GTMF Announces A New Monthly Community Concert Series

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

The Grand Teton Music Festival proudly announces a new, year-long series—free monthly community concerts. Presented on the second Friday of every month from October through June, the events spotlight GTMF’s own Festival Musicians as well as other professional musicians who call the Mountain West their home. The concerts follow broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, which are presented on the second Thursday of each month.

“The Community Concert series demonstrates GTMF’s ongoing commitment to our community,” said Andrew Palmer Todd, Festival President and CEO. “By presenting year-round exhilarating musical events at venues throughout Jackson Hole, GTMF is devoted to ensuring that Jackson Hole remains a community rich in culture.”

Concerts are held at St. John’s Episcopal Church and admission is free, though a ticket is required. Visit GTMF.org for individual event details.

The series begins Friday, October 12 at 7PM. Pianist Andrew Staupe delivers a recital of works from Schumann, Debussy, and Prokofiev. As one of the distinctive voices of a new generation of pianists, Mr. Staupe has appeared as soloist with the Baltimore Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Houston Symphony, and many other illustrious orchestras throughout the United States. He has collaborated with distinguished conductors Osmo Vänskä, Cristian Măcelaru, Gerard Schwarz, and many others, and has appeared at some of the finest venues in the world including at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Regarding his virtuosity, The Washington Post reported, “[Staupe] is a fastidious player, whose imagination takes wing when playing alone.” Deeply committed to teaching, Mr. Staupe is an Assistant Professor of Piano at The University of Utah.

Mr. Staupe performs three impressionistic selections from composer Debussy’s second book of preludes—Brouillards, La puerta del Vino, and Feux d’artifice—as well as Schumann’s romantic and colorful Humoreske. Prokofiev’s fiendishly difficult Seventh Sonata concludes the evening. The concert is approximately 2 hours including intermission. To reserve tickets, please visit GTMF.org or call 307.733.1128.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF):

For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival unites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians. These musicians represent 90 different orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. During the year, GTMF provides monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival, the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, and several education programs for Teton County Students. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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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