Grand Teton Music Festival

Thursday Afternoon at 1 p.m.
  • Hosted by Maestro Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd

Beginning Thursday, May 3, 2018 Red River Radio brings you 13 weeks of concerts from the Grand Teton Music Festival.

The Grand Teton Music Festival was founded in 1962 as a part of a movement to actively develop cultural activities in Jackson Hole. The Festival was initially produced by the Jackson Hole Fine Arts Festival, and with the appointment of Ling Tung as music director in 1968, the Festival began growing into the organization we know and cherish today. Ling conducted concerts in a canvas tent at the base of Rendezvous Mountain in Teton Village. Envisioning the Festival as a summer retreat for the country’s top classical musicians, Ling and his spouse, Margot Walk, worked tirelessly with the Jackson community to open Walk Festival Hall in 1974. Through the years, the Grand Teton Music Festival has grown into one of the nation’s finest orchestral organizations, a tradition that continues to this day with our current Music Director, Maestro Donald Runnicles.

Grand Teton Music Festival

Airs Thursday, August 9, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Grand Teton Music Festival guest conductor Michael Mulcahy is joined by the Festival Brass Ensemble for a concert that features Mahler's first movement from his Symphony No. 5, Bruce Broughton's Fanfares, Marches, Hymns, Finale, and Ottorino Respighi's Pines of Rome.

Grand Teton Music Festival

Airs Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Grand Teton Music Festival guest conductor Osmo Vänskä is joined by pianist Behzod Abduraimov for a concert  that features Sergei Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. The concert opens the Capriccio Italien by Tchaikovsky followed by Ramal by Kareem Roustom. 

Grand Teton Music Festival

Airs Thursday, July 26, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Grand Teton Music Festival guest conductor Osmo Vänskä is joined by violinist Augustin Hadelich for an all Silbelius program featuring his Violin Concerto, Finlandia, and the Symphony No. 5, Op. 82. 

Grand Teton Music Festival

Airs Thursday, July 19, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Grand Teton Music Festival guest conductor James Feddeck is joined by duo pianist Christina and Michelle Naughton for Francis Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos followed by Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1.

Grand Teton Music Festival

Airs Thursday, July 12, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Grand Teton Music Festival, Music Director Donald Runnicles welcome Cristian Măcelaru as guest conductor for a concert that opens with Mikhail Glinka's overture to Russian and Ludmilla, followed by the Romanian Rhapsody by George Enescu. Then the festival orchestra presents Camille Saint-Säens' Violin Concerto and the Méditation from Thaïs by Jules Massenet. Joshua Bell will be the guest violinist.

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