This Week at GTMF: The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING — July 15, 2019 In week three of GTMF’s 58th Summer Season, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet appears in two exciting concerts; the Festival Orchestra performs Schumann’s Cello Concerto with Alisa Weilerstein as well as Beethoven’s popular Fifth Symphony; and Festival Musicians appear in two dynamic evenings of chamber music.

Movies on the Mountain: March of the Penguins Monday, July 15 at 7PM  |  Free, but ticketed Every year, the Emperor Penguins of Antarctica travel though the frozen tundra to return to their breeding grounds during mating season. This documentary by filmmaker Luc Jacquet captures the penguins’ fight for survival throughout their journey in the world’s worst weather conditions.

Haberfeld Chamber Music Series: Haydn, Pärt & Bach Tuesday, July 16 at 6PM  |  Free, but ticketed  |  St. John’s Episcopal Church Festival Musicians delight with Bach’s Two-Part Inventions, a series of short compositions written for the composer’s son. The nature-inspired season continues with Haydn’s “Lark,” with its aviary impressions and unforgettable melodies. Arvo Pärt’s ethereal and hypnotic work, Spiegel im Spiegel, completes the program.

GTMF Presents Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Wednesday, July 17 at 8PM  |  $30 The LAGQ is known for their inventive and groundbreaking transcriptions of concert, contemporary, and world-music masterworks. The concert features many audience favorites and concludes with a work written for them by the legendary jazz guitarist Pat Matheny.

Hartley Family Concert Series: Guitar Heroes Thursday July 18 at 12PM  |  Free, but ticketed |  St. John’s Episcopal Church Young GTMF listeners are in for a fingerpickin’ good time with the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. LAGQ will introduce our young audience members to the guitar and delight them with different types of music, including baroque, bluegrass, rock, new age, and classical.

Thursday Chamber Music: Ewald & Beethoven Thursday, July 18 at 8PM  |  $30 The brass section of the Festival Orchestra teams up for a performance of Ewald’s charming Brass Quintet. The program opens with a work by Erwin Schulhoff and is concluded with a staple of the chamber music repertoire—Beethoven’s youthful and exuberant First String Quartet.

Festival Orchestra: Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony Friday, July 19 at 8PM & Saturday, July 20 at 6PM  |  $25–$60 Jackson Hole’s very own Festival Orchestra performs two of the most popular works in classical music: Smetana’s musical depiction of the Moldau river and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. The program also features Schumann’s lyrical Cello Concerto, performed by Festival favorite Alisa Weilerstein.

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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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