After two years of COVID-induced uncertainty and instability, we all deserve a little something — a treat or a bonus, something that begins to make up for all the time lost social distancing and isolating.
The Grand Teton Music Festival is doing its part. Its 61st season begins Sunday and Monday with two free outdoor concerts on the Center for the Arts Lawn and then runs for eight full weeks, all the way through Aug. 27 — its longest season in decades, GTMF Executive Director Emma Kail said.
That’s eight weeks of symphonic music performed by the Grand Teton Festival Orchestra in the storied Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village, with longtime Music Director Sir Donald Runnicles at the podium for five of them and guest conductors for the others; seven Wednesday night chamber music programs featuring orchestra members and guests; four “Gateway” concerts highlighting jazz, folk and popular music; three new Sunday matinee piano recitals; and loads of free outreach programs for kids and families (and anyone else who just can’t get enough) at Teton County Library, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Astoria Hot Springs and other fun and unexpected spots.
…Tickets run from $30 for chamber recitals to $75 or orchestra nights, with child and student tickets costing just $5 for any event. Also, $25 rush tickets will be made available the day of concerts. Call the Festival Box Office at 733-1128 or go to GTMF.org for complete details.