Grand Teton Music Festival Presents Winter Music

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
This week, the Grand Teton Music Festival launches its inaugural winter festival, GTMF Presents Winter Music. This annual series takes place March 15–18, with events occurring throughout Jackson Hole.

Winter Music features more than 10 events, including a concert by rising star pianist Charlie Albright; chamber music with Festival Orchestra favorites Jennifer Ross, violin, and Gail Williams, horn, along with pianist Andrew Palmer Todd; an interactive lecture detailing the effects of music on the mind by Dr. Petr Janata; a Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD broadcast of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut; numerous in-school educational programs including an intensive String Camp with the Jackson and Star Valley 8th grade orchestral students; and a closing night concert with young, vibrant classical crossover group Sybarite5. Tickets are on sale now by calling 307.732.1128 or visiting gtmf.org.

GTMF PRESENTS WINTER MUSIC | MARCH 15–18, 2016

Tuesday, March 15 | 7PM | Center for the Arts | $20 (plus $2 ticketing fee)
An Evening with Pianist Charlie Albright: Beethoven and Chopin
Piano virtuoso Charlie Albright returns to Jackson Hole for an evening of Beethoven and Chopin. Mr. Albright opened the Grand Teton Music Festival’s 2015 Season with an extraordinary sold-out concert and remains at the forefront of a new generation of piano superstars. Leading an interactive performance, Mr. Albright improvises based on audience request and suggestion. Of his aptitude and artistry, the Washington Post writes, “[Charlie Albright is] among the most gifted musicians of his generation.”

Wednesday, March 16 | 12PM | Teton County Library | FREE
Lunchtime Learning: Music, Memories, and the Brain with Dr. Petr Janata
Dr. Petr Janata is a Professor in the University of California Davis Psychology Department and Center for Mind and Brain. His projects often examine the relationship between imagery, memory, emotion, and rhythm, focusing specifically on musical situations that elicit strong emotional experiences. Within this lecture presented in partnership with St. John’s Medical Center Words on Wellness, Dr. Janata will discuss how music is an effective trigger of nostalgia, the effects of music-evoked memories on the brain, and how personalized music programming may improve quality of life for individuals with Alzheimer’s. General admission seating is limited to the first 100 attendees.

 Wednesday, March 16 | 7PM | St. John’s Episcopal Church | FREE
Chamber Music: Brahms’ Horn Trio
Summer Festival Orchestra favorites Jennifer Ross, Principal Second Violin, and Gail Williams, Principal Horn, join pianist and GTMF Executive Director Andrew Palmer Todd for an intimate evening of chamber music, concluding with Brahms’ Horn Trio.

Thursday, March 17 | 7PM | Center for the Arts | $12-20
The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD Broadcast of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut
Described by Puccini himself as a story of “desperate passion,” Manon Lescaut is an obsessive and provocative tale of desire. Critically acclaimed soprano and Manon-veteran Kristine Opolais revives the title role as a Parisian temptress conflicted with love and luxury. Tenor Roberto Alagna is des Grieux, the object of Manon’s affection.

Friday, March 18 | 4:30PM | Center for the Arts | FREE
StringFest Showcase with Barbara Scowcroft and Local Orchestra Students
Throughout GTMF Presents Winter Music, visiting artists appear in Jackson-area schools, engaging and inspiring future generations of musicians and music-lovers. The week’s educational activities conclude with Festival Musician and Music Director of the Utah Youth Symphony, Barbara Scowcroft, leading 8th grade orchestra students in a concert to showcase the students’ newly refined skills and talents.

Friday, March 18 | 7PM | Center for the Arts | $20 (plus $2 ticketing fee)
Elgar to Radiohead with Sybarite5
Sybarite5, a classical crossover string quintet, closes the week-long festival performing repertoire ranging from Mozart to Radiohead and Visconti to Akiho. Sybarite5’s eclectic repertoire and commanding performance style is turning heads throughout the music world. As the Arizona Daily Star writes, “Expect an experience that will satisfy your inner rock star and your secret Mozart.”

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 week of Winter Music, 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.

Grand Teton Music Festival & Center of Wonder Present Turandot, A Metropolitan Opera Live In HD Broadcast

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival and Center of Wonder present another exquisite Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD broadcast this week—Giacomo Puccini’s exotic fairy tale Turandot. Offering a view comparable to the Met’s best seat, the presentation takes place on Thursday, February 11 at 7PM at the Center for the Arts.

Experience Puccini’s epic final opera through the opulent and golden lens of director Franco Zeffirelli. A vintage revival of Mr. Zeffirelli’s 1987 staging, the legendary production pairs an innovative, yet still recognizably-Puccini score with an equally elaborate and spectacular set. After 29 years on stage, the production still dazzles audiences, epitomizing the operatic experience.

