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COVID led to more recorded and videoed performances from Walk Festival Hall. The Grand Teton Music Festival reported that its 60th summer concert series, held July 2 through Aug. 21, met or exceeded its expectations. “I’m a little shocked how well we ended up doing,” said Executive Director Emma Kail, whose first season on the […]

Josefowicz, Stravinsky close festival – Jackson Hole News & Guide

“This will be my first real solo violin concerto back in public — not virtual, not chamber.”  ~Leila Josefowicz, violin As the centerpiece of these final concerts of the festival’s 2021 season, Josefowicz will perform Stravinsky’s grossly overlooked Concerto for Violin in D Major, composed in 1931. Also on the program, GTMF Music Director Sir […]

Beethoven, Bronfman and the universe – Jackson Hole News & Guide

Beethoven runs in pianist Yefim Bronfman’s blood. It’s only natural, since two of his teachers, Rudolph Serkin and Leon Fleisher, were widely considered among the 20th century’s greatest interpreters of Beethoven’s piano music. “My teacher Leon Fleisher said that when you play Beethoven, you feel like you are part of the universe,” Bronfman said during […]

‘Freedom Songs’ continue to move forward – Julia Bullock will perform Jessie Montgomery’s work at GTMF – Jackson Hole News & Guide

Vocalist Julie Bullock performs Jessie Montgomery’s new song cycle, “Five Freedom Songs,” with the Grand Teton Festival Orchestra, Thursday through Saturday at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. The word “freedom” has become fraught with politics in the 21st century. Can one exercise one’s freedom without compromising the freedoms of other? Do one person’s rights […]

GTMF on the Road offers jazzy journey – Jackson Hole News & Guide

At 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, at the Alta Branch of Teton County Library, kids and adults will get a tour of the world of influences that American jazz has assimilated over the past century or so. Samples played over the 45-minute program will feature Latin beats, Middle Eastern modes, African percussion and more, showing […]

Where Ancient Peaks Embrace Old Friends, Music Adds Its Wonder – Classical Voice North America by Thomas May

…It’s a setting that easily nourishes music’s transcendent power. No wonder so many of the musicians who make up the GTMF Orchestra are long-timers, returning, summer after summer, as if compelled by a migratory instinct. Numbering about 200 total, they come from 80 orchestras and more than 50 other institutions spread across North America, from […]

Einhorn revisits Tetons, Broadway classics – Jackson Hole News & Guide

Andy Einhorn returns to Jackson Hole this week to present a “Broadway Through the Ages” program for the Grand Teton Music Festival, with vocalists Andrea Ross and Ryan Vona. The showcase, the last of this season’s three “Gateway Series” concerts, starts at 8 p.m. Thursday at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. …Broadway music has […]

Denève, Ehnes reunite at Walk Hall – Jackson Hole News & Guide

Traveling the world, meeting new people, working with old friends, all in the name of the profession you love — pianist-conductor Stéphane Denève lives the dream. “I don’t know how I’ve come to be so lucky to make music with all these great musicians,” he said recently from St. Louis, where he is musical director […]

A “Guest” Visit from Donald Runnicles at Grand Teton Music Festival – Memeteria by Thomas May

Gemma New was originally scheduled to make her Grand Teton Music Festival debut conducting this week’s full orchestral program. But when she had to cancel at the last minute, GTMF’s music director Sir Donald Runnicles stepped in to save the day, adding two more concerts to those for which he is already responsible during this […]

Hitting the Sweet Spot: Third Coast Percussion at Grand Teton Music Festival – Memeteria by Thomas May

Week 4 of the Grand Teton Music Festival continued with an enthusiastically received performance by Chicago-based Third Coast Percussion making their Festival debut. Presented without intermission, the concert unfolded with unflagging energy as each member of the quartet — David Skidmore, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin, and Sean Connors — took turns introducing the selections. The […]

A Homecoming for the Grand Teton Music Festival – Memeteria by Thomas May

With its marriage of valley and dramatic, looming scarps, it’s obvious how the Jackson Hole area beckoned as an ideal spot to make music. The Grand Teton Music Festival opened on 2 July, following the all-too-familiar hiatus, and is now into Week 4 of a seven-week season — which also marks the Festival’s 60th anniversary. […]

