WEEK 6 & 7 | AUGUST 5–9 & 12–16, LATIN BEATS & PURE BISS & MAGNIFICENT MAHLER

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING – June 25, 2014 –Week six of our Festival Season starts with Tuesday’s “Simply Classical” Inside The Music concert. Hosted by Festival Orchestra violinist and music educator Barbara Scowcroft, this concert showcases works of simplicity and beauty and will include Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, and Vivaldi in solo and small ensembles. Join us August 5 at 8pm. It is FREE, but ticketed.

Thursday, August 7 at 8pm will be our fifth Chamber Music concert with a distinctly engaging evening including a horn piece by Dana Wilson featuring Gail Williams, the novel Table Music by Thierry de Mey, Café Music by Paul Schoenfield, Villa-Lobos for flute and cello, and a Beethoven string trio. Join us for this intimate evening with smaller ensembles of our orchestral musicians. Tickets are $28.

Friday, August 8 at 8pm and Saturday, August 9 at 6pm will be Latin Beats & Pure Biss concerts. The concert, conducted by Miguel Harth Bedoya, opens with a rhythmically intoxicating and hypnotic work by the Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas. This visceral work is followed by one of the most sublime piano concertos—Beethoven’s probing, timeless fourth piano concerto, performed by well-known pianist Jonathan Biss. The concert is rounded out by Dvořák’s supremely enjoyable and well-tuned Slavonic Dances and Russian composer Rimsky Korsakov’s musical evocation of Spain—a veritable feast for the ears! Tickets are $54.

Week seven of our Festival Season starts Tuesday, July 15 with an Inside The Music concert entitled La Belle Époque, Music from 1890–1914 .During these decades of transition various composers pursued creative and groundbreaking new paths in composition while others clung to nineteenth century traditions. This program will focus on both with works by Charles Loeffler, Dvořák, and Charles Ives. Join us with host and GTMF Executive Director, Andrew Palmer Todd at 8pm. This is a FREE, but ticketed event.

Wednesday, August 13 will be an evening with Performance Today. Each week, America’s most popular classical radio program reaches more than 3 million listeners. Join Performance Today host Fred Child and Festival musicians for an evening featuring conversations from the stage and performances of Mozart, Brahms, Ravel and a world premiere of a work by contemporary composer Ofer Ben-Amots. The entire evening will be recorded for national broadcast. This concert is at 8pm and it is FREE, but ticketed.

Thursday, August 14 at 8pm will be our sixth and final Chamber Music concert and will feature mezzo- soprano Kelley O’Connor accompanied by Maestro Runnicles at the piano performing songs by Robert Schumann. In addition, there will be works by Mozart and Brahms performed by Festival Orchestra ensembles. Join us for this intimate evening. Tickets are $28.

There is no better place to hear Mahler than in the heart of the Tetons. Friday, August 15 at 8pm and Saturday, August 16 at 6pm will be a resounding close to the season with Magnificent Mahler, conducted by Music Director, Donald Runnicles. Each summer, Mahler retreated to the mountains to take long hikes and work on his songs and epic symphonies. From the opening trumpet fanfare to the exhilarating finale of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, his music explores the entire human condition. Opening this concert are the heartbreakingly beautiful Rückert Lieder songs, which will be sung by award-winning mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor. 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.

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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