Yo-Yo Ma Stars in Grand Teton Music Festival Fundraising Gala

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING The Grand Teton Music Festival presents Yo-Yo Ma for the must-see event of the year in Jackson Hole: the Fundraising Gala on Tuesday August 1 at 7PM. Hailed as the transcendent musician of our time, Mr. Ma will perform Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the Festival Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Donald Runnicles. This SOLD OUT event benefits GTMF and its year-round music education programs and outreach activities. The festive week kicks off with another installment of Music on the Mountain with Back to the Future on Monday, July 31 at 7PM. After an experiment with Doc Brown goes awry, Marty McFly travels back in time and must find his way back to the future! Sponsored by Teton Village Association, Movies on the Mountain offers free movies on Mondays throughout the summer. Candy and popcorn are available for sale on the Hartley Pavilion 30 minutes prior to the movie. As part of the Festival’s initiative to present great music in unique venues throughout Jackson Hole, the Diehl Gallery hosts an artful evening of chamber music featuring a quartet of Festival Musicians on Wednesday August 2 at 5:30PM. Peruse the current collection of Donald Martiny – The River Series – while enjoying the music. A portion of the proceeds from the exhibition benefit GTMF! Tickets are limited and include a complimentary glass of wine and chocolates from Meeteetse Chocolatier. On Thursday, August 3, virtuosic pianist Denis Kozhukhin joins Festival Musicians for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Trio in G minor at 8PM. Festival Musicians then team-up for one of the pillars of chamber music repertoire—Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat major. Maestro Fabien Gabel makes his GTMF debut as he leads the Festival Orchestra in Brahms pastoral Second Symphony on Friday, August 4 at 8PM and Saturday, August 5 at 6PM. Mr. Kozhukhin then performs one of the most popular works for piano and orchestra of all time: Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor. Also on Saturday, August 5, Festival Musicians Carole Bean and Anne Preucil Lewellen lead this week’s free family concert. Listen and learn as they perform an informal concert for music-lovers of all ages at the Teton County Library in Jackson, 11AM. This family fun is free, but ticketed. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the GTMF ticket line at 307.733.1128. 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. In total, the Festival presents 60 events during its summer season. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival in January, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest presenter of performing arts events in Jackson Hole, presenting 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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