JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Pianophiles, rejoice! Grand Teton Music Festival’s 57th season includes many opportunities to hear world’s best classical and jazz pianists in Jackson Hole.
GTMF joins the world in celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s centennial birthday with a Star-Spangled Season. Top pianists Daniil Trifonov (July 6 & 7) and Kirill Gerstein (July 20 & 21) appear with the Festival Orchestra; while the GTMF Presents series has jazz pianists Diane Schuur and Aaron Diehl, and classical pianist Olga Kern in solo recitals on July 3, 11 and August 1, respectively.
Opening Night with 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: Trifonov Plays Rachmaninoff
Daniil Trifonov, “without question the most astounding pianist of our age (The Times of London),” kicks off the Festival Orchestra concerts with a performance of Rachmaninoff’s youthful and exuberant first concerto. Friday, July 6 at 8PM and Saturday, July 7 at 6PM. $15–$55.
GTMF Presents: Pianist Aaron Diehl
American jazz pianist Aaron Diehl’s meticulous performances, collaborations, and compositions are a leading force in today’s generation of jazz contemporaries. Hear him perform in GTMF’s intimate Walk Festival Hall Wednesday, July 11 at 8PM. $15–$25.
Chamber Music with Pianist Kirill Gerstein
The Star-Spangled season continues its celebration of great American compositions 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).” Wednesday, July 18 at 8PM. $15–$25.
Festival Orchestra: Gershwin’s Piano Concerto
Kirill Gerstein, “one of the distinguished classical artists of his generation (The New York Times),” performs a staple of the American repertoire: George Gershwin’s groundbreaking Piano Concerto. Friday, July 20 at 8PM and Saturday, July 21 at 6PM. $15–$55.
GTMF Presents: Pianist Olga Kern
The striking Russian pianist and Van Cliburn Piano Competition Gold Medalist Olga Kern puts her musicianship and technical wizardry on full display with this recital of early 20th-century American classical music. Wednesday, August 1 at 8PM. $15-$25.
Tickets and subscriptions are on sale now; please visit GTMF.org or call 307.733.1128 to purchase 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.
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