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Grand Teton Music Festival Welcomes Simon Woods as Interim Executive Director

Jackson, WY, February 12, 2020 Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) announces Simon Woods as Interim Executive Director, starting on February 24, 2020. Music Director Donald Runnicles comments, “In securing the services of Simon Woods, the Grand Teton Music Festival is fortunate to be able to benefit from an experienced and...

GTMF Celebrates Successful Fifth Winter Festival

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING—February 11, 2020 Grand Teton Music Festival Concludes Fifth Winter Festival This past weekend, Grand Teton Music Festival presented its fifth Winter Festival, which included 3 free concerts at St. John’s Episcopal Church and 9 outreach events, which took place at Legacy Lodge, The Hole Note, and Jackson...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING—December 13, 2019 With sincere regret and sadness, the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) board announces today that they accepted President and CEO Andrew Palmer Todd’s resignation. GTMF Board Chair Christine Hartley comments, “I speak for the entire board when I express our gratitude for Andrew’s contributions to...

GTMF’S CLOSES 58TH SUMMER SEASON WITH RECORD-SETTING ATTENDANCE FOR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING—August 29, 2019 The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 58th summer season concluded with two sold-out performances of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, performed by the incomparable Augustin Hadelich. A fitting end to the season celebration of nature, the programs also featured Lyadov’s The Enchanted Lake. Throughout the seven-week summer season,...

CLOSING WEEK AT GTMF: Augustin Hadelich and Orion Weiss, Kristin Chenoweth, and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — August 12, 2019 The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 58th Summer Season comes to a rousing finish this week with performances by violinist Augustin Hadelich, pianist Orion Weiss, and Kristin Chenoweth. The Festival Orchestra closes the nature-inspired season with Lyadov’s The Enchanted Lake and Ravel’s crowd-pleasing Bolero. Many...

This Week at GTMF: Anderson & Roe Piano Duo, an Evening with Performance Today, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, and Saxophonist Branford Marsalis

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — August 5, 2019 The penultimate week of GTMF’s 58th Summer Season includes two Hartley family concerts; Anderson and Roe Piano Duo on Wednesday; an evening of chamber music with Performance Today on Thursday; and two nights of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto with Branford Marsalis...

This Week at GTMF: Takács Quartet and Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto with Pianist Denis Kozhukhin

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — July 29, 2019 Week five of GTMF’s 58th Summer Season features chamber works with Takács Quartet both Wednesday and Thursday; family fun with the Saxophone Cowboys on Thursday; and two nights of Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto with Denis Kozhukhin and the Festival Orchestra on Friday and Saturday....

This Week at GTMF: The Hartley Family Festival Orchestra Concert and Violinist Hilary Hahn

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — July 22, 2019 In week four of GTMF’s 58th Summer Season, the family fun doubles with the Hartley Family Festival Orchestra Concert and a free family brass concert at Teton County Library in Jackson. On Thursday, soprano Heidi Stober appears with Festival Musicians in an evening...

This Week at GTMF: The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — July 15, 2019 In week three of GTMF’s 58th Summer Season, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet appears in two exciting concerts; the Festival Orchestra performs Schumann’s Cello Concerto with Alisa Weilerstein as well as Beethoven’s popular Fifth Symphony; and Festival Musicians appear in two dynamic evenings...

This Week at GTMF: Pianists Stephen Hough and Yefim Bronfman

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — July 8, 2019 In week two of GTMF’s 58th Summer Season, pianist Stephen Hough appears in a solo recital with works by Bach and Liszt; pianist Yefim Bronfman performs Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto with the Festival Orchestra; and Festival Musicians appear in two exciting programs of...

Grand Teton Music Festival Season 58 Begins Next Week!

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — June 28, 2019 The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 2019 Summer Season begins July 3 and runs through August 17. During the seven-week summer festival, GTMF presents over 60 events, including performances by Hilary Hahn, Norah Jones, Yefim Bronfman, Takács Quartet, Kristin Chenoweth, and Branford Marsalis. GTMF...

GTMF Offers Weekly Free Family Events During the 58th Summer Season

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — June 21, 2019 Offering movies on Mondays and family concerts throughout the week, the Grand Teton Music Festival presents free and fun family-friendly events all summer long! GTMF opens Walk Festival Hall on Monday evenings for free Movies on the Mountain!This series presents classic family favorites:...

