GTMF Star-Spangled Season Opens This Week!

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 57th season joins the world in celebrating the anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial birthday with a Star-Spangled Season.

From the Festival Orchestra’s annual Patriotic Pops concert, to piano virtuoso Daniil Trifonov, Opening Week is a celebration of all things bold and beautiful!

Movies on the Mountain: Independence Day
The Grand Teton Music Festival and Teton Village Association’s Movies on the Mountain series kicks off with this action-packed blockbuster featuring Will Smith. Faced with an apocalyptic alien invasion, mankind’s greatest weapon is the will to survive. Monday, July 2 at 7PM. Free, but ticketed.

Opening Night with Pianist Diane Schuur
The 57th season opens with an evening of jazz, featuring two-time Grammy Award-winner and “Queen of Jazz” Diane Schuur. The internationally acclaimed vocalist and pianist leads her ensemble in a concert of jazz standards from Frank Sinatra to Stan Getz. Tuesday, July 3 at 8PM. $25.

Festival Orchestra: Patriotic Pops – SOLD OUT
Celebrate July 4th in Walk Festival Hall with patriotic favorites such as The Star-Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful. Associate Conductor Jerry Hou leads the Festival Orchestra in this concert packed with fun for the whole family. Wednesday, July 4 at 6PM. This concert is sold out, but you can hear the concert outside in the Teton Village Commons or come to the Fritz Box Office before the concert to see if any seats have opened up. The concert with will also be broadcasted live on Wyoming Public Media.

GTMF Presents: The Music of Scott Joplin
In this homage to the “King of Ragtime,” Festival Musicians perform the legendary music of American composer Scott Joplin and other popular pieces including Maple Leaf Rag and the Entertainer as well as modern takes on the genre like the Graceful Ghost Rag. Thursday, July 5 at 8PM. $25. 

Festival Orchestra: Trifonov Plays Rachmaninoff
Leading piano virtuoso Daniil Trifonov kicks off the Festival Orchestra concerts with a performance of Rachmaninoff’s youthful and exuberant first concerto. Former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson narrates Copland’s Lincoln Portrait. Friday, July 6 at 8PM and Saturday, July 7 at 6PM. $25–$55.

Looking ahead to July 19, attend an unforgettable Festival Orchestra performance featuring Broadway’s reigning queen, Audra McDonald, in an all-American concert of works by Leonard Bernstein, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Harold Arlen. Winner of six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and one Emmy Award, Ms. McDonald is “at the peak of her vocal powers (Chicago Tribune).” In great demand, this is a rare chance to hear Ms. McDonald in the Festival’s intimate Walk Festival Hall.

The Fundraising Gala Concert begins at 6PM on Thursday, July 19. Immediately after the concert, continue the excitement and share an exclusive dinner with Audra McDonald at Hotel Terra’s Murie Ballroom. Tickets for the dinner and concert are $500 each and include a $300 tax-deductible donation. Tickets for the fundraising concert only are $200 and include a $100 tax-deductible donation.

Tickets are available now. Please visit GTMF.org or call 307.733.1128 to reserve yours today!

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF):

For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians. These musicians represent 82 different orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times.

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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