This Week: GTMF Presents Verdi’s La Traviata And Guitarists Alex Komodore And Gwenyth Aggeler

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

The Grand Teton Music Festival presents two exciting events this Thursday and Friday: Verdi’s La Traviata, a Live in HD broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera, and a free community concert with guitarists Alex Komodore and Gwenyth Aggeler.

Thursday, January 10 at 7PM
The Met: Live in HD – Verdi’s La Traviata
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s fresh new production, featuring a richly textured 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Violetta, the tragic heroine, is considered a pinnacle of the soprano repertoire and is captured by Diana Damrau. Tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love.

Single tickets are $20 for adults and seniors, $12 for students and children. To purchase tickets and learn more about the season, visit gtmf.org. This year, the series is presented at the Jackson Hole Twin Cinema (295 West Pearl Avenue). Doors open at 6:45PM.

Friday, January 11 at 7PM
GTMF Community Concert Series: Guitarists Alex Komodore and Gwenyth Aggeler
Virtuosic guitarists Alex Komodore & Gwenyth Aggeler perform a selection of solo and duet pieces by Villa Lobos and Dyens as well as the duo’s own arrangements. A sought after soloist, chamber musician, and instructor, Mr. Komodore has been praised as a “world-class guitarist (The Denver Post)” whose masterful performances are executed with a “style and grace (The Village Voice).” The 16-year-old Ms. Aggeler has already garnered acclaim for her superb musicianship—most recently from NPR’s classical music program From the Top.

GTMF’s Community Concert Series is held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Jackson. Admission is free, but a ticket is required. To reserve tickets, visit gtmf.org or call 307.733.1128.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF):

For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival unites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians. These musicians represent 90 different orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. During the year, GTMF provides monthly community concerts, a Winter Festival, the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, and several education programs for Teton County Students. 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, Director of Marketing and Communications, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

 

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