Grand Teton Music Festival Announces 2018 Season
Today, the Grand Teton Music Festival announces an American-themed line-up to celebrate legendary American composer Leonard Bernstein's centenary. The 2018 Summer Festival runs seven weeks from July 3 to August 18 and includes more than 50 musical events.
At the heart of the Grand Teton Music Festival is the Festival Orchestra, performing Friday and Saturday nights with the world's best soloists. Led by Music Director Donald Runnicles, the Festival opens with piano superstar Daniil Trifonov and closes with a fully cast concert adaptation of Bernstein's consummate work West Side Story. The Festival welcomes conductors Markus Stenz, Stéphane Denève, and Julian Rachlin. Violinist Leila Josefowicz and pianist Kirill Gerstein make their Jackson Hole debuts.
On July 19, the annual Fundraising Gala concert returns with Audra McDonald, the most decorated performer in Broadway history. Additional festival highlights include legendary bass player Edgar Meyer (July 24), world-renowned quintet Canadian Brass (August 8), pianist Kirill Gerstein performing Rhapsody in Blue (July 18), and a Broadway Revue (August 15).The Grand Teton Music Festival continues to support innovation with new commissions by Sean Shepherd and its first ever composer-in-residence, Kareem Roustom. Subscriptions and tickets are available starting today, March 1. We hope you will join us for an exhilarating musical experience that only the combination of the world's best musicians and the Teton Mountain Range can provide.
About the Grand Teton Music Festival
The Grand Teton Music Festival has served the arts-loving community of Jackson Hole with exhilarating music since 1962. Since 2006, internationally acclaimed Maestro Donald Runnicles has led the Festival as Music Director and has lifted the orchestra to new heights.
The Grand Teton Music Festival's mission to provide exhilarating musical experiences does not stop when the summer ends. Committed to ensuring that Jackson Hole is a year-round destination for the arts, GTMF provides a variety of events and community programs throughout the year. Broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera: Live in HDseries, several education and outreach programs, and a Winter Festival complete GTMF's year-long programming.