Grand Teton Music Festival Presents Seven Weeks of Stellar Soloists

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

 Music Director Donald Runnicles leads the world’s best orchestral musicians over seven weeks in Jackson Hole. From sensational cellist Yo-Yo Ma to renowned pianists Yefim Bronfman and Garrick Ohlsson, every week promises memorable performances from the world’s most brilliant musical stars.

Opening Week (7/7 & 7/8) features Grammy Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich performing the Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, op. 47 and a new orchestral work by composer Marc Neikrug co-commissioned with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

During the second week (7/14 & 7/15), Cristian Măcelaru returns to conduct the thematically inspired star-crossed lovers in Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet and Maja Bogdanović performs the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1.

On July 21 and 22, Yefim Bronfman, widely considered a leading pianist of this generation, performs Brahms’ epic and inspirational Second Piano Concerto with Vasily Petrenko on the podium.

Festival regular mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor returns to Walk Festival Hall (7/28 & 7/29) and opens with Berio’s Folk Songs. Maestro Runnicles leads the Orchestra in a performance of Mahler’s final symphony—a work of heartbreaking resignation.

For one evening only, Yo-Yo Ma performs the must-see event of the year in Jackson Hole: a special Fundraising Gala concert on August 1 at 7pm. Young virtuosic pianist Denis Kozhukhin finishes the week (8/4 & 8/5) performing the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor.

Star-themed orchestral works including Holst’s The Planets, and Aaron Jay Kernis’s Musica Celestis build the excitement for the upcoming eclipse, and James Ehnes performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto (8/11 & 8/12).

The closing week is nothing short of orchestral splendor with Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending, Mozart’s “Jeunehomme” Piano Concerto No. 9 performed by pianist Garrick Ohlsson, and the “Jupiter” Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 (8/18 & 8/19).

The stars can be seen on the Grand Teton Music Festival stage all summer long. The Festival begins Monday July 3rd and concludes with a special eclipse-eve performance on Sunday, August 20. 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 a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. 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.

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