As one of the greatest contemporary dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke takes on the title role of the proud and cold-hearted princess of ancient China, whose riddles doom every suitor who seeks her hand. Tenor Marcelo Álvarez is Calàf, the brave prince who sings “Nessun dorma,” ultimately winning her love. Paolo Carignani conducts the passion-filled score, leading the orchestra and chorus to a level deemed by The Huffington Post as pure magnificence.

With exquisite scores, legendary stories, and dramatic sets, GTMF, the Center of Wonder and The Met: Live in HD bring world-class opera to the Jackson Hole community. The season’s sensational line-up includes favorites from operatic greats Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, and Bizet, with many productions returning to the stage with new life. The season’s remaining broadcasts are also Puccini works —Manon Lescaut on March 17 at 7pm and Madama Butterfly on April 14 at 7pm, a fitting conclusion for such a diverse and imaginative series.

GTMF and the Center of Wonder will present all broadcasts at Jackson’s Center for the Arts. Tickets to The Met: Live in HD are $20 for adults and seniors, and $12 for students and children. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the Center for the Arts box office at 307.733.4900.

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 March, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Associate, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

Grand Teton Music Festival & Center of Wonder Present The Pearl Fishers, A Metropolitan Opera Live In HD Broadcast

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival and Center of Wonder continue their exciting season of Metropolitan Opera broadcasts this week with Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers on Thursday, January 28 at 7PM at the Center for the Arts.

After a century, Bizet’s gorgeous opera of lust and longing returns to the Met stage. Director Penny Woolcock explores the timeless themes of love, betrayal, vengeance and friendship in a production that vividly creates an on-stage undersea world. The incomparable soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the Hindu priestess pursued by rival pearl divers. Her suitors are tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecień who sing the duet “Au fond du temple saint,” an aria long adored by opera fans.

Amidst news of his recent appoint as Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C., internationally acclaimed conductor Gianandrea Noseda brings his signature romantic flair to the lush score from the composer of Carmen. Boasting a brilliant combination of talent, design, and exoticism, The Pearl Fishers’ opening gala earned abundant praise from The New York Times, which proclaimed the opera as “The sleeper hit of the Metropolitan Opera season.”

With exquisite scores, legendary stories, and dramatic sets, GTMF, the Center of Wonder and The Met: Live in HD bring world-class opera to the Jackson Hole community. The season’s sensational line-up includes favorites from operatic greats Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, and Bizet, with many productions returning to the stage with new life. The season’s remaining broadcasts are all works from monumental composer Giacomo Puccini—Turandot on Thursday, February 11 at 7pm; Manon Lescaut on March 17 at 7pm; and Madama Butterfly on April 14 at 7pm, a fitting conclusion for such a diverse and imaginative series.

GTMF and the Center of Wonder will present all broadcasts at Jackson’s Center for the Arts. Tickets to The Met: Live in HD are $20 for adults and seniors, and $12 for students and children. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the Center for the Arts box office at 307.733.4900.

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 March, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Associate, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

Grand Teton Music Festival Announces Expanded Winter Programming

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING | December 3, 2015The Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming announces its inaugural winter festival, GTMF Presents Winter Music, which takes place March 1518, 2016. Further solidifying the Grand Teton Music Festival as one of the nations premier cultural destinations, the expanded programming seeks to provide year-round events for Jackson Hole residents and visitors.

The 2016 winter festival features more than 10 events, including a concert by rising star pianist Charlie Albright; chamber music with Festival Orchestra favorites Jennifer Ross, violin, and Gail Williams, horn; an interactive lecture on music and the mind by Dr. Petr Janata; a Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD broadcast of Puccinis Manon Lescaut; numerous in-school educational programs including an intensive string camp with the Jackson and Star Valley 8th grade orchestral students; and a closing night concert with classical crossover group Sybarite5. GTMF Presents Winter Music events take place in locations throughout downtown Jackson. Tickets go on sale in January 2016.

GTMF PRESENTS WINTER MUSIC | MARCH 1518, 2016

Tuesday, March 15 | 7pm | Center for the Arts
Pianist Charlie Albright performs Beethoven and Chopinand takes requests!
Mr. Albright opened the Grand Teton Music Festivals 54th Season with an extraordinary sold-out performance and is at the forefront of a new generation of piano superstars. Leading an interactive performance, Mr. Albright improvises based on audience request and suggestion. The Washington Post writes, [Charlie Albright is] among the most gifted musicians of his generation.

Wednesday, March 16 | 7pm | St. Johns Episcopal Church
An Evening of Chamber Music: Brahms Horn Trio in E-flat Major
Summer Festival Orchestra members Jennifer Ross, Principal Second Violin, and Gail Williams, Principal Horn, join pianist and GTMF Executive Director Andrew Palmer Todd for an intimate evening of chamber music.

