GTMF’s Penultimate Weekend

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING Violinist James Ehnes returns to Walk Festival Hall tonight at 8PM for an evening of chamber music. Hailed for his “piercing clarity and sweet lyricism” (The Times), Ehnes performs Bach’s Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor—the ultimate test for any string player. Jeannette Sorrell, harpsichordist, specializing in the music of baroque masters like Bach and Vivaldi, continues her GTMF residency. On Friday and Saturday, celebrate the imminent total eclipse with the Festival Orchestra. Gustav Holst’s The Planets surveys the cosmic and the divine, creating an expansive musical solar system. The Planets has inspired more movie scores than any other classical music work in the 20th century – from The Imperial March in Star Wars, The Right Stuff, and even Super Mario Brothers! Guest artist James Ehnes performs Beethoven’s enduring Violin Concerto in D major. Friday, August 11 at 8PM and Saturday, August 12 at 6PM. Only 10 days remain of GTMF’s 2017 summer festival—don’t miss any of these cosmic-inspired concerts. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call the GTMF ticket line at 307.733.1128. 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. In total, the Festival presents 60 events during its summer season. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival in January, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest presenter of performing arts events in Jackson Hole, presenting nearly 100 events annually. For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: or 307.733.3050.
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