Maestro Runnicles’ Tenth Anniversary Season Continues With Time For Three, The Festival Orchestra, And Violin Virtuoso Nicola Benedetti

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 2016 summer season continues this week with seven concerts! On Friday, July 22 at 8PM and Saturday, July 23 at 6PM, Music Director Donald Runnicles returns to the podium to lead the Festival Orchestra in movie and mountain music! Mahler’s First Symphony takes center stage at Festival Hall. Known as the “Titan,” the symphony evokes the peaks of Mahler’s beloved Alps and his many summers spent hiking. Experience the music under the baton of Maestro Runnicles, an expert interpreter of Mahler, in the shadow of our own treasured Tetons. The Festival welcomes Scottish violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti in her GTMF debut. Freshly off a triumphant performance at the Ravinia Festival, Ms. Benedetti will perform the Violin Concerto of celebrated film composer Erich Korngold. Korngold is widely considered as one of the pioneers of film composition and won an Academy Award in 1938 for his score to The Adventures of Robin Hood. On Wednesday, July 20 at 8PM, the Grand Teton Music Festival presents its first ever club concert at the Pink Garter Theatre, featuring the celebrated classical crossover group Time for Three. This “classical music and cocktails” performance is part of GTMF’s initiative to present events in unexpected Jackson Hole venues. Fiercely talented and highly entertaining, Time for Three performs music from classical composers as well as popular tunes from artists such as The Beatles, Katy Perry, and Imogen Heap. Mention that you attended GTMF’s Time for Three concert when making a dining reservation at The Rose and receive 20% off your dinner. This offer is good all summer! Musicians from the Festival Orchestra team up for an evening of chamber music on Thursday, July 21 at 8PM. Joining the Festival Musicians is violinist Nicola Benedetti, who will perform Beethoven’s final violin sonata with Jason Hardink at the piano. The two-hour concert also includes music for string trio by Schubert and a rarely heard but engaging work for bass trombone. On Tuesday, July 19, at 7PM, the popular Inside the Music series continues with longtime Festival favorite Roger Oyster. Known for his humor and vibrant personality, Mr. Oyster will present a program called “Cue Chamber Music, and … Action.” The one-hour event includes performances by Bach, Mozart, and Ravel that have been prominently used in film throughout the decades. Inside the Music is a perfect, informal setting for music lovers of all ages who love the stories behind the music. As part of the Festival’s ongoing commitment to community engagement and families, Time for Three will present a family friendly concert on Thursday, July 21 at 11:30AM at the Ordway Auditorium at Teton County Library. The one-hour event is free, but a ticket is required. Tickets are almost gone so reserve yours before they’re sold out! Children of all ages are encouraged to attend. This is the second of six free family concerts offered by Grand Teton Music Festival this summer. Tickets can be purchased at GTMF.ORG or by calling the Fritz Box Office at 307.733.1128. Rush tickets are available the day of the performance for $15 on-line and at the Fritz Box Office. About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Music series in February, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. 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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