The Grand Teton Music Festival announces an American-themed line-up to celebrate legendary American composer Leonard Bernstein’s centenary. The 2018 Summer Festival runs seven weeks from July 2 to August 18 and includes more than 60 musical events.
At the heart of the Grand Teton Music Festival is the Festival Orchestra, performing Friday and Saturday nights with the world’s best soloists. Led by Music Director Donald Runnicles, the Festival opens with piano superstar Daniil Trifonov and closes with a fully cast concert adaptation of Bernstein’s consummate work West Side Story. The Festival welcomes conductors Markus Stenz, Stéphane Denève, and Julian Rachlin. Violinist Leila Josefowicz and pianist Kirill Gerstein make their Jackson Hole debuts.
The annual Fundraising Gala concert returns with Audra McDonald, the most decorated performer in Broadway history, on July 19. Additional festival highlights include legendary bass player Edgar Meyer (July 24), world-renowned quintet Canadian Brass (August 8), pianist Kirill Gerstein performing Rhapsody in Blue (July 18), and a Broadway Revue (August 15).
Join us for an exhilarating musical experience that only the combination of the world’s best musicians and the Teton Mountain Range can provide.