GTMF Winter Festival 2018

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING

Grand Teton Music Festival’s third annual Winter Festival brings a week filled with exciting musical performances, masterclasses, and lectures to venues throughout Jackson Hole January 31- February 3, 2018. The Winter Festival is supported by a generous grant from the Center of Wonder and donors to the Festival’s education and outreach initiatives.

Featuring Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble, whose mission is to create engaging performances and interactive educational programs, the Winter Festival is focused on education and outreach. Festival Musicians will make classroom visits throughout the week, promoting appreciation of the performing arts to our next generation of musicians.

Fifth House Ensemble’s Reed Trio

Praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority, and finesse,” the Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble harnesses the collaborative spirit of chamber music to reach beyond the traditional envelope of classical music. Featuring music from Dan Visconti, Jenni Brandon, and Robbie McCarthy, this versatile program takes the audience on a 20th-century adventure. Wednesday, January 31 at 7PM at the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Cook Auditorium. $25 for adults, students are free.

Music and Community with Dan Visconti

Fifth House Ensemble’s resident composer and Artistic Director Dan Visconti shares his approach to being a composer: someone who is a cultural ambassador and collaborator, deeply integrated in the communities he serves. Thursday, February 1 at 12PM at Teton County Library’s Ordway Auditorium. Free but tickets are required.

Chamber Music with Festival Musicians

Festival Musicians constructed this impressive program with Barber’s immensely popular Adagio for Strings and Dvořák’s complex String Quintet No. 2. In honor of the 2018 Star-Spangled Season theme, a piece by the king of minimalism Philip Glass rounds out the program. Thursday, February 1 at 7PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Free but tickets are required.

Jazz, Musical Creativity, and the Brain with Dr. Charles Limb

Within this Lunchtime Learning lecture, presented in partnership with St. John’s Medical Center’s Words on Wellness, Dr. Charles Limb discusses how neuroscientists study the musical brain, experimental findings related to jazz improvisation, and the science of the arts—a compelling new field. Friday, February 2 at 12PM at Teton County Library’s Ordway Auditorium. Free but tickets are required.

Fifth House Ensemble’s Piano Trio

Fifth House Ensemble showcases contemporary piano trios by Stacy Garrop, Dan Visconti, Donald Crockett, and Paul Schoenfield. Explore how these American composers have captured the wildly diverse music of our time. Friday, February 2 at 7PM at the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Cook Auditorium. $25 for adults, students are free.

GTMF Presents: Kenari Quartet

Formed in 2012 at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the award-winning Kenari Quartet delivers engaging performances that demonstrate the versatility of the saxophone. The group has earned top prizes at the M-Prize Chamber Music Competition and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Saturday, February 3 at 7PM at the Center for the Arts. $25 for adults, students are free.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians. These musicians represent 82 different orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually.

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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