GTMF Season 58: Chamber Music on Thursday Nights

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — June 14, 2019 GTMF’s Thursday Chamber Music Series celebrates the musicianship of the Festival Orchestra. Featuring a small ensemble of players, these curated programs showcase core classical repertoire paired with new music and rarely-heard gems. Visiting guest artists make regular appearances in these concerts, giving audiences...

Grand Teton Music Festival 2019: Summer of Songbirds

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — June 4, 2019 Boasting two choirs, four opera stars, one pop idol, one cabaret legend, and one Broadway queen, the Grand Teton Music Festival’s 58th Season packs serious vocal power! GTMF Presents Michael Feinstein Wednesday, July 3 at 8PM  | $75 The season opens with cabaret sensation...

GTMF to Gift $40,000 at the 2019 Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship Competition Finals

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — May 30, 2019  On Saturday, June 8, the Grand Teton Music Festival presents its second annual Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship Competition in honor of its Music Director Donald Runnicles. The 2019 scholarship was announced in January, and after receiving many talent-filled applications, GTMF selected six...

GTMF Season 58: The Haberfeld Chamber Music Series

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — May 28, 2019 In its 58th Summer season, the Grand Teton Music Festival proudly announces the addition of the Haberfeld Chamber Music Series—Tuesday nights at 6PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Jackson. Responding to the community’s desire for classical music concerts in town, and the...

Grand Teton Music Festival Season 58: In The Key Of Nature

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — May 23, 2019 In GTMF’s nature-inspired summer season, masters of the keys—pianists and saxophonists—appear in performances that span the genres, from pop to classical, in recitals and orchestral concerts. Stephen Hough Performs Bach, Busoni, and Liszt Wednesday, July 10 at 8PM |  $30 Stephen Hough celebrates...

Grand Teton Music Festival Season 58: Concerts Featuring String Greats

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — May 21, 2019 The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 58th Season offers opportunities to hear the world’s greatest string players, both in recital and in symphonic performances with the Festival Orchestra. Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Performs de Falla, Liszt, and Rossini Wednesday, July 17 at 8PM  | ...

2019 GTMF Fundraising Gala: Carmina Burana

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — May 16, 2019 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...

GTMF’s 2019 Summer Season Celebrates Nature

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — May 14, 2019 Nestled in the foothills of the majestic Teton Mountain Range in Jackson Hole, the Grand Teton Music Festival’s unparalleled surroundings provide an enclave of inspiration, rejuvenation, and wonderment for all. In its 58th season, GTMF honors this earthly muse as well as those...

GTMF Presents Stringfest: A Showcase Of Local Orchestra Students

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — March 18, 2019 The Grand Teton Music Festival presents StringFest Showcase, a celebration of the talents of local orchestra students on Wednesday, March 20 at 6PM at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. The event is free and open to the public—no tickets are required for...

Grand Teton Music Festival Celebrates Nature In 58th Season

Hilary Hahn, Norah Jones, Yefim Bronfman, Takács Quartet, Stephen Hough, and Branford Marsalis among headliners over seven weeks of orchestral and family concerts, chamber music, movie nights and more The majestic foothills of the Teton Mountain Range promise a sublime, serene backdrop for the Grand Teton Music Festival’s 58th season, July...

The 2019 GTMF Winter Festival Begins This Week

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  The Grand Teton Music Festival’s fourth annual Winter Festival begins this Thursday, February 7 and lasts until Saturday, February 9. Along with performances and lectures, the three-day event brings masterclasses and educational school visits to the students of Jackson Hole All Winter Festival events are free, but...

Announcing The 2019 Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship Competition

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  The Grand Teton Music Festival is pleased to announce the second Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship Competition. The scholarship competition is open to high school seniors from Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana who plan to pursue degrees in music (classical, jazz, or other) at an accredited four-year college...

GTMF Announces The 2018-2019 Season of Metropolitan Opera: Live In HD Broadcasts

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  The Grand Teton Music Festival announces another sensational season of broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The season opens on Thursday, October 11 at 7PM with Verdi’s Aida—perhaps the composer’s grandest grand opera. The season runs through April 2019 with broadcasts presented monthly. The...

GTMF’s Star-Spangled Season Closes With Record-Setting Attendance

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 57th summer season concluded Saturday night with a fully-cast concert adaptation of Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. The season honored Bernstein’s centenary with a celebration of American contributions to music, including jazz and Broadway. Throughout the seven-week summer season, GTMF welcomed more...

