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
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