The 2019 GTMF Winter Festival Begins This Week


The Grand Teton Music Festival’s fourth annual Winter Festival begins this Thursday, February 7 and lasts until Saturday, February 9. Along with performances and lectures, the three-day event brings masterclasses and educational school visits to the students of Jackson Hole

All Winter Festival events are free, but tickets are required. Visit or call 307.733.1128 to reserve tickets.

Schubert’s Winterreise Thursday, February 7 at 7PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church Pianist Kimi Kawashima joins baritone Michael Chipman for a performance of Schubert’s Winterreise. Beautiful, yet haunting, the work is a set of 24 songs for piano and voice that tell the story of a lonely traveller who journeys out into the snow to rid himself of his unrequited love.

Lunchtime Learning with Dr. Siu-Lan Tan Scene and Heard: The Psychology of Film Music Friday, February 8 at 12PM at Teton County Library Presented in partnership with St. John’s Medical Center Words on Wellness, Music Psychologist Dr. Siu-Lan Tan—professor, researcher, and author—gives an engaging presentation on music in film, exploring how the musical score shapes our emotional experience and our understanding of the unfolding story. Through illustrative examples and research studies, Dr. Tan sheds light on how what we hear may significantly influence what we see in a film scene. Dr. Tan appears in The New York Times Critics’ Pick film Score: A Film Music Documentary and has a regular feature on Score: The Podcast.

Pianist Reed Tetzloff Performs Chopin and Liszt Friday, February 8 at 7PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church


The young American pianist, Reed Tetzloff, has distinguished himself as one of the brightest stars of a new generation of musicians. Praised for his “magical tone” (The Cincinnati Enquirer) and “ebullient” virtuosity (Gramophone Magazine), Mr. Tetzloff has won top prizes in many international competitions and has performed on the world’s most prestigious stages including appearances at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. In Jackson, Mr. Tetzloff gives a recital that features Chopin’s challenging masterpiece Polonaise-Fantaisie as well as Liszt’s Fantasy and Fugue on the chorale Ad nos, ad salutarem undam, a piece deemed by musicologists as “one of the pinnacles of nineteenth-century virtuosity.”

Violinist Aubree Oliverson Performs Prokofiev and Kreisler Saturday, February 9 at 7PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church


Since her solo debut with the Utah Symphony at age 11, rising star violinist Aubree Oliverson has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, and has been a featured performer on NPR’s hit radio show From The Top. The Miami New Times has raved about her “endearing and powerful performance, brimming with confidence and joy.” Ms. Oliverson makes her Jackson debut with Prokofiev’s brooding First Violin Sonata and Kreisler’s Praeludium and Allegro.

 About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF):

Over seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival unites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. These musicians represent 90 orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. As the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 annual events, GTMF also presents monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival, the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, and education programs for Teton County Students. The Festival has a 13-part national radio broadcast “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Director of Marketing and Communications, Grand Teton Music Festival: or 307.733.3050.

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