World Premieres At GTMF This Summer


The Grand Teton Music Festival continues to be at the forefront of classical music with new commissions and world premieres by American Sean Shepherd and the Festival’s first ever Composer-in-Residence, Kareem Roustom. GTMF’s 57th season joins the world in celebrating the anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial birthday with a Star-Spangled Season.

On Friday July 27 and Saturday July 28, composer Sean Shepherd—one of the leading American voices of classical music— receives a World Premiere of his new piece Melt for orchestra. Tchaikovsky’s much heralded and beloved Fifth Symphony concludes the program. Music Director Donald Runnicles conducts and cellist Johannes Moser stars. Festival Orchestra: Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony Friday, July 27 at 8PM and Saturday, July 28 at 6PM. $25–$55.

The following week, Composer-in-Residence Kareem Roustom receives a world premiere of his first string quartet, a piece commissioned by the Grand Teton Music Festival, on the August 2 Chamber Music program with violinist Julian Rachlin. Well known works by Beethoven and Brahms are also on the program. Thursday, August 2 at 8PM. $25.

Tickets are available now. Please visit or call 307.733.1128 to reserve yours today!

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. 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, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: or 307.733.3050.

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