GTMF Presents Bizet’s Carmen and A Recital Of Classic American Works With Pianist Rob Auler

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — March 7, 2019 The Grand Teton Music Festival presents two exciting events on Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15: Bizet’s Carmen, a Live in HD broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera, and a free community concert with pianist Rob Auler. Thursday, March 14 at 7PM The Met: Live in HD – Bizet’s Carmen Bizet’s masterpiece of the gypsy seductress who lives by her own rules has had an impact far beyond the opera house. The opera’s melodic sweep is as irresistible as the title character herself, a force of nature who has become a defining female cultural figure. Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenor Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Louis Langrée, who makes his GTMF guest-conducting debut this summer, conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, which The New York Times has deemed “gripping and brilliant.” 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, March 15 at 7PM GTMF Community Concert Series: Pianist Rob Auler The New York Times has lauded pianist Rob Auler for possessing “extraordinary rhythmic clarity and expression.” Praised for his “elegant tone and uncanny sense of voicing” (American Record Guide), Mr. Auler holds first prizes in national and international piano competitions, including the Society of American Musicians and The Stravinsky Awards. He has performed on six continents, with notable appearances at Carnegie Hall, Teatro Colon, and Shanghai Symphony Hall. In Jackson, Mr. Auler gives a recital that features classic American works including Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Joel Puckett’s glittering pop-infused étude Bill-y-tude (based off of themes by Billy Joel), and Harold Arlen’s transcendent ballad Over the Rainbow. 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. 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.
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