This Week At GTMF: Brass, Barber, and Magnificent Mahler

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 57th season joins the world in celebrating the anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial birthday with a Star-Spangled Season. The penultimate week of the Grand Teton Music Festival features two GTMF Presents concerts, a family concert at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Chamber Music, and Mahler’s expansive Symphony No. 3. GTMF Presents: Violinist Benjamin Beilman and Pianist Orion Weiss Violinist Benjamin Beilman is a rising star, lauded for his rich tone and interpretations of classical masterpieces. Pianist Orion Weiss’ exceptionally crafted performances have won him worldwide praise. The duo performs violin sonatas from Mozart and Beethoven as well as a showpiece by Fritz Kreisler. Tuesday, August 7 at 8PM. $25 Free Family Concert: Canadian Brass The famed quintet Canadian Brass leads a concert for young music-lovers. The genre-bending group, known for their original arrangements of classical masterworks, jazz, big band, Broadway, and popular songs, will delight all ages. Wednesday, August 8 at 12PM. St. John’s Episcopal Church. Free, but ticketed. GTMF Presents: Canadian Brass Masters of concert presentations—from formal classical concerts to music served up with lively dialogue and theatrical effects—Canadian Brass has developed a uniquely engaging stage presence and fun rapport with audiences. Wednesday, August 8 at 8PM. $25. Chamber Music with Kelley O’Connor and Jessica Rivera This program features three larger ensembles, including the Madeleine Children’s Chorus, which opens the program. Also on the program, a work for large brass ensemble and a work for small orchestra and soprano by Samuel Barber – his ethereal masterpiece Knoxville: Summer of 1915, evocative and nostalgic for summer breaks of yesteryear. Thursday, August 9 at 8PM. $25. Festival Orchestra: Mahler’s Third Symphony The foremost interpreter of Mahler, Maestro Donald Runnicles takes the podium for the composer’s most demanding work. Boasting a large orchestra, two choirs, and mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor, the symphony radiates calm introspection, jubilation, and “heavenly life.” This is music on the grandest of scales. Friday, August 10 at 8PM and Saturday, August 11 at 6PM. $25–$55. Tickets are available now. Please visit GTMF.org or call 307.733.1128 to reserve yours today! About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians. These musicians represent 82 different orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times. 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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