This Week at GTMF: Pianists Stephen Hough and Yefim Bronfman

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — July 8, 2019 In week two of GTMF’s 58th Summer Season, pianist Stephen Hough appears in a solo recital with works by Bach and Liszt; pianist Yefim Bronfman performs Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto with the Festival Orchestra; and Festival Musicians appear in two exciting programs of Chamber Music. Movies on the Mountain: Jurassic Park Monday, July 8 at 7PM  |  Free, but ticketed A magical world is brought to life when a group of scientists create an island of living dinosaurs. During a preview of the park, however, a major power outage shuts down the park’s security system activating a race for survival as the dinosaurs roam free. Haberfeld Chamber Music Series: Beethoven & Liszt Tuesday, July 9 at 6PM |  Free, but ticketed Festival Musicians take the stage for this nature-inspired program. Beethoven’s enduring and pastoral “Spring” sonata is paired with solo works for piano, including an ocean-inspired piece by American composer Thomas Osborne. Pianist Jason Hardink concludes the program with virtuosic selections from Liszt’s Transcendental Études. GTMF Presents Stephen Hough Wednesday, July 10 at 8PM |  $30 Stephen Hough celebrates the pianist-composer! The evening begins with Busoni’s romantic transcription of Bach’s Chaconne. Chopin’s Second Piano Sonata, with its storied funeral march, has a prominent role in the program as do the works of the most venerated pianist-composer of the 19th century, Franz Liszt. Hartley Family Concert Series: Meet the Harp Thursday, July 11 at 12PM  |  Free, but ticketed Teton County Library, Jackson Long-time Festival harpist Rachel Van Voorhees Kirschman introduces our youngest listeners to that most angelic instrument of the orchestra! At first pluck, the sound of her harp will have children glowing with golden halos and angel wings right before your eyes—heavenly! Thursday Chamber Music: Vaughan Williams & Mendelssohn Thursday, July 11 at 8PM |  $30 The concert celebrates the Festival Orchestra string section. Mendelssohn’s string quartets never fail to delight GTMF audiences, and Vaughan Williams’ Phantasy Quintet explores the pastoral sounds of the English countryside. Lera Auerbach’s Cello Sonata is a complicated and evocative work that explores the outer limits of the cello. Festival Orchestra: Bronfman Performs Rachmaninoff Friday, July 12 at 8PM & Saturday, July 13 at 6PM  | $25–$60 Powerhouse pianist Yefim Bronfman returns to the Festival with Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto, a piece lauded for its grand beauty and technical challenge. Sibelius’s Finnish fairytale, En saga, opens the concert. In Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn, each section of the orchestra is given a chance to shine. Reserve tickets for GTMF events online at gtmf.org or by calling 307.733.1128. About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) Over seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival unites 228 celebrated orchestral musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. These musicians represent 64 orchestras and 47 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 presents yearlong programming that includes monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival in February, 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, now in its second season. GTMF is a 4-star charity as rated by Charity Navigator and has a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Director of Marketing and Communications, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.
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