This Week at GTMF: Takács Quartet and Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto with Pianist Denis Kozhukhin

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — July 29, 2019 Week five of GTMF’s 58th Summer Season features chamber works with Takács Quartet both Wednesday and Thursday; family fun with the Saxophone Cowboys on Thursday; and two nights of Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto with Denis Kozhukhin and the Festival Orchestra on Friday and Saturday.

Movies on the Mountain: Twister Monday, July 29 at 7PM  | Free, but ticketed In the midst of a divorce, Bill and Jo Harding have a sudden change in plans when Mother Nature takes a twist through the state of Oklahoma. Joining a team of storm chasers, they cross paths with the heart of violent tornadoes to activate a new and advanced weather alert system.

Haberfeld Chamber Music Series: Music of Miyagi & Fauré Tuesday, July 30 at 6PM  | Free, but ticketed St. John’s Episcopal Church The program begins with a traditional Japanese folk melody. Anchoring the program is Gabriel Fauré’s celebrated First Piano Quartet in C minor.

GTMF Presents Takács Quartet Wednesday, July 31 at 8PM  | $30 Now in their 44th season, the Takács Quartet makes their GTMF debut with a selection of classical cornerstones: Mozart’s most famous quartet (No. 19 in C major); Bartók’s first published chamber work (and his earliest recognized masterpiece); and Beethoven’s Razumovsky Quartet, a hallmark work of the composer’s middle period.

Hartley Family Concert Series: Saxophone Cowboys Thursday, August 1 at 12PM at Teton County Library, Jackson Thursday, August 1 at 3PM  at Teton County Library, Alta Free, but ticketed GTMF invites your family to meet the jazziest of all instruments. The Saxophone Cowboys love introducing young listeners and their families to the instrument. This colorful ensemble performs a kid-friendly program at the Teton County Library in Jackson. Open to all ages, this concert is full of fun.

Thursday Chamber Music: Music of Mendelssohn & Schubert Thursday, August 1 at 8PM  | $30 The world-renowned Takács Quartet is joined by Festival Musician, and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra cellist, Kari Jane Docter in a performance of Schubert’s String Quintet—the composer’s last work, and perhaps, his most sublime.

 Festival Orchestra: Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto Friday, August 2 at 8PM & Saturday, August 3 at 6PM |  $25–$60 Orchestral showpieces bookend the concert: Anna Clyne’s dynamic This Midnight Hour and Britten’s beloved Young Person’s Guide. Pianist Denis Kozhukhin returns for Shostakovich’s spirited Second Piano Concerto, and Debussy Préludes, arranged for orchestra, complete the program.

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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.

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