Organization: Grand Teton Music Festival
Date: 08/01/2012 update info
Time: 8:00:00 PM - 9:00:00 PM
Event Cost: $40/ $10 Students
Venue: Walk Festival Hall in Teton VIllage,WY
Phone: (307) 739-9043
8:00PM, Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Ruth Moody and the Ruth Moody Band
Ruth Moody is an award-winning songwriter and founding member of the internationally renowned trio The Wailin' Jennys. Ruth has played sold out venues around the world, made numerous critically-acclaimed albums, and has appeared more than a dozen times on the national radio show A Prairie Home Companion. Although best known for her work with The Wailin' Jennys, Ruth has emerged with exceptional depth and grace as a solo artist, praised for her ethereal vocals, impressive multi-instrumentalism (guitar, banjo, accordian, piano and bodhrán) and her talent as a songwriter. Australian born but raised in Manitoba, her latest solo release The Garden is a continuing reflection of the landscapes in which she grew up, with its rootsy, bluegrass infused melodies of love and loss. The Garden features an all-star gathering of talent including Kevin Briet, Luke Doucet, bluegrass outfit Crooked Still, and a guest appearance by The Wailin' Jennys.
8:00PM, Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Ferenc Illenyi & His Gypsy Band
Mr. Illenyi returns to the Festival for the fourth time with his Gypsy Band performing sultry gypsy tunes and gypsy jazz from his Hungarian homeland. During his years in Europe he performed both Beethoven and Tchaikovsky violin concertos in his Budapest debut and was a finalist in the Carl Flesch and Tibor Varga competitions. After just two years at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Mr. Illenyi earned a position in the first violin section of the Houston Symphony, where he continues as a respected member as well as concertmaster of the Houston Chamber Symphony.
8:00PM, Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The Original N'Awlins Jazz Orchestra
The Tetons will be jumping and swinging on this night of rhythm and blues straight from the heart of the southland! The Original N'Awlins Jazz Orchestra is a unique gathering of the best veteran and next generation stars of the New Orleans jazz style. Bringing Dixieland music from 20 feet below sea level to 7,000 feet above, the sounds of the bayou will ring loud and clear and have you on your feet dancing to favorites like "Bogalusa Strut," "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans," "Saint James Infirmary" and many others. Join great American jazz trumpeter and bandleader Wendell Brunious and his 8-piece band for an unforgettable night of revelry in Walk Festival Hall.
8:00PM, Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Brasil Guitar Duo
Well-versed in both the Classical and World Music genres, Brasil Guitar Duo tours internationally and has released numerous critically-acclaimed recordings. Their latest release with flutist Marina Piccini is a compilation of Flute Sonatas by J.S. Bach. João Luiz and Doulas Lora met in São Paulo as teenage guitar students and have been performing together for more than twelve years. In that time they have emerged as a live concert act of unmatched synchronicity and an effortless performance style. They have established a broad repertoire of classical guitar duos combined with the traditional music of their native land (choro samba, maxixe and baião) Eager advocates for both traditional and new concerti for two guitars and orchestra, the Duo's recent concerto performances include collaborations with the Dallas and Houston Symphony Orchestras and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas.
8:00PM, Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The 5 Browns
The 5 Browns are delivering on their dream to wake up classical music and have taken great pride in introducing their music to the wildest, largest and most excited audiences they can find – they are without a doubt eager to return their virtuosic energy to Walk Festival Hall. Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra and Desirae all attended New York's Julliard School. In fact, they were the first family of five siblings ever accepted to the school simultaneously. They have released 3 CDs that each went to #1 on Billboard Magazine's Classical Album Chart and had The New York Post saying "One Family, five pianos and 50 fingers add up to the biggest classical music sensation in years." Their latest work includes "The 5 Browns…In Hollywood" released in 2010 and a new work for five pianos composed by Nico Muhly that received its world premiere in 2011 at the Ravinia Festival with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Conlon. The 5 Browns are exclusive Steinway Artists, a perfect fit for Walk Festival Hall – now an all Steinway house!