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…