The Grand Teton Music Festival has been the summer home for classical music in Jackson Hole since 1962. There are many summer music festivals, but few are as unique as the Grand Teton Music Festival, a musical and travel destination like none other located in the heart of Jackson Hole.
Organization: Grand Teton Music Festival
Date: 7/11/2012 update info
Time: 1:00:00 PM - 1:00:00 PM
Event Cost: $50/ $10 Students
Venue: Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village,WY
Contact: Grand Teton Music Festival
Phone: (307) 733-1128
Since 1985, Turtle Island Quartet has been redefining chamber music for strings, breathing new life into the classical quartet esthetic with contemporary American musical styles. Violinist and TIQ founder David Balakrishnan has earned two Grammy nominations for instrumental arrangement by developing this composition style based on stylistic integration applied to bowed string instruments. Turtle Island Quartet has revived a venerable improvisational and compositional chamber tradition that has not been explored by string players in nearly 200 years Ė the days of Haydn's legendary creation of the string quartet form. At this time, musicians were more akin to the improvisational styles of today's jazz masters, and each member of TIQ is accomplished in this area of expertise in addition to their extensive conservatory training. Balakrishan is joined by TIQ veteran cellist Mark Summer and new members violinist Mateusz Smoczynski, and violist Benjamin von Gutzeit.
- The Grand Teton Music Festival performs 5 nights a week in the Walk Music Festival Hall. The slopeside concert hall is in the heart of Teton Village.
- Beginning in late June and continuing through mid august, the summer series offers a variety of musical treats!
- Tickets can be purchased online or at the door for each performance. Prices may vary.
About the Grand Teton Music Festival:
Each summer, hundreds of musicians descend upon Jackson Hole to form the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra ‚Äď this July and August, the finest musicians from the best orchestras will be in residence with Music Director Donald Runnicles and distinguished guest artists and conductors for seven weeks of outstanding performances
When is the Music Festival?
The Grand Teton Music Festival¬†Summer Season¬†runs¬†the last weekend in June to the second weekend in August. There are nightly concerts Tuesday¬†through Saturday¬†each week as well as some special events in between including the special Music in the Hole 4th of July Free concert.
In addition to the summer season, GTMF offers a series of winter concerts,¬†Holiday shows¬†and special guest performances.
Where does it take place?
Primarily most concerts will take place within the festivals home theater, the Walk Festival Hall. The¬†concert hall is located slopeside¬†at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in¬†Teton Village, WY. ¬†Special appearances by the group may take place with Grand Teton National Park for the park series, the town of Jackson for the Music in the Hole show¬† among other locations and will be noted in the series schedule.
How much does it cost?
Each concert varies by performer and date. Tickets may be purchased online from Grand Teton Music Festival or at the door of the Walk Festival Hall.
What else should I know about the festival?
As the gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Jackson Hole and the Grand Teton Music Festival presents to you unparalleled natural beauty by day and magnificent music by night. Performers from around the globe come to perform in the majestic location year after year. While modern and classic performances are series favorites¬†the tempo and mood changes form one night to the next in this exciting series.¬†