GTMF CLOSES THE MET OPERA: LIVE IN HD SEASON WITH DONIZETTI’S THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT AND THE 2018 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS APPEAR IN CONCERT

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — April 8, 2019

The Grand Teton Music Festival presents two exciting events on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12: Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment, a Live in HD broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera, and a free community concert featuring the winners of the 2018 Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship Competition.

Thursday, April 11 at 7PM

CLOSING NIGHTThe Met: Live in HD – Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment

The final Met: Live in HD presentation is Donizetti’s frothy comedy that mixes humor with buoyant melody and notorious vocal challenges. Soprano Pretty Yende is an orphan raised by an army regiment and tenor Javier Camarena is her lover. Amidst the bel canto fireworks, Camarena performs the show-stopping aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. The New York Times raved, “Javier Camarena has done it again … his breezy performance was so thrilling that the audience broke into an ecstatic ovation.” Maurizio Muraro is the comic Sergeant Sulpice and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe is the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

The Met: Live in HD series is presented at Jackson Hole Twin Cinema—295 West Pearl Avenue. Doors open at 6:45PM. Please purchase your tickets in advance through gtmf.org or by calling 307.733.1128. Single tickets are $20 for adults and seniors, $12 for students and children.

Friday, April 12 at 7PM

GTMF Community Concert Series: The 2018 Winners of the Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship Competition

Winners of the 2018 Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship Competition return to Jackson Hole to perform an evening of chamber music, including works by Arvo Pärt and Liszt, as well as original compositions.

On Saturday, June 9, 2018, GTMF invited eight semi-finalists to perform in a daylong celebration of music at Walk Festival Hall and compete for $40,000 in scholarship prize money. Pianist Ben Kaufman, saxophonist Taylor King, and cellist Sophie Lyman won first, second and third prizes respectively. Their awards have been applied toward their ongoing study of music at the academic institution in which they’ve enrolled.

GTMF’s Community Concert Series is held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Jackson. Admission is free, but a ticket is required. To reserve tickets, visit gtmf.org or call 307.733.1128.

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 also presents monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival, 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.

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.

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 publicno tickets are required for admission. The concert lasts approximately 30 minutes.

StringFest, one of GTMF’s flagship education initiatives, unites orchestra students from Jackson Hole and Star Valley Middle Schools for an intensive workshop led by expert clinician and longtime Festival Musician Barbara Scowcroft. The workshop gives students the opportunity to learn alongside a broader set of peers, and concludes with a concert showcasing the students’ newly refined skills on the professional stage of Walk Festival Hall. Students in the 2019 StringFest Showcase will perform works by Vivaldi and William Boyce.

Barbara Scowcroft celebrates her 34th season as Music Director and Conductor of the Utah Youth Orchestras and Ensembles. Under her baton, thousands of young musicians have developed their artistry through weekly rehearsals and frequent performances in Utah’s premiere concert venues. Ms. Scowcroft has also had the unique honor to be Music Director and Conductor of the World Youth Orchestra for the Cultural Olympiad during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. For over two decades, Ms. Scowcroft has been a member of the violin section of the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, and has served as a presenter during the Festival’s summer education programs. Since 1999, Ms. Scowcroft has lead local youth orchestra musicians in GTMF’s StringFest clinics, concluding each seminar with a final collaborative concert.

Music education and outreach are at the heart of the Grand Teton Music Festival’s mission. The Festival proudly partners with local organizations and schools in Jackson Hole to create opportunities for audiences of all ages to experience the beauty of music and understand its importance in our lives. GTMF promotes awareness and appreciation of the performing arts to every generation of musicians and concertgoers all year long.

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 also presents monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival, 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.

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.

GTMF PRESENTS BIZET’S CARMEN AND A RECITAL OF CLASSIC AMERICAN WORKS WITH PIANIST ROB AULER

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — March 7, 2019
The Grand Teton Music Festival presents two exciting events on Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15: Bizet’s Carmen, a Live in HD broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera, and a free community concert with pianist Rob Auler.

Thursday, March 14 at 7PM

The Met: Live in HD – Bizet’s Carmen

Bizet’s masterpiece of the gypsy seductress who lives by her own rules has had an impact far beyond the opera house. The opera’s melodic sweep is as irresistible as the title character herself, a force of nature who has become a defining female cultural figure. Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenor Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Louis Langrée, who makes his GTMF guest-conducting debut this summer, conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, which The New York Times has deemed “gripping and brilliant.”

The Met: Live in HD series is presented at Jackson Hole Twin Cinema—295 West Pearl Avenue. Doors open at 6:45PM. Please purchase your tickets in advance through gtmf.org or by calling 307.733.1128. Single tickets are $20 for adults and seniors, $12 for students and children.

 

Friday, March 15 at 7PM

GTMF Community Concert Series: Pianist Rob Auler

The New York Times has lauded pianist Rob Auler for possessing “extraordinary rhythmic clarity and expression.” Praised for his “elegant tone and uncanny sense of voicing” (American Record Guide), Mr. Auler holds first prizes in national and international piano competitions, including the Society of American Musicians and The Stravinsky Awards. He has performed on six continents, with notable appearances at Carnegie Hall, Teatro Colon, and Shanghai Symphony Hall. In Jackson, Mr. Auler gives a recital that features classic American works including Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Joel Puckett’s glittering pop-infused étude Bill-y-tude (based off of themes by Billy Joel), and Harold Arlen’s transcendent ballad Over the Rainbow.

GTMF’s Community Concert Series is held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Jackson. Admission is free, but a ticket is required. To reserve tickets, visit gtmf.org or call 307.733.1128.

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 also presents monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival, 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.

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.

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 3 to August 17, 2019. Offering inspiration, rejuvenation, and wonderment for all, the Festival honors the natural environment it calls home and those composers and works that draw inspiration from nature. The Festival’s 2019 lineup includes more than 60 eventsover seven weeks

The heard of the Grand Teton Music Festival is the Festival Orchestra, which is led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Performing Friday and Saturday nights, the Festival Orchestra welcomes world-famous soloists including pianists Yefim Bronfman and Denis Kozhukin, violinists Hilary Hahn and Augustin Hadelich, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and saxophonist Branford Marsalis. Nature-inspired works run throughout the seven weeks, including Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, Anna Clyne’s Midnight Hour, Sibelius’ En Saga, and Lyadov’s Enchanted Lake.

Also appearing with the Festival Orchestra will be esteemed guest conductors Rafael Payare, the incoming Music Director of the San Diego Symphony, and Cincinnati Symphony Music Director Louis Langrée.

Pianist, vocalist, and nine-time Grammy Award winner Norah Jones will perform a special one-night-only concert July 21, co-presented with Live Nation. The event sold out online in five minutes. Jones’s appearance is part of the GTMF Presents lineup of showcase events that expand the Festival’s programming.

Other GTMF Presents artists include the Takács Quartet, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, pianist Stephen Hough, and piano duo Anderson and Roe. Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth and singer-pianist Michael Feinstein will bring the world of theater and cabaret to the mountains.

On July 5, the annual Fundraising Galawill feature Maestro Runnicles and the Festival Orchestra in two performances of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Utah Symphony Chorus, the Madeleine Choir School Chorus, and soloists Meechot Marrero, Thomas Lehman, and Sunnyboy Dladla.

Festival subscriptions are on sale now, with single tickets to all other events available March 1. We hope you will join us for an exhilarating musical experience that only the combination of the world’s best musicians and the Teton Mountain Range can provide.

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. Information and tickets available at www.gtmf.org.

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 tickets are required. Visit gtmf.org or call 307.733.1128 to reserve tickets.

Schubert’s Winterreise
Thursday, February 7 at 7PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church
Pianist Kimi Kawashima joins baritone Michael Chipman for a performance of Schubert’s Winterreise. Beautiful, yet haunting, the work is a set of 24 songs for piano and voice that tell the story of a lonely traveller who journeys out into the snow to rid himself of his unrequited love.

Lunchtime Learning with Dr. Siu-Lan Tan
Scene and Heard: The Psychology of Film Music
Friday, February 8 at 12PM at Teton County Library
Presented in partnership with St. John’s Medical Center Words on Wellness, Music Psychologist Dr. Siu-Lan Tan—professor, researcher, and author—gives an engaging presentation on music in film, exploring how the musical score shapes our emotional experience and our understanding of the unfolding story. Through illustrative examples and research studies, Dr. Tan sheds light on how what we hear may significantly influence what we see in a film scene. Dr. Tan appears in The New York Times Critics’ Pick film Score: A Film Music Documentary and has a regular feature on Score: The Podcast.

Pianist Reed Tetzloff Performs Chopin and Liszt
Friday, February 8 at 7PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church

LIMITED TICKETS REMAIN

The young American pianist, Reed Tetzloff, has distinguished himself as one of the brightest stars of a new generation of musicians. Praised for his “magical tone” (The Cincinnati Enquirer) and “ebullient” virtuosity (Gramophone Magazine), Mr. Tetzloff has won top prizes in many international competitions and has performed on the world’s most prestigious stages including appearances at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. In Jackson, Mr. Tetzloff gives a recital that features Chopin’s challenging masterpiece Polonaise-Fantaisie as well as Liszt’s Fantasy and Fugue on the chorale Ad nos, ad salutarem undam, a piece deemed by musicologists as “one of the pinnacles of nineteenth-century virtuosity.”

Violinist Aubree Oliverson Performs Prokofiev and Kreisler
Saturday, February 9 at 7PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church

SOLD OUT

Since her solo debut with the Utah Symphony at age 11, rising star violinist Aubree Oliverson has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, and has been a featured performer on NPR’s hit radio show From The Top. The Miami New Times has raved about her “endearing and powerful performance, brimming with confidence and joy.” Ms. Oliverson makes her Jackson debut with Prokofiev’s brooding First Violin Sonata and Kreisler’s Praeludium and Allegro.

 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 also presents monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival, 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.

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.

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 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.

As part of the application process, students are required to submit an audition video. Semi-finalists will be invited to perform in a daylong celebration of music at Walk Festival Hall in Jackson Hole on Saturday, June 8, 2019, where they will compete for the scholarship prize money in front of GTMF’s panel of renowned judges and a live audience.

First prize is $20,000, second prize is $12,500, and third prize is $7,500. Awards are remitted directly to the academic institution at which the student is enrolled in the fall of 2019.

The Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship was launched in 2018 in honor of Grand Teton Music Festival Music Director Donald Runnicles. The award, a vision of a generous and anonymous donor, recognizes and encourages exceptional talent in regional youth. The winners of the 2018 scholarship competition were pianist Ben Kaufman, saxophonist Taylor King, and cellist Sophie Lyman. They won first, second, and third prizes respectively. They will return to Jackson on Friday, April 12, 2019 for a free Community Concert. Tickets are free and available at gtmf.org.

“From the initial concept to the announcement of the winners, this scholarship has been one of the most meaningful projects I have worked on at the Festival. Seeing the faces of both the students and their families at the award ceremony is something I will forever cherish,” notes Grand Teton Music Festival President & CEO Andrew Palmer Todd said, after emceeing the 2018 event.

To review the guidelines and apply for the scholarship, visit gtmf.org/about#scholarship. To reserve a ticket for the live competition on Saturday, June 8, visit gtmf.org or call 307.733.1128.

 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 also presents monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival, 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.

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.

Announcing The 2019 GTMF Winter Festival

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

The Grand Teton Music Festival announces its fourth annual Winter Festival Thursday, February 7– Saturday, February 9, 2019. 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 tickets are required. Visit gtmf.org or call 307.733.1128 to reserve tickets.

Schubert’s Winterreise
Thursday, February 7 at 7PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church
Festival Musician Kimi Kawashima joins baritone Michael Chipman for a performance of Schubert’s Winterreise. Beautiful, yet haunting, the work is a set of 24 songs for piano and voice that tell the story of a lonely traveller who journeys out into the snow to rid himself of his unrequited love.

Lunchtime Learning with Dr. Siu-Lan Tan — Scene and Heard: The Psychology of Film Music
Friday, February 8 at 12PM at Teton County Library
Presented in partnership with St. John’s Medical Center Words on Wellness, Music Psychologist Dr. Siu-Lan Tan—professor, researcher, and author—gives an engaging presentation on music in film, exploring how the musical score shapes our emotional experience and our understanding of the unfolding story. Through illustrative examples and research studies, Dr. Tan sheds light on how what we hear may significantly influence what we see in a film scene. Dr. Tan appears in The New York Times Critics’ Pick film Score: A Film Music Documentary and has a regular feature on Score: The Podcast.

Pianist Reed Tetzloff Performs Chopin and Liszt
Friday, February 8 at 7PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church
The young American pianist, Reed Tetzloff, has distinguished himself as one of the brightest stars of a new generation of musicians. Praised for his “magical tone” (The Cincinnati Enquirer) and “ebullient” virtuosity (Gramophone Magazine), Mr. Tetzloff has won top prizes in many international competitions and has performed on the world’s most prestigious stages including appearances at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. In Jackson, Mr. Tetzloff gives a recital that features Chopin’s challenging masterpiece Polonaise-Fantasie as well as Liszt’s Fantasy and Fugue on the chorale Ad nos, ad salutarem undam, a piece deemed by musicologists as “one of the pinnacles of nineteenth-century virtuosity.”

Violinist Aubree Oliverson Performs Prokofiev and Kreisler
Saturday, February 9 at 7PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church
Since her solo debut with the Utah Symphony at age 11, rising star violinist Aubree Oliverson has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, and has been a featured performer on NPR’s hit radio show From The Top. The Miami New Times has raved about her “endearing and powerful performance, brimming with confidence and joy.” Ms. Oliverson makes her Jackson debut with Prokofiev’s brooding First Violin Sonata and Kreisler’s Caprice Viennois.

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 also presents monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival, 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.

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.

This Week: GTMF Presents Verdi’s La Traviata And Guitarists Alex Komodore And Gwenyth Aggeler

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

The Grand Teton Music Festival presents two exciting events this Thursday and Friday: Verdi’s La Traviata, a Live in HD broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera, and a free community concert with guitarists Alex Komodore and Gwenyth Aggeler.

Thursday, January 10 at 7PM
The Met: Live in HD – Verdi’s La Traviata
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s fresh new production, featuring a richly textured 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Violetta, the tragic heroine, is considered a pinnacle of the soprano repertoire and is captured by Diana Damrau. Tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love.

