GTMF Celebrates Successful Fifth Winter Festival

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMINGFebruary 11, 2020

Grand Teton Music Festival Concludes Fifth Winter Festival
This past weekend, Grand Teton Music Festival presented its fifth Winter Festival, which included 3 free concerts at St. John’s Episcopal Church and 9 outreach events, which took place at Legacy Lodge, The Hole Note, and Jackson Hole Middle School. Despite the appropriately winter weather, the three-day event attracted nearly 700 concert goers, students, and music lovers.

GTMF would like to thank its partners for supporting this annual event, including the Center of Wonder, the Wyoming Arts Council, St. John’s Episcopal Church, The Hole Note, Legacy Lodge, the Community Foundation, and Jackson Hole Middle School. And of course, GTMF is thankful for the Jackson Hole community and their continued support of this and other events presented throughout the year by the Festival.

Thursday, February 13 at 7PM
The Met: Live in HD – Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess
GTMF’s season of Live in HD broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera continues with Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. Director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants declared “alternately sinuous and frenzied movement” by The New Yorker.

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 assigned seating, giving viewers the opportunity to select their choice of Jackson Hole Twin Cinema’s new luxury recliners. Single tickets to the broadcasts are $25 for adults and seniors, and $15 for students and children. Purchase tickets in advance at

Subscriptions for Season 59 Now Available
Subscriptions for GTMF’s 59th Summer Season are now available via phone. Renewing and new subscribers, please call GTMF at 307-733-3050 to reserve your seats for the season now! All subscribers receive a significant discount over single tickets.

Single Tickets for Season 59 on Sale March 2
All events and concerts will be live on GTMF’s website ( available for sale on March 2. Join GTMF this summer for a celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth and a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment. The Festival Orchestra takes center stage during the season and will be led by Maestro Donald Runnicles.

New Co-Chairs Elected
On Tuesday, February 3, the Grand Teton Music Festival Board of Directors unanimously elected co-chairs John Costello and Barbara McCelvey. Both Barbara and John have been long time supporters and attendees of GTMF. Each has more than a decade of service in multiple leadership positions on the GTMF Board of Directors.

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.

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 Savannah Gentry, Marketing and Communications Associate, Grand Teton Music Festival: savannah@gtmf.orgor 307.733.3050.

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