Thursday, March 17 | Time and location to be announced
A Lecture with Dr. Petr Janata: Your Brain on Music
Dr. Janata is a professor in the University of California Davis Psychology Department and the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain. He specializes in cognitive neuroscience, and more specifically, the relationship between music, emotion, and memories. Dr. Janatas lecture will include his discoveries in music-evoked memories as well as in the psychological phenomenon of being in the groove.

Thursday, March 17 | 7pm | Center for the Arts
The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD Broadcast of Puccinis Manon Lescaut
Described by Puccini himself as a story of desperate passion, Manon Lescaut is an obsessive and provocative tale of desire. Critically acclaimed soprano and Manon-veteran Kristine Opolais revives the title role as a Parisian temptress conflicted with love and luxury. Tenor Jonas Kaufmann is des Grieux, the object of Manons affection. Tickets are on sale now$20 for adults and seniors, and $12 for students and children. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the Center for the Arts box office at 307.733.4900.

Friday, March 18 | Time and location to be announced
Educational Outreach Showcase
Throughout GTMF Presents Winter Music, musicians will appear in Jackson schools, engaging and inspiring future generations of musicians and music-lovers. This collaboration between local schools and visiting musicians is in part of a long-standing GTMF outreach program known as StringFest. The weeks activities conclude with a showcase of the students newly refined skills and talents.

Friday, March 18 | 7pm | Center for the Arts
Mozart to Radiohead with Sybarite5
Sybarite5, a classical crossover string quintet, closes the week-long event, performing repertoire ranging from Mozart to Radiohead and Visconti to Akiho. Sybarite5s eclectic repertoire and commanding performance style is turning heads throughout the music world. As the Arizona Daily Star writes, Expect an experience that will satisfy your inner rock star and your secret Mozart.

For Editors:
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 week of winter music in March, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Associate, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.]]>

Grand Teton Music Festival Announces Expanded Winter Programming

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Today the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming announces its inaugural winter festival, GTMF Presents Winter Music, which takes place March 15–18, 2016. Further solidifying the Grand Teton Music Festival as one of the nation’s premier cultural destinations, the expanded programming seeks to provide year-round events for Jackson Hole residents and visitors.

The 2016 winter festival features more than 10 events, including a concert by rising star pianist Charlie Albright; chamber music with Festival Orchestra favorites Jennifer Ross, violin, and Gail Williams, horn; an interactive lecture on music and the mind by Dr. Petr Janata; a Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD broadcast of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut; numerous in-school educational programs including an intensive string camp with the Jackson and Star Valley 8th grade orchestral students; and a closing night concert with classical crossover group Sybarite5. GTMF Presents Winter Music events take place in locations throughout downtown Jackson. Tickets go on sale in January 2016.

GTMF PRESENTS WINTER MUSIC | MARCH 15–18, 2016

Tuesday, March 15 | 7pm | Center for the Arts
Pianist Charlie Albright performs Beethoven and Chopinand takes requests!
Mr. Albright opened the Grand Teton Music Festival’s 54th Season with an extraordinary sold-out performance and is at the forefront of a new generation of piano superstars. Leading an interactive performance, Mr. Albright improvises based on audience request and suggestion. The Washington Post writes, “[Charlie Albright is] among the most gifted musicians of his generation.”

Wednesday, March 16 | 7pm | St. John’s Episcopal Church
An Evening of Chamber Music: Brahms Horn Trio in E-flat Major 
Summer Festival Orchestra members Jennifer Ross, Principal Second Violin, and Gail Williams, Principal Horn, join pianist and GTMF Executive Director Andrew Palmer Todd for an intimate evening of chamber music.

Thursday, March 17 | Time and location to be announced
A Lecture with Dr. Petr Janata: “Your Brain on Music”
Dr. Janata is a professor in the University of California Davis Psychology Department and the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain. He specializes in cognitive neuroscience, and more specifically, the relationship between music, emotion, and memories. Dr. Janata’s lecture will include his discoveries in music-evoked memories as well as in the psychological phenomenon of “being in the groove.”

Thursday, March 17 | 7pm | Center for the Arts
The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD Broadcast of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut
Described by Puccini himself as a story of “desperate passion,” Manon Lescaut is an obsessive and provocative tale of desire. Critically acclaimed soprano and Manon-veteran Kristine Opolais revives the title role as a Parisian temptress conflicted with love and luxury. Tenor Jonas Kaufmann is des Grieux, the object of Manon’s affection. Tickets are on sale now—$20 for adults and seniors, and $12 for students and children. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the Center for the Arts box office at 307.733.4900.