Winners in 4th Runnicles Competition named – Jackson Hole News & Guide

Two pianists, harpist split $50K in scholarships after July 19 finals in fourth annual contest. Three young classical musicians got a major boost to their educations and maybe their careers last Monday when judges named the winners of the fourth annual Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship Competition. Tanner Jorden, a pianist who graduated from Billings […]

Jackson Hole News&Guide Music, July 28

Gateway percussion It’s difficult to know who is having more fun at a Third Coast Percussion performance: the audience or the performers. The Grand Teton Music Festival welcomes the Grammy-winning quartet to Walk Festival Hall as part of its new “Gateway Series” at 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets cost $40. Founded 15 years ago by four […]

GTMF trombonist to share his ‘Hallucinations’ – Jackson Hole News & Guide

Back in the year 2000, when famed conductor-pianist Daniel Barenboim was still music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, he led the group in a performance of Leopold Mozart’s Concerto for Alto Trombone, with Australia-born trombonist Michael Mulcahy soloing. Barenboim was impressed enough with Mulcahy’s playing to invite him to commission a piece on behalf […]

Classical training meets jam-band bliss – Jackson Hole News & Guide

It’s time to make time for Time For Three. It has been five years, almost to the day, since the classically trained jam trio last performed in Jackson Hole, and a whole lot has happened since then: new music, new members, a soundtrack for a new movies, new teaching opportunities and new babies. “I’ve missed […]

Harth-Bedoya leads orchestra, audience on tour of the world – Jackson Hole News & Guide

Wrapping up week three of its 2021 60th anniversary season, the Grand Teton Music Festival welcomes back guest conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya to lead the Festival Orchestra in an international program evoking Brazil, Italy and old Hungary, with a characteristically charming work by Mozart, his Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, with solos by […]

The Grand Teton Music Festival Returns For Its 60th Season – Wyoming Public Media

The Grand Teton Music Festival is underway and it’s celebrating its 60th season. Over seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival unites more than 200 celebrated orchestral musicians led by music director Donald Runnicles. The Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) is one of America’s leading summer classical music festivals and they are running until August […]

Walk Hall reopens with Kanneh-Mason, Dvořák – Jackson Hole News & Guide

The music returns to Walk Festival Hall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, when Kanneh-Mason joins the Festival Orchestra with Sir Donald Runnicles conducting. …Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason loves performing. “When I perform, I feel most comfortable and most confident,” said the 22-year-old member of the sensational seven-sibling Kanneh-Mason clan. “I feel I have something to […]

Festival premieres Eötvös’ ‘Deciding Machine’ – Jackson Hole News & Guide

A May 2020 article in The Wall Street Journal heralds the dawn of the age of the “decision machine,” when supercomputers and artificial intelligence are able to sort through the myriad possible consequences of complex, dynamic situations to predict the most likely outcomes. But the idea of such a mechanical brain goes back in some […]

Giving people the music they deserve – Jackson Hole News & Guide

Great music, performed well, is for everyone. “And I believe everyone deserves it,” insisted Meaghan Heinrich, education curator for the Grand Teton Music Festival. “And that everyone has the capacity to understand it.” It takes matching the right piece of music with the right audience — and tailoring the way it’s presented to the target […]

6 musicians vie for $50k in scholarships – Jackson Hole News & Guide

Borah High School graduate Fernando Perez was overcome by joy last July to be named the first-place winner of the 2020 Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship Competition. “I’m thinking about all the memories I’ve had with music,” the flutist said between gasps, “my joy of playing with other musicians and being to participate at all, […]

Jackson Hole Connection Podcast, Episode 147 – Celebrating 60 Years of the Grand Teton Music Festival with Emma Kail

In this week’s episode of the Jackson Hole Connection, Stephan visits with Emma Kail. Emma recently joined the Grand Teton Music Festival as Executive Director in September 2020 after serving as General Manager of the Kansas City Symphony for nearly a decade. A lifelong musician, she previously held positions with the Alabama Symphony, Omaha Symphony, […]

