Join us this summer for our 59th Season:
details & tickets
July 3 – August 22, 2020
The Festival Orchestra
The Grand Teton Music Festival welcomes top talent from world-renowned symphonies to our Summer Festival each year. Under the baton of Music Director Donald Runnicles these musicians come together to gather inspiration from the mountain setting, renew their artistic vows to music making, and to provide exhilarating music for Festival patrons.
Our Festival Musicians represent 64 orchestras and 47 institutions of higher learning, including the following:
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Kansas City Symphony
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
National Symphony Orchestra
New York Philharmonic
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
St. Louis Symphony
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
San Antonio Symphony
San Diego Symphony
San Francisco Opera Orchestra
San Francisco Symphony
About GTMF Concerts and Events
GTMF’s 59th Season marks two momentous events: Beethoven’s 250th birthday and the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. 20/20 Visionaries commemorates these occasions by paying homage to women in classical music – instrumentalists, singers, conductors, and composers; by thrilling performances of some of Beethoven’s beloved works; and by masterpieces of composers on whom he had a lasting impact. We are thrilled to welcome vocalists Renée Fleming, Bernadette Peters, and Erin Wall; violinists Midori, Gil Shaham and Adele Anthony; conductors James Conlon, Eun Sun Kim and Karina Canellakis; cellist Johannes Moser; and pianists Garrick Ohlsson and Daniela Liebman. Other performances include Patriotic Pops; Mahler in the Mountains; boundary-breaking Time for Three; composer, pianist and vocalist Clarice Assad; and the acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet and Dover Quartet. And, the glory of the festival is the extraordinary group of musicians who make their way every year to Jackson Hole to come together as the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, under the visionary leadership of Maestro Donald Runnicles.
Fridays at 8PM & Saturdays at 6PM
Festival Orchestra concerts are the focal point of the Grand Teton Music Festival. Featuring the Festival Orchestra led by internationally renowned conductor Donald Runnicles, these concerts are the very best of symphonic music. World-class visiting artists and conductors are featured weekly.
July 4 at 6PM
Celebrate July 4th in Walk Festival Hall with patriotic favorites such as The Star-Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful. Maestro Donald Runnicles leads the Festival Orchestra in this popular concert packed with fun for the whole family. For those who prefer to enjoy the holiday outdoors, GTMF and the Teton Village Association collaborate to broadcast the concert audio throughout the Teton Village Commons.
Fridays at 7PM & Saturdays at 5PM
Before each Friday and Saturday Festival Orchestra concert, Festival Musicians and other experts present educational introductions to the evening’s performance. Learn before you listen, with lectures on Fridays at 7PM and Saturdays 5PM in the Barbara Furrer Goodman Memorial Garden near Walk Festival Hall’s north entrance. Free with admission to the evening’s concert.
Weekly at 8PM
Diverse musical genres converge during GTMF Presents recitals! Featuring leading musicians from jazz, classical, and musical theatre, the series celebrates an eclectic mix of musical styles and the unbounded virtuosity of featured artists.
Tuesdays at 7PM & Thursdays at 8PM
Featuring a small ensemble of players, these carefully curated programs showcase core classical repertoire along with a few surprises, expertly performed by members of the Festival Orchestra. Our visiting guest artists make regular appearances in these concerts, giving audiences the rare opportunity to hear these acclaimed musicians performing side-by-side with members of the Festival Orchestra.
Fridays at 10AM
Each Friday, enjoy a behind-the-scenes look as the conductor and orchestra rehearse for the weekend Festival Orchestra concerts. During the break, head to the Hartley Pavilion to enjoy complimentary coffee and baked goods.