Friday, March 18 | Time and location to be announced
Educational Outreach Showcase
Throughout GTMF Presents Winter Music, musicians will appear in Jackson schools, engaging and inspiring future generations of musicians and music-lovers. This collaboration between local schools and visiting musicians is in part of a long-standing GTMF outreach program known as StringFest. The week’s activities conclude with a showcase of the student’s newly refined skills and talents.

Friday, March 18 | 7pm | Center for the Arts
Mozart to Radiohead with Sybarite5
Sybarite5, a classical crossover string quintet, closes the week-long event, performing repertoire ranging from Mozart to Radiohead and Visconti to Akiho. Sybarite5’s eclectic repertoire and commanding performance style is turning heads throughout the music world. As the Arizona Daily Star writes, “Expect an experience that will satisfy your inner rock star and your secret Mozart.”

For Editors:
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 week of “winter music” in March, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Associate, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

Opera Star Renée Fleming to Perform Gala Concert at Grand Teton Music Festival on July 29

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
The Grand Teton Music Festival is proud to present international opera superstar Renée Fleming for a gala performance with the Festival Orchestra on Wednesday, July 29 at 7pm. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear one of the worlds greatest classical performers in Jackson Hole. It is the must see event of the year in the community.

 

The program includes several of Ms. Flemings favorite well-known arias as well as songs from Broadway. A regular performer on the worlds grandest stages, this is a unique opportunity to experience Ms. Flemings radiant voice and compelling artistry in a venue as intimate and warm as the 700-seat Walk Festival Hall.

Tickets are $85 and include a complimentary beverage at intermission. Tickets go on sale June 2 at 10am and can be purchased at GTMF.org or by calling 307-733-1128. This gala event is sure to sell out and we recommend that you purchase tickets early.

Ms. Fleming, known for her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence, has appeared in concert and in operas on every major stage in the world. Her most recent triumph includes the role of Hanna in The Merry Widow at the Metropolitan Operaa role which she will reprise this fall at the Lyric Opera in Chicago. Additional signature roles for which Ms. Fleming have received wide acclaim include Countess Almaviva in Mozarts Le Nozze di Figaro, Desdemona in Verdis Otello, Violetta in Verdis La Traviata, the title role in Dvoraks Rusalka, and the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier.

Ms. Fleming is among a handful of classical artists who have transcended her art to reach millions of adoring fans worldwide. A frequent performer at high profile events, Ms. Fleming was the first classical artist to sing at a Super Bowl (2014). She sand at the Beijing Olympics (2008), and also on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in the Diamond Jubilee Concert for HM Queen Elizabeth II. Fans of the Metropolitan Operas Live in HD series also know her as a charismatic, charming host to these lavish, big screen productions. Ms. Fleming is also the recipient of the 2013 National Medal of the Arts, America’s highest honor for an individual artist.

After hearing that his long-time collaborator Renée Fleming had an opening in her schedule, GTMF Music Director Donald Runnicles invited her to perform as part of a special, gala eventan invitation Ms. Fleming happily accepted. Guest conductor Edo de Waart leads the Festival Orchestra for this concert at the request of Maestro Runnicles who will be appearing at the Proms in London that week with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): Each summer the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director, Donald Runnicles. With full symphony orchestra concerts on weekends and smaller ensembles including groups playing guitar, fiddle and harmonica on weeknights, GTMF is seven weeks of musical bliss!

For media and interview requests, please contact Susan Scarlata, Director of Marketing, Grand Teton Music Festival: susan@gtmf.org or 307.732.9957.

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Signature Private Dinner Highlight | A Family Affair

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING | April 30, 2015 The 2015 Jackson Hole Wine Auction will take place June 2527, 2015. We are grateful to the five celebrated chefs and renowned vintners who are donating their time and passion in support of the Grand Teton Music Festival. They work hand-in-hand to create superb food and wine pairings for a one-of-a-kind dining experience at our Signature Private Dinners as well as collaborate on the Gala Dinner and Auction menu.

On Friday, June 26, Restaurant Augusts Chef John Besh and California winery Pahlmeyer will present a very special evening celebrating how passion and family create greatness.

Chef John Besh is a native son dedicated to the culinary riches of Louisiana. Besh grew up in southern Louisiana and has set the benchmark for fine dining in New Orleans a town whose identity is bound to its food. His eight acclaimed restaurants (August, Besh Steak, Lüke, Lüke San Antonio, La Provence,Domenica, Pizza Domenica and Borgne) celebrate the bounty and traditions of the region. He is the host of two national public television cooking shows, based on his award-winning cookbooks: Chef John Beshs New Orleans, and Chef John Beshs Family Table.

