The Grand Teton Music Festival Continues With Master Pianist Jonathan Biss And Renowned Conductor James Conlon

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING The Grand Teton Music Festival continues its 55th Summer season this week with seven exhilarating concerts. On Friday, August 12 at 8PM and Saturday, August 13 at 6PM, internationally acclaimed conductor James Conlon takes the podium to lead the Festival Orchestra in Shostakovich’s Triumph, a concert featuring some of classical music’s most exultant works. The event opens with Weber’s Overture from Oberon, and is followed by a much-anticipated performance from Beethoven expert and pianist Jonathan Biss. Mr. Biss performs the composer’s Second Piano Concerto. The concert concludes with Maestro Conlon leading the orchestra in Shostakovich’s storied Fifth Symphony. On Wednesday, August 10 at 7PM, GTMF presents pianist Jonathan Biss in a solo performance. The leading interpreter of Beethoven of his generation, Mr. Biss will perform a selection of four of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, spanning the composer’s entire career. Musicians from the Festival Orchestra collaborate for an evening of chamber music on Thursday, August 11 at 8PM. Entitled Mozart & Brahms, the concert features a premiere from composer—and GTMF percussionist—Brian Prechtl, entitled Grand is the Seen. The concert also includes Gaubert’s Three Watercolors, Mozart’s Violin and Viola Duo, as well as Brahms’ romantic Clarinet Trio, featuring Gregory Raden, Principal Clarinetist of GTMF and the Dallas Symphony. On Tuesday, August 9, at 7PM, the popular Inside the Music series continues with Assistant Conductor and Host Jerry Hou. With stories and musical examples from Joplin, Copland, and Phillip Glass, Mr. Hou explores 120 years of American classical music in 60 minutes! On Saturday, August 13 at 11:30AM, GTMF presents a Free Family Concert at Walk Festival Hall with Assistant Conductor and Host Jerry Hou. In this family fun event, Mr. Hou leads his Festival friends in performances of works by American composers. The one-hour event is free, but a ticket is required. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend. As part of the Festival’s ongoing commitment to community engagement and families, this is the fifth of six free family concerts offered this summer. 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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