2019 GTMF Fundraising Gala: Carmina Burana


The Grand Teton Music Festival celebrates the Festival Orchestra in the 2019 Fundraising Gala weekend, July 5 at 8PM and July 6 at 6PM—two grand nights of performances at Walk Festival Hall to kick off the season! Taking center stage, the Festival Orchestra performs scenes from Rossini’s comic masterpiece The Barber of Seville and Orff’s epic Carmina Burana.

One of the most popular pieces of the classical music repertoire, Carmina Burana explores timeless topics of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral quality of life in all of its pleasures and pains, and the joy of spring’s return—a fitting start to a season celebrating nature! From the first drumbeat of the dramatic opening of “O Fortuna,” Carmina Burana and the Festival Orchestra promise a spectacular season of music.

This grand spectacle features 200 musicians on stage, including a full orchestra, chorus, children’s chorus, and three soloists. Soprano Meechot Marrero returns to the Festival after her 2018 debut as Maria in West Side Story. She is joined by baritone Thomas Lehman, tenor Sunnyboy Dladla, the Utah Symphony Chorus, and the Madeleine Choir School Children’s Chorus. Music Director Donald Runnicles conducts both performances.

Adult tickets are $150 and student tickets may be purchased for $75. Funds raised from the 2019 Gala support the Grand Teton Music Festival and its community initiatives, including more than 60 world-class, exhilarating performances each summer, free tickets for students to GTMF performances, and numerous free family concerts. Purchase all summer tickets online at gtmf.org or by calling 307.733.1128. The Fritz Box Office at Walk Festival Hall opens June 18.

 About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) Over seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival unites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. These musicians represent 90 orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America.

As the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 annual events, GTMF presents year-long programming, including monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival in February, the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, and education programs for Teton County Students. The Festival has a 13-part national radio broadcast Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival, co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd, now in its second season.

GTMF is a 4-star charity as rated by Charity Navigator and has a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.

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

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