Grand Teton Music Festival Announces 2017 Winter Festival

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING Grand Teton Music Festival announces its 2017 Winter Festival, February 7-10. This annual series includes sensational performances and educational events throughout Jackson Hole. The 2017 Winter Festival is 4 days of exhilarating musical events, including a concert with internationally acclaimed duo violinist Benjamin Beilman and pianist Andrew Tyson; a free evening of Chamber Music with Festival favorites oboist Jaren Atherholt, bassoonist Benjamin Atherholt, and pianist Andrew Palmer Todd; a solo recital from the young and prodigious pianist Lise de la Salle; daily in-school educational programs throughout Jackson Hole; a lecture on the brain’s musical processing; and a closing night concert with the Portland Cello Project—a group hailed for their electrifying genre-bending combination of mash-ups and classical mainstays. To purchase tickets, call 307.732.1128 or visit GTMF.ORG. Tickets for select events may also be purchased at the Center for the Arts Box Office. GTMF WINTER FESTIVAL | FEBRUARY 7–10, 2017  Tuesday, February 7 An Evening with Violinist Benjamin Beilman and Pianist Andrew Tyson Young dynamic duo Benjamin Beilman and Andrew Tyson highlight the vibrancy of their musical personalities in a diverse program including works from Mozart and Janácek. They are both recipients of the Avery Fisher Career Grant. As a musical duo, they have been praised for their mature and insightful interpretations as well as their musical leadership. 7PM | Center for the Arts | $25 Wednesday, February 8 Chamber Music with Festival Musicians Festival Musicians Jaren Atherholt (oboe) and Benjamin Atherholt (bassoon) return to Jackson Hole to perform an intimate concert of jazz inspired music by Poulenc, André Previn, and Bill Douglas with pianist Andrew Palmer Todd. Audiences are invited to join us for a reception immediately following the concert in Fellowship Hall, hosted by the Festival Auxiliary. 7PM | St. John’s Episcopal Church | Free; No Ticket Required  Thursday, February 9 A Piano Recital with Lise de la Salle Amidst an exuberant international career, Lise de la Salle lights up the Center stage with impassioned performances of Beethoven, Ligeti, and Brahms. Ms. de la Salle has established a reputation as one of today’s most exciting young artists and as a musician of uncommon sensibility and maturity. Her playing inspired a Washington Post critic to write, “For much of the concert, the audience had to remember to breathe … the exhilaration didn’t let up for a second until her hands came off the keyboard.” 7PM | Center for the Arts | $25 Friday, February 10 From Perception to Pleasure: Musical Processing in the Brain with Dr. Robert Zatorre Dr. Robert Zatorre is a cognitive neuroscientist at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University. His area of expertise includes the process of auditory cognition, primarily as it pertains to speech and music. Within this Lunchtime Learning lecture, presented in partnership with St. John’s Medical Center Words on Wellness, Dr. Zatorre discusses the brain’s mechanisms that allow us to perceive and perform music; the brain’s response to pleasurable music; and the implications of this research on mental health and other clinical applications. 12PM | Teton County Library | Free; Ticket Required Friday, February 10 GTMF Presents: Portland Cello Project Mixing genres and blurring musical lines, the Portland Cello Project has energized audiences with their sensational musicianship and popular mash-ups. With three mandates in mind—to bring cello to new audiences; to play a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach to Britney; and to build a bridge of collaboration across musical genres—the troupe appeals to a full spectrum of music enthusiasts. 7PM | Center for the Arts | $25  About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival in February, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: or 307.733.3050.
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