JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING – May 22, 2014 –We are thrilled to announce our opening weekend celebrating Americana. Join us for the Made in America concerts (Thursday, July 3 and Saturday, July 5) to experience the music of Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Barber, two eminent twentieth century American composers. The program will open with Bernstein’s contemporary but classic Three Dance Episodes from On the Town. Then, Sarah Chang, a frequent GTMF soloist who is recognized as one of the foremost violinists of our time, will dazzle audiences with Barber’s Violin Concerto.

This evening will be conclude with Dvořák’s beloved New World Symphony, written and premiered while the composer was living in the United States. The entire program will be conducted by Maestro Donald Runnicles. Join us Thursday, July 3 at 8:00pm or Saturday, July 5 at 6:00pm for this inspiring repertoire representing some of America’s best composers and performing artists. Tickets for these concerts are $54 (note the first Friday concert is actually on Thursday!).

On Friday, July 4 at 6pm, Music In The Hole will take place in Walk Festival Hall with Maestro Donald Runnicles, conductor and Doug LaBrecque, star of the Broadway stage. Rounding out the week’s celebration of the founding of our country and of Jackson’s centennial is this annual program of patriotic and popular favorites. The repertoire will include compositions by Copland, Sousa, Cohan, Kander & Ebb, Greenwood and the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky. We are thrilled to present this concert at no cost, but it is ticketed. Reserve your seat today at GTMF.org or by calling our ticket line: 307.733.1128.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): Founded in 1962 the Grand Teton Music Festival brings musicians from renowned orchestras across the nation to share their talents and passion in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. During the seven-week festival held each summer guests experience exhilarating classical music performances under the direction of world-famous Maestro Donald Runnicles in the acoustically acclaimed Walk Festival Hall. Both artists and guests return to the Grand Teton Music Festival year after year inspired by the magnificent music and setting.

For media and interview requests, please contact Susan Scarlata, Director of Marketing, Grand Teton Music Festival: susan@gtmf.org or 307.732.9957

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