Single tickets are $20 for adults and seniors, $12 for students and children. To purchase tickets and learn more about the season, visit gtmf.org. This year, the series is presented at the Jackson Hole Twin Cinema (295 West Pearl Avenue). Doors open at 6:45PM.

Friday, January 11 at 7PM
GTMF Community Concert Series: Guitarists Alex Komodore and Gwenyth Aggeler
Virtuosic guitarists Alex Komodore & Gwenyth Aggeler perform a selection of solo and duet pieces by Villa Lobos and Dyens as well as the duo’s own arrangements. A sought after soloist, chamber musician, and instructor, Mr. Komodore has been praised as a “world-class guitarist (The Denver Post)” whose masterful performances are executed with a “style and grace (The Village Voice).” The 16-year-old Ms. Aggeler has already garnered acclaim for her superb musicianship—most recently from NPR’s classical music program From the Top.

GTMF’s Community Concert Series is held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Jackson. Admission is free, but a ticket is required. To reserve tickets, visit gtmf.org or call 307.733.1128.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF):

For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival unites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians. These musicians represent 90 different orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. During the year, GTMF provides monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival, the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, and several education programs for Teton County Students. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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.

 

GTMF Presents A Free Holiday Concert With Organist Kenneth Udy

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

The Grand Teton Music Festival presents a holiday concert with organist Kenneth Udy on Friday, December 14 at 7PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Jackson. Ticketholders are invited to a reception in Hansen Hall immediately following the concert.

Kenneth Udy is the Director of Music at the Wasatch Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, and appears as organist for the church as well as the Congregation Kol Ami, the Salt Lake Tabernacle, and the Utah Symphony. Mr. Udy is also on the faculty of the University of Utah, where he assisted in the implementation of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in organ performance. Mr. Udy has been praised as “wondrously vivid and compelling” by Deseret News. This concert, which features St. John’s Casavant Pipe Organ, will also offer the chance to sing holiday favorites, including Joy to the World, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, and The First Noel.

This free concert is part of the GTMF Community Concert Series with monthly events held on the second Thursday and Friday. Paired with broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series (Thursdays), the Community Concerts are a part of the Festival’s ongoing initiative to present world-class music year-round in Jackson Hole.

Admission is free, but a ticket is required. To reserve tickets, visit GTMF.org or call 307.733.1128.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF):

For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival unites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians. These musicians represent 90 different orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. During the year, GTMF provides monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival, the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, and several education programs for Teton County Students. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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.

GTMF Presents Puccini’s The Girl of The Golden West A Metropolitan Opera: Live In HD Broadcast This Thursday

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

The Grand Teton Music Festival’s exciting season of Live in HD broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera continues this Thursday, December 13 at 7PM with Puccini’s wild west opera The Girl of the Golden West.

Considered by Puccini himself as “the best opera I have written,” The Girl of the Golden West is a spirited production set during the California Gold Rush. The title character is one of the composer’s most appealing heroines—a strong, independent woman determined to win the man she loves. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek is Puccini’s gun-slinging, tough-as-nails girl and tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes a heralded return to the Met stage as the outlaw she loves. Marco Armiliato conducts, and Susanna Phillips hosts the broadcast’s exclusive interviews with cast.

The Metropolitan Opera stages more than 200 performances in New York each year, and the Grand Teton Music Festival is proud to share the Met’s historic productions with the Jackson Hole community. This year, the series is presented at the Jackson Hole Twin Cinema—295 West Pearl Avenue. Doors open at 6:45PM.

Reserve your tickets for the 2018–2019 season through our website. Single tickets are $20 for adults and seniors, $12 for students and children. To purchase tickets and learn more about the season, visit gtmf.org/met-2018.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF):

For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival unites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians. These musicians represent 90 different orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. During the year, GTMF provides monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival, the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, and several education programs for Teton County Students. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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.

 

GTMF Presents A Free Community Concert With Summit Chamber Players This Week

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

The Grand Teton Music Festival presents the Summit Chamber Players with pianist Andrew Palmer Todd on Friday, November 9 at 7PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Jackson.

Comprised of music faculty from the University of Wyoming, the Summit Chamber Players are a string quartet uniting the talents of violinists John Fadial and Sherry Sinift, violist James Przygocki, and cellist Beth Vanderborgh. The quartet performs a wide range of repertoire regionally, often incorporating workshops and master classes to engage and inspire youth.

The quartet joins pianist and Festival President and CEO Andrew Palmer Todd for an evening of popular works. The program begins with Beethoven’s most celebrated sonata: his Eighth Sonata (Pathétique). Debussy’s famed Suite Bergamasque follows, including the definitive movement Clair de lune—one of the best-loved selections in the piano repertoire. Dvořák’s Second Piano Quintet in A major concludes the program. Praised since its premiere, the quintet, with its romantic melody, is regarded as one of the composer’s greatest achievements. The concert is approximately 90 minutes including intermission.

This free concert is part of the GTMF Community Concert Series with monthly events held on the second Thursday and Friday. Paired with broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series (Thursdays), the Community Concerts are a part of the Festival’s ongoing initiative to present world-class music year-round in Jackson Hole.

Admission is free, but a ticket is required. To reserve tickets, visit GTMF.org or call 307.733.1128.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF):

For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival unites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians. These musicians represent 90 different orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. During the year, GTMF provides monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival, the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, and several education programs for Teton County Students. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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.

GTMF Presents Saint-Saëns’ Samson and Dalila, A Metropolitan Opera: Live In HD Broadcast This Thursday

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

The Grand Teton Music Festival’s exciting season of Live in HD broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera continues this Thursday, November 8 at 7PM with Saint-Saëns’ biblical epic Samson and Dalila.  

When mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of Carmen at the Met, the results were electrifying. Now this star duo reunites for another sensual French opera in the title roles of the virile Hebrew leader and the Philistine temptress who shears his strength. Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak makes his Met debut with a vivid and seductive production—the first new staging in 20 years. Sir Mark Elder conducts the splendorous production, which Vogue praised as a “feast for the eyes and ears.”

The Metropolitan Opera stages more than 200 performances in New York each year, and the Grand Teton Music Festival is proud to share the Met’s historic productions with the Jackson Hole community. This year, the series is presented at the Jackson Hole Twin Cinema—295 West Pearl Avenue. Doors open at 6:45PM.

Reserve your tickets for the 2018–2019 season through our website. Single tickets are $20 for adults and seniors, $12 for students and children. To purchase tickets and learn more about the season, visit gtmf.org/met-2018.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF):

For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival unites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians. These musicians represent 90 different orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. During the year, GTMF provides monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival, the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, and several education programs for Teton County Students. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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.

GTMF Presents Verdi’s Aida, A Metropolitan Opera: Live In HD Broadcast This Thursday

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

The Grand Teton Music Festival’s exciting season of Live in HD broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera opens this Thursday, October 11 at 7PM with Verdi’s Aida—perhaps the composer’s grandest grand opera. A highlight of the season, soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, going toe-to-toe with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris. Netrebko is widely considered to be the reigning prima donna of the 21st century, and “a soprano with star power in the best sense (The New York Times).”

Set in ancient Egypt and packed with magnificent choruses, complex ensembles, and elaborate ballets, Aida features an epic backdrop for an intimate love story. Few operas have matched Aida in its exploration of love and duty, and perhaps no other has remained to the present day so unanimously appreciated by audiences and critics alike. Tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the role of Radamès, and Music Director of the San Francisco Opera Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met’s monumental production.

The Metropolitan Opera stages more than 200 performances in New York each year, and the Grand Teton Music Festival is proud to share the Met’s historic productions with the Jackson Hole community. This year, the series is presented at the Jackson Hole Twin Cinema—295 West Pearl Avenue.

Reserve your tickets for the 2018–2019 season through our website. Single tickets are $20 for adults and seniors, $12 for students and children. New this year, season subscriptions are available! To purchase and learn more about the season, visit gtmf.org/met-2018.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival unites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians. These musicians represent 90 different orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. During the year, GTMF provides monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival, the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, and several education programs for Teton County Students. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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.

GTMF Announces A New Monthly Community Concert Series

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

The Grand Teton Music Festival proudly announces a new, year-long series—free monthly community concerts. Presented on the second Friday of every month from October through June, the events spotlight GTMF’s own Festival Musicians as well as other professional musicians who call the Mountain West their home. The concerts follow broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, which are presented on the second Thursday of each month.

“The Community Concert series demonstrates GTMF’s ongoing commitment to our community,” said Andrew Palmer Todd, Festival President and CEO. “By presenting year-round exhilarating musical events at venues throughout Jackson Hole, GTMF is devoted to ensuring that Jackson Hole remains a community rich in culture.”

Concerts are held at St. John’s Episcopal Church and admission is free, though a ticket is required. Visit GTMF.org for individual event details.

The series begins Friday, October 12 at 7PM. Pianist Andrew Staupe delivers a recital of works from Schumann, Debussy, and Prokofiev. As one of the distinctive voices of a new generation of pianists, Mr. Staupe has appeared as soloist with the Baltimore Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Houston Symphony, and many other illustrious orchestras throughout the United States. He has collaborated with distinguished conductors Osmo Vänskä, Cristian Măcelaru, Gerard Schwarz, and many others, and has appeared at some of the finest venues in the world including at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Regarding his virtuosity, The Washington Post reported, “[Staupe] is a fastidious player, whose imagination takes wing when playing alone.” Deeply committed to teaching, Mr. Staupe is an Assistant Professor of Piano at The University of Utah.

Mr. Staupe performs three impressionistic selections from composer Debussy’s second book of preludes—Brouillards, La puerta del Vino, and Feux d’artifice—as well as Schumann’s romantic and colorful Humoreske. Prokofiev’s fiendishly difficult Seventh Sonata concludes the evening. The concert is approximately 2 hours including intermission. To reserve tickets, please visit GTMF.org or call 307.733.1128.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF):

For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival unites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians. These musicians represent 90 different orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. During the year, GTMF provides monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival, the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, and several education programs for Teton County Students. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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.

 

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 Metropolitan Opera stages more than 200 performances in New York each year, and the Grand Teton Music Festival is proud to share the Met’s historic productions with the Jackson Hole community. This year, the series is presented at the Jackson Hole Twin Cinema—295 West Pearl Avenue.

October 11, 2018 at 7PM – Verdi’s Aida
Set in ancient Egypt and packed with magnificent choruses, complex ensembles, and elaborate ballets, Aida features an epic backdrop for an intimate love story. Few operas have matched Aida in its exploration of love and duty, and perhaps no other has remained to the present day so unanimously appreciated by audiences and critics alike. In the highlight of the season, soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, going toe-to-toe with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris. Tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the role of Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met’s monumental production.

November 8, 2018 at 7PM – Saint-Saëns’ Samson and Dalila
When mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of Carmen at the Met, the results were electrifying. Now this star duo reunites for another sensual French opera in the title roles of Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson and Dalila. Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak makes his Met debut with a vivid and seductive production—the first new staging in 20 years. Sir Mark Elder conducts.

December 13, 2018 at 7PM – Puccini’s The Girl of the Golden West
Puccini’s American opera is set in the wild west of the California Gold Rush, and the title character is one of the composer’s most appealing heroines—a strong, independent woman determined to win the man she loves. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek is Puccini’s gun-slinging girl and tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes a heralded return to the Met stage as the outlaw she loves. Baritone Zeljko Lucic is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

January 10, 2019 at 7PM – Verdi’s La Traviata
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s new production, featuring a richly textured 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. The title role of the “fallen woman” has captured the imaginations of audiences and performers alike with its inexhaustible vocal and dramatic possibilities—and challenges. Violetta, the tragic heroine, is considered a pinnacle of the soprano repertoire and is captured by Diana Damrau. Tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love.

February 14, 2019 at 7PM – Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur
Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on- and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczala as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Sir David McVicar’s staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater.

March 14, 2019 at 7PM – Bizet’s Carmen
Bizet’s masterpiece of the gypsy seductress who lives by her own rules has had an impact far beyond the opera house. The opera’s melodic sweep is as irresistible as the title character herself, a force of nature who has become a defining female cultural figure. Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenor Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.

April 11, 2019 at 7PM – Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment
This frothy comedy mixes humor with a rush of buoyant melody and notorious vocal challenges. The story concerns a young orphan girl raised by an army regiment as their mascot and begins at the moment of her first stirrings of love. Complications (and comedy) ensue when her true identity is discovered. Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks—including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. Maurizio Muraro is the comic Sergeant Sulpice and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe is the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

Reserve your tickets for the 2018-2019 season through our website. Single tickets to The Met: Live in HD broadcasts are $20 for adults and seniors, and $12 for students and children. New this year, season subscriptions are available! To purchase and learn more about the season, visit gtmf.org/met-2018.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF):

For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival unites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians. These musicians represent 90 different orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. During the year, GTMF provides monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival, the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, and several education programs for Teton County Students. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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.

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 than 200 orchestral musicians—representing 90 orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning—to present 60 events in Jackson Hole. The Grand Teton Music Festival was praised by The New York Times as a ‘Top Classical Music Festival’ for the third consecutive year and was recognized by the Chicago Tribune within its annual Summer Classical Music Selective Guide. Total Festival attendance increased from 9,800 in 2014 to more than 16,500 in 2018 marking a total increase of 69%. Attendance has grown 6% since last year alone, despite downturns in national trends.

The Star-Spangled season brought several sold-out performances including pianist Daniil Trifonov, Andrew Bird at the Pink Garter, violinist and conductor Julian Rachlin, and with Music Director Donald Runnicles in performances of Mahler’s epic Third Symphony and Bernstein’s West Side Story. Additional highlights include the 2018 Fundraising Gala with Audra McDonald—which netted more $230K—as well as the world premiere of Sean Shepherd’s Melt, a joint commission of the Grand Teton Music Festival and the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in honor of Sylvia Neil’s illustrious tenure as Board Chair (2015–2017).

“The support of our community is profoundly gratifying,” said GTMF Music Director Donald Runnicles. “With each year, our enthusiastic and generous audiences have raised the Festival to new heights, achieving records in both attendance and fundraising. We are overwhelmed with gratitude and are committed to our community and to providing world-class music here in Jackson Hole.”

GTMF’s momentum continues throughout the fall with monthly free community concerts that highlight regional musical talent. The series opens in October with pianist Andrew Staupe. The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series also opens in October with Verdi’s immensely popular Aida. The 58th Summer Season triumphantly returns on July 2, 2019. Tickets will be available on March 1, 2019.

