JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Grand Teton Music Festival’s third annual Winter Festival brings a week filled with exciting musical performances, masterclasses, and lectures to venues throughout Jackson Hole January 31- February 3, 2018. The Winter Festival is supported by a generous grant from the Center of Wonder and donors to the Festival’s education and outreach initiatives.
Featuring Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble, whose mission is to create engaging performances and interactive educational programs, the Winter Festival is focused on education and outreach. Festival Musicians will make classroom visits throughout the week, promoting appreciation of the performing arts to our next generation of musicians.
Fifth House Ensemble’s Reed Trio
Praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority, and finesse,” the Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble harnesses the collaborative spirit of chamber music to reach beyond the traditional envelope of classical music. Featuring music from Dan Visconti, Jenni Brandon, and Robbie McCarthy, this versatile program takes the audience on a 20th-century adventure. Wednesday, January 31 at 7PM at the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Cook Auditorium. $25 for adults, students are free.
Music and Community with Dan Visconti
Fifth House Ensemble’s resident composer and Artistic Director Dan Visconti shares his approach to being a composer: someone who is a cultural ambassador and collaborator, deeply integrated in the communities he serves. Thursday, February 1 at 12PM at Teton County Library’s Ordway Auditorium. Free but tickets are required.
Chamber Music with Festival Musicians
Festival Musicians constructed this impressive program of composers—Barber, Glass and Dvořák—whose distinct sounds influenced the course of American music. Thursday, February 1 at 7PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Free but tickets are required.
Jazz, Musical Creativity, and the Brain with Dr. Charles Limb
Within this Lunchtime Learning lecture, presented in partnership with St. John’s Medical Center’s Words on Wellness, As a surgeon, neuroscientist, and musician, Dr. Limb studies the the way the brain creates and hears music. Friday, February 2 at 12PM at Teton County Library’s Ordway Auditorium. Free but tickets are required.
Fifth House Ensemble’s Piano Trio
Fifth House Ensemble showcases contemporary piano trios by Stacy Garrop, Dan Visconti, Donald Crockett, and Paul Schoenfield. A stunning visual display compiled by Costa Rican artist Angela Bermudez accompanies this performance, creating a unique multimedia experience representative of the wildly diverse music of our time. Friday, February 2 at 7PM at the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Cook Auditorium. $25 for adults, students are free.
GTMF Presents: Kenari Quartet
The award-winning Kenari Saxophone Quartet closes GTMF’s Star-Spangled Winter Festival with a collection of works rooted in jazz and popular music. This fun program features an arrangement of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue as well as two commissioned works for Saxophone Quartet by American composers Marc Mellits and Joel Love. Saturday, February 3 at 7PM at the Center for the Arts. $25 for adults, students are free.
To purchase tickets and learn more about each concert, please visit GTMF.ORG or call 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. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 307.733.3050.