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

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — August 12, 2019 The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 58th Summer Season comes to a rousing finish this week with performances by violinist Augustin Hadelich, pianist Orion Weiss, and Kristin Chenoweth. The Festival Orchestra closes the nature-inspired season with Lyadov’s The Enchanted Lake and Ravel’s crowd-pleasing Bolero. Many events have already sold out and others have limited tickets remaining. Hartley Family Concert Series:WindSync’s “Peter and the Wolf” Monday, August 12 at 12PM  |  SOLD OUT Teton County Library, Jackson A program so fun, they’re doing it twice … this time in town! Complete with costumes and choreography, WindSync Wind Quintet takes you on a magical musical journey introducing the sounds of the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French horn.  Movies on the Mountain: Free Solo Monday, August 12 at 7PM  | Free, but ticketed This National Geographic Oscar Award-winning film, directed by Jackson local Jimmy Chin, captures professional rock climber Alex Honnold in his daring and dizzying attempt to become the first person ever to climb El Capitan without the use of ropes, harnesses, or equipment. Haberfeld Chamber Music Series: Messiaen & Mozart Tuesday, August 13 at 6PM  | SOLD OUT St. John’s Episcopal Church Messiaen captured the essence of the blackbird’s melodious song for his Le Merle Noir. Next, Orion Weiss takes audiences to a glistening island with Debussy’s L’isle joyeuse. Later, Weiss joins Festival Musicians for Mozart’s ebullient Piano Quartet in E-flat. Join GTMF before or after the Haberfeld Chamber Series concert for Pizza for a Purposeat Hand Fire Pizza (5PM–9PM). A portion of every pizza sold—either in-house or take-out—goes directly to GTMF to support its mission of providing exhilarating musical experiences in Jackson Hole.  GTMF Presents Augustin Hadelich and Orion Weiss Wednesday, August 14 at 8PM  |  $30 Violinist Augustin Hadelich and pianist Orion Weiss both return to the GTMF stage. This time, however, they appear as a dynamic ensemble! Together, the duo performs sonatas from the masters Beethoven and Debussy before finishing with John Adams’ hyper-rhythmic Road Movies.  GTMF Presents Vocalist Kristin Chenoweth Thursday, August 15 at 8PM  |  SOLD OUT Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth appears in a powerful concert, performing songs from her album, The Art of Elegance, as well as Broadway and American Songbook classics. Festival Orchestra: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto Friday, August 16 at 8PM & Saturday, August 17 at 6PM |  $25–$60 GTMF rounds out its season of nature with Lyadov’s fairytale scene, The Enchanted Lake. Then, Violin sensation Augustin Hadelich returns to Walk Festival Hall for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. The season comes to a glorious close with two works by Ravel: Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloé and the iconic Spanish-infused Bolero. Join GTMF for a season-closing celebration on stage immediately following Saturday’s Festival Orchestra performance. The stage party is sponsored by Fine Dining Restaurant and Roadhouse Brewing. Reserve tickets for GTMF events online at gtmf.org or by calling 307.733.1128. About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) Over seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival unites 228 celebrated orchestral musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. These musicians represent 64 orchestras and 47 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. As the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 annual events, GTMF presents yearlong programming that includes monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival in February, the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, and education programs for Teton County Students. The Festival has a 13-part national radio broadcast Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival, co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd, now in its second season. GTMF is a 4-star charity as rated by Charity Navigator and has a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Director of Marketing and Communications, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.orgor 307.733.3050.
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