This Week at GTMF: The Hartley Family Festival Orchestra Concert and Violinist Hilary Hahn


In week four of GTMF’s 58th Summer Season, the family fun doubles with the Hartley Family Festival Orchestra Concert and a free family brass concert at Teton County Library in Jackson. On Thursday, soprano Heidi Stober appears with Festival Musicians in an evening of chamber music, and Friday and Saturday brings two nights of Mozart’s Fifth Violin Concerto with Hilary Hahn and the Festival Orchestra.

Movies on the Mountain: A River Runs Through It Monday, July 22 at 7PM  | Free, but ticketed Raised by a Presbyterian minister in rural Montana, Paul and Norman dedicate their time to rebellious adventures and fly-fishing. As adults they discover different life paths, and when Norman finally returns home, the brothers reunite and contemplate life’s meaning while fishing.

Haberfeld Chamber Music Series: Dvořák & Grieg Tuesday, July 23 at 6PM  | Free, but ticketed  |  St. John’s Episcopal Church Festival Musician—and Boston-based cellist—Steven Laven evokes a sense of Jackson Hole pride and western wanderlust with his piece Moon Over Jenny Lake. The evening’s nature-filled program also includes Dvořák’s folk-inspired Terzetto and Grieg’s enchanting Lyric Pieces

Hartley Family Festival Orchestra Concert:A Day in Paradise Wednesday, July 24 at 6PM  | Adults $15; Students free, but ticketed GTMF Associate Conductor Stephanie Rhodes Russell takes the audience on a daylong walk through our very own backyard, encountering animals, flowers, and thunderstorms along the way. Some of the most famous pieces in classical music accompany the journey!

Arrive early at 5PM on the Hartley Pavilion to explore the instrument petting zoo with the Jackson Hole Community Band and enjoy refreshments provided by the Festival Auxiliary.

Hartley Family Concert Series: All About that Brass Thursday, July 25 at 12PM  |  Free, but ticketed  |  Teton County Library, Jackson You’re sure to be blown away by this free family concert! A brass quintet of Festival Musicians presents a program of music and exploration. Learn what makes brass instruments unique in a casual setting for all ages.

Thursday Chamber Music: Dvořák & Smetana Thursday, July 25 at 8PM  | $30 Joined by eight cellists, soprano Heidi Stober performs Villa Lobos’ atmospheric Bachianas Brasileiras. Folk-themed music by Czech composers round out the evening: Dvořák’s Serenade features 13 Festival Musicians and Smetana’s autobiographical String Quartet No. 1 is a soul searching and heartfelt work.

Festival Orchestra: Hilary Hahn Performs Mozart Friday, July 26 at 8PM & Saturday, July 27 at 6PM |  $25–$60 World-renowned violinist Hilary Hahn makes her GTMF debut with Mozart’s Turkish Concerto, known for its finale. Music Director and world-renowned Mahlerian, Donald Runnicles conducts the composer’s Fourth Symphony, a bright depiction of nature, birdsongs, and the heavens.

Reserve tickets for GTMF events online at 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.

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