Music Festival plays on Center lawn

Four outdoor concerts will be presented on the lawn outside the Center for the Arts, with many guest artists. One of the best ways to make an occasion special — be it a holiday, a road trip or a dinner party — is with music. Which is why for many people summer in Jackson Hole […]

Vocalist Jenkins stars in ‘Patriotic Pops’

Grand Teton Music Festival is ready to mark the birth of the USofA with musical fireworks. Capathia Jenkins knows how to celebrate. “I’ve done quite a few Fourth of July, ‘Patriotic Pops’-type concerts,” the former Brooklynite said from her new home outside of Atlanta. “One of the things I love about [them] is it’s not […]

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GTMF Featured in United Airlines’ Hemispheres Magazine

Returning for its 60th season, the Grand Teton Music Festival once again graces Jackson Hole, Wyoming, right next to Grand Teton National Park. This idyllic summer retreat attracts nearly 200 top musicians from around the country, led by internationally renowned music director Sir Donald Runnicles. The first week of concerts for this year’s “Welcome Home” […]

GTMF rounds out its 60th season

Single tickets on sale for orchestral concerts, chamber recitals and ‘Gateway Series.’ If BBC Young Musician of 2016 Sheku Kanneh-Mason, violin superstar Leila Josefowicz or prodigious young conductor Gemma New weren’t enough to get classical music fans excited about the Grand Teton Music Festival’s 2021 season, the venerable valley arts nonprofit recently rolled out details […]

Grand Teton Music Festival Announces New “Gateway Series” and “GTMF on the Road” Program, Further Expanding Community Engagement in 60th Season

Single tickets for all festival events now on sale, Festival dates: July 2–August 21, 2021 Concerts featured in Gateway Series include Time For Three, Grammy®-winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion, and a “Broadway Through the Ages” evening JACKSON, WY, June 1, 2021 – Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) announces the inaugural launch of its musically adventurous Thursday […]

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GTMF Featured in Symphony Magazine, Spring 2021

The Grand Teton Music Festival and Executive Director Emma Kail are featured in the “Festival Overtures” article of the Spring 2021 edition of Symphony Magazine, published by the League of American Orchestras. | Read full article

Grand Teton Music Festival Welcomes Musicians and Audiences Back to Celebrate 60th Season, July 2–August 21, 2021

Music Director Sir Donald Runnicles leads the Festival Orchestra including a world premiere by Melody Eötvös and co-commission by Jessie MontgomeryEsteemed guest artists include violinists James Ehnes and Leila Josefowicz, Broadway star Capathia Jenkins, soprano Julia Bullock, pianist Yefim Bronfman, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, and conductors Gemma New, Stéphane Denève, and Miguel Harth-Bedoya JACKSON, WY, March […]

Grand Teton Music Festival Extends Contract of Music Director Donald Runnicles and 2021 Festival Highlights

Grand Teton Music Festival Extends Contract of  Music Director Donald Runnicles to 2026 Five-Year Extension Brings Maestro Runnicles’ Tenure with the Festival to 20 Years GTMF Makes Plans for Summer 2021, the Festival’s 60th Season, including Seven Weeks of Live, In-Person Concerts JACKSON, WY, December 11, 2020 – The Grand Teton Music Festival Board of Directors […]

Grand Teton Music Festival Introduces Season Four Of Live From The Grand Teton Music Festival

JACKSON, WY, February 3, 2021 – Ahead of its milestone 60th summer season this year, Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) introduces season four of Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival, GTMF’s national radio broadcast series co-hosted by Music Director Donald Runnicles and Jeff Counts, General Manager of the Festival. The programs are available on a growing list of classical and […]

Grand Teton Music Festival Music Director Donald Runnicles Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II – Festival Announces New GTMF On Location Chamber Music Series and Three New Board Members

JACKSON, WY, October 27, 2020 – Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) is delighted to congratulate Music Director Donald Runnicles for being knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his service to music. On October 10, the Office of Her Majesty announced the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2020 including Sir Maestro Runnicles, OBE who was bequeathed with the […]

Grand Teton Music Festival Announces Guest Artists and Programming for ‘Music from the Mountains’