Founded in 1986 by Jayson Pahlmeyer with the goal of producing extraordinary Bordeaux-style wines, the Pahlmeyer team is dedicated to sharing the magic that turns grapes into exquisite elixirs, presenting an exclusive portfolio of critically acclaimed, hand-crafted wines and providing their customers with dedicated personal service. Presenting their extraordinary wines is Jaysons daughter, Cleo. She began working at the winery in sales and marketing in 2008, and with characteristic Pahlmeyer exuberance has infused the winery with new energy. Layering her own exceptional passion on what she has learned from her father, she is excited to pursue her role in the Pahlmeyer legacy.

Napa meets New Orleans for a night like no other. Chef Besh and Pahlmeyer bring creole flavor and amazing Bordeaux-style wines together for a spirited evening. Limited tickets are available for this Signature Private Dinner on Friday, June 26. To purchase tickets visit jhwineauction.org.

About the Jackson Hole Wine Auction & the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): GTMF provides exhilarating musical experiences during our seven-week classical music Festival each summer. Committed to delivering top-quality experiences in every way, GTMF kicks off each summer with the Jackson Hole Wine Auction, three days of superb food and wine and rousing philanthropy.

For media and interview requests, please contact Susan Scarlata, Director of Marketing, Grand Teton Music Festival: susan@gtmf.org or 307.732.9957

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Season 54 of the Grand Teton Music Festival

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING | April 14, 2015 Season 54 of the Grand Teton Music Festival is on its way starting July 1 and running through August 15, 2015. Get your tickets early, and put concerts on your summer calendar for seven weeks of musical bliss!

This years Festival will be one to be remembered with new platforms for presenting fantastic musicians throughout the summer. The season kicks-off with two concerts with seating on-stage at Walk Festival Hall. July 1, pianist Denis Kozhukhin plays a one-hour recital. Then July 2 star vocalist Doug LaBrecque sings Broadway hits to an audience in a cabaret-style seating on Walk Halls stage. Tickets include one glass of Landmark Vineyards wine. The recital July 1 has already sold out so get your tickets for the rest of the season soon!

During Season 54 GTMF will also host two Artists in Residence for weeks of performances throughout the valley. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein (July 1318) and Guitarist Pablo Villegas (August 38) will be in-residence and will perform with Festival musicians and at free Family-Friendly concerts.

GTMFs July 4concert will once again take place at Walk Festival Hall, on Saturday, July 4. It is a free, but ticketed event so get your tickets now.

Speaking with Music Director Donald Runnicles recently, he is looking forward to presenting surprising pairings including Bernstein and Mahler, and Vaughan Williams and Mozart, and to continuing his exploration of Beethovens symphonies with the Festival Orchestra playing Symphony No. 3, Eroica.

This season is packed with fascinating couplings and stellar concerts. Guest conductor Edo de Waart will take the podium for Schuberts Ninth Symphony. Guest Osmo Vänskä will conduct Sibeliuss Fifth Symphony, and we will welcome stars James Ehnes (violin), and Kelley OConnor (mezzo-soprano) back to the GTMF stage.

Our GTMF Presents series features varied musicians stretching the bounds of what classical music means. Famed fiddler Mark OConnor and Harmonica-phenomenon Corky Siegel will both play original works, and Guitarist Pablo Villegas will team up with lauded violinist Augustin Hadelich and renowned pianist Joyce Yang for a celebration of South American music entitled Tango Song & Dance.

In terms of ticket pricing, the GTMF promise moving forward is to make seats in Walk Festival Hall and for all of our concerts evermore accessible with consistent special offers. Rush Tickets are now Day-Of Rush Tickets. Meaning they will be available starting at 10am the day-of each and every concert. You can purchase them online, in-person or by phone. If you like to plan ahead, we have also opened up the back three rows of seats to be available for $25 for all concerts ahead of time.

To purchase tickets visit GTMF.org.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): GTMF presents exhilarating musical experiences, and reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians with Music Director Donald Runnicles each summer. During our seven-week classical music Festival each summer we present full Festival orchestra concerts on weekends and smaller ensembles including groups playing guitar, fiddle and harmonica on weeknights. GTMF is a seven-weeks of symphonic bliss! Join us and hear it all.

For media and interview requests, please contact Susan Scarlata, Director of Marketing, Grand Teton Music Festival: susan@gtmf.org or 307.732.9957

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Tales of Hoffmann Opera

METOPERA IN HD | THE TALES OF HOFFMANN

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 7pm AT CENTER FOR THE ARTS


JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING The Grand Teton Music Festival and Center for the Arts co-present the Met Operas HD re-broadcast of The Tales of Hoffmann this Thursday, February 12 at 7pm at Center for the Arts.