Spearheading these community initiatives are the Grand Teton Music Festival Board of Directors, who under the direction of Chair Allan Tessler, welcomed five new members at the Annual Meeting. The Board elected Barbara McCelvey, Philip Sherringham, Robert Spetzler, Andrew Watson, and Mark Yockey. Directors Sylvia Neil and Bob Whitmire retired after many years of dedicated service and leadership to the Festival.

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 90 different orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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

 

Festival Closing Week: Broadway, Baby!

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 57th season joins the world in celebrating the anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial birthday with a Star-Spangled Season.

This summer season comes to a celebratory close with none other than Bernstein’s masterpiece, West Side Story.

GTMF Presents: Dover Quartet
Considered one of the most remarkably talented string quartets ever to emerge at such a young age, the Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition. Program includes works by Mendlessohn and a string Quartet by Dvorak. Tuesday, August 14 at 8PM. $25.

Free Family Concert: GTMF Woodwind Quintet
GTMF invites your family to meet our woodwind family! A woodwind quintet of Festival Musicians performs a kid-friendly program at the Teton County Library, featuring special guest Michael Griffith from the University of Wyoming. Open to all ages, this free event is informal and fun-filled! Wednesday, August 15 at 2PM. Teton County Library, Jackson. Free, but ticketed.

GTMF Presents: Broadway Revue
Accompanied by a rhythm section and string quartet of Festival Musicians, the starry cast of West Side Story delights audiences with an evening of their handpicked, favorite Broadway hits. Local favorites Richard Brown and pianist Pam Philips hold down they rhythm section for this performance. Wednesday, August 15 at 8PM. $25.

Chamber Music with Soprano Meechot Marrero
Join soprano Meechot Marrero, starring as Maria in West Side Story on Friday and Saturday nights, for an evening of favorites and surprises. Music Director Donald Runnicles is at the keyboard for a performance of Beethoven’s charming variations for piano and cello, featuring Joel Noyes from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Brahms’ Piano Trio in B major closes the program. Thursday, August 16 at 8PM. $25.

GTMF Presents: Andrew Bird
Internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, whistler and songwriter Andrew Bird picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. As a teen Bird became interested in a variety of styles including early jazz, country blues and folk music, synthesizing them into his unique brand of pop. Thursday, August 16 at 8PM. Doors open at 7pm. Pink Garter Theatre. $45. Adults 21+. Limited tickets remain.

Festival Orchestra: West Side Story
The Festival closes its star-spangled celebration with a fully cast concert adaptation of Bernstein’s consummate work, West Side Story. Amidst rivalry between the Sharks and Jets, a love story blossoms, making way for an incredible soundtrack of timeless showtunes. Friday, August 17 at 8PM and Saturday, August 18 at 6PM. $25–$55. Patrons are welcome to join the cast and Festival Orchestra onstage following the Saturday night performance for the traditional closing night party.

Tickets are available now. Please visit GTMF.org or call 307.733.1128 to reserve yours today!

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. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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

 

This Week At GTMF: Brass, Barber, and Magnificent Mahler

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 57th season joins the world in celebrating the anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial birthday with a Star-Spangled Season.

The penultimate week of the Grand Teton Music Festival features two GTMF Presents concerts, a family concert at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Chamber Music, and Mahler’s expansive Symphony No. 3.

GTMF Presents: Violinist Benjamin Beilman and Pianist Orion Weiss
Violinist Benjamin Beilman is a rising star, lauded for his rich tone and interpretations of classical masterpieces. Pianist Orion Weiss’ exceptionally crafted performances have won him worldwide praise. The duo performs violin sonatas from Mozart and Beethoven as well as a showpiece by Fritz Kreisler. Tuesday, August 7 at 8PM. $25

Free Family Concert: Canadian Brass
The famed quintet Canadian Brass leads a concert for young music-lovers. The genre-bending group, known for their original arrangements of classical masterworks, jazz, big band, Broadway, and popular songs, will delight all ages. Wednesday, August 8 at 12PM. St. John’s Episcopal Church. Free, but ticketed.

GTMF Presents: Canadian Brass
Masters of concert presentations—from formal classical concerts to music served up with lively dialogue and theatrical effects—Canadian Brass has developed a uniquely engaging stage presence and fun rapport with audiences. Wednesday, August 8 at 8PM. $25.

Chamber Music with Kelley O’Connor and Jessica Rivera
This program features three larger ensembles, including the Madeleine Children’s Chorus, which opens the program. Also on the program, a work for large brass ensemble and a work for small orchestra and soprano by Samuel Barber – his ethereal masterpiece Knoxville: Summer of 1915, evocative and nostalgic for summer breaks of yesteryear. Thursday, August 9 at 8PM. $25.

Festival Orchestra: Mahler’s Third Symphony
The foremost interpreter of Mahler, Maestro Donald Runnicles takes the podium for the composer’s most demanding work. Boasting a large orchestra, two choirs, and mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor, the symphony radiates calm introspection, jubilation, and “heavenly life.” This is music on the grandest of scales. Friday, August 10 at 8PM and Saturday, August 11 at 6PM. $25–$55.

Tickets are available now. Please visit GTMF.org or call 307.733.1128 to reserve yours today!

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. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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

 

Week Five: Roustom and Rachlin

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 57th season joins the world in celebrating the anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial birthday with a Star-Spangled Season.

Inside the Music: The Blue Highways of American Music
Tonight at 8PM, composer Kareem Roustom hosts Inside the Music. Steeped in the musical traditions of the Middle East and Western Classical music, Syrian-American Kareem Roustom is a musically bilingual composer who has collaborated with an array of artists and ensembles such as the Kronos Quartet and The Philadelphia Orchestra. Free, but ticketed.

Donald Runnicles in Conversation: Composer-In-Residence Kareem Roustom
On Wednesday Maestro Donald Runnicles has an armchair discussion of music and composition with Composer-in-Residence Kareem Roustom. Thought-provoking and informative, the Syrian-American composer will touch on his new work, Shades of Night, to be world-premiered on Thursday’s Chamber Music program. Donald Runnicles in Conversation: Composer-In-Residence Kareem Roustom is Wednesday, August 1 at 3PM. Teton County Library, Jackson. Free, but ticketed.

GTMF Presents: Pianist Olga Kern
The striking Russian pianist and 2001Van Cliburn Piano Competition Gold Medalist, Olga Kern puts her musicianship and technical wizardry on full display with this recital of Schumann, Gershwin, and Beethoven. The program concludes with Balakirev’s Islamey – one the most fiendishly difficult works in the piano repertoire. Wednesday, August 1 at 8PM. $25.

Free Family Concert in Alta: GTMF Percussion Trio
Fun abounds over the Pass in this free family concert featuring the percussion section of the Festival Orchestra. They will tap and clap their way into your heart with unique arrangements of well-known melodies—nothing is off limits for this merry band of drummers. Thursday, August 2 at 3PM. Teton County Library, Alta. Free, but ticketed.

Chamber Music with Violinist Julian Rachlin
This chamber music concert begins with a work by the youthful Beethoven, his Quintet for Winds and Piano and concludes with a String Sextet by Brahms. Violinist Julian Rachlin joins festival musicians for the performance of the Brahms. Composer-in-Residence Kareem Roustom receives a world premiere of his first string quartet, a piece commissioned by the Grand Teton Music Festival. Thursday, August 2 at 8PM. $25.

Festival Orchestra: Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto
One of the most exciting violinists of our time, Julian Rachlin takes the stage as soloist and conductor this weekend. This Festival Orchestra concert features beloved audience favorites—Mozart’s Overture from Marriage of Figaro, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and Barber’s iconic Adagio for Strings. Friday, August 3 at 8PM and Saturday, August 4 at 6PM. $25–$55.

Tickets are available now. Please visit GTMF.org or call 307.733.1128 to reserve yours today!

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. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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

 

This Week At GTMF: Movie Music, Melt and More

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 57th season joins the world in celebrating the anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial birthday with a Star-Spangled Season.  

Family Concert at the Teton County Library
Pianist Charlie Albright performs a concert for young music fans at the Teton County Library. Join us for this one-hour casual concert, exploring the voice of the piano, different musical genres, and improvisation. Tuesday, July 24 at 11AM. Teton County Library, Jackson. Free, but ticketed.

PIANIST CHARLIE ALBRIGHT REPLACES BASSIST EDGAR MEYER– Pianist Charlie Albright performs a recital in Walk Festival Hall replacing injured bassist Edgar Meyer. Hailed as “among the most gifted musicians of his generation” with a “dazzling natural keyboard affinity” by The Washington Post, Mr. Albright returns with selections from Schubert’s Impromptus, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, as well as his own awe-inspiring improvisations. GTMF Presents: Pianist Charlie Albright on Tuesday, July 24 at 8PM. $25.

Family Orchestra Concert: A Night at the Movies
Join GTMF for a night of picturesque music on Wednesday, July 25 at 6PM. This concert features soaring scores from movies like Lord of the Rings and Frozen and symphonic blockbusters like Also sprach Zarathustra, which was featured in 2001: Space Odyssey. $15, Students free, but ticketed. The evening begins with an instrument petting zoo on the Hartley Pavilion at 5PM along with cookies and lemonade provided by the Festival Auxiliary.

Cellist Johannes Moser
Engaging and energetic cellist Johannes Moser joins Festival Musicians in a performance of Brahms’ Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major. Also on the program, Dvořák’s perennial chamber music favorite—the “American” string quartet. Chamber Music with Cellist Johannes Moser is Thursday, July 26 at 8PM. $25.

On Friday and Saturday, Johannes Moser then joins the Festival Orchestra for Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. American Sean Shepherd—one of the leading voices of composition—receives a World Premiere of his new piece Melt for orchestra on Friday. Tchaikovsky’s much heralded and beloved Fifth Symphony concludes the program. Friday, July 27 at 8PM and Saturday, July 28 at 6PM. $25–$55.

Tickets are available now. Please visit GTMF.org or call 307.733.1128 to reserve yours today!

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. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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

 

GTMF’s Week Three: Broadway Royalty

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 57th season joins the world in celebrating the anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial birthday with a Star-Spangled Season.

The Grand Teton Music Festival and Teton Village Association’s Movies on the Mountain series presents City Slickers starring Billy Crystal in this sidesplitting film about cowboys and mid-life crises. New Yorker Mitch Robbins and his two best friends decide to chase their troubles away with a fantasy vacation, setting out to find freedom and adventure under the New Mexico sky. Monday, July 16 at 7PM. Free, but ticketed.

On Tuesday July 17, Inside the Music: The Poetry of Music. Join us for an exploration into the influences and overlaps between poetry and music, including a performance of Bernstein’s uniquely poetic Halil. Tuesday, July 17 at 8PM. Free, but ticketed.

The Star-Spangled season receives a jazz infusion on Wednesday when Kirill Gerstein joins Festival Musicians for Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue, “the embodiment of the Jazz Age’s upbeat lyricism and dance-driven vitality (NPR).” Chamber Music with Pianist Kirill Gerstein is Wednesday, July 18 at 8PM. $25.

And on Thursday, July 19, attend an unforgettable Festival Orchestra performance featuring Broadway superstar Audra McDonald in an all-American concert of works by Leonard Bernstein, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Stephen Sondheim. Winner of six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and one Emmy Award, Ms. McDonald is “at the peak of her vocal powers (Chicago Tribune).” In great demand, this is a rare chance to hear Ms. McDonald in the Festival’s intimate Walk Festival Hall.

The Fundraising Gala Concert begins at 6PM. Immediately after the concert, continue the excitement and share an exclusive dinner with Audra McDonald at Hotel Terra’s Murie Ballroom. Tickets for the dinner and concert are $500 each and include a $300 tax-deductible donation. Tickets for the fundraising concert only are $200 and include a $100 tax-deductible donation. Limited tickets remain.

The week’s festivities continue with Gershwin’s Piano Concerto on Friday, July 20 at 8PM and Saturday, July 21 at 6PM. Kirill Gerstein performs a staple of the American repertoire: George Gershwin’s ground-breaking Piano Concerto. Music Director Designate of the St. Louis Symphony Stéfane Denève leads the Festival Orchestra in Berlioz’s orchestral blockbuster Symphonie fantastique. $25–$55.

And finally, toot your own horn at a free family concert on Saturday, July 21 at 11AM!

A brass quintet of Festival Musicians presents an afternoon of music and exploration. Learn what makes these instruments special in a relaxed atmosphere. Free, but ticketed.

Tickets are available now. Please visit GTMF.org or call 307.733.1128 to reserve yours today!

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. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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

 

Week Two: Jazz Pianist Aaron Diehl and Star Violinist Leila Josefowicz

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 57th season joins the world in celebrating the anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial birthday with a Star-Spangled Season.

Movies on the Mountain: A League of Their Own
Based on the true story of female athletes who blazed the trail for generations to come, A League of Their Own showcases heart, heroics, and a stellar cast including Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, and Madonna. Monday, July 9 at 7PM. Free, but ticketed.

Inside the Music: Scheherazade – Her Story, Our Music
Explore the music of John Adams’ Scheherazade.2 ahead of the Festival Orchestra’s weekend performances of the piece, investigating the musical, historical, and social influences that led to this modern compositional masterwork. Holly Mulcahy and Jerry Hou host. Tuesday, July 10 at 8PM. Free, but ticketed.

Gallery Concert
Diehl Gallery hosts this artful evening of chamber music on Wednesday, July 11 at 5:30PM. Performed by Festival Musicians, this one-hour event provides a unique setting in which to enjoy world-class music. $25. SOLD OUT.

GTMF Presents: Pianist Aaron Diehl
American jazz pianist Aaron Diehl’s meticulous performances, collaborations, and compositions are a leading force in today’s generation of jazz contemporaries. In this program, the virtuoso performs pieces from jazz icons “Jelly Roll” Morton, “Fats Waller”, and Mary Lou Williams. Wednesday, July 11 at 8PM. $25.

Jazz pianist Aaron Diehl also performs at the Teton County Library on Thursday, July 12 at 11AM for kids of all ages. Move and groove alongside the musician dubbed by Wynton Marsalis as “The Real Diehl.” Teton County Library, Jackson. Free, but ticketed.

Chamber Music with Violinist Leila Josefowicz
Star violinist Leila Josefowicz takes the stage for the first chamber music concert of the season, performing Kurtág’s Eight Duos of Violin and Cimbalom. Thursday, July 12 at 8PM $25

Festival Orchestra: Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony
Leila Josefowicz makes her Festival Orchestra debut with Scheherazade.2, a violin concerto written specifically for her by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-winning American composer John Adams. Closing the concert is Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony—a bucolic journey through an idyllic countryside. Friday, July 13 at 8PM and Saturday, July 14 at 6PM. $25–$55.