Online Mini-Festival Will Bring Music to Jackson Hole and Beyond August 17 to 29 Repertoire features a broad range of musical styles from beloved works by Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert, Brahms, and Dvořák to modern works by George Walker, Jennifer Higdon, and Caroline ShawMusic Director Donald Runnicles, Guest Pianist Yefim Bronfman, and Soprano Jacquelyn Stucker headline programming […]

Grand Teton Music Festival Welcomes New Executive Director Emma Kail

Emma Kail joins Grand Teton Music Festival on September 1, 2020, offering a vision of collaboration and growth Jackson, WY, July 28, 2020 – After a nationwide search, the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) Board of Directors announces the appointment of Emma Kail as GTMF’s new Executive Director. Ms. Kail joins GTMF with long experience both […]

Grand Teton Music Festival Cancels 2020 Festival, Announces Immersive Filmed Festival “Music from the Mountains”

Jackson, WY, May 13, 2020 – Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) announced today the cancellation of its summer festival in favor of an immersive filmed experience that will be streamed on August 21, 22, and 23 – what would have been the final days of the 2020 Festival. Grand Teton Music Festival is one of America’s […]

Grand Teton Music Festival announces 2020 Season: 20/20 Visionaries

Jackson, WY, March 2, 2020 – 2020 marks two momentous events: Beethoven’s 250th birthday and the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Known as “The Equality State,” Wyoming granted women the right to vote in 1869, more than 50 years before suffrage and the first in the Union to do so. It was also – in 1825 – the […]

Grand Teton Music Festival Welcomes Simon Woods as Interim Executive Director

Jackson, WY, February 12, 2020 Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) announces Simon Woods as Interim Executive Director, starting on February 24, 2020. Music Director Donald Runnicles comments, “In securing the services of Simon Woods, the Grand Teton Music Festival is fortunate to be able to benefit from an experienced and enlightened executive, known across our […]

GTMF Celebrates Successful Fifth Winter Festival

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING—February 11, 2020 Grand Teton Music Festival Concludes Fifth Winter Festival This past weekend, Grand Teton Music Festival presented its fifth Winter Festival, which included 3 free concerts at St. John’s Episcopal Church and 9 outreach events, which took place at Legacy Lodge, The Hole Note, and Jackson Hole Middle School. Despite the […]

GTMF’S CLOSES 58TH SUMMER SEASON WITH RECORD-SETTING ATTENDANCE FOR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING—August 29, 2019 The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 58th summer season concluded with two sold-out performances of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, performed by the incomparable Augustin Hadelich. A fitting end to the season celebration of nature, the programs also featured Lyadov’s The Enchanted Lake. Throughout the seven-week summer season, GTMF welcomed more than 200 […]

CLOSING WEEK AT GTMF: Augustin Hadelich and Orion Weiss, Kristin Chenoweth, and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — August 12, 2019 The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 58th Summer Season comes to a rousing finish this week with performances by violinist Augustin Hadelich, pianist Orion Weiss, and Kristin Chenoweth. The Festival Orchestra closes the nature-inspired season with Lyadov’s The Enchanted Lake and Ravel’s crowd-pleasing Bolero. Many events have already sold out […]

This Week at GTMF: Anderson & Roe Piano Duo, an Evening with Performance Today, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, and Saxophonist Branford Marsalis

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — August 5, 2019 The penultimate week of GTMF’s 58th Summer Season includes two Hartley family concerts; Anderson and Roe Piano Duo on Wednesday; an evening of chamber music with Performance Today on Thursday; and two nights of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto with Branford Marsalis and the Festival Orchestra on […]

This Week at GTMF: Takács Quartet and Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto with Pianist Denis Kozhukhin

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — July 29, 2019 Week five of GTMF’s 58th Summer Season features chamber works with Takács Quartet both Wednesday and Thursday; family fun with the Saxophone Cowboys on Thursday; and two nights of Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto with Denis Kozhukhin and the Festival Orchestra on Friday and Saturday. Movies on the Mountain: Twister […]

This Week at GTMF: The Hartley Family Festival Orchestra Concert and Violinist Hilary Hahn

