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, 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.

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.

Airs Thursday, July 5, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Grand Teton Music Festival, Music Director Donald Runnicles presents a Classical Montage featuring two movements from Haydn's Symphony No. 100 in G major with Nicholas McGegan, guest conductor. Then we'll hear Beethoven's String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, op. 95 with Jeff Thayer, Jennifer Ross, Joan DerHovsepian, and Daniel Laufer. Following that, the third movement from Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9 with pianist Garrick Ohlsson. And the concert concludes with the finale from Schubert's Symphony No.

Airs Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Grand Teton Music Festival, Music Director Donald Runnicles will lead the Festival Orchestra a program of all Wagner featuring soprano Christine Brewer in Excerpts from the Ring and the orchestra will open with Wagner's Prelude to Die Meistersinger.

Airs Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Grand Teton Music Festival, Music Director Donald Runnicles will lead the Festival Orchestra in Folk Songs by Luciano Berio and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.

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