Looking ahead to July 19, attend an unforgettable Festival Orchestra performance featuring Broadway’s reigning queen, Audra McDonald, in an all-American concert of works by Leonard Bernstein, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Harold Arlen. Winner of six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and one Emmy Award, Ms. McDonald is “at the peak of her vocal powers (Chicago Tribune).” In great demand, this is a rare chance to hear Ms. McDonald in the Festival’s intimate Walk Festival Hall.

The Fundraising Gala Concert begins at 6PM on Thursday, July 19. Immediately after the concert, continue the excitement and share an exclusive dinner with Audra McDonald at Hotel Terra’s Murie Ballroom. Tickets for the dinner and concert are $500 each and include a $300 tax-deductible donation. Tickets for the fundraising concert only are $200 and include a $100 tax-deductible donation.

Tickets are available now. Please visit GTMF.org or call 307.733.1128 to reserve yours today!

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. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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

 

GTMF Star-Spangled Season Opens This Week!

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 57th season joins the world in celebrating the anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial birthday with a Star-Spangled Season.

From the Festival Orchestra’s annual Patriotic Pops concert, to piano virtuoso Daniil Trifonov, Opening Week is a celebration of all things bold and beautiful!

Movies on the Mountain: Independence Day
The Grand Teton Music Festival and Teton Village Association’s Movies on the Mountain series kicks off with this action-packed blockbuster featuring Will Smith. Faced with an apocalyptic alien invasion, mankind’s greatest weapon is the will to survive. Monday, July 2 at 7PM. Free, but ticketed.

Opening Night with Pianist Diane Schuur
The 57th season opens with an evening of jazz, featuring two-time Grammy Award-winner and “Queen of Jazz” Diane Schuur. The internationally acclaimed vocalist and pianist leads her ensemble in a concert of jazz standards from Frank Sinatra to Stan Getz. Tuesday, July 3 at 8PM. $25.

Festival Orchestra: Patriotic Pops – SOLD OUT
Celebrate July 4th in Walk Festival Hall with patriotic favorites such as The Star-Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful. Associate Conductor Jerry Hou leads the Festival Orchestra in this concert packed with fun for the whole family. Wednesday, July 4 at 6PM. This concert is sold out, but you can hear the concert outside in the Teton Village Commons or come to the Fritz Box Office before the concert to see if any seats have opened up. The concert with will also be broadcasted live on Wyoming Public Media.

GTMF Presents: The Music of Scott Joplin
In this homage to the “King of Ragtime,” Festival Musicians perform the legendary music of American composer Scott Joplin and other popular pieces including Maple Leaf Rag and the Entertainer as well as modern takes on the genre like the Graceful Ghost Rag. Thursday, July 5 at 8PM. $25. 

Festival Orchestra: Trifonov Plays Rachmaninoff
Leading piano virtuoso Daniil Trifonov kicks off the Festival Orchestra concerts with a performance of Rachmaninoff’s youthful and exuberant first concerto. Former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson narrates Copland’s Lincoln Portrait. Friday, July 6 at 8PM and Saturday, July 7 at 6PM. $25–$55.

Looking ahead to July 19, attend an unforgettable Festival Orchestra performance featuring Broadway’s reigning queen, Audra McDonald, in an all-American concert of works by Leonard Bernstein, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Harold Arlen. Winner of six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and one Emmy Award, Ms. McDonald is “at the peak of her vocal powers (Chicago Tribune).” In great demand, this is a rare chance to hear Ms. McDonald in the Festival’s intimate Walk Festival Hall.

The Fundraising Gala Concert begins at 6PM on Thursday, July 19. Immediately after the concert, continue the excitement and share an exclusive dinner with Audra McDonald at Hotel Terra’s Murie Ballroom. Tickets for the dinner and concert are $500 each and include a $300 tax-deductible donation. Tickets for the fundraising concert only are $200 and include a $100 tax-deductible donation.

Tickets are available now. Please visit GTMF.org or call 307.733.1128 to reserve yours today!

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. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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

 

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 with a Star-Spangled Season.

On Friday July 27 and Saturday July 28, composer Sean Shepherd—one of the leading American voices of classical music— receives a World Premiere of his new piece Melt for orchestra. Tchaikovsky’s much heralded and beloved Fifth Symphony concludes the program. Music Director Donald Runnicles conducts and cellist Johannes Moser stars. Festival Orchestra: Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony Friday, July 27 at 8PM and Saturday, July 28 at 6PM. $25–$55.

The following week, Composer-in-Residence Kareem Roustom receives a world premiere of his first string quartet, a piece commissioned by the Grand Teton Music Festival, on the August 2 Chamber Music program with violinist Julian Rachlin. Well known works by Beethoven and Brahms are also on the program. Thursday, August 2 at 8PM. $25.

Tickets are available now. Please visit GTMF.org or call 307.733.1128 to reserve yours today!

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. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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

 

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 from Saint Anthony, Idaho. He graduated from South Fremont High School and will attend Brigham Young University–Idaho in the fall. Second place winner Saxophonist Taylor King just graduated from Borah High School in Boise, Idaho. Cellist Sophie Lyman, who placed third, is from Rexburg, Idaho and just graduated from Madison High School.

The Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship is for 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 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.

GTMF invited eight students to perform in a daylong festival of music at Walk Festival Hall in Jackson Hole on Saturday, June 9, 2018 to compete for $40,000 in scholarship prize money.

The eight semi-finalists included two pianists, a guitarist, violinist, vocalist, euphonium player, oboist, and cellist. The first prize was $20,000. $12,500 second prize, and $7,500 for third prize. Each finalist performed a twenty-five minute program on stage at Walk Festival Hall for a live audience.

“From the initial concept to the announcement of the winners on Saturday night, this scholarship has been one of the most meaningful projects I have worked on at the Festival. Seeing the faces of both the students and their families at the award ceremony is something I will cherish.” Grand Teton Music Festival President & CEO Andrew Palmer Todd said, after emceeing the daylong event and working closely with Development Director Anna Mattson to deliver the vision of an anonymous donor.

The competition was judged by three notable musicians. Hasse Borup, violin, is Head of String and Chamber Music Studies at the University of Utah. Associate Professor in violin and also a longtime Festival Orchestra member. Andrew Staupe, piano, is the Assistant Professor of piano at the University of Utah, an avid chamber music musician and a soloist with many of the country’s top orchestras. Adam Ballif, clarinet, is on the faculty at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

For more information, visit gtmf.org.

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. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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

 

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 semi-finalists will compete for $40,000 in scholarship prize money.

The semi-final round begins at 9AM and is open to the public, no ticket required. The eight semi-finalists include two pianists, a guitarist, violinist, vocalist, euphonium player, oboist, and cellist. At 6PM three finalists will compete for the $20,000 first prize. $12,500 second prize, and $7,500 for third prize. Each finalist will perform a twenty-minute program on stage at Walk Festival Hall for the live audience. Please join us in supporting these aspiring musicians. Reserve your free ticket for this special event at gtmf.org.

The Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship is for 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 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.

The competition will be judged by three notable musicians. Hasse Borup, violin, is Head of String and Chamber Music Studies at the University of Utah., Associate Professor in violin and also a longtime Festival Orchestra member. Andrew Staupe, piano, is the Assistant Professor of piano at the University of Utah, an avid chamber music musician and a soloist with many of the country’s top orchestras. Adam Ballif, clarinet, is on the faculty at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

For more information and to reserve 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. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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

 

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 this accolade the past three years.

“I am thrilled that The New York Times has recognized our wonderful Festival as one of the best in the country for the third year in a row,” said CEO and President Andrew Palmer Todd. “This acknowledgement speaks volumes about our Music Director Donald Runnicles and the Festival Orchestra. Because of Donald’s artistic leadership, the Grand Teton Music Festival is the place to be for classical music for musicians and audience members alike.”

Following another record-setting season celebrating the Total Solar Eclipse and featuring Yo-Yo Ma as the Fundraising Gala artist, GTMF’s star continues to rise. Total summer attendance increased 60% from 9,800 in 2014 to 15,700 in 2017.

The 2018 “Star-Spangled Season” begins July 2. In its 57th season, Grand Teton Music Festival joins the world in celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s centennial birthday with works from American-born composers, works inspired by the USA, and favorites from American repertoire.

At the heart of the Grand Teton Music Festival is the Festival Orchestra, performing Friday and Saturday nights with the world’s best soloists. Led by Music Director Donald Runnicles, the Festival opens with piano superstar Daniil Trifonov and closes with a fully cast concert adaptation of Bernstein’s consummate work West Side Story. The Festival welcomes conductors Markus Stenz, Stéphane Denève, and Julian Rachlin. Violinist Leila Josefowicz and pianist Kirill Gerstein make their Jackson Hole debuts.

The annual Fundraising Gala concert with Audra McDonald, the most decorated performer in Broadway history, is July 19. Additional festival highlights include legendary bass player Edgar Meyer (July 24), world-renowned quintet Canadian Brass (August 8), pianist Kirill Gerstein performing Rhapsody in Blue (July 18), and a Broadway Revue (August 15).

The Grand Teton Music Festival continues to support innovation with new commissions by Sean Shepherd and its first ever composer-in-residence, Kareem Roustom.

Join us for exhilarating musical experiences that only the combination of the world’s best musicians and the Teton Mountain Range can provide.

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. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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

 

GTMF’s Star-Spangled Broadway Finale

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

As Grand Teton Music Festival’s 57th season joins the world in celebrating the anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial birthday with a Star-Spangled Season, closing week will highlight the most American of genres–the Broadway Musical!

The award-winning movie On the Town, a 1949 musical written by Leonard Bernstein, kicks off a week of foot-tapping fun. New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town—especially when sailors Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin arrive on shore leave. Monday, August 13 at 7PM. Free, but ticketed.

On Wednesday, August 15 at 8PM, GTMF Presents: Broadway Revue. The starry cast of West Side Story delights audiences with their favorite Broadway hits, accompanied by a rhythm section and string quartet of Festival Musicians. $25.

The Festival’s star-spangled grand finale is a fully cast concert adaptation of Bernstein’s consummate work, West Side Story. Amidst the rivalry between the Sharks and Jets, a tragic love story blossoms. Meechot Marrero and Jeff Kready star as Maria and Tony, and Nikki Renée Daniels returns to Jackson Hole as Anita with Tobias Greenhalgh as Riff. Music Director Donald Runnicles conducts. Friday, August 17 at 8PM and Saturday, August 18 at 6PM. $85.

Tickets and subscriptions are on sale now. Please visit GTMF.org or call 307.733.1128 to purchase yours today!

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. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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

 

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 demanding work. Mahler’s ode to nature radiates calm introspection, torment, jubilation, and “heavenly life.” Utah Symphony Women’s Chorus, Madeleine Choir School Children’s Chorus, and mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor join the Festival Orchestra for this monumental work of art in Walk Festival Hall. Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11 at 8PM and 6PM, respectively. $25–$55.

Tickets and subscriptions are on sale now. Please visit GTMF.org or call 307.733.1128 to purchase yours today!

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. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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

 

Deedles and Diehl: Jazz At Grand Teton Music Festival

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.

Jazz, a uniquely American art form, is a must for any American inspired season. GTMF Presents jazz pianists Diane “Deedles” Schuur and Aaron Diehl on July 3 and 11, respectively.

Opening Night with Diane Schuur, featuring two-time Grammy Award-winner Diane Schuur, launches the exciting 57th season. The internationally acclaimed vocalist and pianist leads her ensemble in a concert of jazz standards from Frank Sinatra to Stan Getz. Tuesday, July 3 at 8PM. $25.

American jazz pianist Aaron Diehl’s meticulous performances, collaborations, and compositions are a leading force in today’s generation of jazz contemporaries. GTMF Presents: Jazz Pianist Aaron Diehl in the intimate Walk Festival Hall on Wednesday, July 11 at 8PM. $25.

Tickets and subscriptions are on sale now. Please visit GTMF.org or call 307.733.1128 to purchase yours today!

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. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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

 

GTMF Presents: Canadian Brass and Dover String Quartet

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

Grand Teton Music Festival joins the world in celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s centennial birthday with a Star-Spangled Season, featuring works from American-born composers, works inspired by the USA, and favorites from American repertoire.

The GTMF Presents series explores the full range of the classical music genre. Featuring leading popular musicians and groups who fuse diverse musical styles, these performances highlight a different side of classical music and offer something for everyone.

With an international reputation as one of the most popular ensembles today, Canadian Brass has earned the distinction as the world’s most famous brass group.

Masters of concert presentations—from formal classical concerts to music served up with lively dialogue and theatrical effects—Canadian Brass has developed a uniquely engaging stage presence and fun rapport with audiences. Don’t miss this chance to see Canadian Brass. Wednesday, August 8 at 8:00PM. $15-25.

The Dover String Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition. Recently named the Cleveland Quartet Award winner, and awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Dover String Quartet has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. With its burnished warmth, incisive rhythms, and natural phrasing, the Quartet’s distinctive sound has helped confirm its status as “the young American string quartet of the moment” (New Yorker). Tuesday, August 14, 8:00 PM. $15-25.

Tickets and subscriptions are on sale now; please visit GTMF.org or call 307.733.1128 to purchase yours today!

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. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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

 

Kings and Queens Of The Keys At Grand Teton Music Festival

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

Pianophiles, rejoice! Grand Teton Music Festival’s 57th season includes many opportunities to hear world’s best classical and jazz pianists in Jackson Hole.

GTMF joins the world in celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s centennial birthday with a Star-Spangled Season. Top pianists Daniil Trifonov (July 6 & 7) and Kirill Gerstein (July 20 & 21) appear with the Festival Orchestra; while the GTMF Presents series has jazz pianists Diane Schuur and Aaron Diehl, and classical pianist Olga Kern in solo recitals on July 3, 11 and August 1, respectively.

Opening Night with Diane Schuur

The 57th season opens with an evening of jazz, featuring two-time Grammy Award-winner and “Queen of Jazz” Diane Schuur. The internationally acclaimed vocalist and pianist leads her ensemble in a concert of jazz standards from Frank Sinatra to Stan Getz. Tuesday, July 3 at 8PM. $25. 

Festival Orchestra: Trifonov Plays Rachmaninoff

Daniil Trifonov, “without question the most astounding pianist of our age (The Times of London),” kicks off the Festival Orchestra concerts with a performance of Rachmaninoff’s youthful and exuberant first concerto. Friday, July 6 at 8PM and Saturday, July 7 at 6PM. $15–$55.

