Free Community Concert This Thursday: Summer Season Preview

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  The Grand Teton Music Festival presents a free community concert this Thursday, June 15, 7PM at Walk Festival Hall. Flutist Nadine Luke, faculty from BYU-Idaho, violinist Hyeri Choi, and cellist Eleanor Christman Cox, string faculty from Idaho State University, join GTMF Executive Director and pianist Andrew Palmer Todd on stage. This preview of the summer season includes Widor’s Suite for Flute and Piano, Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet, and Mendelssohn’s First Piano Trio. The concert is approximately 90 minutes including intermission. Limited concessions will be available beginning at 6:30pm. This free community concert is part of the Festival’s ongoing initiative to present classical music year round to the Jackson Hole community. The selected pieces in Thursday’s preview concert will be performed later in the summer at the following concerts: On Friday and Saturday July 14 and 15, the Festival Orchestra performs Prokofiev’s masterful take on Romeo and Juliet as well as Romanian Rhapsody by George Enescu. Widor’s Suite for Flute and Piano will be performed during Inside the Music: The Language of Music on July 25 at 8PM. Festival Musician and Concertmaster of the Chattanooga Symphony Holly Mulcahy demonstrates how composers communicate thoughts, feelings, and emotions through music. Inside the Music events are free but tickets are required. Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 1 will be performed during America’s most popular classical music program, Performance Today. On Thursday, August 17 at 8PM, join Performance Today host Fred Child for an evening of conversation and chamber music—all recorded for national broadcast. The 2017 Summer Festival officially kicks off Monday July 3rd with Cabaret Night featuring Nikki Renée Daniels, and concludes on Sunday August 20th with an eclipse-eve concert by Pink Martini. 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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