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — July 22, 2019 In week four of GTMF’s 58th Summer Season, the family fun doubles with the Hartley Family Festival Orchestra Concert and a free family brass concert at Teton County Library in Jackson. On Thursday, soprano Heidi Stober appears with Festival Musicians in an evening of chamber music, and Friday […]

This Week at GTMF: The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — July 15, 2019 In week three of GTMF’s 58th Summer Season, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet appears in two exciting concerts; the Festival Orchestra performs Schumann’s Cello Concerto with Alisa Weilerstein as well as Beethoven’s popular Fifth Symphony; and Festival Musicians appear in two dynamic evenings of chamber music. Movies on […]

This Week at GTMF: Pianists Stephen Hough and Yefim Bronfman

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — July 8, 2019 In week two of GTMF’s 58th Summer Season, pianist Stephen Hough appears in a solo recital with works by Bach and Liszt; pianist Yefim Bronfman performs Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto with the Festival Orchestra; and Festival Musicians appear in two exciting programs of Chamber Music. Movies on the […]

Grand Teton Music Festival Season 58 Begins Next Week!

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — June 28, 2019 The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 2019 Summer Season begins July 3 and runs through August 17. During the seven-week summer festival, GTMF presents over 60 events, including performances by Hilary Hahn, Norah Jones, Yefim Bronfman, Takács Quartet, Kristin Chenoweth, and Branford Marsalis. GTMF opens the season with cabaret […]

GTMF Offers Weekly Free Family Events During the 58th Summer Season

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — June 21, 2019 Offering movies on Mondays and family concerts throughout the week, the Grand Teton Music Festival presents free and fun family-friendly events all summer long! GTMF opens Walk Festival Hall on Monday evenings for free Movies on the Mountain!This series presents classic family favorites: Jurassic Park, March of the Penguins, A […]

GTMF Season 58: Chamber Music on Thursday Nights

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — June 14, 2019 GTMF’s Thursday Chamber Music Series celebrates the musicianship of the Festival Orchestra. Featuring a small ensemble of players, these curated programs showcase core classical repertoire paired with new music and rarely-heard gems. Visiting guest artists make regular appearances in these concerts, giving audiences the rare opportunity to hear […]

Grand Teton Music Festival 2019: Summer of Songbirds

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — June 4, 2019 Boasting two choirs, four opera stars, one pop idol, one cabaret legend, and one Broadway queen, the Grand Teton Music Festival’s 58th Season packs serious vocal power! GTMF Presents Michael Feinstein Wednesday, July 3 at 8PM  | $75 The season opens with cabaret sensation Michael Feinstein. Known as the […]

GTMF to Gift $40,000 at the 2019 Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship Competition Finals

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — May 30, 2019  On Saturday, June 8, the Grand Teton Music Festival presents its second annual Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship Competition in honor of its Music Director Donald Runnicles. The 2019 scholarship was announced in January, and after receiving many talent-filled applications, GTMF selected six semi-finalists: cellist Alexis DePaolo from Casper, […]

GTMF Season 58: The Haberfeld Chamber Music Series

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — May 28, 2019 In its 58th Summer season, the Grand Teton Music Festival proudly announces the addition of the Haberfeld Chamber Music Series—Tuesday nights at 6PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Jackson. Responding to the community’s desire for classical music concerts in town, and the musicians’ interest in additional performance […]

Grand Teton Music Festival Season 58: In The Key Of Nature

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — May 23, 2019 In GTMF’s nature-inspired summer season, masters of the keys—pianists and saxophonists—appear in performances that span the genres, from pop to classical, in recitals and orchestral concerts. Stephen Hough Performs Bach, Busoni, and Liszt Wednesday, July 10 at 8PM |  $30 Stephen Hough celebrates the pianist-composer! The evening begins […]

Grand Teton Music Festival Season 58: Concerts Featuring String Greats

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — May 21, 2019 The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 58th Season offers opportunities to hear the world’s greatest string players, both in recital and in symphonic performances with the Festival Orchestra. Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Performs de Falla, Liszt, and Rossini Wednesday, July 17 at 8PM  |  $30 The Los Angeles Guitar […]

