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, May 21, 2020, at 1 p.m. Join us again for the final concert from the Grand Teton Music Festival under music director Donald Runnicles. On this concert we feature American composers Slonimsky’s Earbox by John Adams, the Violin Concerto, Op. 14 by Samuel Barber, and the final movement from the Symphony No. 3 by Aaron Copland.

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Airs Thursday, April 14, 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'll hear the festival orchestra along with the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet featured in Concierto Andaluz by Joaquin Rodrigo along with Suite from El sombrero de tres picos (The Three Cornered Hat) by Manuel de Falla.

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Airs Thursday, May 7, 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 the Takács Quartet takes center stage for a performance of Béla Bartók's String Quartet No. 1 in A minor as well as the Adagio from Schubert's String Quintet in C major, D 956. The will be joined by cellist Kari Jane Doctor for the Schubert.

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Airs Thursday, April 30, 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'll hear cellist Alisa Weilerstein with conductor Rafael Payare take on the Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129 by Robert Schumann in a concert that opens with Bedřich Smetana's Die Moldau, and closed with the Allegro con brio from Beethoven's Symphony No. 5.

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Airs Thursday, April 23, 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'll hear selected excerpts from Giuseppe Verdi Requiem and Parts II and III from Carmina Burana by Carl Orff.

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Airs Thursday, March 16, 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 host Andrew Todd with guest host Stephen Hough bring you a concert featuring piano concerti by Robert Schumann, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Franz Liszt. Jeremy Denk performs Robert Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 54; Marc-Andre Hamelin is featured in the Piano Concerto No. 4 in C minor, op. 44 by Camille Saint-Saëns; and William Wolfram performs the Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, S. 124 by Franz Liszt.

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Airs Thursday, April 9, 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 Tow works by Richard Strauss; his Cäcilie featuring soprano Heidi Melton and Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40.

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Airs Thursday, April 2, 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 Louis Langrée leading the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra in Anatoly Lyadov's The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62. Then pianist Denis Kozhukhin joined the GTMF Orchestra in Sergei Rachmaninoff' Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18. Fabien Gabel conducting.

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Airs Thursday, March 26, 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 three works by Mozart, the Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major, Clarinet Concerto in A major, and the Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major. Charles Ullery, bassoon. Gregory Raden, clarinet. James Ehnes, violin.

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Airs Thursday, March 19, 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 travel to Paris on the wings of music with Debussy's Violin Sonata, and Stravinsky's The Rite Of spring.

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