GTMF Season 55 Continues With Gala Performance By Violin Star Joshua Bell

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 2016 season continues this week with seven concerts! This weekend, enjoy Dvořák’s bucolic and uplifting Eighth Symphony performed by the Festival Orchestra on Friday, July 15 at 8pm and Saturday, July 16 at 6pm. Joining the Festival Orchestra is German-Canadian powerhouse cellist Johannes Moser who will be performing Tchaikovsky’s charming Rococo Variations for cello and orchestra. Opening the concert is an overture by Beethoven. Leading Festival Orchestra is the talented, young conductor Karina Canellakis. Ms. Canellakis is currently the Associate Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and has conducted the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Colorado Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, and the Danish National Symphony. On Wednesday, July 13 at 7pm, the Grand Teton Music Festival presents its second annual Gala Performance with violin superstar Joshua Bell. Mr. Bell is known throughout the world as the leading violinist of his generation. This is a unique opportunity to experience Ms. Bell’s radiant tone and compelling artistry in a venue as intimate and warm as the 700-seat Walk Festival Hall. Throughout this exquisite program, the Festival Orchestra, conducted by Donald Runnicles, will perform selections from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Piazzolla’s Four Seasons, and Saint-Saens Third Violin Concerto. This Gala performance is SOLD OUT. On Thursday, July 9, at 8pm, musicians from the Festival team up for an evening of chamber music. Joining the Festival musicians on this concert are conductor and violinist Karina Canellakis and cellist Johannes Moser for what will be a rousing performance of Mendelssohn’s inspiring Octet. The two-hour concert also includes music for wind quintet by French composer Jean Francaix and a Violin Sonata by Johannes Brahms. Concluding his week-long residency, Mr. Moser will perform a free family concert at Walk Festival Hall on Saturday, July 15 at 11:30am. This event is part of the Festival’s ongoing efforts to engage families and the community. The one-hour event is free, but a ticket is required. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend. This is the first of six free family concerts offered by Grand Teton Music Festival this summer. Tickets can be purchased at GTMF.org or by calling the Fritz Box Office at 307.733.1128. Rush tickets are available the day of the performance for $15 on-line and at the Fritz Box Office. About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Music series in February, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.
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