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.
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