JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — June 14, 2019
GTMF’s Thursday Chamber Music Series celebrates the musicianship of the Festival Orchestra. Featuring a small ensemble of players, these curated programs showcase core classical repertoire paired with new music and rarely-heard gems. Visiting guest artists make regular appearances in these concerts, giving audiences the rare opportunity to hear these acclaimed musicians performing side-by-side with members of the Festival Orchestra.
The Music of Vaughan Williams & Mendelssohn Thursday, July 11 at 8PM The concert celebrates the Festival Orchestra string section. Mendelssohn’s string quartets never fail to delight GTMF audiences, and Vaughan Williams’ Phantasy Quintet explores the pastoral sounds of the English countryside. Lera Auerbach’s Cello Sonata is a complicated and evocative work that explores the outer limits of the cello.
The Music of Ewald & Beethoven Thursday, July 18 at 8PM The brass section of the Festival Orchestra teams up for a performance of Ewald’s charming Brass Quintet. The program opens with a work by Erwin Schulhoff and is concluded with a staple of the chamber music repertoire—Beethoven’s youthful and exuberant First String Quartet.
The Music of Dvořák & Smetana Thursday, July 25 at 8PM Joined by eight cellists, soprano Heidi Stober performs Villa-Lobos’ atmospheric Bachianas brasileiras. Folk-themed music by Czech composers round out the evening: Dvořák’s Serenade features 13 Festival Musicians and Smetana’s autobiographical String Quartet No. 1 is a soul searching and heartfelt work.
The Music of Mendelssohn & Schubert Thursday, August 1 at 8PM The world-renowned Takács Quartet is joined by Festival Musician, and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra cellist, Kari Jane Docter in a performance of Schubert’s String Quintet—the composer’s last work, and perhaps, his most sublime.
An Evening with Performance Today Thursday, August 8 at 8PM As America’s most popular classical music program, Performance Today reaches more than three million listeners weekly. Join host Fred Child for an evening of conversation and chamber music—all recorded for national broadcast.
Tickets to GTMF’s Thursday Chamber Music series are $30. Purchase tickets online at gtmf.org or by calling 307.733.1128. The Fritz Box Office at Walk Festival Hall opens June 19.
About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) Over seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival unites 228 celebrated orchestral musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. These musicians represent 64 orchestras and 47 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 presents yearlong programming that includes monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival in February, 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, now in its second season.
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