Grand Teton Music Festival

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

Beginning Thursday, February 20, 2020 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.

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Airs Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 1 p.m. Join us again for another series of 13 concerts recorded at the Grand Teton Music Festival under music director Donald Runnicles. On this concert we feature two takes on the classic romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, with Tchaikovsky's Fantasy-Overture to Romeo and Juliet followed by the Suite from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 with Prokofiev.

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Airs Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 1 p.m. Join us again for another series of 13 concerts recorded at the Grand Teton Music Festival under music director Donald Runnicles. The opening concert in this season features guest soprano Heidi Stober in Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 4. Music Director Donald Runnicles and Andrew Todd host this exciting series of stellar performances.

Below are the concerts we have aired in the past.

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Airs Monday, May 20, 2019, at 1 p.m. Join us for another concert from the Grand Teton Music Festival when Music Director Donald Runnicles leads the festival orchestra movemnets 2 & 3 from the Violin Concerto by Brahms with violinist James Ehnes followed by the final movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. To open Jeannette Sorrell will lead the orchestra from the harpsichord in the first movement from Bach's Brandenburg No. 5.

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Airs Monday, May 13, 2019, at 1 p.m. Join us for another concert from the Grand Teton Music Festival when Music Director Donald Runnicles leads the festival orchestra in the Symphony No. 2 by Rachmaninoff.

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