festival Fall tonight at 7PM. Set in a distant galaxy, captain Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his half-man, half-dog sidekick Barf (John Candy) fight the evil Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) to save Princess Vespa and her planet. Sponsored by Teton Village Association, Movies on the Mountain is a free series that complements the live events currently offered throughout the Village Tuesday through Friday. Popcorn, candy, beer and wine are available for sale 30 minutes before the movie.
On Tuesday, July 25 at 8PM Inside the Music returns. Festival Musician and Concertmaster of the Chattanooga Symphony, Holly Mulcahy hosts The Language of Music. She’ll explore how composers communicate thoughts, feelings, and emotions through music and the individual interpretations that arise with selections and audience discussion. Highlighting Festival CEO and pianist Andrew Palmer Todd, this concert is free but a ticket is required.
Learn what makes string instruments unique at our Free Family Concert on Wednesday, July 26 at 2PM at the Teton County Library in Jackson. A string quartet of Festival Musicians presents this hour-long program of music and exploration. Tickets are free but required for this popular program.
On Wednesday, July 26 at 8PM, gold medalist of the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, 28-year-old Yekwon Sunwoo performs at Walk Festival Hall in a program that will not disappoint. Hailed for “his total command over the instrument and its expressiveness” (San Francisco Examiner), Yekwon Sunwoo also performs the Dvořák Piano Quintet on Thursday, July 27 at 8PM. He will be joined by a string quartet comprised of Festival Orchestra musicians.
Friday and Saturday Festival Orchestra concerts begin with Berio’s Folk Songs, sung by mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor. Maestro Runnicles then leads the Orchestra in a performance of Mahler’s final symphony—a work of heartbreaking resignation. Friday, July 28 at 8PM Saturday, July 29 at 6PM.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the GTMF ticket line at 307.733.1128.
About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians. These musicians represent 82 different orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. In total, the Festival presents 60 events during its summer season. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival in January, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest presenter of performing arts events in Jackson Hole, presenting nearly 100 events annually.
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