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2023 Grand Teton Music Festival

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22 Jun 2023
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Over the course of 61 seasons, Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) has proven time and time again to be a highlight of many people's summers in Jackson Hole. Season 62 kicks off on June 30th with eight weeks of performances taking place at venues across the county, including Walk Festival Hall at the base of the resort.

GTMF welcomes some of the most sought-after soloists and visiting artists in classical music today. Under the baton of world-renowned Music Director Sir Donald Runnicles, these musicians come together to gather inspiration from the mountain setting and provide spectacular music for their audience.

Artists performing at the 2023 Grand Teton Music Festival

Violinist James Ehnes kicks off the Festival Orchestra series at Walk Festival Hall with Bruch’s Violin Concerto. Other highlights include guest appearances by pianists Yefim Bronfman and Marc-André Hamelin, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor and soprano Julia Bullock. Stéphane Denève returns as a guest conductor, and conductors Jader Bignamini and Christian Reif make their festival debuts. The Festival Orchestra series culminates in a semi-staged production of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, featuring seven world-class opera soloists.

Special events include an evening with six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald and a performance by the National Youth Orchestra with violinist Gil Shaham, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.

Two outdoor orchestra concerts will be held at Center for the Arts Park: the ever-popular Patriotic Pops concert with Broadway stars Nikki Renée Daniels and Jeff Kready, plus a free family concert.

The Gateway Series returns with four diverse artists and ensembles: jazz vocalist Dee Daniels, the Mambo Kings with Camille Zamora, The Music of Motown with percussionist Richard Brown and his band plus guest vocalists and vocalist/mandolinist Chris Thile.

A Sunday Matinee Piano Recital Series showcases accomplished pianists: Michelle Cann, Clayton Stephenson and George Li. In addition, Festival Orchestra musicians are featured in an eclectic six-concert Chamber Music Series.

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