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 incred-inline-blockle 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.

 

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