Free Musical Family Fun with the Festival

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING   The Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) is proud to offer eight free concerts specifically fit for young music lovers of all ages. Experience the joy of music and learn about different instrument families with your family at these performances. The Free Family Concert series, sponsored by Christine and Ross Hartley, kicks off with Festival percussionist Craig Hauschildt and friends at Teton County Library’s Jackson location. Clap and dance along to the beat during this interactive 45-minute program on Wednesday, July 5 at 2PM. On Saturday, July 15 at 11AM families can learn about the cello when artist-in-residence Maja Bogdanović performs at Walk Festival Hall. Wednesday, July 19 has TWO free family events! String quartet Brooklyn Rider heads over Teton Pass for a Free Family Concert to the Teton County Library’s Alta branch at 1PM. Known for their education programs, the group will present an upbeat and eclectic 45-minute program perfect for kids. Travel to a galaxy far, far away before ascending through the clouds with Superman and E.T. in this all-John Williams program at Walk Festival Hall! Featuring music from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Superman, and more, John Williams is this country’s most recognizable compositional voice in film. The concert begins at 6PM, but be sure to join us for refreshments and an instrument petting zoo at 5PM on the Hartley Pavilion! At the Teton County Library in Jackson on Wednesday, July 26 at 2PM, and Saturday, August 5 at 11AM, Festival Musicians present hour-long programs of music and exploration for all ages. Follow the sounds of a woodwind trio (flute, oboe, and clarinet) to Alta and introduce your family to the woodwind family! A woodwind trio from the Festival Orchestra performs a kid-friendly program at the Teton County Library branch in Alta on Wednesday, August 9 at 3PM. The final concert of the series is Wednesday, August 16 at 2PM. Join string quintet Sybarite5 for their special family-friendly encore performance. This musical afternoon will surely spark some moving and grooving. 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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