JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING – June 20, 2014 –Week 5 of the Festival Season begins with Inside The Music. Guest host Nicholas McGegan takes the audience beyond the score with anecdotes, images, and musical examples chronicling the experiences of Haydn in London. Festival Orchestra musicians will join in chamber music excerpts with Maestro McGegan at the keyboard. Join us July 29 at 8pm. Tickets are FREE.

Wednesday, July 30 in our GTMF Presents series we will welcome the National Youth Orchestra of the United States. Each summer, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute brings together over one hundred of the brightest young players in the country to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States. Following a two-week training residency, these remarkable teenagers tour great music capitals including Carnegie Hall in New York, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and now, Walk Festival Hall in Jackson, Wyoming! The program includes many audience-pleasers: Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Britten’s Violin Concerto featuring acclaimed violinist Gil Shaham, Radial Play, a new piece by young American composer Samuel Adams, and Mussorgsky’s beloved Pictures at an Exhibition, all under the baton of the dynamic David Robertson. This concert is at 8pm and tickets are $39.

Thursday, July 31 at 8pm will be our fourth Chamber Music concert with some of the nation’s best wind players performing Mozart’s Serenade in C Minor. The strings will soar in Martinů and Mozart duos. The evening concludes with Bach’s baroque masterpiece, Brandenburg Concerto No. 6. Join us for this intimate evening with our orchestra musicians in smaller ensembles. Tickets are $28.

Friday, August 1 at 8pm and Saturday, August 2 at 6pm will be the Haydn Seek weekend concerts. Two titans of the classical period will be heard side by side. The program begins with the Overture from Mozart’s Magic Flute, then four of the Festival Orchestra’s own will be featured in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante —a rare chance to hear the finest woodwind players in the country together in concert. The second half of the concert pairs Mozart’s “youthful” Symphony No. 30 from 1774 with Haydn’s “mature” Symphony No. 100 (“Military”) from 1794. 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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