Grand Teton Music Festival 2016 Season
Recorded live at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village air Wednesday nights at 8:00 p.m. on Wyoming Public Radio and Classical Wyoming with your host Micah Schweizer. Repeats Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. on Classical Wyoming. Find out how you can listen here.
Cinematic Landscapes - Violinist Nicola Benedetti returns to center stage to perform a virtuosic Violin Concerto by the notable Hollywood film composer, Erich Korngold. Take in the cinematic sounds of Mahler’s First Symphony in the second half of the concert in a performance led by Maestro Runnicles. (recorded July 22).
A Thousand and One Nights - Piano duo and twins Christina and Michelle Naughton perform the witty and jaunty Concerto for Two Pianos by French composer, Francis Poulenc. Rounding out the evening, Maestro James Feddeck leads the Festival Orchestra in one of the most storied tone poems in classical music—Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. (recorded July 29).
Dances and Daydreams - International percussion sensation Colin Currie joins the Festival Orchestra in a percussion concerto by Grammy Award winning American composer, Christopher Rouse. Rounding out the concert are two orchestral blockbusters—Respighi’s Fountains of Rome and Stravinsky’s ballet suite from The Firebird. (recorded August 5).
Shostakovich’s Triumph - Jonathan Biss returns to the stage of Walk Festival Hall as part of his weeklong residency to perform the youthful and sunny Beethoven Second Piano Concerto. Then, internationally acclaimed conductor James Conlon leads the Festival Orchestra in a performance of the triumphant Shostakovich Fifth Symphony. (recorded August 12).
Rousing Finish - The season comes to a rousing finish with a pair of Russian masterworks. Violinist sensation Simone Porter returns to perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Festival Orchestra. Maestro Runnicles then leads the Festival Orchestra in Rachmaninoff’s lavishly romantic and epic Second Symphony. (recorded August 19).