With the recent announcement of its Musical World Tour set for March 24 and preliminary details about its 61st summer season of concerts, set to start July 3, the Grand Teton Music Festival is generating some early season buzz among the region’s classical musical community.
“Buzz” naturally leads to “obsessive desire,” and the venerable music institution seeks to satisfy appetites (and also, perhaps, to whet them) with broadcasts of its 2021 concerts on Wyoming Public Radio.
“Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival” returns to the airwaves at 8 p.m. Wednesday, with hosts Music Director Sir Donald Runnicles and General Manager Jeff Counts introducing complete programs from Walk Festival Hall.
Tonight’s “Back Home” program marks the full Festival Orchestra’s return to its Teton Village performance space after the COVID-19-induced hiatus of 2020. It will feature the world premiere of the festival-commissioned “The Deciding Machine” by Australian composer Melody Eötvös and Maurice Ravel’s orchestral arrangement of Modest Mussorgsky’s many-hued “Pictures at an Exhibition.”
Programs continue each Wednesday, and at 4 p.m. Sundays, for 13 weeks with highlights from orchestral programs, performances by guest soloists and conductors and chamber music by orchestra stalwarts.