GTMF Announces Monthly Community Concerts and the Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD Series

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMINGSeptember 26, 2019 The Grand Teton Music Festival proudly announces its year-round programming, with events occurring on the second Thursday and Friday of each month, from October 2019 through April 2020. GTMF’s exciting season of Live in HD broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera returns on Thursday, October 10 at 7PM with opera’s most popular comedy, Rossini’s Barber of Seville. The series continues with well-known stagings, including Massenet’s Manon (November 14) and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (January 9). The season also introduces a thrilling lineup of new productions includingPhilip Glass’ transcendent contemporary creation, Akhnaten  (December 12); the long awaited return of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess (February 13); Handel’s intriguing Agrippina (March 12); and Wagner’s eerie masterwork, The Flying Dutchman (April 9).  The Metropolitan Opera stages more than 200 performances in New York each year, and the Grand Teton Music Festival is proud to share the Met’s historic productions with the Jackson Hole community. The series is presented at the Jackson Hole Twin Cinema located at 295 West Pearl Avenue. New this season, tickets to The Met: Live in HD are reserved seating, giving viewers the opportunity to select their choice of Jackson Hole Twin Cinema’s new luxury recliners in advance. Single tickets to the broadcasts are $25 for adults and seniors, and $15 for students and children. Season subscriptions are also available. To purchase tickets or learn more about the season, visit GTMF continues its Community Concerts Series on the second Friday of each month from October to April. These free concerts spotlight professional musicians who call the Mountain West their home and ensure that exhilarating classical music concerts are available in our community all year long. The series opens on Friday, October 11 at 7PM with two staples of the chamber music repertoire by Ravel and Dvořák. Dvořák’s “Dumky” Trio opens the concert and Ravel’s Basque-inspired Piano Trio concludes the program. This performance features members of the Idaho State University faculty—violinist Hyeri Choi, cellist Eleanor Christman Cox, and pianist Kori Bond. Pianist and GTMF President & CEO, Andrew Palmer Todd, joins Dr. Choi and Ms. Cox for Dvořák’s Piano Trio. GTMF’s Community Concerts are held at St. John’s Episcopal Church (170 Glenwood Street) and admission is free, though a ticket is required. Visit gtmf.orgfor individual event details. 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 third 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.orgor 307.733.3050.
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