GTMF Presents: Pianist Aaron Diehl

American jazz pianist Aaron Diehl’s meticulous performances, collaborations, and compositions are a leading force in today’s generation of jazz contemporaries. Hear him perform in GTMF’s intimate Walk Festival Hall Wednesday, July 11 at 8PM. $15–$25.

Chamber Music with Pianist Kirill Gerstein

The Star-Spangled season continues its celebration of great American compositions when Kirill Gerstein joins Festival Musicians for Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue, “the embodiment of the Jazz Age’s upbeat lyricism and dance-driven vitality (NPR).” Wednesday, July 18 at 8PM. $15–$25.

Festival Orchestra: Gershwin’s Piano Concerto

Kirill Gerstein, “one of the distinguished classical artists of his generation (The New York Times),” performs a staple of the American repertoire: George Gershwin’s groundbreaking Piano Concerto. Friday, July 20 at 8PM and Saturday, July 21 at 6PM. $15–$55.

GTMF Presents: Pianist Olga Kern

The striking Russian pianist and Van Cliburn Piano Competition Gold Medalist Olga Kern puts her musicianship and technical wizardry on full display with this recital of early 20th-century American classical music. Wednesday, August 1 at 8PM. $15-$25.

Tickets and subscriptions are on sale now; please visit GTMF.org or call 307.733.1128 to purchase yours today!

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. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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

 

Audra McDonald To Star In Grand Teton Music Festival Summer Fundraising Gala

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

In its 57th season, Grand Teton Music Festival joins the world in celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s centennial birthday with a Star-Spangled Season. GTMF will feature works from American-born composers, works inspired by the USA, and favorites from American repertoire.

On July 19, 2018, attend an unforgettable Festival Orchestra performance featuring Broadway royalty Audra McDonald in an all-American concert of works by Leonard Bernstein, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Harold Arlen. Winner of six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and one Emmy Award, Ms. McDonald is “at the peak of her vocal powers (Chicago Tribune).” In great demand, this is a rare chance to hear Ms. McDonald in the Festival’s intimate Walk Festival Hall.

The Fundraising Gala Concert begins at 6PM on Thursday, July 19. Immediately after the concert, continue the excitement and share an exclusive dinner with Audra McDonald at Hotel Terra’s Murie Ballroom. Tickets for the dinner and concert are $500 each and include a $300 tax-deductible donation. Tickets for the fundraising concert only are $200 and include a $100 tax-deductible donation.

On Tuesday, July 17, Ms. McDonald will perform a private performance in one of Jackson Hole’s most elegant homes followed by a multi-course dinner expertly prepared by celebrated New York Chef Gabriel Kreuther. This event is sold out. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please call Anna Mattson, Director of Development at 307.732.9967.

Visit GTMF.org or call 307.733.1128 to purchase tickets. Guarantors, Guarantor Project Sponsors, and Season Subscribers receive priority seating for the Gala by calling the Development team.

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. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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 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 is the Festival Orchestra, performing Friday and Saturday nights with the world’s best soloists. Led by Music Director Donald Runnicles, the Festival opens with piano superstar Daniil Trifonov and closes with a fully cast concert adaptation of Bernstein’s consummate work West Side Story. The Festival welcomes conductors Markus Stenz, Stéphane Denève, and Julian Rachlin. Violinist Leila Josefowicz and pianist Kirill Gerstein make their Jackson Hole debuts.

The annual Fundraising Gala concert returns with Audra McDonald, the most decorated performer in Broadway history, on July 19. Additional festival highlights include legendary bass player Edgar Meyer (July 24), world-renowned quintet Canadian Brass (August 8), pianist Kirill Gerstein performing Rhapsody in Blue (July 18), and a Broadway Revue (August 15).

The Grand Teton Music Festival continues to support innovation with new commissions by Sean Shepherd and its first ever composer-in-residence, Kareem Roustom.

We hope you will join us for an exhilarating musical experience that only the combination of the world’s best musicians and the Teton Mountain Range can provide. To purchase tickets and learn more about each concert, please visit GTMF.ORG or call 307.733.1128.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF):

The Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) has been serving the Jackson Hole community for 57 years. Each summer, more than 200 musicians from North America’s top orchestras and institutions of higher learning gather for seven weeks of orchestral and chamber music led by internationally acclaimed Music Director Donald Runnicles. The biggest names in classical music, such as Renée Fleming, Joshua Bell, Yefim Bronfman, and Yo-Yo Ma, appear with the Festival Orchestra weekly. The summer lineup includes an expanding roster of free family concerts, classical crossover and jazz concerts, and a weekly movie series, all presented in traditional and non-traditional venues throughout Jackson Hole. For the past two consecutive years, The New York Times has ranked GTMF as one of the nation’s Top Ten Classical Music Festivals, while The Wall Street Journal has named the Festival as “one of the best places in this country to hear classical music in the summer.”

In addition to its flagship summer festival, GTMF conducts various educational outreach programs in local schools and presents a Winter Festival in February as well as monthly broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. Through its year-round schedule of diverse programming and passion for classical music, GTMF creates exhilarating and memorable musical experiences.

The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest presenter of cultural events in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, reaching a total audience of 17,000 patrons each year.

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

GTMF’s Star-Spangled Winter Festival Begins Next Week!

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

Grand Teton Music Festival’s third annual Winter Festival brings a week filled with exciting musical performances, masterclasses, and lectures to venues throughout Jackson Hole January 31- February 3, 2018. The Winter Festival is supported by a generous grant from the Center of Wonder and donors to the Festival’s education and outreach initiatives.

Featuring Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble, whose mission is to create engaging performances and interactive educational programs, the Winter Festival is focused on education and outreach. Festival Musicians will make classroom visits throughout the week, promoting appreciation of the performing arts to our next generation of musicians.

Fifth House Ensemble’s Reed Trio

Praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority, and finesse,” the Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble harnesses the collaborative spirit of chamber music to reach beyond the traditional envelope of classical music. Featuring music from Dan Visconti, Jenni Brandon, and Robbie McCarthy, this versatile program takes the audience on a 20th-century adventure. Wednesday, January 31 at 7PM at the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Cook Auditorium. $25 for adults, students are free.

Music and Community with Dan Visconti

Fifth House Ensemble’s resident composer and Artistic Director Dan Visconti shares his approach to being a composer: someone who is a cultural ambassador and collaborator, deeply integrated in the communities he serves. Thursday, February 1 at 12PM at Teton County Library’s Ordway Auditorium. Free but tickets are required.

Chamber Music with Festival Musicians

Festival Musicians constructed this impressive program of composers—Barber, Glass and Dvořák—whose distinct sounds influenced the course of American music. Thursday, February 1 at 7PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Free but tickets are required.

Jazz, Musical Creativity, and the Brain with Dr. Charles Limb

Within this Lunchtime Learning lecture, presented in partnership with St. John’s Medical Center’s Words on Wellness, As a surgeon, neuroscientist, and musician, Dr. Limb studies the the way the brain creates and hears music. Friday, February 2 at 12PM at Teton County Library’s Ordway Auditorium. Free but tickets are required.

Fifth House Ensemble’s Piano Trio

Fifth House Ensemble showcases contemporary piano trios by Stacy Garrop, Dan Visconti, Donald Crockett, and Paul Schoenfield. A stunning visual display compiled by Costa Rican artist Angela Bermudez accompanies this performance, creating a unique multimedia experience representative of the wildly diverse music of our time. Friday, February 2 at 7PM at the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Cook Auditorium. $25 for adults, students are free.

GTMF Presents: Kenari Quartet

The award-winning Kenari Saxophone Quartet closes GTMF’s Star-Spangled Winter Festival with a collection of works rooted in jazz and popular music. This fun program features an arrangement of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue as well as two commissioned works for Saxophone Quartet by American composers Marc Mellits and Joel Love. Saturday, February 3 at 7PM at the Center for the Arts. $25 for adults, students are free.

To purchase tickets and learn more about each concert, please visit GTMF.ORG or call 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. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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

GTMF Winter Festival 2018

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING

Grand Teton Music Festival’s third annual Winter Festival brings a week filled with exciting musical performances, masterclasses, and lectures to venues throughout Jackson Hole January 31- February 3, 2018. The Winter Festival is supported by a generous grant from the Center of Wonder and donors to the Festival’s education and outreach initiatives.

Featuring Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble, whose mission is to create engaging performances and interactive educational programs, the Winter Festival is focused on education and outreach. Festival Musicians will make classroom visits throughout the week, promoting appreciation of the performing arts to our next generation of musicians.

Fifth House Ensemble’s Reed Trio

Praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority, and finesse,” the Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble harnesses the collaborative spirit of chamber music to reach beyond the traditional envelope of classical music. Featuring music from Dan Visconti, Jenni Brandon, and Robbie McCarthy, this versatile program takes the audience on a 20th-century adventure. Wednesday, January 31 at 7PM at the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Cook Auditorium. $25 for adults, students are free.

Music and Community with Dan Visconti

Fifth House Ensemble’s resident composer and Artistic Director Dan Visconti shares his approach to being a composer: someone who is a cultural ambassador and collaborator, deeply integrated in the communities he serves. Thursday, February 1 at 12PM at Teton County Library’s Ordway Auditorium. Free but tickets are required.

Chamber Music with Festival Musicians

Festival Musicians constructed this impressive program with Barber’s immensely popular Adagio for Strings and Dvořák’s complex String Quintet No. 2. In honor of the 2018 Star-Spangled Season theme, a piece by the king of minimalism Philip Glass rounds out the program. Thursday, February 1 at 7PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Free but tickets are required.

Jazz, Musical Creativity, and the Brain with Dr. Charles Limb

Within this Lunchtime Learning lecture, presented in partnership with St. John’s Medical Center’s Words on Wellness, Dr. Charles Limb discusses how neuroscientists study the musical brain, experimental findings related to jazz improvisation, and the science of the arts—a compelling new field. Friday, February 2 at 12PM at Teton County Library’s Ordway Auditorium. Free but tickets are required.

Fifth House Ensemble’s Piano Trio

Fifth House Ensemble showcases contemporary piano trios by Stacy Garrop, Dan Visconti, Donald Crockett, and Paul Schoenfield. Explore how these American composers have captured the wildly diverse music of our time. Friday, February 2 at 7PM at the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Cook Auditorium. $25 for adults, students are free.

GTMF Presents: Kenari Quartet

Formed in 2012 at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the award-winning Kenari Quartet delivers engaging performances that demonstrate the versatility of the saxophone. The group has earned top prizes at the M-Prize Chamber Music Competition and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Saturday, February 3 at 7PM at the Center for the Arts. $25 for adults, students are free.

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. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually.

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

GTMF Cooks Up Hansel and Gretel This Thursday

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING

The Grand Teton Music Festival and the Center of Wonder present the Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD broadcast of Hansel and Gretel this Thursday, December 14th at 7PM.

Richard Jones’s clever production of Humperdinck’s fairytale opera is based on the Brothers Grimm story. Vladimir Jurowski conducts the sweeping score and delightful cast, including Alice Coote in the role of Hansel and Christine Schäfer as Gretel. This 2008 production—sung in English and only two hours long—is a holiday favorite for audiences of all ages!

“Humperdinck’s Wagnerian score abounds in singable, justly loved tunes, and Mr. Jurowski finds a judicious balance between weight and whimsy in his subtly paced performance, drawing rich textures and inner voices from the orchestra.” (New York Times)

The Metropolitan Opera stages more than 200 performances in New York each year, and the Grand Teton Music Festival is proud to present seven of those performances in Jackson Hole. The Met: Live in HD broadcasts exemplify GTMF’s mission to bring exhilarating music to Jackson Hole year-round.

Please visit gtmf.org/met-2017 to purchase tickets. Please note the Grand Teton Music Festival is unable to present Mozart’s Magic Flute as previously scheduled due to administrative decisions made by the Metropolitan Opera. Ticket holders for Magic Flute do not need to exchange their tickets to attend Hansel and Gretel. If you purchased tickets to Magic Flute and do not wish to attend Hansel and Gretel, please contact the Center Box Office for a full refund.

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. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually.

Hansel and Gretel Next Thursday

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING

The Grand Teton Music Festival and the Center of Wonder present another sensational Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD broadcast Thursday, December 14th at 7PM: Hansel and Gretel. Due to recent administrative decisions made by the Metropolitan Opera, the Grand Teton Music Festival is unable to present Mozart’s Magic Flute as previously scheduled. Ticket holders for Magic Flute do not need to exchange their tickets to attend Hansel and Gretel.

Richard Jones’s clever production of Humperdinck’s fairytale opera is based on the Brothers Grimm story. Vladimir Jurowski conducts the sweeping score and delightful cast, including Alice Coote in the role of Hansel and Christine Schäfer as Gretel.

The Metropolitan Opera stages more than 200 performances in New York each year, and the Grand Teton Music Festival is proud to present seven of those performances in Jackson Hole. The Met: Live in HD broadcasts exemplify GTMF’s mission to bring exhilarating music to Jackson Hole year-round.

Please visit gtmf.org/met-2017 to purchase tickets. The 2018 operas will go on sale in January 2018. If you purchased tickets to Magic Flute and do not wish to attend Hansel and Gretel, please contact the Center Box Office for a full refund.

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. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually.

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 Norma This Thursday

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING

The 2017-18 season of The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD opens Thursday, November 16 with Norma at 7PM at The Center for the Arts.

Co-presented by the Center of Wonder, The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD broadcast series exemplifies Grand Teton Music Festival’s mission to bring exhilarating music to Jackson Hole year-round.

This new production of Bellini’s masterpiece Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival Adalgisa, is a casting coup for bel canto fans.

“Anticipation had run high for Radvanovsky’s return to the role that vaulted her to the top rank of bel canto sopranos just four years ago… Radvanovsky surpassed all expectations. From the moment she enters to deliver ‘Casta Diva,’ one of the great soprano arias in all opera, Radvanovsky embodies the tormented priestess vocally and physically.” (Huffington Post)

Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.

Audience members are invited to a special opening night reception before the broadcast at 6PM. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org.

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. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually.

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

GTMF Presents a Free Community Concert This Saturday

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING

The Grand Teton Music Festival presents a free community concert Saturday, November 11 at 7pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

The concert reunites violinist Sherry Sinift and violist James Pryzgocki, both faculty members at the University of Wyoming School of Music in Laramie, with pianist and Grand Teton Music Festival CEO, Andrew Palmer Todd, This free community concert is part of the Festival’s ongoing initiative to present classical music year-round in Jackson Hole.

