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Grand Teton Music Festival

The radio series is co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Jeff Counts. With delightful tales and musical anecdotes from his storied career, Runnicles serves as host of the program. Co-host, Jeff Counts, serves as General Manager of the Grand Teton Music Festival.
Grand Teton Music Festival

Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival 2023

Wednesday nights at 8:00 on Wyoming Public Radio and Classical Wyoming.

Every summer, the nation’s top musicians come together at the base of the majestic Teton Range in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to create and all-star Festival Orchestra for the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra under the leadership of Maestro Donald Runnicles. The Wall Street Journal has called the Grand Teton Music Festival, “One of the best places to hear classical music in the summer.”

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The all new, 13 week 2023 radio series, co-hosted by Sir Donald Runnicles and Jeff Counts showcases several “firsts” at the festival. The series provides a sampling of the first-ever commercial recording project for the festival, the Complete Beethoven Piano Concertos with Garrick Ohlsson, and conductor Donald Runnicles. These incredible performances were recorded in stereo and surround sound in the wonderful acoustics of Walk Festival Hall for Reference Recordings. Hear excerpts for the first time on Episode One of our series. In another first, the series has excerpts from the first staged opera presentation at the festival, La Bohème, with Nicole Cabell and Jose Simerilla Romero in the title roles. We also premiere Idyllium by Detlev Glanert, and showcase Keija Saariaho’s Ciel d’hiver and Lili Boulanger’s D’un matin de printemps. Augustin Hadelich plays unforgettable performances of both the Ravel Sonata and Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto. The series is produced by CD Syndications.

Jan. 25 Program 1 - Garrick Ohlsson and the Beethoven Concertos

Feb. 1 Program 2 - On the Lighter Side

Feb. 8 Program 3 - Kernis, Williams, Gershwin

Feb.15 Program 4 - Donald Runnicles Conducts Brahms 1

Feb. 22 Program 5 - Augustin Hadelich

Mar. 1 Program 6 - Quintessentially French, n’est-ce pas?

Mar. 8 Program 7 - Shostakovich Tenth

Mar. 15 Program 8 – Gems

Mar. 22 Program 9 - Symphony Fantastic

Mar. 29 Program 10 - Italian Night

Apr. 5 Program 11 - James Ehnes

Apr. 12 Program 12 - Mahler Second

Apr. 19 Program 13 - Resurrection