2021 Season – Welcome Home
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Under the leadership of Music Director Sir Donald Runnicles, the Festival’s 60th season (July 2-August 21) kicks off with outdoor concerts and then returns to reduced capacity, indoor performances for six weeks at Walk Festival Hall. Concert programs feature guest artists cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, pianist Yefim Bronfman and violinist Leila Josefowicz. Other highlights include a world premiere by composer Melody Eötvös, a Jessie Montgomery co-commission with soprano Julia Bullock, and a concert of opera highlights with world-renowned soloists. Stéphane Denève and Miguel Harth-Bedoya return as guest conductors and Gemma New makes her debut. A new Gateway Series features Time For Three, Third Coast Percussion and Broadway Through the Ages. The world-class talents of the Festival Orchestra musicians are highlighted in a weekly chamber music series on Wednesdays. season overview
GTMF On the Road
GTMF On the Road is a new initiative by the Grand Teton Music Festival to bring live classical music education to audiences in Teton County and surrounding communities through free concerts performed by Festival Orchestra musicians. GTMF On the Road aims to make the art forms of classical and jazz music accessible by breaking down favorites in the genres and introducing audiences of all ages to basic musical concepts. Performances will be held this summer from July 7 to August 18. | Details & summer schedule
2021 Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship Competition
The Grand Teton Music Festival is proud to present the 4th Annual Scholarship Competition in honor of Music Director Sir Donald Runnicles. The competition is open to graduating high school seniors from Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana who will pursue their primary studies in music (classical, jazz, or other) at an accredited four-year college with a music program recognized by the National Association of Schools of Music, or a conservatory with a widely recognized national profile such as The Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music, or the New England Conservatory. Three scholarships are awarded: $10k, $15k and $25k. | 2021 Winners
One of the best places to hear classical music in the summer.
– The Wall Street Journal
The setting is everything at this event, but with Donald Runnicles in charge, musical quality is assured.
– The New York Times
One of America’s most impressive music festivals.
– BBC Music Magazine
Where some of the world’s best musicians congregate and perform.
– The Economist 1843
The Grand Teton Music Festival’s mission is to provide exhilarating musical experiences. The festival was founded in 1962 by the Jackson Hole Fine Arts Festival to foster classical music experiences for performers and audiences and to improve and enrich the cultural awareness and opportunities for people in Wyoming and the adjacent area. GTMF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.