Images from the Grand Teton Music Festival website
Founded in 1962, it has since become a major draw for music enthusiasts not only across the country but from around the world, becoming one of the nation’s finest orchestral organizations! It has even set up a scholarship competition for high school seniors looking to pursue degrees in music.
GTMF is based in Walk Festival Hall, located in the heart of Teton Village at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The all-wooden performance facility is acclaimed for its intimate atmosphere, clear sight-lines, superb acoustics. Concerts and film festivals are just some of the events that have been held in WFH. You can even have a wedding reception there!
Festival musicians represent 90 orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning, from Vancouver to Jacksonville, Florida! They put on a spell-binding performance July 5th & 6th for their fundraising gala with a full orchestra, chorus, children’s chorus, and soloists, having performed Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” and Orff’s “Carmina Burana”.
The season includes jazz, classical, and musical theatre performances. Chamber music is performed Tuesday and Thursday nights, and open rehearsals take place Friday mornings. Movie showings of classic and fresh family favorite films occur Monday evenings.
Some notable upcoming events: July 26th & 27th, Hilary Hahn performs Mozart; Miyagi & Faure performs July 30th; Shostakovich’s Piano concert is August 2nd & 3rd; piano duo Anderson & Roe will perform August 7th; violinist Augustin Hadelich and pianist Orion Weiss are slated for August 14th; and, Kristin Chenoweth is scheduled to perform on August 15th.
It’s another great full season to immerse yourself in! For more information, head to GTMF’s official website: https://gtmf.org !