This Week: The Grand Teton Music Festival Second Annual Winter Festival

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING The Grand Teton Music Festival presents the 2017 Winter Festival this week, February 7-10. The second annual series includes performances, educational events, and lectures in venues and schools throughout Jackson Hole. To purchase tickets, call 307.733.1128 or visit GTMF.ORG. Students are invited to attend concerts for free, and Day-Of Rush tickets will be offered through the Center for the Arts Box Office at 307.733.4900. OPENING NIGHT | Tuesday, February 7 An Evening with Violinist Benjamin Beilman and Pianist Andrew Tyson The festival opens with a performance from duo Benjamin Beilman, violin, and Andrew Tyson, piano. Individually accomplished, the two have toured together throughout Europe and Australia, earning great acclaim. Their GTMF debut performance will include works from Mozart and Janácek. 7PM | Center for the Arts | $25 Wednesday, February 8 Chamber Music with Festival Musicians GTMF welcomes home Festival Musicians Jaren Atherholt, oboe, and Benjamin Atherholt, bassoon, in an intimate concert with pianist Andrew Palmer Todd. The trio will present a program of jazz-inspired chamber music by Poulenc, André Previn, and Bill Douglas. Audiences are invited to join us for a reception immediately following the concert in Fellowship Hall, hosted by the Festival Auxiliary. 7PM | St. John’s Episcopal Church | Free; No Ticket Required Thursday, February 9 A Piano Recital with Lise de la Salle Rising star pianist Lise de la Salle has performed with the world’s finest orchestras but makes a stop in Jackson Hole for a solo recital of works from Beethoven, Ligeti, and Brahms. Ms. de la Salle is one of today’s most exciting young artists, pairing musical maturity with impassioned performance. 7PM | Center for the Arts | $25  Friday, February 10 From Perception to Pleasure: Musical Processing in the Brain with Dr. Robert Zatorre Dr. Robert Zatorre is a cognitive neuroscientist at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University. His area of expertise includes the process of auditory cognition, primarily as it pertains to speech and music. Within this Lunchtime Learning lecture, presented in partnership with St. John’s Medical Center Words on Wellness, Dr. Zatorre discusses the brain’s mechanisms that allow us to perceive and perform music; the brain’s response to pleasurable music; and the implications of this research on mental health and other clinical applications. 12PM | Teton County Library | Free; Ticket Required CLOSING NIGHT | Friday, February 10 GTMF Presents: Portland Cello Project Presenting a repertoire that ranges from Bach to Britney, the Portland Cello Project has earned acclaim from classical media and MTV alike. Their sensational musicianship and popular mash-ups energize audiences across the musical spectrum. 7PM | Center for the Arts | $25 About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites a celebrated orchestra of musicians led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival in February, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.
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