JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — May 21, 2019
The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 58th Season offers opportunities to hear the world’s greatest string players, both in recital and in symphonic performances with the Festival Orchestra.
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Performs de Falla, Liszt, and Rossini Wednesday, July 17 at 8PM | $30 The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet is known for their inventive and groundbreaking transcriptions of classical, contemporary, and world-music masterworks. The concert features many audience favorites and concludes with Road to the Sun written for them by the legendary jazz guitarist Pat Matheny.
Cellist Alisa Weilerstein Performs Schumann’s Cello Concerto Friday, July 19 at 8PM & Saturday, July 20 6PM | $25–$60 Prodigal cellist Alisa Weilerstein returns to GTMF in a performance of Schumann’s lyrical Cello Concerto. The program also features Smetana’s musical depiction of the Moldau river, and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony—one of the most popular works in classical music.
Violinist Hilary Hahn Performs Mozart Friday, July 26 at 8PM & Saturday, July 27 at 6PM | $25–$60 World-renowned violinist Hilary Hahn makes her GTMF debut with Mozart’s Turkish Concerto, known for its rousing finale. Music Director and world-renowned Mahlerian, Donald Runnicles conducts the composer’s Fourth Symphony, a bright depiction of nature, birdsongs, and the heavens.
Takács Quartet Performs Mozart, Bartók, and Beethoven Wednesday, July 31 at 8PM | $30 Now in their 44th season, the Takács Quartet makes their GTMF debut with a selection of classical cornerstones: Mozart’s most famous quartet; Bartók’s first published chamber work (and his earliest recognized masterpiece); and Beethoven’s Razumovsky Quartet, a hallmark work of Beethoven’s middle period.
Violinist Augustin Hadelich Performs with Pianist Orion Weiss Wednesday, August 14 at 8PM | $30 Violinist Augustin Hadelich and pianist Orion Weiss both return to the GTMF stage. This time, however, they appear as a dynamic ensemble! Together, the duo performs sonatas from the masters Beethoven and Debussy before finishing with John Adams’ hyper-rhythmic Road Movies.
Violinist Augustin Hadelich Performs Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto Friday, August 16 at 8PM & Saturday, August 17 at 6PM | $25–$60 Violin sensation Augustin Hadelich returns to Walk Festival Hall for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto—one of the composer’s most beloved pieces. GTMF rounds out its season of nature with Lyadov’s fairytale scene, The Enchanted Lake. Then, the season comes to a glorious close with two works by Ravel: Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloé and the iconic Spanish-infused Bolero.
Purchase tickets online at gtmf.org or by calling 307.733.1128. The Fritz Box Office at Walk Festival Hall opens June 18.
About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) Over seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival unites 228 celebrated orchestral musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. These musicians represent 64 orchestras and 47 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America.
As the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 annual events, GTMF presents yearlong programming that includes monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival in February, the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HDseries, and education programs for Teton County Students. The Festival has a 13-part national radio broadcast Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival, co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd, now in its second season.
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