GTMF Presents Stringfest: A Showcase Of Local Orchestra Students

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — March 18, 2019 The Grand Teton Music Festival presents StringFest Showcase, a celebration of the talents of local orchestra students on Wednesday, March 20 at 6PM at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. The event is free and open to the publicno tickets are required for admission. The concert lasts approximately 30 minutes. StringFest, one of GTMF’s flagship education initiatives, unites orchestra students from Jackson Hole and Star Valley Middle Schools for an intensive workshop led by expert clinician and longtime Festival Musician Barbara Scowcroft. The workshop gives students the opportunity to learn alongside a broader set of peers, and concludes with a concert showcasing the students’ newly refined skills on the professional stage of Walk Festival Hall. Students in the 2019 StringFest Showcase will perform works by Vivaldi and William Boyce. Barbara Scowcroft celebrates her 34th season as Music Director and Conductor of the Utah Youth Orchestras and Ensembles. Under her baton, thousands of young musicians have developed their artistry through weekly rehearsals and frequent performances in Utah’s premiere concert venues. Ms. Scowcroft has also had the unique honor to be Music Director and Conductor of the World Youth Orchestra for the Cultural Olympiad during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. For over two decades, Ms. Scowcroft has been a member of the violin section of the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, and has served as a presenter during the Festival’s summer education programs. Since 1999, Ms. Scowcroft has lead local youth orchestra musicians in GTMF’s StringFest clinics, concluding each seminar with a final collaborative concert. Music education and outreach are at the heart of the Grand Teton Music Festival’s mission. The Festival proudly partners with local organizations and schools in Jackson Hole to create opportunities for audiences of all ages to experience the beauty of music and understand its importance in our lives. GTMF promotes awareness and appreciation of the performing arts to every generation of musicians and concertgoers all year long. 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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