Grand Teton Music Festival 2019 Season

Grand Teton Music Festival

Recorded live at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village airing Thursday nights at 8:00 p.m. on Wyoming Public Radio and Classical Wyoming. Repeats Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. on Classical Wyoming. Find out how you can listen here.  

July 18 – Carmina Burana (recorded July 5)

The Festival Orchestra Kicks off the season with selections and scenes from Rossini’s comic masterpiece Barber of Seville and Orff’s epic Carmina Burana. This grand spectacle of a piece features 200 musicians on stage, including a full orchestra, chorus, children’s chorus, and three soloists!

July 25 – Bronfman Performs Rachmaninoff (recorded July 12)

Pianist Yefim Bronfman returns to the Festival with Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto, a piece lauded for its grand beauty and technical challenge. Sibelius’s Finnish fairytale, En saga, opens the concert. In Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn, each section of the orchestra is given a chance to shine.

August 1 – Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony (recorded July 19)

Jackson Hole’s very own Festival Orchestra performs two of the most popular works in classical music: Smetana’s musical depiction of the Moldau River and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. The program also features Schumann’s lyrical Cello Concerto, performed by Festival favorite Alisa Weilerstein.

August 8  Hilary Hahn performs Mozart (recorded July 26)

World-renowned violinist Hilary Hahn makes her GTMF debut with Mozart’s Turkish Concerto, known for its finale. Music Director and world-renowned Mahlerian, Donald Runnicles conducts the composer’s Fourth Symphony, a bright depiction of nature, birdsongs, and the heaven

August 15  Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto (recorded August 2)

Orchestral showpieces bookend the concert: Anna Clyne’s dynamic This Midnight Hour and Britten’s beloved Young Person’s Guide. Pianist Denis Kozhukhin returns for Shostakovich’s spirited Second Piano Concerto, and Debussy Preludes, arranged for orchestra, complete the program.

August 22 – The Rite of Spring (recorded August 9)

Popular selections from Peer Gynt, including Morning Moodand In the Hall of the Mountain King. Saxophone legend Branford Marsalis makes his GTMF debut with Glazunov’s Concerto. Stravinsky’s visceral pagan masterpiece The Rite of Spring completes the evening.

August 29 – Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto (recorded August 16)

GTMF rounds out its season of nature with Lyadov’s fairytale scene, The Enchanted Lake. Then, violin sensation Augustin Hadelich returns to Walk Festival Hall for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. The season closes with two works by Ravel: Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloé and the iconic Spanish-infused Bolero.