The Grand Teton Music Festival Begins Early with Two Free Community Concerts

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  The Grand Teton Music Festival is proud to offer two free pre-season concerts for the community in anticipation of the 56th Summer Season. On Wednesday, May 31, trumpeter and 26 year member of the Festival Orchestra, Charles Daval performs with the brass faculty of BYU-Idaho in a program featuring appealing brass quintets from Malcom Arnold and Victor Ewald. This performance will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 7PM. This is a free and unticketed concert. Then, on Thursday June 15, flutist Nadine Luke from BYU-Idaho, along with violinist Hyeri Choi and cellist Eleanor Christman Cox from Idaho State University, join Festival Executive Director and pianist Andrew Palmer Todd for a preview of works from the 2017 Summer Season. Featuring Widor’s Suite for Flute and Piano, Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet, and Mendelssohn’s First Piano Trio, community members will have the opportunity to sample some of the exhilarating sounds before the Festival officially kicks off on July 3rd. This concert will be held at Walk Festival Hall at 7PM and is free, but ticketed. The 2017 Summer Season is packed with exciting opportunities to experience stellar musicians from around the world in Jackson Hole. Festival highlights with a nod to the total solar eclipse include programming such as Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony and Holst’s The Planets. Maestro Runnicles conducts the Festival Orchestra with prominent soloists including pianist Yefim Bronfman and violinist Augustin Hadelich. The 2017 Festival runs Monday, July 3, 2017, through Sunday, August 20, 2017, closing with a special eclipse-eve performance by Pink Martini. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call the GTMF ticket line at 307.733.1128. 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 Festival in January, 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: or 307.733.3050.
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