The Tales of Hoffmann is three operas in one! Hear stories of three foiled romances in this fantastical production. The role of all three love interestseach an idealized aspect of Hoffmanns desireis played by Soprano Hibla Gerzmava. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy villains out to ruin Hoffman. The exciting plot, sparkling score and dynamic set will keep you entertained so be sure to getyour tickets soon!

This collaborative presentation of the Met Opera runs from October through March, airing seven productions in all. The last opera broadcast, The Lady of the Lake, closes the season on March 26 at 7pm with a reception hosted by our restaurant partner, Café Genevieve at 6pm.

Tickets for all operas are $20 ($12 for students), and are available through the Centers box office at 307.733.4900 or JHCenterfortheArts.org.

Operagoers can enjoy a delicious prix fixe meal at Café Genevieve before all Met Operas. Call Café Genevieve today formenu details and to reserve your table. 307-732-1910.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): Founded in 1962 the Grand Teton Music Festival brings musicians from renowned orchestras across the nation to share their talents and passion in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. During the winter months, GTMF provides community outreach programs and co-presents the Met Opera series.

About Center For the Arts: Center for the Arts is home to the Jackson Hole communitys 525-seat theater and 19 nonprofit art and education organizations in a centralized, state-of-the-art facility. The synergy of resident organizations, the theater and hundreds of visitors bustling through the Center for the Arts each day breeds a high-energy powerhouse for the arts community and the guests visiting Jackson Hole.

For media and interview requests, pleasecontact Susan Scarlata, Director of Marketing, Grand Teton Music Festival: susan@gtmf.org/307.732.9957 or Anne Bradley, Marketing Director, Center forthe Arts: anne@jhcenterforthearts.org/307.734.8956 ext. 27.

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The Merry Widow Operetta | Thursday, January 29 at 7pm

MET OPERA IN HD EVENT: THE MERRY WIDOW

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING The Grand Teton Music Festival and Center for the Arts co-present the Met Operas HD re-broadcast of a new production, The Merry Widow, this Thursday, January 29 at 7pm at Center for the Arts.

Sung in English, this operetta (part Broadway Musical and part Opera) is a unique and light way to get acquainted with this age-old art form. This enchanting production is filled with lavish party scenes and charming melodies, and even features can-can dancing! The Merry Widow is a Parisian-themed opera that will transport you to the Belle Époque in France! Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale captivating all of Paris.

Our Met Opera season runs through March, with seven productions. After The Merry Widow, there are only two performances left this season: The Tales of Hoffmann (February 12) and Lady of the Lake (March 26). Experience New Yorks Opera in Jackson while you can!

Tickets for all operas are $20 ($12 for students), and are available through the Centers box office at 307.733.4900 or JHCenterfortheArts.org.

Operagoers can enjoy a delicious prix fixe meal at Café Genevieve before all Met Opera re-broadcasts. Call Café Genevieve today for menu details and to reserve your table. 307-732-1910.

For media and interview requests, please contact Susan Scarlata, Director of Marketing, Grand Teton Music Festival: susan@gtmf.org or 307.732.9957 or Anne Bradley, Marketing Director, Center for the Arts: anne@jhcenterforthearts.org 307.734.8956 ext. 27.

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UPCOMING MET OPERA IN HD EVENT: CARMEN, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 7pm AT THE CENTER

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING The Grand Teton Music Festival and Center for the Arts co-present the Met Operas HD re-broadcast of Carmen this Thursday, November 13 at 7pm at Center for the Arts.

One of the most famous and accessible operas, Carmen features numerous instantly recognizable melodies. Focused on bull-fighting, the infectious melodies ofCarmen include March of the Toreadors (well-known from the Bad News Bears and countless other movies, cartoons and commercials). Filled with gypsies and seduction, Bizets steamy melodrama is a must-see for opera lovers and first-timers alike. Viewers can easily follow along with this mesmerizing story with on-screen translations, and get behind-the-scenes glimpses of sets changing and interviews with the operatic stars during intermission.

Join us an hour early and get an insiders perspective on costume design for operas. Kristi Wood (former Met Opera Assistant Costume Designer) will discuss her creative expression in designing costumes including a close-up look at sketches and costumes created specifically for Carmen. This in-person presentation is a part of ThinkWY and a great lead-in to enjoying the Mets most recent production of Carmen. This is the first in the ThinkWY series of thought-provoking presentations, and will start at 5:30pm in the Centers lobby. Ms. Woods presentation will begin by 6:15pm.

Our Met Opera season runs from October through March, with a total of seven productions. The next Opera re-broadcast will be The Marriage of Figaro on Thursday, December 18. The performances continue in 2015 with The Master-Singers of Nuremberg, The Merry Widow, The Tales of Hoffmann, and Lady of the Lake.

