Opening Week With Violin Virtuoso Augustin Hadelich

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  Opening week of the Grand Teton Music Festival continues with three performances by virtuoso violinist Augustin Hadelich. Grammy Award-winning violinist and GTMF artist-in-residence Augustin Hadelich is the opening weekend soloist, performing July 6-8. “A young artist with no evident limitations,” (The New Yorker) Hadelich is one of the most sought-after soloists in the world today. His residency begins with a recital on Thursday, July 6 at 8PM with pianist Jason Hardink. Their program includes selections from Paganini’s Caprices—one of the composer’s most challenging works. Mr. Hadelich then stars in the Festival Orchestra’s opening concerts. Maestro Donald Runnicles and the Festival Orchestra begin their star-studded season with Masters in the Mountains Friday, July 7 at 8PM and Saturday, July 8 at 6PM. Heralded as one of today’s leading conductors of Wagner, Maestro Runnicles starts the season with a signature work – Wagner’s heroic, inspired overture from Die Meistersinger. Maestro Runnicles and Mr. Hadelich team up for a performance of the violin concerto by Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius. One of Beethoven’s most admired symphonies, his seventh, concludes the evening. It’s a work that has been featured on stage and screen, most notably in the Oscar-winning film, The King’s Speech.  The program also includes the western premiere of Marc Neikrug’s The Unicorn of Atlas Peak, a joint-commission between GTMF and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The Festival is committed to commissioning new orchestral works from the world’s leading composers with partner organizations around the country. Mr. Neikrug is equally at home as composer and pianist, having been for years the Artistic Director of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival for nearly twenty years. The composer will be in attendance for both performances. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the GTMF ticket line at 307.733.1128. About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians. These musicians represent 82 different orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. In total, the Festival presents 60 events during its summer season. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival in January, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest presenter of performing arts events in Jackson Hole, presenting nearly 100 events annually. 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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