Grand Teton Music Festival Announces 52nd Summer Season July 4 – August 17

The highly anticipated 2013 season includes a distinguished list of internationally acclaimed soloists and conductors, along with an electrifying lineup of Spotlight Concerts

 JACKSON HOLE, WY. – May 20, 2013 – Entering its 52nd season, the Grand Teton Music Festival stands as one of the world’s most renowned classical music festivals, featuring an all-star orchestra of musicians from over 50 of the most reputable ensembles in North America. In the summer of 2013, Music Director Donald Runnicles returns from Berlin to conduct the Festival Orchestra and showcase several internationally acclaimed artists in the acoustically superb Walk Festival Hall from July 4 to August 17. The Festival’s pristine concert hall is nestled at the base of Rendezvous Mountain in Teton Village – the gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

“One of the best places in this country to hear classical music in summer lies in the shadow of the Tetons… ” — David Mermelstein, Wall Street Journal

 The hallmark of the seven-week Festival is the Festival Orchestra, which performs weekly on Friday and Saturday evenings. Orchestra members hail from ensembles such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and several others. Famous for lush string sound and rich winds and brass, the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra has grown into an extraordinary ensemble of musicians who return annually to renew their spirits and create music inspired by the natural beauty of Jackson Hole.

 “We are thrilled for the 2013 festival season – may the music we present meet the high expectations of the public and orchestra alike.” — Donald Runnicles, Music Director, Grand Teton Music Festival

 Orchestral highlights this summer include Mahler’s expansive Sixth Symphony on July 12 and 13, and Verdi’s epic Requiem on July 26 and 27. The Festival Orchestra will be joined by the San Francisco Festival Chorale with the following vocal soloists: Angela Meade, soprano; Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano; Eric Margiore, tenor; and Raymond Aceto, bass.

During the 2013 season, the Festival welcomes the following internationally acclaimed musicians for the first time: Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Pablo Sáinz Villegas, guitar; and guest conductors Ludovic Morlot and Miguel Harth-Bedoya. Returning to the Festival by popular demand are James Ehnes, violin; Jeremy Denk, piano; Yefim Bronfman, piano; and guest conductor Matthias Pintscher.

“It is my sincere hope that musicians and audience members leave this special place rejuvenated by the music and the mountains.” — Andrew Todd, Executive Director, Grand Teton Music Festival

Join the Festival this summer in continuing the tradition of exhilarating musical experiences in Jackson Hole.  Season Subscriptions and Single Tickets are on sale now - $650 Full Season, $287 Weekend Orchestra, call 307-733-1128 to reserve your seat.

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Grand Teton Music Festival-
muriah@gtmf.org or 307.732.9957

 Grand Teton Music Festival 52nd Summer Season begins Thursday, July 4 with “Music in the Hole,” the 17th annual free music celebration of community and country featuring the Festival Orchestra in a rousing program of patriotic favorites- with returning baritone Donnie Ray Albert.  Click here for a digital copy of the 2013 season preview brochure.

 Mark your calendar for the 2013 Jackson Hole Wine Auction benefiting the

Grand Teton Music Festival, June 21 and 22. www.jhwineauction.org

 All artists, dates and programs subject to change.

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