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.
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