2019 GTMF Fundraising Gala: Carmina Burana

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — May 16, 2019 The Grand Teton Music Festival celebrates the Festival Orchestra in the 2019 Fundraising Gala weekend, July 5 at 8PM and July 6 at 6PM—two grand nights of performances at Walk Festival Hall to kick off the season! Taking center stage, the Festival Orchestra performs scenes from Rossini’s comic […]

GTMF’s 2019 Summer Season Celebrates Nature

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — May 14, 2019 Nestled in the foothills of the majestic Teton Mountain Range in Jackson Hole, the Grand Teton Music Festival’s unparalleled surroundings provide an enclave of inspiration, rejuvenation, and wonderment for all. In its 58th season, GTMF honors this earthly muse as well as those composers and works that draw […]

GTMF Presents Stringfest: A Showcase Of Local Orchestra Students

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — March 18, 2019 The Grand Teton Music Festival presents StringFest Showcase, a celebration of the talents of local orchestra students on Wednesday, March 20 at 6PM at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. The event is free and open to the public—no tickets are required for admission. The concert lasts approximately […]

Grand Teton Music Festival Celebrates Nature In 58th Season

Hilary Hahn, Norah Jones, Yefim Bronfman, Takács Quartet, Stephen Hough, and Branford Marsalis among headliners over seven weeks of orchestral and family concerts, chamber music, movie nights and more The majestic foothills of the Teton Mountain Range promise a sublime, serene backdrop for the Grand Teton Music Festival’s 58th season, July 3 to August 17, 2019. […]

The 2019 GTMF Winter Festival Begins This Week

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  The Grand Teton Music Festival’s fourth annual Winter Festival begins this Thursday, February 7 and lasts until Saturday, February 9. Along with performances and lectures, the three-day event brings masterclasses and educational school visits to the students of Jackson Hole All Winter Festival events are free, but tickets are required. Visit gtmf.org […]

Announcing The 2019 Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship Competition

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  The Grand Teton Music Festival is pleased to announce the second Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship Competition. The scholarship competition is open to high school seniors from Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana who plan to pursue degrees in music (classical, jazz, or other) at an accredited four-year college with a music program recognized […]

GTMF Announces The 2018-2019 Season of Metropolitan Opera: Live In HD Broadcasts

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  The Grand Teton Music Festival announces another sensational season of broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The season opens on Thursday, October 11 at 7PM with Verdi’s Aida—perhaps the composer’s grandest grand opera. The season runs through April 2019 with broadcasts presented monthly. The Metropolitan Opera stages more than […]

GTMF’s Star-Spangled Season Closes With Record-Setting Attendance

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 57th summer season concluded Saturday night with a fully-cast concert adaptation of Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. The season honored Bernstein’s centenary with a celebration of American contributions to music, including jazz and Broadway. Throughout the seven-week summer season, GTMF welcomed more than 200 orchestral musicians—representing 90 […]

World Premieres At GTMF This Summer

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  The Grand Teton Music Festival continues to be at the forefront of classical music with new commissions and world premieres by American Sean Shepherd and the Festival’s first ever Composer-in-Residence, Kareem Roustom. GTMF’s 57th season joins the world in celebrating the anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial birthday with a Star-Spangled Season. On […]

Announcing The Winners Of The Inaugural Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship Competition

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  The Grand Teton Music Festival is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural scholarship competition in honor of its Music Director Donald Runnicles. Pianist Ben Kaufman, saxophonist Taylor King, and cellist Sophie Lyman won first, second and third prizes respectively. First prize winner Ben Kaufman hails from Saint Anthony, Idaho. He […]

Announcing The Inaugural Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship Competition

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  Grand Teton Music Festival is pleased to announce the inaugural scholarship competition in honor of its Music Director Donald Runnicles. Eight students have been invited to perform in a daylong festival of music at Walk Festival Hall in Jackson Hole on Saturday, June 9, 2018. The eight semi-finalists will compete for $40,000 […]

The New York Times Recognizes GTMF In Top Summer Classical Music Festivals List

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  The New York Times named the Grand Teton Music Festival as one of the top classical summer music festivals of 2018. This marks the third consecutive year the Festival has been nationally recognized in the annual summer festivals feature—the only music festival in the west to garner this accolade the past three […]

