Audra McDonald To Star In Grand Teton Music Festival Summer Fundraising Gala

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  In its 57th season, Grand Teton Music Festival joins the world in celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s centennial birthday with a Star-Spangled Season. GTMF will feature works from American-born composers, works inspired by the USA, and favorites from American repertoire. On July 19, 2018, attend an unforgettable Festival Orchestra performance featuring Broadway royalty Audra McDonald in an all-American concert of works by Leonard Bernstein, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Harold Arlen. Winner of six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and one Emmy Award, Ms. McDonald is “at the peak of her vocal powers (Chicago Tribune).” In great demand, this is a rare chance to hear Ms. McDonald in the Festival’s intimate Walk Festival Hall. The Fundraising Gala Concert begins at 6PM on Thursday, July 19. Immediately after the concert, continue the excitement and share an exclusive dinner with Audra McDonald at Hotel Terra’s Murie Ballroom. Tickets for the dinner and concert are $500 each and include a $300 tax-deductible donation. Tickets for the fundraising concert only are $200 and include a $100 tax-deductible donation. On Tuesday, July 17, Ms. McDonald will perform a private performance in one of Jackson Hole’s most elegant homes followed by a multi-course dinner expertly prepared by celebrated New York Chef Gabriel Kreuther. This event is sold out. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please call Anna Mattson, Director of Development at 307.732.9967. Visit GTMF.org or call 307.733.1128 to purchase tickets. Guarantors, Guarantor Project Sponsors, and Season Subscribers receive priority seating for the Gala by calling the Development team. About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians. These musicians represent 82 different orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. 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, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.  
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