Season 55 Continues With Trumpeter Jens Lindemann, Percussionist Colin Currie, And Big Band Classics With The Richard Brown Orchestra

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING The Grand Teton Music Festival continues its 55th Summer season this week with eight spectacular musical events! On Friday, August 5 at 8PM and Saturday, August 6 at 6PM, Music Director Donald Runnicles returns to the podium leading the Festival Orchestra in Dances and Daydreams. The concert opens with Tchaikovsky’s Slavonic March and Christopher Rouse’s Der gerettete Alberich, which features international percussion sensation and Jackson Hole favorite Colin Currie. Quoting well-known themes from Wagner’s Ring Cycle, the piece promises energetic and memorable displays of Mr. Currie’s extraordinary musicianship and flare. To follow the memorable performance of Respighi’s Pines of Rome in 2015, Maestro Runnicles has chosen the composer’s first work within the “Roman Trilogy”—Fountains of Rome. The Festival Orchestra then takes the audience on an evocative journey with Stravinsky’s original ballet score The Firebird. On Wednesday, August 3 at 7PM, GTMF presents dazzling Canadian trumpeter Jens Lindemann at Walk Festival Hall. His diverse program spans three centuries, and includes works by classical greats Vivaldi, Mozart, and Haydn before progressing to selections from Duke Ellington and Paul McCartney. Our very own Richard Brown leads his Richard Brown Orchestra (RBO) in a special evening of Big Band favorites on Sunday, August 7 at 7PM. Join the RBO at the Center for the Arts for a Sunday evening of toe tapping favorites by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, and Duke Ellington. Boasting a unique mix of sensational showmanship and exciting repertoire of popular music, the swing band sets a standard for their lively and entertaining performances. Tickets are available at the Center for the Arts box office or through the Festival’s website. Musicians from the Festival Orchestra collaborate for an evening of chamber music on Thursday, August 4 at 8PM. Entitled Modern Masterpieces, the concert presents Dutilleux’s Les Citations, York Bowen’s Horn Quintet in C minor and Fantasia for Four Violas, as well as Bartok’s landmark work, the String Quartet No.4. On Thursday, August 4 at 10:30AM, GTMF presents a free family concert at Teton County Library with trumpeter Jens Lindemann. Following his main-stage appearance, Mr. Lindemann performs a kid-friendly program of rhythm-filled jazz. The one-hour event is free, but a ticket is required. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend. This is the fourth of six free family concerts offered this summer as part of the Festival’s ongoing commitment to community engagement and families. On Tuesday, August 2, at 7PM, the popular Inside the Music series continues with violinist and host Barbara Scowcroft. The effervescence of Ms. Scowcroft’s love of music is infectious, and as host, she lends her vast educational and highly entertaining insight to classical music’s mainstays. The one-hour program features pieces from Bach, John Cage, Bill Douglas, and Dvořák. 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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