GTMF’s Week Three: Broadway Royalty


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.

The Grand Teton Music Festival and Teton Village Association’s Movies on the Mountain series presents City Slickers starring Billy Crystal in this sidesplitting film about cowboys and mid-life crises. New Yorker Mitch Robbins and his two best friends decide to chase their troubles away with a fantasy vacation, setting out to find freedom and adventure under the New Mexico sky. Monday, July 16 at 7PM. Free, but ticketed.

On Tuesday July 17, Inside the Music: The Poetry of Music. Join us for an exploration into the influences and overlaps between poetry and music, including a performance of Bernstein’s uniquely poetic Halil. Tuesday, July 17 at 8PM. Free, but ticketed.

The Star-Spangled season receives a jazz infusion on Wednesday when Kirill Gerstein joins Festival Musicians for Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue, “the embodiment of the Jazz Age’s upbeat lyricism and dance-driven vitality (NPR).” Chamber Music with Pianist Kirill Gerstein is Wednesday, July 18 at 8PM. $25.

And on Thursday, July 19, attend an unforgettable Festival Orchestra performance featuring Broadway superstar Audra McDonald in an all-American concert of works by Leonard Bernstein, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Stephen Sondheim. 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. 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. Limited tickets remain.

The week’s festivities continue with Gershwin’s Piano Concerto on Friday, July 20 at 8PM and Saturday, July 21 at 6PM. Kirill Gerstein performs a staple of the American repertoire: George Gershwin’s ground-breaking Piano Concerto. Music Director Designate of the St. Louis Symphony Stéfane Denève leads the Festival Orchestra in Berlioz’s orchestral blockbuster Symphonie fantastique. $25–$55.

And finally, toot your own horn at a free family concert on Saturday, July 21 at 11AM!

A brass quintet of Festival Musicians presents an afternoon of music and exploration. Learn what makes these instruments special in a relaxed atmosphere. Free, but ticketed.

Tickets are available now. Please visit 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: or 307.733.3050.


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