Tickets for all operas are $20 ($12 for students), and are available at Center Box Office at 307.733.4900 or JHCenterfortheArts.org.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): Founded in 1962 the Grand Teton Music Festival brings musicians from renowned orchestras across the nation to share their talents and passion in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. During the winter months, GTMF provides community outreach programs and co-presents the Met Opera series.

About Center For the Arts: Center for the Arts is home to the Jackson Hole communitys 525-seat theater and 19 nonprofit art and education organizations in a centralized, state-of-the-art facility. The synergy of resident organizations, the theater and hundreds of visitors bustling through the Center for the Arts each day breeds a high-energy powerhouse for the arts community and the guests visiting Jackson Hole.

For media and interview requests, please contact Susan Scarlata, Director of Marketing, Grand Teton Music Festival: susan@gtmf.org or 307.732.9957 or Anne Bradley, Marketing Director, Center for the Arts: anne@jhcenterforthearts.org 307.734.8956 ext. 27.]]>

Tune Up, a Collaboration Between Teton County School District and the Grand Teton Music Festival, Starts this Week

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING – September 11, 2014 – The Grand Teton Music Festival’s Tune-Up program, a collaboration with the Teton County School District, provides supplemental music instruction for every student in the Teton County School District’s Middle and High School band and orchestra programs. Since 2004 nearly 400 students each year have received this additional music instruction through Tune-Up. Continue Reading…

Tune Up, a Collaboration Between Teton County School District and the Grand Teton Music Festival, Starts this Week

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING September 11, 2014 The Grand Teton Music Festivals Tune-Up program, a collaboration with the Teton County School District, provides supplemental music instruction for every student in the Teton County School Districts Middle and High School band and orchestra programs. Since 2004 nearly 400 students each year have received this additional music instruction through Tune-Up.

Starting this week and continuing throughout the 20142015 academic year, seven local professional musicians will collaborate with TCSD band and orchestra faculty to augment music instruction. These musicians, with expertise in a wide variety of instruments, supplement the orchestra and band programs by rehearsing with the students, working under the facultys direction on overarching concepts, and providing individualized instruction on specific techniques and skills. Supplemental instruction from Tune-Up enables each student and the entire program to achieve higher performance levels.

TCSD Band Director Pete Closson said, We are very fortunate to have local musicians such as our Tune-Up instructors, who are notonly highly qualified, but who have also made the commitment to what we’re all trying to achieve for our students. I’ve taught in five school districts in three states, and without question, the Tune-Up program is the most beneficial instructional asset I’ve had. And importantly, it benefits all of the students in our band program.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): Founded in 1962 the Grand Teton Music Festival brings musicians from renowned orchestras across the nation to share their talents and passion in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. During the seven-week festival held each summer, audiences experience exhilarating classical music performances under the direction of renowned conductor Donald Runnicles. During the winter months, GTMF provides community outreach programs and co-presents MET Operas with the Center for the Arts.

For media and interview requests, please contact Susan Scarlata, Director of Marketing, Grand Teton Music Festival: susan@gtmf.org or 307.732.9957]]>

Announcing the Met: Re-broadcast in Jackson October 2014–March 2015

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING The Grand Teton Music Festival and the Center for the Arts are thrilled to announce the co-presentation of another season of MET Operas starting this October and going through March of 2015. Building upon the great success of last years five operas, this year we will be presenting seven operas!

All seven shows, presented at the Center, will include translations, behind-the-scenes glimpses of sets changing, and interviews with opera stars. Shows to be re-broadcast include Macbeth, Carmen, Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Mestersinger von Nurnberg, The Merry Widow, Les Contes dHoffman, and La Donna del Lago right in Jackson Hole. The first and last operas in our season will include pre-opera receptions with drinks and light fare included in ticket prices.

Last years presentation of MET Operas at the Center was a great success and we anticipate the same going in to this second year of fruitful collaboration! Tickets will be available through the Centers box office by mid-September. Details about each show are available on the GTMF website (gtmf.org).

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): Founded in 1962 the Grand Teton Music Festival brings musicians from renowned orchestras across the nation to share their talents and passion in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. During the seven-week festival held each summer, audiences experience exhilarating classical music performances under the direction of world-famous Maestro Donald Runnicles. During the winter months, GTMF provides community outreach programs and co-presents MET Operas with the Center for the Arts.

About the Center: The Center for the Arts is home to the Jackson Hole communitys 525-seat theater and 19 nonprofit art and education organizations in a centralized, state-of-the-art facility. The synergy of resident organizations, the theater and hundreds of visitors bustling through the Center for the Arts each day breeds a high-energy powerhouse for the arts community and the guests visiting Jackson Hole.

