Grand Teton Music Festival Celebrates Nature In 58th Season

Hilary Hahn, Norah Jones, Yefim Bronfman, Takács Quartet, Stephen Hough, and Branford Marsalis among headliners over seven weeks of orchestral and family concerts, chamber music, movie nights and more

The majestic foothills of the Teton Mountain Range promise a sublime, serene backdrop for the Grand Teton Music Festival’s 58th season, July 3 to August 17, 2019. Offering inspiration, rejuvenation, and wonderment for all, the Festival honors the natural environment it calls home and those composers and works that draw inspiration from nature. The Festival’s 2019 lineup includes more than 60 eventsover seven weeks

The heard of the Grand Teton Music Festival is the Festival Orchestra, which is led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Performing Friday and Saturday nights, the Festival Orchestra welcomes world-famous soloists including pianists Yefim Bronfman and Denis Kozhukin, violinists Hilary Hahn and Augustin Hadelich, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and saxophonist Branford Marsalis. Nature-inspired works run throughout the seven weeks, including Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, Anna Clyne’s Midnight Hour, Sibelius’ En Saga, and Lyadov’s Enchanted Lake.

Also appearing with the Festival Orchestra will be esteemed guest conductors Rafael Payare, the incoming Music Director of the San Diego Symphony, and Cincinnati Symphony Music Director Louis Langrée.

Pianist, vocalist, and nine-time Grammy Award winner Norah Jones will perform a special one-night-only concert July 21, co-presented with Live Nation. The event sold out online in five minutes. Jones’s appearance is part of the GTMF Presents lineup of showcase events that expand the Festival’s programming.

Other GTMF Presents artists include the Takács Quartet, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, pianist Stephen Hough, and piano duo Anderson and Roe. Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth and singer-pianist Michael Feinstein will bring the world of theater and cabaret to the mountains.

On July 5, the annual Fundraising Galawill feature Maestro Runnicles and the Festival Orchestra in two performances of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Utah Symphony Chorus, the Madeleine Choir School Chorus, and soloists Meechot Marrero, Thomas Lehman, and Sunnyboy Dladla.

Festival subscriptions are on sale now, with single tickets to all other events available March 1. We hope you will join us for an exhilarating musical experience that only the combination of the world’s best musicians and the Teton Mountain Range can provide.

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. Information and tickets available at www.gtmf.org.

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