JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — April 8, 2019
The Grand Teton Music Festival presents two exciting events on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12: Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment, a Live in HD broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera, and a free community concert featuring the winners of the 2018 Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship Competition.
Thursday, April 11 at 7PM
CLOSING NIGHT – The Met: Live in HD – Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment
The final Met: Live in HD presentation is Donizetti’s frothy comedy that mixes humor with buoyant melody and notorious vocal challenges. Soprano Pretty Yende is an orphan raised by an army regiment and tenor Javier Camarena is her lover. Amidst the bel canto fireworks, Camarena performs the show-stopping aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. The New York Times raved, “Javier Camarena has done it again … his breezy performance was so thrilling that the audience broke into an ecstatic ovation.” Maurizio Muraro is the comic Sergeant Sulpice and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe is the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.
The Met: Live in HD series is presented at Jackson Hole Twin Cinema—295 West Pearl Avenue. Doors open at 6:45PM. Please purchase your tickets in advance through gtmf.org or by calling 307.733.1128. Single tickets are $20 for adults and seniors, $12 for students and children.
Friday, April 12 at 7PM
GTMF Community Concert Series: The 2018 Winners of the Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship Competition
Winners of the 2018 Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship Competition return to Jackson Hole to perform an evening of chamber music, including works by Arvo Pärt and Liszt, as well as original compositions.
On Saturday, June 9, 2018, GTMF invited eight semi-finalists to perform in a daylong celebration of music at Walk Festival Hall and compete for $40,000 in scholarship prize money. Pianist Ben Kaufman, saxophonist Taylor King, and cellist Sophie Lyman won first, second and third prizes respectively. Their awards have been applied toward their ongoing study of music at the academic institution in which they’ve enrolled.
GTMF’s Community Concert Series is held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Jackson. Admission is free, but a ticket is required. To reserve tickets, visit gtmf.org or call 307.733.1128.
About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF)
Over seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival unites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. These musicians represent 90 orchestras and 57 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 also presents monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival, 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.
GTMF is a 4-star charity as rated by Charity Navigator and has a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.
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