JACKSON HOLE, WY, November 2, 2021 – Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) announces two in-person performances at the Center for the Arts in Jackson this December featuring the celebrated and lively wind quintet WindSync. The quintet performs two programs: the “Free Family Concert” (December 19) and “An Evening with WindSync” (December 20). The ensemble’s personal performance style, combined with its three-pronged mission of artistry, education and community-building, lends WindSync its reputation as “a group of virtuosos who are also wonderful people, too” (Classical MPR).
Free Family Concert with WindSync
Sunday, December 19 at 4 PM | Free, tickets required
This family friendly one-hour event features music from Peter & the Wolf with narration, holiday favorites, instrument demos and more. Attendees are welcome to come and go as they please and explore the open lobby space during the concert.
An Evening with WindSync
Monday, December 20 at 7 PM | Pre-concert begins 6:15 PM I $15-$35
GTMF Music Director Sir Donald Runnicles joins WindSync on piano for selections on this lively program. The program ranges from Beethoven’s Quintet in E-flat Major and Respighi’s L’Adorazione dei Magi from Trittico Botticelliano to Valerie Coleman’s Umoja and Massenet’s soothing Meditation from Thaïs. Tchaikovsky’s classic Suite from The Nutcracker and Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride round out the evening for an uplifting and joyful holiday concert experience. Arrive at 6:15 PM for a 30-minute pre-concert performance by the Jackson Hole Youth Orchestra.
Reserve tickets for these GTMF events online at gtmf.org or by calling 307.733.1128. For the current health and safety protocols, please visit gtmf.org/safety.
WindSync has established itself as a vibrant chamber ensemble performing wind quintet masterworks, adapting beloved music to their instrumentation, and championing new works by today’s composers. The quintet eliminates the “fourth wall” between musicians and audience by often performing from memory, creating an intimate connection. The quintet has served as ensemble-in-residence for Adelphi University, the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington (KY), the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, and the Grand Teton Music Festival.
About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF)
Over seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival unites 220 celebrated orchestral musicians led by Music Director Sir Donald Runnicles. These musicians represent 80 orchestras and 55 institutions of higher learning in North America and Europe. In addition to orchestral concerts on Friday and Saturday nights, the summer season also features visiting guest artists and chamber music on weekdays.
GTMF is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming with nearly 100 annual events. GTMF presents yearlong programming that includes monthly community concerts and education programs for Teton County Students.
GTMF is a 4-star charity as rated by Charity Navigator and has a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.
Patricia Price, Managing Director
8VA Music Consultancy