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.

Airs Thursday, May 31, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Grand Teton Music Festival, Music Director Donald Runnicles will lead the Festival Orchestra in Mahler Scherzos featuring Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D - II. Kräftig bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell; his Symphony No. 5 in C# minor - Scherzo, Kräftig, nicht zu schnell; the Symphony No. 6 in A minor - Scherzo (Wuchtig); and Mahler's Symphony No. 9 - Rondo - Burleske.

Airs Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Grand Teton Music Festival, Music Director Donald Runnicles will lead the Festival Orchestra in Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, music by Benjamin Britten along with the Symphony No. 3 “Pastoral” by Ralph Vaughan Williams. 

Airs Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Grand Teton Music Festival, Music Director Donald Runnicles will lead the Festival Orchestra in "The Planets" by Gustav Holst.

Airs Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Grand Teton Music Festival, Jeremy Denk will be featured pianist in in Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue on a concert featuring America's Musical Architecture with Jennifer Higdon's All things Majestic, and Aaron Jay Kernis' Musica Celestis.

Airs Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 1 p.m. join us for the first program from the Grand Teton Music Festival with music director Donald Runnicles leading a program featuring the Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughan Williams; For Love of the Mountains by Aaron Jay Kernis; and Igor Stravinsky's Firebird Suite.