JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING – June 30, 2014 –Week three of our Festival Season will start with Tuesday’s Inside The Music concert. This one-hour program called “Who Dat?” is hosted by the inimitable, always entertaining Roger Oyster and showcases renowned works of lesser-known composers including Arnold Bax, Anton Arensky concluding with a piece by Ravel. Join us July 15 at 8pm. Tickets are FREE.
Thursday, July 17 at 8pm will be our second Chamber Music concert including Kodaly’s Duo for Violin and Cello, Brahms’ Third Violin Sonata, and Dvořák’s String Quintet in E-flat major. Join us for this intimate evening of small ensembles comprised of Festival Orchestra musicians. Tickets are $28.
Friday, July 18 at 8pm and Saturday, July 19 at 6pm features the Festival Orchestra’s Fantasy & Fantasia concerts. Familiar to generations of fans of Disney’s movie Fantasia, this concert’s rousing curtain opener Night on Bald Mountain is a gem to experience in the concert hall. Then, reflecting the Festival’s commitment to new compositions, percussion soloist Colin Currie will perform Kalevi Aho’s multi-faceted work, Sieidi, written for Currie in 2013. Mr. Currie is a champion of new music performing regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and premiering works by composers such as Elliott Carter and Jennifer Higdon. The concert will conclude with Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, which he wrote late in life while living in the United States. Sebastian Lang-Lessing, music director of the San Antonio Symphony, will make his GTMF conducting debut for this weekend of concerts. Mr. Lang-Lessing is known for his wide range of repertoire, sophistication, versatility, sensitivity and leadership of dynamic musical performances. Tickets are $54.
Come one hour early on Friday or Saturday and enjoy a FREE pre-concert talk that gives insight into the evening’s repertoire. All concerts are at 8pm except Saturdays, which start at 6pm. Reserve your seats 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.
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