World Premieres At GTMF This Summer

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  The Grand Teton Music Festival continues to be at the forefront of classical music with new commissions and world premieres by American Sean Shepherd and the Festival’s first ever Composer-in-Residence, Kareem Roustom. GTMF’s 57th season joins the world in celebrating the anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial birthday...

Announcing The Winners Of The Inaugural Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship Competition

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  The Grand Teton Music Festival is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural scholarship competition in honor of its Music Director Donald Runnicles. Pianist Ben Kaufman, saxophonist Taylor King, and cellist Sophie Lyman won first, second and third prizes respectively. First prize winner Ben Kaufman hails...

Announcing The Inaugural Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship Competition

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  Grand Teton Music Festival is pleased to announce the inaugural scholarship competition in honor of its Music Director Donald Runnicles. Eight students have been invited to perform in a daylong festival of music at Walk Festival Hall in Jackson Hole on Saturday, June 9, 2018. The eight...

The New York Times Recognizes GTMF In Top Summer Classical Music Festivals List

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  The New York Times named the Grand Teton Music Festival as one of the top classical summer music festivals of 2018. This marks the third consecutive year the Festival has been nationally recognized in the annual summer festivals feature—the only music festival in the west to garner...

Majestic Mahler At GTMF

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  Grand Teton Music Festival’s 57th season joins the world in celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s centennial birthday with a Star-Spangled Season. Explore the natural world and the stars above with Mahler’s Third Symphony. GTMF’s Music Director Donald Runnicles, a foremost Mahler interpreter, takes the podium for the composer’s most...

Grand Teton Music Festival Announces 2018 “Star-Spangled Season”

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  Today, the Grand Teton Music Festival announces an American-themed line-up to celebrate legendary American composer Leonard Bernstein’s centenary. The 2018 Summer Festival runs seven weeks from July 3 to August 18 and includes more than 50 musical events. At the heart of the Grand Teton Music Festival...

GTMF’s Summer of Stars Concludes, Sets New Attendance Record

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING Grand Teton Music Festival’s summer of stars in Jackson Hole closed on Sunday, August 20th. GTMF presented 61 events over seven weeks and reunited 200 orchestral musicians—representing 82 orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. Highlights from the season included the 2017...

Festival Orchestra Goes Out With A Bang

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING Grand Teton Music Festival’s summer of stars comes to a close this Sunday. Celebrate the imminent eclipse in Teton Village with marvelous music all weekend long. Tonight, America’s most popular classical music program Performance Today hosts an evening of conversation and chamber music recorded for national broadcast...

GTMF Gala Week Continues with Pianist Denis Kozhukhin

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING Winner of the 2010 Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition, Denis Kozhukhin joins Festival Musicians for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Trio in G minor tonight at 8PM. The 31 year-old pianist combines the brilliance and power of his playing with a masterful sense of form and sensitivity. Festival Musicians follow Rachmaninoff...

Yo-Yo Ma Stars in Grand Teton Music Festival Fundraising Gala

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING The Grand Teton Music Festival presents Yo-Yo Ma for the must-see event of the year in Jackson Hole: the Fundraising Gala on Tuesday August 1 at 7PM. Hailed as the transcendent musician of our time, Mr. Ma will perform Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the Festival Orchestra under the...

Pianist Yefim Bronfman, Brahms, and Bartok

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  Internationally acclaimed pianist, and audience favorite, Yefim Bronfman performs at the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole tonight, July 20th through Saturday, July 22nd. Bronfman takes the stage at Walk Festival Hall at 8PM. “A marvel of digital dexterity, warmly romantic sentiment, and jaw-dropping bravura,” (Chicago Tribune)...

Grand Teton Music Festival Presents Seven Weeks of Stellar Soloists

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING   Music Director Donald Runnicles leads the world’s best orchestral musicians over seven weeks in Jackson Hole. From sensational cellist Yo-Yo Ma to renowned pianists Yefim Bronfman and Garrick Ohlsson, every week promises memorable performances from the world’s most brilliant musical stars. Opening Week (7/7 & 7/8) features...

The New York Times Recognizes Grand Teton Music Festival a Top Ten Classical Music Festival For The Second Year Running

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  The New York Times names the Grand Teton Music Festival a top ten classical summer music festival of 2017. This marks the second consecutive year the Festival has been nationally recognized in the annual summer festivals guide. “I am genuinely excited that The New York Times has...

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...

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...