Over the last 50 years, Grand Teton Music Festival has developed the reputation as one of the nation’s most important summer music festivals. Fresh off a spectacular 50th Anniversary season in 2011, the Festival looks towards the future – maintaining the superb level of musicianship from the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, furthering a strong tradition of community engagement and education programmes, and bringing the world’s finest guest artists to Jackson Hole to perform in the shadow of the Tetons.
Seven weeks of summer concerts feature musicians from such esteemed ensembles as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony and many others. Famous for its lush string sound and stimulating winds and brass, the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra has grown into a unique family of musicians that returns year after year to renew their spirits and create music inspired and uplifted by the natural beauty of Jackson Hole.
The 2012 summer season presents some of the most extraordinary programming the Festival has offered to date – pianist Stephen Hough performing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 3 with guest conductor Mark Wigglesworth, percussionist Colin Currie in MacMillan’s Veni, Veni Emmanuel, violinist James Ehnes in Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, Spotlight Concert guests The 5 Browns, Turtle Island Quartet, Ruth Moody (of the Wailin’ Jennys) and much more. Join us this summer in continuing the tradition of exhilarating musical experiences in Jackson Hole.