The program features Beethoven’s Violin Sonata in D major, a youthful work by the composer. Interspersed throughout the concert are pieces for solo piano, including Liszt’s virtuoso transcription of Isolde’s Liebestod from Wagner’s opera Tristan und Isolde. Concluding the program is a unique work for viola by the English composer Rebecca Clarke. Influenced by Ravel, Debussy, Wagner, and Vaughan Williams, the Viola Sonata has been one of the staples of the viola repertoire for nearly 100 years.

The concert is free and tickets are not required. The concert begins at 7pm and stay after the concert for cookies and coffee with the musicians. For more information, visit gtmf.org.

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. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually.

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 Met: Live In HD 2017-2018 Season

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING

The Grand Teton Music Festival and the Center of Wonder are collaborating again to present another sensational season of The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD. Opening Thursday, November 16 at 7PM with Bellini’s Norma, the season runs through May 2018.

The Metropolitan Opera stages more than 200 performances in New York each year, and the Grand Teton Music Festival is proud to present seven of those performances at the Center for the Arts in Jackson Hole. The Met: Live in HD broadcasts exemplify GTMF’s mission to bring exhilarating music to Jackson Hole year-round.

Bellini’s Norma | November 16, 2017        

The 2017–18 Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD season opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest. 7PM.

Audience members are invited to attend a special season opening reception before the broadcast at 6PM.

Mozart’s The Magic Flute | December 14, 2017

James Levine conducts the full-length version of Mozart’s magical fable, set in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism. 7PM.

Puccini’s Tosca | February 7, 2018

Puccini’s melodrama about a volatile diva, a sadistic police chief, and an idealistic artist has offended and thrilled audiences for more than a century. Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for soprano Sonya Yoncheva in the title role of the jealous prima donna. 7PM.

Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love | March 1, 2018

The Elixir of Love represents the best of the bel canto tradition—from funny patter songs to rich ensembles to wrenching melody in the solos. Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite the great American tenor Matthew Polenzani. 7PM.

Puccini’s La Bohème  | March 21, 2018

The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production with Sonya Yoncheva singing the role of the fragile Mimì, and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts. 7PM.

Rossini’s Semiramide | April 12, 2018

Rossini’s masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. Angela Meade stars in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. 6PM.

Mozart’s – Così fan tutte | May 3, 2018

A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque environment. The Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara lead the action. 6PM. Audience members are invited to a closing night reception at 5PM.

To purchase tickets for the November and December operas, visit gtmf.org/met-2017. The 2018 operas will go on sale in January 2018.

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. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually.

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

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 Fundraising Gala with Yo-Yo Ma—raising more than $500,000 for GTMF and its music education initiatives—as well as programs celebrating the Total Solar Eclipse, including Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony, Holst’s The Planets, and the new Movies on the Mountain series presenting celestial-themed films each week.

Named one of the Top 10 Classical Music Festivals by The New York Times for two consecutive years, GTMF’s star continues to rise. Total attendance increased from 9,800 in 2014 to 15,700 in 2017 marking a 60% increase. Collaborations with venues around the valley extended the reach of the festival this summer, including chamber music at Diehl Gallery and cellist Ben Sollee at Pink Garter Theatre. GTMF also expanded its popular Free Family Concert series to the Alta branch of Teton County Library.

“I am so impressed and grateful for the support demonstrated by our community year after year. Their attendance is a clear validation that the Jackson Hole Community and its visitors have embraced the expansion of the Festival’s programming,” said Andrew Palmer Todd, GTMF President and CEO stated regarding the record-breaking season.

“The Festival’s footprint continues to expand outside the walls of Festival Hall, continuing the effort to experiment with venues in Jackson, and expanding to Alta with family concerts this summer.”

After three prosperous years of leadership, this summer marks the end of esteemed chairperson Sylvia Neil’s tenure. Todd continues, “The number of events during the summer has nearly doubled, fundraising from individual contributions has doubled, and total attendance has increased 60%. That all of this was accomplished in such a short period of time is testament to Sylvia’s tenacity, vision, philanthropy, and love for this unique Festival.”

At the Festival’s Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors on August 18, 2017, Allan Tessler was elected to succeed Ms. Neil as Chairman. The Festival is honored to announce that Kakie Brooks and Laurentius Marais were also elected to join the board.

Looking ahead to 2018, GTMF is pleased to announce the theme will be Americana. Celebrating the life and career of Leonard Bernstein, born in 1918, the concert version of West Side Story will be the season’s grand finale. Play it cool and we look forward to welcoming you back for the 57th season of Grand Teton Music Festival on July 2, 2018.

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

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

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 at Walk Festival Hall at 8PM. Festival musicians team up for performances of well known chamber music works by Mendelssohn, Debussy, and Haydn. Pianist Garrick Ohlsson also makes a special appearance.

The final Festival Orchestra weekend reunites pianist Garrick Ohlsson with Maestro Runnicles for a magical evening of Mozart. National Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Nurit Bar-Josef opens the concert as soloist in the ethereal Lark Ascending.

Befitting the Big Bang finale of a sublime season, Mozart’s Symphony No. 41—the Jupiter Symphony—concludes the program on Friday, August 18 at 8PM and Saturday, August 19 at 6PM. All August 19 ticketholders are invited to join us on stage after the concert on Saturday for a post-concert celebration with the Festival Orchestra.

Crowning the 56th season with a special Sunday night concert, GTMF presents Pink Martini on the eve of the eclipse. Effervescent little orchestra Pink Martini blends pop, world, jazz, and chamber music into lush arrangements, creating a big band sound that allures audiences worldwide. Sunday, August 20 at 8PM.

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.

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

Cosmic Closing Week At GTMF

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING

Grand Teton Music Festival’s evanescent summer of stars comes to a close on Sunday, August 20th.

Tonight, enjoy Teton Village Association-sponsored Movies on the Mountain with Star Wars: The Force Awakens at 7PM. Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat appears. To combat the legions and save the New Republic, the resistance must team-up with some unlikely heroes. Enjoy this continuation of the Star Wars saga with candy and popcorn available 30 minutes prior to the screening!

Stellar string quintet Sybarite5 returns to GTMF with a program entitled Outliers, combining classical compositions with modern works, Tuesday, August 15 at 8PM. Known for their passionate performances, Sybarite5 is the first string quintet ever to win the Concert Artists Guild International Competition.

On Wednesday, August 16 at 2PM, join Sybarite5 for a family-friendly encore at the Teton County Library. Kids of all ages are invited to join this free family concert that will surely spark some moving and grooving. Tickets are required for this free event.

GTMF presents pianist Garrick Ohlsson on Wednesday, August 16 at 8PM. Mr. Ohlsson has been one of the foremost interpreters of Chopin since winning the International Chopin Competition in 1970. This program features Bach and Chopin as well as a sonata by Chopin’s Polish compatriot, Szymanowski.

As America’s most popular classical music program, Performance Today pulls more than three million listeners into their orbit on a weekly basis. Join host Fred Child for an evening of conversation and chamber music recorded for national broadcast at Walk Festival Hall. Thursday, August 17 at 8PM.

The final Festival Orchestra weekend reunites pianist Garrick Ohlsson with Maestro Runnicles for a magical evening of Mozart. National Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Nurit Bar-Josef opens the concert as soloist in the ethereal Lark Ascending. Befitting the Big Bang finale of a sublime orchestra season, Mozart’s Symphony No. 41—the Jupiter Symphony—concludes the program. Friday, August 18 at 8PM and Saturday, August 19 at 6PM.

Crowning the 56th season with a special Sunday night concert, GTMF presents Pink Martini on the eve of the eclipse. Effervescent little orchestra Pink Martini blends pop, world, jazz, and chamber music into lush arrangements, creating a big band sound that allures audiences worldwide. Celebrate GTMF’s astronomical summer on Sunday, August 20 at 8PM.

GTMF’s Penultimate Weekend

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING

Violinist James Ehnes returns to Walk Festival Hall tonight at 8PM for an evening of chamber music. Hailed for his “piercing clarity and sweet lyricism” (The Times), Ehnes performs Bach’s Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor—the ultimate test for any string player. Jeannette Sorrell, harpsichordist, specializing in the music of baroque masters like Bach and Vivaldi, continues her GTMF residency.

On Friday and Saturday, celebrate the imminent total eclipse with the Festival Orchestra. Gustav Holst’s The Planets surveys the cosmic and the divine, creating an expansive musical solar system. The Planets has inspired more movie scores than any other classical music work in the 20th century – from The Imperial March in Star Wars, The Right Stuff, and even Super Mario Brothers! Guest artist James Ehnes performs Beethoven’s enduring Violin Concerto in D major. Friday, August 11 at 8PM and Saturday, August 12 at 6PM.

Only 10 days remain of GTMF’s 2017 summer festival—don’t miss any of these cosmic-inspired concerts. 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.

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

Celestial Sounds for GTMF’s Penultimate Week of Performances

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING

Houston, we have a problem! It’s hard to believe, but the Grand Teton Music Festival’s summer of stars has just two weeks of performances remaining.

Tonight, enjoy Teton Village Association-sponsored Movies on the Mountain with space adventure docudrama Apollo 13 at 7PM. Tickets are free but required, and don’t forget to complete the movie experience with popcorn and candy on the pavilion!

GTMF Assistant Conductor Jerry Hou hosts Inside the Music on Tuesday, August 8 at 8PM. Focusing on the works of Hungarian composers Dohnányi and Ligeti, as well as the popular Hungarian Dances of Brahms, all of the works on the program represent Hungary’s rich tradition of folk music. Inside the Music: Hungary for More is free but ticketed.

Wednesday August 9 offers two musical occasions: a Free Family Concert at Teton County Library in Alta at 3PM, and GTMF Presents: Baroque Night with Jeanette Sorrell at 8PM.

Introduce your family to the woodwind family at the Teton County Library over the pass in Alta. Open to kids of all ages; this event is free, informal, and fun! Tickets are required.

GTMF Artist-in-Residence Jeannette Sorrell presents an evening of her early music favorites, including Bach’s Fifth Brandenburg Concerto, which she leads from the harpsichord. Festival Musicians join Sorrell to create this special baroque orchestra Wednesday, August 9 at 8PM.

Violinist James Ehnes returns to GTMF on Thursday, August 10 at 8PM for an evening of chamber music. Hailed for his “piercing clarity and sweet lyricism” (The Times), Ehnes performs music by Bach—the ultimate test for any string player. Jeannette Sorrell continues her residency with works by Biber and Froberger.

Celebrate this month’s total eclipse with the Festival Orchestra: Celestial Sounds. Musica Celestis by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis and Holst’s The Planets survey the cosmic and the divine, creating an expansive musical solar system. James Ehnes performs Beethoven’s enduring Violin Concerto in D major. Friday, August 11 at 8PM and Saturday, August 12 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.

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

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 with a pillar of the chamber music repertoire—Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat major.

Mr. Kozhukhin performs one of the all-time most popular and romantic works for piano and orchestra: Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor on Friday, August 4 at 8PM and Saturday, August 5 at 6PM. Maestro Fabien Gabel, Music Director of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, makes his GTMF debut leading the Festival Orchestra in Brahms’ pastoral Second Symphony.

Also on Saturday, August 5 at 11AM, Festival Musicians Carole Bean and Anne Preucil Lewellen lead this week’s free family concert. Listen and learn as they perform an informal flute and harp concert for music-lovers of all ages at the Teton County Library in Jackson. This family fun is free, but ticketed.

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.

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 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 baton of Music Director Donald Runnicles. This SOLD OUT event benefits GTMF and its year-round music education programs and outreach activities.

The festive week kicks off with another installment of Music on the Mountain with Back to the Future on Monday, July 31 at 7PM. After an experiment with Doc Brown goes awry, Marty McFly travels back in time and must find his way back to the future! Sponsored by Teton Village Association, Movies on the Mountain offers free movies on Mondays throughout the summer. Candy and popcorn are available for sale on the Hartley Pavilion 30 minutes prior to the movie.

As part of the Festival’s initiative to present great music in unique venues throughout Jackson Hole, the Diehl Gallery hosts an artful evening of chamber music featuring a quartet of Festival Musicians on Wednesday August 2 at 5:30PM. Peruse the current collection of Donald Martiny – The River Series – while enjoying the music. A portion of the proceeds from the exhibition benefit GTMF! Tickets are limited and include a complimentary glass of wine and chocolates from Meeteetse Chocolatier.

On Thursday, August 3, virtuosic pianist Denis Kozhukhin joins Festival Musicians for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Trio in G minor at 8PM. Festival Musicians then team-up for one of the pillars of chamber music repertoire—Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat major.

Maestro Fabien Gabel makes his GTMF debut as he leads the Festival Orchestra in Brahms pastoral Second Symphony on Friday, August 4 at 8PM and Saturday, August 5 at 6PM. Mr. Kozhukhin then performs one of the most popular works for piano and orchestra of all time: Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor.

Also on Saturday, August 5, Festival Musicians Carole Bean and Anne Preucil Lewellen lead this week’s free family concert. Listen and learn as they perform an informal concert for music-lovers of all ages at the Teton County Library in Jackson, 11AM. This family fun is free, but ticketed.

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.

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

Explore Music Inspired by Folk Song at Grand Teton Music Festival

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING

Grand Teton Music Festival’s summer continues with three nights of music inspired by centuries of folk traditions. As the famous quote goes, “If it was never new, and it never gets old, then it’s a folk song.”

Tonight’s evening of chamber music features the 2017 Van Cliburn gold medalist, 28-year old Yekwon Sunwoo in Dvořák’s Piano Quintet, a work whose rhythms, melodies and harmonies are deeply rooted in Bohemian folk music. Mr. Sunwoo won the prestigious Van Cliburn competition in June and is currently on his worldwide victory tour.

The popular chamber music program also includes one of Beethoven’s lively string quartets and songs by French composer Maurice Ravel. Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor takes center stage for the songs, themselves folk-like in nature. The performance begins at 8PM.

Friday and Saturday Festival Orchestra concerts feature the inaugural performances of Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs sung by Kelley O’Connor. Berio explores the world of folk influences with songs from the United States, France, Italy, and Armenia.

