The Grand Teton Music Festival and Dancers’ Workshop Present an Exciting Week of Music and Dance

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING The Grand Teton Music Festival and Dancers’ Workshop team-up with an exciting week of music and dance, August 16-20, 2016. The Grand Teton Music Festival closes its exhilarating summer season with 7 concerts, and Dancers’ Workshop welcomes Stars of American Ballet featuring Principal & Soloist Dancers from New York City Ballet. Together, GTMF and DW have curated a week of exceptional world-class performing arts. Highlights of the week include: Tuesday, August 16 | 7PM | Free, but ticketed Inside the Music: Songs Without Words GTMF Executive Director and pianist Andrew Palmer Todd hosts this free, one-hour concert. Focusing on chamber music of lyrical composers, Mr. Todd provides musical anecdotes and context to pieces by Falla, Mendelssohn, and Schubert. Wednesday, August 17 | 5:30PM | Tickets $30 Violinist Simone Porter at Heather James Fine Art Heather James Fine Art hosts an intimate gallery concert of one of classical music’s brightest young stars—violinist Simone Porter. Ms. Porter made her GTMF debut in 2014, and has since traversed the globe garnering worldwide attention for her bold and vibrant command of the violin. Artisan chocolates from Meeteetse Chocolatier Jackson Hole and a glass of wine are included in the ticket price. Thursday, August 18 | 3PM | Free, but ticketed Free Family Concert with Jaren Atherholt and Friends Oboist Jaren Atherholt leads this free concert offering fun for the whole family. Join Ms. Atherholt at Teton County Library as she highlights the woodwinds, exploring the sounds and interplay between this group of instruments. Thursday, August 18 | 6PM | Tickets $125–$450 Opening Night Gala: Performance and Dinner with the Dancers Dancers’ Workshop’s Annual Fundraising Gala opens the Stars of American Ballet residency, offering a new twist on a beloved tradition. This year, the full Gala event will include a Stars of American Ballet Performance and dinner in one fabulous evening. Join the dancers—the guests of honor—for dinner, dessert, and dancing immediately following the performance. Thursday, August 18 | 8PM | Tickets $25 Chamber Music: Live Recording with NPR’s Performance Today Be a part of the live audience for America’s most popular classical radio program, Performance Today. Join host Fred Child for an evening of conversation and chamber music—all recorded for national broadcast. Friday, August 19 | 1PM | Free; not ticketed Stars of American Ballet Open Rehearsal Join the dancers of New York City Ballet for an Open Rehearsal in the Center for the Arts theater. Friday, August 19 | 8PM & Saturday, August 20 | 2PM | Tickets $25–$75 Stars of American Ballet Dancers from New York City Ballet return to Jackson Hole for their 7th annual summer residence at Dancers’ Workshop. Known as Stars of American Ballet, the chamber-sized group of top-level ballet dancers—founded and directed by NYCB Principal dancer Daniel Ulbricht—presents two extraordinary performances of esteemed new works.  Friday, August 19 | 8PM & Saturday, August 20 | 6PM | Tickets $25–$55 Festival Orchestra: Rousing Finish The season comes to a rousing finish with a pair of Russian masterworks. Violin sensation Simone Porter returns to perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Festival Orchestra. Led by Maestro Runnicles, the Orchestra then performs Rachmaninoff’s lavishly romantic and epic Second Symphony. Tickets for GTMF events 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. Tickets for Dancers’ Workshop events are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office at 307.733.4900, or online at jhcenterforthearts.org. 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. About Dancers’ Workshop (DW): Rich in artistic vision and cultural history, Dancers’ Workshop brings dance opportunities to over 20,000 people across Wyoming through our School at DW, the Summer Presenting Series, and our regional outreach and performance programs including our resident professional company Contemporary Dance Wyoming. Our mission at Dancers’ Workshop is to enrich lives by offering excellence and diversity in dance experiences through education, performance, and outreach for students and audiences of all ages. 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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