Grand Teton Music Festival Season 58: In The Key Of Nature

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — May 23, 2019 In GTMF’s nature-inspired summer season, masters of the keys—pianists and saxophonists—appear in performances that span the genres, from pop to classical, in recitals and orchestral concerts. Stephen Hough Performs Bach, Busoni, and Liszt Wednesday, July 10 at 8PM |  $30 Stephen Hough celebrates the pianist-composer! The evening begins with Busoni’s romantic transcription of Bach’s Chaconne. Chopin’s Second Piano Sonata, with its storied funeral march, has a prominent role on the program as do the works of the most venerated pianist-composer of the 19th century, Franz Liszt. Yefim Bronfman Performs Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto Friday, July 12 at 8PM & Saturday, July 13 at 6PM |  $25–$60 Powerhouse pianist Yefim Bronfman returns to the Festival with Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto, a piece lauded for its grand beauty and technical challenge. Sibelius’s Finnish fairytale, En saga, opens the concert. Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn, follows, giving each section of the orchestra a chance to shine. Denis Kozhukhin PerformsShostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto Friday, August 2 at 8PM & Saturday, August 3 at 6PM  | $25–$60 Pianist Denis Kozhukhin performs Shostakovich’s spirited Second Piano Concerto for his second GTMF appearance. Debussy Preludes (arranged for orchestra) and symphonic showpieces complete the program: Anna Clyne’s dynamic This Midnight Hour and Britten’s beloved Young Person’s Guide. Piano Duo Anderson & Roe Performs Brahms, The Beatles, and Radiohead Wednesday, August 7 at 8PM  |  $30 Known for their super-charged performances, original compositions, and masterful arrangements, Anderson & Roe is revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. The duo makes their second GTMF appearance with an energetic program that straddles classical and pop genres. Branford Marsalis Performs Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto Friday, August 9 at 8PM & Saturday, August 10 at 6PM  | $25–$60 Saxophone legend Branford Marsalis makes his GTMF debut with Glazunov’s Concerto. This stellar concert begins with popular selections from Peer Gynt— including audience favorites Morning Mood and In the Hall of the Mountain King—and ends with Stravinsky’s visceral pagan masterpiece, The Rite of Spring. Pianist Orion Weiss Performs with Violinist Augustin Hadelich Wednesday, August 14 at 8PM |  $30 Pianist Orion Weiss and violinist Augustin Hadelich 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. 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 HD series, 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. GTMF is a 4-star charity as rated by Charity Navigator and has a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Director of Marketing and Communications, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.
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