Maestro Runnicles, heralded as one of the leading Mahler interpreters of his generation, then leads the Festival Orchestra in a performance of the composer’s final symphony. Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 is an eloquent farewell—a work of heartbreaking resignation, renunciation, and at last, a peaceful departure. Throughout Mahler’s symphonic masterpieces and the ninth symphony, the composer invokes the folk traditions of his native Bohemia and the countryside of his adopted home Austria. Performances take place on Friday, July 28 at 8PM and 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.

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

From the Ridiculous to the Sublime at Grand Teton Music Festival!

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.

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

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) Bronfman’s residency begins with Debussy’s work for solo piano, Suite bergamasque. Within Suite bergamasque is timeless classic and nod to this year’s eclipse, Clair de Lune (“Moonlight”). Following Bronfman’s performance of this charming work of impressionism, Festival Musicians kick off a weekend of Brahms with two of the composer’s chamber music masterpieces: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor and Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor.

Three great Bs are featured on Friday, July 21 at 8PM and Saturday, July 22 at 6PM —Bartók, Brahms, and Bronfman. The concert opens with Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, a virtuosic work perfect for showcasing each section of the Festival Orchestra. The concert closes with Bronfman’s performance of Brahms’ epic and inspirational Second Piano Concerto, a tour de force of the piano repertoire.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Yefim Bronfman’s masterful interpretation of Brahms.

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.

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

This Week at GTMF: WALL•E and Three Bs

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING

Grand Teton Music Festival’s celestial summer continues with world-renowned pianist Yefim Bronfman in Jackson Hole.

Before Yefim Bronfman and Brooklyn Rider take the stage at Walk Festival Hall, WALL•E will be screened for free on Monday, July 17 at 7PM as part of GTMF’s new Movies on the Mountain series sponsored by Teton Village Association. WALLE is the heartwarming story of the last robot on earth charged with sifting through humanity’s waste and refuse. After 700 years of isolation, WALLE meets new robot EVE and the two embark on a quest to restore planet Earth. Movie-style concessions will be available 30 minutes before the film-candy, artisanal popcorn from Jackson Hole POP, beer and wine!

GTMF presents Brooklyn Rider on Tuesday, July 18 at 8PM. “Take two violins, a viola, a cello. Add the world. Persian, Silk Road, Bartók, Beethoven, Roma, klezmer, Minnesota, Brooklyn, Philip Glass – and you’ve got Brooklyn Rider. The spell-casting, trail-blazing string quartet out of Brooklyn and all over.” (NPR)

On Wednesday, July 19 at 1PM, Brooklyn Rider heads over the hill to continue their residency with a Free Family Concert at Teton County Library branch in Alta. Known for their education programs and family-oriented offerings, the group will present a fun and eclectic 45-minute program suitable for our youngest music lovers.

GTMF’s family-friendly events continue with From Screen to Stage: The Music of John Williams – a Free Family Orchestra Concert Wednesday, July 19 at 6PM. Ticketholders can join us at 5pm on the Hartley Pavilion for refreshments and an instrument petting zoo!

This event is completely SOLD OUT, but please contact the Fritz Box Office if you would like to be added to the waitlist.

Yefim Bronfman, a leading pianist of this generation, takes the stage at Walk Festival Hall beginning Thursday, July 20 at 8PM. “A marvel of digital dexterity, warmly romantic sentiment, and jaw-dropping bravura,” (Chicago Tribune) Bronfman begins his residency with solo piano works by Debussy, and Festival Musicians kick off a weekend of Brahms with two of the composer’s chamber music masterpieces: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor and Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor.

Three great Bs are featured on Friday, July 21 at 8PM and Saturday, July 22 at 6PM —Bartók, Brahms, and Yefim Bronfman. The concert opens with Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, a virtuosic work perfect for showcasing each section of the Festival Orchestra. The concert closes with powerhouse Bronfman’s performance of Brahms’ epic and inspirational Second Piano Concerto.

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.

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

GTMF Season of Stars Continues with Cellist Maja Bogdanovic

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING

The Grand Teton Music Festival’s summer season continues with a diverse lineup of musical stars, headlined by artist-in-residence Maja Bogdanović.

Hailed by The Strad after her Carnegie Hall recital for “an outstanding performance of exceptional tonal beauty, great maturity of interpretation, and technical excellence,” Maja Bogdanović continues to reward audiences worldwide as one of the leading cellists of today.

Her residency begins with a Chamber Music performance on Thursday, July 13 at 8PM. This must-hear program includes Copland’s iconic Appalachian Spring in its original version for thirteen instruments. Rachmaninoff’s lush sonata for cello performed by Bogdanović and Festival pianist Jason Hardink will cap off the evening.

Maja Bogdanović makes her Festival Orchestra debut with the ebullient Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 on Friday, July 14 at 8PM and Saturday, July 15 at 6PM. Maestro Cristian Măcelaru returns to the podium to lead the Festival Orchestra in Prokofiev’s masterful take on Romeo and Juliet as well as Romanian Rhapsody, a work by Mr. Măcelaru’s fellow countryman George Enescu.

Maja Bogdanović’s residency also includes a free family concert at Walk Festival Hall on Saturday, July 15 at 11AM. Children and families get a chance to get up-close with the cello and enjoy music selections for young ones. This is a free event, but tickets are required for this family affair.

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.

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

GTMF Offers Six Nights of Exhilarating Musical Experiences

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

The Grand Teton Music Festival’s expanded summer lineup continues with eight events this week. Headlining the week’s performances are appearances by Ben Sollee, Maja Bogdanović, and the Festival Orchestra. A new weekly series at the Festival – Movies on the Mountain – also launches this week.

1980s family classic E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial opens Movies on the Mountain, on Monday, July 10 at 7PM. In this beloved Steven Spielberg film, brother and sister Elliot and Gertie assist a gentle alien stranded on Earth. The film is free, but ticketed. Complete your movie screening experience with popcorn and candy at the concessions counter! Movies on the Mountain is the Festival’s newest series and is intended to provide family entertainment. This year’s lineup is inspired by the total solar eclipse.

The popular Inside the Music series begins on Tuesday, July 11 at 8PM with a program exploring minimalism through the lens of American composers. Minimalism began in the 1940s as a west coast reaction to the abundance of atonal compositions. Hosted by Festival Musicians Stephanie Key, clarinet, and David Mollenauer, cello, Inside the Music: American Minimalism is a one-hour program including conversation and questions from the audience. Free, but a ticket is required.

On Wednesday July 12, GTMF presents cellist Ben Sollee at the Pink Garter Theatre in Jackson at 8PM. Soulful singer and bluegrass-inspired, multi-talented Ben Sollee returns for what promises to be a moving and eclectic summer evening in Jackson.

Cellist Maja Bogdanović stars in a Chamber Music performance on Thursday, July 13 at 8PM. This not-to-be-missed program includes Copland’s iconic Appalachian Spring in its original version for thirteen instruments. Rachmaninoff’s lush sonata for cello performed by Bogdanović and pianist Jason Hardink will cap off the evening.

Bogdanović makes her Festival Orchestra debut with the ebullient Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 on Friday, July 14 at 8PM and Saturday, July 15 at 6PM. Maestro Cristian Măcelaru returns to the podium to lead the Festival Orchestra in Prokofiev’s masterful take on Romeo and Juliet as well as Romanian Rhapsody, a work by Mr. Măcelaru’s fellow countryman George Enescu. The Festival Orchestra opens their Friday rehearsal to the public at 10AM on July 14. Experience a working session in which Maestro Măcelaru creates and shapes the weekend’s Festival Orchestra concerts.

Our weekly family concert is Saturday, July 15 at 11am. Children have an opportunity to get up-close with the cello and enjoy music suited for young ones when cellist Maja Bogdanović continues her weeklong residency. This free event is also ticketed.

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.

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

Opening Week With Violin Virtuoso Augustin Hadelich

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

Opening week of the Grand Teton Music Festival continues with three performances by virtuoso violinist Augustin Hadelich.

Grammy Award-winning violinist and GTMF artist-in-residence Augustin Hadelich is the opening weekend soloist, performing July 6-8. “A young artist with no evident limitations,” (The New Yorker) Hadelich is one of the most sought-after soloists in the world today. His residency begins with a recital on Thursday, July 6 at 8PM with pianist Jason Hardink. Their program includes selections from Paganini’s Caprices—one of the composer’s most challenging works. Mr. Hadelich then stars in the Festival Orchestra’s opening concerts.

Maestro Donald Runnicles and the Festival Orchestra begin their star-studded season with Masters in the Mountains Friday, July 7 at 8PM and Saturday, July 8 at 6PM. Heralded as one of today’s leading conductors of Wagner, Maestro Runnicles starts the season with a signature work – Wagner’s heroic, inspired overture from Die Meistersinger. Maestro Runnicles and Mr. Hadelich team up for a performance of the violin concerto by Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius.

One of Beethoven’s most admired symphonies, his seventh, concludes the evening. It’s a work that has been featured on stage and screen, most notably in the Oscar-winning film, The King’s Speech.

 The program also includes the western premiere of Marc Neikrug’s The Unicorn of Atlas Peak, a joint-commission between GTMF and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The Festival is committed to commissioning new orchestral works from the world’s leading composers with partner organizations around the country. Mr. Neikrug is equally at home as composer and pianist, having been for years the Artistic Director of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival for nearly twenty years. The composer will be in attendance for both performances.

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.

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

GTMF Summer Festival Starts Tonight!

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 56th season, See the Stars in Jackson Hole, begins TONIGHT with two completely SOLD OUT performances.

The festivities begin with Cabaret Night featuring Broadway Star Nikki Renée Daniels at 6PM & 8PM, and the tremendously popular Patriotic Pops on July 4th at 6PM. Please contact the Fritz Box Office at 307-733-1128 to be added to our waitlist for these two events or to return your tickets if you can no longer attend.

Conductor Donald Runnicles and the Festival Orchestra open their spectacular season with “Masters in the Mountains” Friday, July 7 at 8PM and Saturday, July 8 at 6PM. The evening begins with an inspired overture from Wagner’s Die Meistersinger. Grammy Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich takes center stage with Sibelius’ much-loved violin concerto. The concert concludes with one of Beethoven’s most admired symphonies, his seventh – a work that has been featured on stage and screen, most notably in the Oscar-winning film, The King’s Speech.

Augustin Hadelich also performs on Thursday, July 6 at 8PM. “An intimate performer whose self-effacing quality allows the music to soar,” (Los Angeles Times) Hadelich is one of the most sought-after soloists in the world today. His recital with pianist Jason Hardink includes Ravel’s gypsy inspired Tzigane—a true crowd-pleaser.

 Wednesday, July 5 includes two opportunities to enjoy the Festival in downtown Jackson Hole with a Free Family Concert at the Teton County Library at 2PM, and The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD at the Center for the Arts at 6PM. Seize your last chance to see opera superstar Renée Fleming in Der Rosenkavalier. Ms. Fleming’s performance received a glowing review from the New York Times for her “melting lyricism, subtle expressivity, and emotional vulnerability.”

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.

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 Opens Next Week!

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

 The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 56th season is about to begin! The star-studded opening week is packed with exhilarating performances to kick off the season with a bang.

The festivities begin Monday, July 3rd with Cabaret Night featuring Broadway Star Nikki Renée Daniels at 6PM & 8PM. A popular event, both performances are completely SOLD OUT. Also SOLD OUT, Patriotic Pops returns on July 4th at 6PM. Please contact the Fritz Box Office at 307.733.1128 to be added to our waitlist for these two events, or, to return your tickets if you can no longer attend.

On Wednesday, July 5, seize your last chance to see opera superstar Renée Fleming in The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD presentation of Der Rosenkavalier. In one of her signature roles, Renée Fleming performs Marschallin opposite Elina Garanca as Octavian, the title character. Ms. Fleming’s performance received a glowing review from the New York Times for her “melting lyricism, subtle expressivity, and emotional vulnerability.” Presented at the Center for the Arts Wednesday, July 5 at 6PM.

Grammy Award-winning violinist and GTMF artist-in-residence Augustin Hadelich returns July 6-8. “A young artist with no evident limitations,” (The New Yorker) Hadelich is one of the most sought-after soloists in the world today. His residency begins with a recital on Thursday, July 6 at 8PM with pianist Jason Hardink, with a program including Ravel’s gypsy inspired Tzigane—a true crowd-pleaser. Hadelich then stars in the Festival Orchestra’s opening weekend.

Donald Runnicles and the Festival Orchestra open their season with “Masters in the Mountains” Friday, July 7 at 8PM and Saturday, July 8 at 6PM. The concert begins with an inspired overture from Wagner’s Die Meistersinger. Augustin Hadelich takes center stage with Sibelius’ much loved violin concerto. The concert concludes with one of Beethoven’s most admired symphonies, his seventh – a work that has been featured on stage and on screen, most notably in the Oscar winning film, The King’s Speech.

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.

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

Free Musical Family Fun with the Festival

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

 The Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) is proud to offer eight free concerts specifically fit for young music lovers of all ages. Experience the joy of music and learn about different instrument families with your family at these performances.

The Free Family Concert series, sponsored by Christine and Ross Hartley, kicks off with Festival percussionist Craig Hauschildt and friends at Teton County Library’s Jackson location. Clap and dance along to the beat during this interactive 45-minute program on Wednesday, July 5 at 2PM.

On Saturday, July 15 at 11AM families can learn about the cello when artist-in-residence Maja Bogdanović performs at Walk Festival Hall.

Wednesday, July 19 has TWO free family events! String quartet Brooklyn Rider heads over Teton Pass for a Free Family Concert to the Teton County Library’s Alta branch at 1PM. Known for their education programs, the group will present an upbeat and eclectic 45-minute program perfect for kids.

Travel to a galaxy far, far away before ascending through the clouds with Superman and E.T. in this all-John Williams program at Walk Festival Hall! Featuring music from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Superman, and more, John Williams is this country’s most recognizable compositional voice in film. The concert begins at 6PM, but be sure to join us for refreshments and an instrument petting zoo at 5PM on the Hartley Pavilion!

At the Teton County Library in Jackson on Wednesday, July 26 at 2PM, and Saturday, August 5 at 11AM, Festival Musicians present hour-long programs of music and exploration for all ages.

Follow the sounds of a woodwind trio (flute, oboe, and clarinet) to Alta and introduce your family to the woodwind family! A woodwind trio from the Festival Orchestra performs a kid-friendly program at the Teton County Library branch in Alta on Wednesday, August 9 at 3PM.

The final concert of the series is Wednesday, August 16 at 2PM. Join string quintet Sybarite5 for their special family-friendly encore performance. This musical afternoon will surely spark some moving and grooving.

