Season 55 Continues With a Family Orchestra Concert, The Festival Orchestra, And Dynamic Duo Pianists!

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING The Grand Teton Music Festival presents another week of extraordinary music with six musical events! On Friday, July 29 at 8PM and Saturday, July 30 at 6PM, conductor James Feddeck takes the podium to lead the Festival Orchestra in A Thousand and One Nights. The concert opens with Roman Carnival Overture by Hector Berlioz, followed by dynamic piano duo Christina and Michelle Naughton, performing Poulenc’s jaunty Concerto for Two Pianos. The Festival Orchestra then takes audiences on a mythical journey with Rimsky-Korsakov’s well-known Scheherazade. Inspired by the Arabian Nights folk tale, the symphony tells the story of Scheherazade, a young bride who, in efforts of sparing her own life, entertains a vengeful king with 1001 nights of storytelling. Hear the exotic and poetic tale, which Rimsky-Korsakov narrates through music. Pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton join musicians from the Festival Orchestra for an evening of chamber music on Thursday, July 28 at 8PM. The twin piano stars will dazzle audiences with Rachmaninoff’s Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos, which highlights their virtuosity and musicianship. The two-hour concert also includes music for a string quartet by Beethoven and Poulenc’s Sonata for the Horn, Trumpet and Trombone. On Wednesday, July 27 at 6PM, GTMF presents a free family concert at Festival Hall called Lions, and Tigers, and Bears—Oh My! The Festival Orchestra, lead by GTMF Assistant Conductor Jerry Hou and joined by pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton as well as Mark “Fish” Fishman as narrator, performs Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals. The one-hour event is free, but a ticket is required. Beginning at 5:30pm, enjoy refreshments provided by the Festival’s Auxiliary and explore the instrument petting zoo, where children of all ages will be able to huff and puff and play the fun instruments! Children of all ages are encouraged to attend. As part of the Festival’s ongoing commitment to community engagement and families, this is the third of six free family concerts offered this summer. On Tuesday, July 26, at 7PM, the popular Inside the Music series continues with conductor James Feddeck hosting. Known for his innate talent and outstanding musicianship, Mr. Feddeck will present a program called “Friends of Brahms,” highlighting the composer’s contemporaries, influences, and inspirations. The one-hour all-Brahms program features the Clarinet Quintet, Violin Sonata, Cello Sonata, and a Piano Quartet. Tickets can be purchased at GTMF.ORG or by calling the Fritz Box Office at 307.733.1128. Rush tickets are available the day of the performance for $15 online and at the Fritz Box Office. 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 February, 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.
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