For media and interview requests, please contact Susan Scarlata, Director of Marketing, Grand Teton Music Festival: susan@gtmf.org or 307.732.9957 or Anne Bradley, Marketing Director, Center for the Arts: anne@jhcenterforthearts.org 307.734.8956 ext. 27.]]>

Maestro Runnicles Renews Grand Teton Music Festival Contract Through 2019

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING July 9, 2014 The Grand Teton Music Festival Board of Directors is thrilled to announce that Maestro Donald Runnicles has renewed his contract with the Grand Teton Music Festival through the summer of 2019.

Music Director of the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) since 2006, Maestro Runnicles selects the repertoire, conducts for four weeks, and participates as a pianist in a number of chamber music concerts. The Festival will continue to thrive with Runnicles artistic leadership and is excited about the future under his baton.

Board President-Elect Sylvia Neil commented, Jackson Hole is privileged to have world-renowned Maestro Runnicles lead our music festival. We couldnt ask for a more superb conductor, passionate leader and committed friend than Donald Runnicles.

Musicians from the Festival Orchestra are also delighted with the news. Contrabassoonist Juan de Gomar said he is Thrilled that Maestro Runnicles has re-committed to the Grand Teton Music Festival. They are blessed by Runnicles artistic leadership and honored to have him here.

In addition to his post in Jackson Hole, Maestro Runnicles holds concurrent appointments as the General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin; Chief Conductor of BBC ScottishSymphony Orchestra; and Principal Guest Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Maestro Runnicles career is characterized by high quality performances strongly centered in grand romantic opera and symphonic repertoire of the late 19th and 20th centuries. In June of 2015, he will return to the San Francisco Opera (where he was Music Director for seventeen years) before returning to Jackson for the 54th Season of the Grand Teton Music Festival.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): Founded in 1962 the Grand Teton Music Festival brings musicians from renowned orchestras across the nation to share their talents and passion in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. During the seven-week festival held each summer, guests experience exhilarating classical music performances under the direction of world-famous Maestro Donald Runnicles in the acoustically acclaimed Walk Festival Hall. Both artists and guests return to the Grand Teton Music Festival year after year inspired by the magnificent music and setting.

For media requests, contact Susan Scarlata, Director of Marketing, susan@gtmf.org or 307.732.9957

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Free Student Tickets at Grand Teton Music Festival for Summer 2014

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING – July 7, 2014 –Thanks to the success of our annual fundraiser, the Jackson Hole Wine Auction, and the generosity of four donors, students can now attend all 2014 Summer Season concerts free. During the Long Reimer Winegar Beppler Paddle Raise for Music Education Gale & Shelby Davis, Sylvia Neil & Dan Fischel, Mary Linn & Bill Wecker, and Cynthia Walk & Charles Wolfinger all raised their paddles at the $5,000 level to ensure that any student who wants to attend a Grand Teton Music Festival concert this summer will be able to! Continue Reading…

Four Wednesday Concerts this Summer

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING –May 1, 2014 –As a part of our 53rd Festival season Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) will present The Harlem Quartet, The Anderson & Roe piano duo, The National Youth Orchestra of the United States led by dynamic conductor David Robertson and virtuoso violinist Gil Shaham, and an evening with nationally syndicated public radio program Performance Today. Each concert will bring engaging artists with diverse musical repertoire to Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. Continue Reading…

The Jackson Hole Wine Auction & Grand Teton Music Festival Present

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING – April 9, 2014 – Tickets for the 2014 Jackson Hole Wine Auction (June 26-28) are now on sale. The second night of festivities, Friday, June 27, is all about our Signature Private Dinners held in six of Jackson Hole’s most beautiful homes. For each dinner one celebrated chef and a featured vintner will collaborate to create one-of-a-kind menus sure to delight the palate. Each setting is breathtaking, the hosts are gracious and the food and wine are exemplary. Choose from these stellar pairings of chefs, vintners and laudable homes! Continue Reading…

20th Jackson Hole Wine Auction | Special Guests

Tickets for the 2014 Jackson Hole Wine Auction (June 26-28) are now on sale. For each of our four events from the Grand Wine Tasting and Taste of Jackson Hole on Thursday to Signature Private Dinners on Friday and our Auction & Gala Dinner on Saturday, GTMF will host renowned chefs and vintners and other special guests who will help to make each event a smashing success.  Continue Reading…

2014 Jackson Hole Wine Auction | Tickets On Sale Next Week!

PRESENTS THE 20th ANNUAL JACKSON HOLE WINE AUCTION

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING – March 19, 2014 – Tickets for the 2014 Jackson Hole Wine Auction go on sale Monday, March 24. Pick and choose to attend one event, or join us for all four over the course of three evenings. All proceeds from this weekend of wine, food and philanthropy benefit Grand Teton Music Festival. Continue Reading…