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.

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

Chamber Music Concerts Feature Weekend Orchesrta Soloists

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING

Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) is excited to announce that every program on its weekly Thursday Chamber Music series will feature a star soloist. All Thursday night concerts begin at 8pm.

New this season, visiting artists will make guest appearances with the Festival Orchestra musicians, giving audiences opportunities to hear them collaborate with members of the Festival’s resident all-star orchestra in an intimate format.

Cellist Maja Bogdanović performs Rachmaninoff’s lush sonata for cello performed with pianist Jason Hardink on Thursday, July 13. The program also puts the spotlight on Copland’s iconic Appalachian Spring in its original version for thirteen instruments conducted by associate conductor Jerry Hou.

Yefim Bronfman, widely considered a leading pianist of this generation, takes the stage with Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque (of Clair de lune fame!) on Thursday, July 20. Festival Musicians kick off the Three Bs weekend with two of Brahms’ chamber music masterpieces.

Renowned mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor joins Festival Musicians for a performance of Ravel’s enigmatic Chansons madécasses on July 27. Closing the concert, the winner of the 2017 Van Cliburn Competition Yekwon Sunwoo joins Festival string players for a performance of the Dvořák Quintet.

On August 3, virtuosic pianist Denis Kozhukhin joins Festival Musicians for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Trio in G minor. Festival Musicians then team-up for one of the pillars of chamber music repertoire—Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat major.

August 10 is a baroque-inspired event, beginning with artist-in-residence and harpsichordist Jeannette Sorrell with baroque works from Biber and Froberger. Opening the second half, violinist James Ehnes performing music by Bach for unaccompanied violin—the ultimate test for any string player.

The 2017 chamber music concerts conclude with Performance Todayon Thursday August 17, recorded for national broadcast. Join host Fred Child for an evening of conversation and chamber music. Pianist Garrick Ohlson, artist-in-residence, will perform selections for solo piano by the mystical Russian composer, Alexander Scriabin.

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.

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 Movies on the Mountain

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

 The Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) is excited to announce Movies on the Mountain – a free, weekly event Mondays at 7PM in Walk Festival Hall.

The selected films are celestial and fun – celebrating the 2017 Festival theme “See the Stars in Jackson Hole.” From a lonely computer-animated robot to the original Marty McFly, from E.T. eating Reese’s Pieces to the latest search for a missing Luke Skywalker; icons of the otherworldly and outer space will be screened for free in Walk Festival Hall. To complete the ‘theater’ experience, the GTMF concessions counter will offer artisanal popcorn from Jackson Hole POP, candy boxes, soda, beer and even wine!

Beginning on Monday July 10, join us for the 1980s family classic: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. In this beloved Steven Spielberg film, brother and sister Elliot and Gertie assist a gentle alien stranded on Earth.

After E.T., meet WALL•E. Playing July 17, WALL•E is the heartwarming story of the last robot on earth charged with sifting through humanity’s refuse. After 700 years of isolation, WALLE meets robot EVE and the two embark on a quest to restore planet Earth.

On July 24, John Candy, Rick Moranis, and Bill Pullman star in Mel Brooks’ campy Star Wars spoof Spaceballs. Set in a distant galaxy, captain Lone Starr and his half-man, half-dog sidekick Barf fight to save Princess Vespa and her resource-rich planet Druidia.

July 31st features the classic Back to the Future. After an experiment with Doc Brown goes awry, Marty McFly travels back in time and must find his way…Back to the Future! His journey gets complicated when he awkwardly meets his parents as peers.

On August 7, it’s 1970, in Houston, and we have a problem. NASA must act quickly to save Apollo 13 en route to the moon by solving engineering challenges from 200,000 miles away in this 1995 film based on a true story.

August 14th completes the first Movies in the Mountains series with a modern twist: Star Wars: The Force Awakens. To combat new evils and save the New Republic, the resistance must team-up with some unlikely heroes. This rollicking sequel to the Star Wars trilogy takes place thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire.

The Grand Teton Music Festival begins Monday July 3rd and concludes with a special eclipse-eve performance on Sunday, August 20. Free Family Concerts and Movies on the Mountain are part of the Festival’s Community Concert Series, inspiring the next generation of music lovers. 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.

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

Free Community Concert This Thursday: Summer Season Preview

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

The Grand Teton Music Festival presents a free community concert this Thursday, June 15, 7PM at Walk Festival Hall.

Flutist Nadine Luke, faculty from BYU-Idaho, violinist Hyeri Choi, and cellist Eleanor Christman Cox, string faculty from Idaho State University, join GTMF Executive Director and pianist Andrew Palmer Todd on stage. This preview of the summer season includes Widor’s Suite for Flute and Piano, Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet, and Mendelssohn’s First Piano Trio. The concert is approximately 90 minutes including intermission. Limited concessions will be available beginning at 6:30pm.

This free community concert is part of the Festival’s ongoing initiative to present classical music year round to the Jackson Hole community.

The selected pieces in Thursday’s preview concert will be performed later in the summer at the following concerts:

On Friday and Saturday July 14 and 15, the Festival Orchestra performs Prokofiev’s masterful take on Romeo and Juliet as well as Romanian Rhapsody by George Enescu.

Widor’s Suite for Flute and Piano will be performed during Inside the Music: The Language of Music on July 25 at 8PM. Festival Musician and Concertmaster of the Chattanooga Symphony Holly Mulcahy demonstrates how composers communicate thoughts, feelings, and emotions through music. Inside the Music events are free but tickets are required.

Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 1 will be performed during America’s most popular classical music program, Performance Today. On Thursday, August 17 at 8PM, join Performance Today host Fred Child for an evening of conversation and chamber music—all recorded for national broadcast.

The 2017 Summer Festival officially kicks off Monday July 3rd with Cabaret Night featuring Nikki Renée Daniels, and concludes on Sunday August 20th with an eclipse-eve concert by Pink Martini.

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.

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

GTMF Breaks Musical Boundaries with Pink Martini, Ben Sollee, and Cabaret Night

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING

Since 2014, the Grand Teton Music Festival has seen a 51% increase in its total attendance. The Festival’s commitment to presenting classical music in non-traditional venues and formats has been instrumental to the organization’s successful audience growth. This audience initiative continues this summer with unique events throughout the Festival’s seven-week season.

Broadway Star Nikki Renee Daniels opens the festival on Monday, July 3 with a fun and festive cabaret-style concert. Accompanied by a rhythm section, Ms. Daniels delights audiences with musical theatre standards and her effervescent stage presence. Guests will be seated on-stage and served a complimentary glass of wine, transforming Walk Festival Hall into a cozy cabaret. Ms. Daniels performs at 6PM and 8PM. Only a few tickets remain.

On Wednesday, July 12 classically-trained cellist Ben Sollee comes back to Jackson Hole to play at the Pink Garter Theatre. Mr. Sollee’s eclectic arrangements are inspired by popular, hip-hop, and bluegrass music and united by personal narrative. This singer-songwriter-cellist promises a moving and soulful summer evening in Jackson. His show starts at 8PM.

Pink Martini ends the season on a high note on Sunday, August 20 at 8PM with a special eclipse-eve celebration. This multilingual “little orchestra” is ultra-glamorous, crossing classical, jazz, and old-fashioned pop genres for a fun and sexy big band sound.

Tickets for Nikki Renée Daniels, Ben Sollee, and Pink Martini are not included in season subscriptions, so act quickly to reserve your seats. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the GTMF ticket line 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 90 different orchestras and 50 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.

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 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 Grammy Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich performing the Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, op. 47 and a new orchestral work by composer Marc Neikrug co-commissioned with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

During the second week (7/14 & 7/15), Cristian Măcelaru returns to conduct the thematically inspired star-crossed lovers in Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet and Maja Bogdanović performs the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1.

On July 21 and 22, Yefim Bronfman, widely considered a leading pianist of this generation, performs Brahms’ epic and inspirational Second Piano Concerto with Vasily Petrenko on the podium.

Festival regular mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor returns to Walk Festival Hall (7/28 & 7/29) and opens with Berio’s Folk Songs. Maestro Runnicles leads the Orchestra in a performance of Mahler’s final symphony—a work of heartbreaking resignation.

For one evening only, Yo-Yo Ma performs the must-see event of the year in Jackson Hole: a special Fundraising Gala concert on August 1 at 7pm. Young virtuosic pianist Denis Kozhukhin finishes the week (8/4 & 8/5) performing the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor.

Star-themed orchestral works including Holst’s The Planets, and Aaron Jay Kernis’s Musica Celestis build the excitement for the upcoming eclipse, and James Ehnes performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto (8/11 & 8/12).

The closing week is nothing short of orchestral splendor with Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending, Mozart’s “Jeunehomme” Piano Concerto No. 9 performed by pianist Garrick Ohlsson, and the “Jupiter” Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 (8/18 & 8/19).

The stars can be seen on the Grand Teton Music Festival stage all summer long. The Festival begins Monday July 3rd and concludes with a special eclipse-eve performance on Sunday, August 20. 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 a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. 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.

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 Begins Early with Two Free Community Concerts

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

The Grand Teton Music Festival is proud to offer two free pre-season concerts for the community in anticipation of the 56th Summer Season.

On Wednesday, May 31, trumpeter and 26 year member of the Festival Orchestra, Charles Daval performs with the brass faculty of BYU-Idaho in a program featuring appealing brass quintets from Malcom Arnold and Victor Ewald. This performance will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 7PM. This is a free and unticketed concert.

Then, on Thursday June 15, flutist Nadine Luke from BYU-Idaho, along with violinist Hyeri Choi and cellist Eleanor Christman Cox from Idaho State University, join Festival Executive Director and pianist Andrew Palmer Todd for a preview of works from the 2017 Summer Season. Featuring Widor’s Suite for Flute and Piano, Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet, and Mendelssohn’s First Piano Trio, community members will have the opportunity to sample some of the exhilarating sounds before the Festival officially kicks off on July 3rd. This concert will be held at Walk Festival Hall at 7PM and is free, but ticketed.

The 2017 Summer Season is packed with exciting opportunities to experience stellar musicians from around the world in Jackson Hole. Festival highlights with a nod to the total solar eclipse include 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 Augustin Hadelich. The 2017 Festival runs Monday, July 3, 2017, through Sunday, August 20, 2017, closing with a special eclipse-eve performance by Pink Martini.

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 a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. 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.

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

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 recognized our wonderful Festival as one of the best in the country for the second year in a row,” said Executive Director Andrew Palmer Todd. “It is a well deserved acknowledgement of what Music Director Donald Runnicles, our musicians, and our audience have known for decades—Grand Teton Music Festival is a world-class destination for classical music.”

Following a record-setting 2016 season, the Grand Teton Music Festival has programmed a star-studded summer. “See the Stars in Jackson Hole” celebrates the total solar eclipse occurring this August and builds on last year’s momentum—presenting over 50 events that reached more than 15,000 people and representing a total attendance increase of 51% between 2014 and 2016.

Festival highlights with a nod to the eclipse include Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony and Holst’s The Planets. Prominent pianist Yefim Bronfman and violinist Augustin Hadelich will appear with the Festival Orchestra as soloists, but without a doubt, the season’s crown jewel is cellist Yo-Yo Ma taking center stage at Walk Festival Hall for the sold-out Fundraising Gala on August 1. Hailed as the most transcendent musician of our time, Mr. Ma will perform Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra under the baton of our esteemed Music Director Donald Runnicles. Additionally, Mr. Ma will join Festival musicians for performances of well-known chamber music works.

The 2017 Festival begins Monday, July 3, 2017 and concludes on Sunday, August 20 with a special performance by Pink Martini.

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 a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. 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.

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 Announces a Special Eclipse-Eve Performance With Pink Martini

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

The Grand Teton Music Festival presents Pink Martini, Sunday, August 20 at 8PM at Walk Festival Hall.

GTMF presents the vivacious Pink Martini for a special eclipse-eve performance, embracing the eclipse revelry. Highly cosmopolitan and ultra glam, Pink Martini blends pop, world, jazz, and chamber music into lush arrangements for string and brass, creating a sexy big band sound that romances audiences worldwide.

Singing in 22 languages and drawing inspiration internationally, Pink Martini was founded by pianist Thomas Lauderdale in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. One year later, Lauderdale recruited Harvard classmate China Forbes as lead singer and co-writer, and their first song “Sympathique” became an overnight sensation in France.

Pink Martini’s debut album Sympathique was released independently in 1997 and quickly became an international phenomenon. In November 2010 the band released their fifth album, Joy To The World—a festive, multi-denominational holiday album featuring songs from around the globe. Joy To The World received glowing reviews and was carried in Starbucks stores during the 2010 and 2011 holiday seasons. All five Pink Martini albums have gone gold in France, Canada, Greece and Turkey.

Pink Martini has just released its latest studio album, Je dis oui!. With 15 tracks spanning eight languages, it affirms the band’s 22-year history of global inclusivity and collaborative spirit.

Pulling from their illustrious pool of rotating guest performers, Je dis oui! includes Ari Shapiro of NPR; fashion guru Ikram Goldman; civil rights activist Kathleen Saadat; and musician Rufus Wainwright.

Celebrate the eve of the eclipse with this swanky, sexy, starry concert. Featuring lead singer China Forbes, the program will be announced from the stage. Tickets are $95. 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 a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. 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.

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

Tonight: The Grand Teton Music Festival & Center of Wonder Present Mozart’s Idomeneo—A Live in HD Broadcast from The Metropolitan Opera

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival and Center of Wonder present Mozart’s Idomeneo tonight, Thursday, April 13 at 6PM at Jackson’s Center for the Arts.

After an 11-year hiatus, Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to The Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by famed Music Director Emeritus James Levine.

Set in ancient Crete, King Idomeneo begins his return from the Trojan War, sending the captured princess Ilia ahead. Upon her arrival, she meets Idamante, Idomeneo’s son, and the two fall in love. Princess Elettra also arrives in Crete, and falls in love with Idamante.

Meanwhile, during his long journey home, Idomeneo is shipwrecked in a storm. In exchange for salvation, he vows to the sea god Neptune to sacrifice the first man he sees on land. Consequently, it is Idamante, throwing the king and his son into turmoil.

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, and soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia.

In celebration of a successful season, audience members are invited to attend a special Closing Night reception preceding the broadcast at 5PM, 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 officially closes during the summer festival with a special presentation of Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier, featuring opera superstar and GTMF favorite Renée Fleming in farewell performance. The broadcast takes place on Thursday, July 5 at 6PM.

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 Januaray, 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 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]]>