Four Wednesday Concerts this Summer

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING –May 1, 2014 –As a part of our 53rd Festival season Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) will present The Harlem Quartet, The Anderson & Roe piano duo, The National Youth Orchestra of the United States led by dynamic conductor David Robertson and virtuoso violinist Gil Shaham, and an evening with nationally syndicated public radio program Performance Today. Each concert will bring engaging artists with diverse musical repertoire to Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. The Harlem Quartet | Wednesday, July 9: The Harlem Quartet was praised for its “panache” by The New York Times, and said to be “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent,” by the Cincinnati Enquirer. The quartet’s mission is to advance diversity in classical music, engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers. Since its public debut in 2006 at Carnegie Hall, the New York-based ensemble has performed throughout the U.S. as well as in France, the U.K., Belgium, Panama, Canada, and in South Africa. Anderson & Roe Piano Duo | Wednesday, July 23: With Billboard chart-topping albums, Emmy-nominated music videos, and an extensive international touring schedule, the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo endeavors to make classical music a relevant and powerful force in society. Anderson and Roe are both avid fans of music videos and have created their own with millipedes in pianos, and organs set aflame. They chronicle their escapades through their blog where they discuss the challenges of playing piano while wearing LED gloves and how YouTube is changing classical music for the better. National Youth Orchestra of the United States | Wednesday, July 30: Each summer, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute brings together 120 of the brightest young players from across the country to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States. Following a two-week training residency with leading professional musicians, these remarkable teenagers tour great music capitals quickly becoming dynamic musical ambassadors. This year’s tour includes appearances at top venues from coast to coast including Carnegie Hall in New York and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. NYO-USA’s 2014 program will include the premiere of a new work from American composer Samuel Carl Adams, commissioned by Carnegie Hall especially for NYO-USA; Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto with Mr. Shaham; and Ravel’s orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. An Evening With Performance Today | Wednesday, August 13:  Each week, America’s most popular classical radio program, Performance Today, reaches more than 3 million listeners. Join Performance Today host, Fred Child, and GTMF Festival Musicians for an evening featuring conversations from the stage and a performance of chamber music—all being recorded for national broadcast. About Grand Teton Music Festival: Founded in 1962 the Grand Teton Music Festival brings musicians from renowned ensembles across the nation to share their talent and passion within one of America’s most beautiful settings, the Teton mountain range. During the seven week festival held each summer guests are invited to experience exhilarating classical music performances in Jackson’s acoustically acclaimed Walk Festival Hall under the direction of world-famous Maestro Donald Runnicles. Both artists and guests return to the Grand Teton Music Festival year after year inspired by the magnificent music and setting. For more information, and for season subscriptions please visit gtmf.org or call 307.733.3050. 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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