GRAND TETON MUSIC FESTIVAL’S WEEKEND ORCHESTRA CONCERT “RESOUNDING REQUIEM” FEATURES SAN FRANCISCO FESTIVAL CHORALE ON JULY 26 AND JULY 27

Grand Teton Music Festival celebrates the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi by presenting Verdi’s Requiem with 190 performing artists on the Walk Festival Hall stage

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING – Grand Teton Music Festival presents Verdi’s masterpiece, Requiem on Friday, July 26 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 27 at 6 p.m. in Walk Festival Hall. The production will bring 190 performing artists to the stage at Walk Festival Hall including four renowned operatic vocalists: Angela Meade, soprano; Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano; Eric Margiore, tenor and Raymond Aceto, bass; 100 singers of the San Francisco Chorale prepared by its award-winning director Ian Robertson; and 86 musicians of the Festival Orchestra, all under the baton of conductor Donald Runnicles.

The performance of Verdi’s Requiem at the Grand Teton Music Festival is monumental, expansive and moving – on the scale of Verdi’s grand operas (Aida, La Traviata, Rigoletto). Live performances of this epic work are rare because of the resources required to produce the work. The upcoming performance in the intimate and acoustically superb Walk Festival Hall is sure to be remembered for years to come and was last performed here in 2000.

To preserve the artistic integrity of this work, the 90-minute performance will take place without intermission.

Tickets to the “Resounding Requiem” weekend orchestra concert on July 26 and July 27 may be purchased online at gtmf.org or by calling the ticket line at (307) 733-1128. All Festival Orchestra performances are held at Walk Festival Hall, located in Teton Village, and begin at 8 p.m. on Fridays and 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Locals’ rush tickets are available 30 minutes prior to the concert for $15 to residents with a valid Wyoming or Idaho I.D. on a space available basis.

The summer season of the Grand Teton Music Festival continues weekly through August 17. The upcoming 2013 weekend orchestra series on Fridays and Saturdays will feature guest conductors Ludovic Morlot and Miguel Harth-Bedoya; pianists Jeremy Denk and Yefim Bronfman; and guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas. For more information, please visit gtmf.org.

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Muriah Miller, Director of Marketing
307.732.9957 or muriah@gtmf.org

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