Majestic Mahler At GTMF

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  Grand Teton Music Festival’s 57th season joins the world in celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s centennial birthday with a Star-Spangled Season. Explore the natural world and the stars above with Mahler’s Third Symphony. GTMF’s Music Director Donald Runnicles, a foremost Mahler interpreter, takes the podium for the composer’s most demanding work. Mahler’s ode to […]

Grand Teton Music Festival Announces 2018 “Star-Spangled Season”

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  Today, the Grand Teton Music Festival announces an American-themed line-up to celebrate legendary American composer Leonard Bernstein’s centenary. The 2018 Summer Festival runs seven weeks from July 3 to August 18 and includes more than 50 musical events. At the heart of the Grand Teton Music Festival is the Festival Orchestra, performing […]

GTMF’s Summer of Stars Concludes, Sets New Attendance Record

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING Grand Teton Music Festival’s summer of stars in Jackson Hole closed on Sunday, August 20th. GTMF presented 61 events over seven weeks and reunited 200 orchestral musicians—representing 82 orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. Highlights from the season included the 2017 Fundraising Gala with Yo-Yo Ma—raising […]

Festival Orchestra Goes Out With A Bang

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING Grand Teton Music Festival’s summer of stars comes to a close this Sunday. Celebrate the imminent eclipse in Teton Village with marvelous music all weekend long. Tonight, America’s most popular classical music program Performance Today hosts an evening of conversation and chamber music recorded for national broadcast at Walk Festival Hall at […]

GTMF Gala Week Continues with Pianist Denis Kozhukhin

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING Winner of the 2010 Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition, Denis Kozhukhin joins Festival Musicians for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Trio in G minor tonight at 8PM. The 31 year-old pianist combines the brilliance and power of his playing with a masterful sense of form and sensitivity. Festival Musicians follow Rachmaninoff with a pillar of the […]

Yo-Yo Ma Stars in Grand Teton Music Festival Fundraising Gala

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING The Grand Teton Music Festival presents Yo-Yo Ma for the must-see event of the year in Jackson Hole: the Fundraising Gala on Tuesday August 1 at 7PM. Hailed as the transcendent musician of our time, Mr. Ma will perform Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the Festival Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Donald […]

Pianist Yefim Bronfman, Brahms, and Bartok

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  Internationally acclaimed pianist, and audience favorite, Yefim Bronfman performs at the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole tonight, July 20th through Saturday, July 22nd. Bronfman takes the stage at Walk Festival Hall at 8PM. “A marvel of digital dexterity, warmly romantic sentiment, and jaw-dropping bravura,” (Chicago Tribune) Bronfman’s residency begins with Debussy’s […]

Grand Teton Music Festival Presents Seven Weeks of Stellar Soloists

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING   Music Director Donald Runnicles leads the world’s best orchestral musicians over seven weeks in Jackson Hole. From sensational cellist Yo-Yo Ma to renowned pianists Yefim Bronfman and Garrick Ohlsson, every week promises memorable performances from the world’s most brilliant musical stars. Opening Week (7/7 & 7/8) features Grammy Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich […]

The New York Times Recognizes Grand Teton Music Festival a Top Ten Classical Music Festival For The Second Year Running

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  The New York Times names the Grand Teton Music Festival a top ten classical summer music festival of 2017. This marks the second consecutive year the Festival has been nationally recognized in the annual summer festivals guide. “I am genuinely excited that The New York Times has recognized our wonderful Festival as […]

Grand Teton Music Festival Announces 2017 Winter Festival

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING Grand Teton Music Festival announces its 2017 Winter Festival, February 7-10. This annual series includes sensational performances and educational events throughout Jackson Hole. The 2017 Winter Festival is 4 days of exhilarating musical events, including a concert with internationally acclaimed duo violinist Benjamin Beilman and pianist Andrew Tyson; a free evening of […]

Attendance at Grand Teton Music Festival Increases 51% in Two Years

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING On August 20, 2016, the Grand Teton Music Festival concluded its record-setting 2016 season with a sold-out performance. During seven weeks, the Festival presented more than 50 musical events in six different venues throughout Jackson Hole reaching a total audience of 15,000—more than the most recent census population for Jackson Hole of […]

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