Strings and symphonies grace GTMF week three

Week three of GTMF’s 58th Summer Season is all about strings. The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet will give two performances. The Festival Orchestra will perform Schumann’s Cello Concerto with Alisa Weilerstein, and will also perform Beethoven’s popular Fifth Symphony. And finally, Festival Musicians will appear in two dynamic evenings of chamber music. Don’t miss the music all week long.

Movies on the Mountain: March of the Penguins
Monday, July 15 at 7PM | Free, but ticketed
Every year, the Emperor Penguins of Antarctica travel through the frozen tundra to return to their breeding grounds during mating season. This documentary by filmmaker Luc Jacquet captures the penguins’ fight for survival throughout their journey in the world’s worst weather conditions.

Haberfeld Chamber Music Series: Haydn, Pärt & Bach
Tuesday, July 16 at 6PM | Free, but ticketed | St. John’s Episcopal Church
Festival Musicians delight with Bach’s Two-Part Inventions, a series of short compositions written for the composer’s son. The nature-inspired season continues with Haydn’s “Lark,” with its aviary impressions and unforgettable melodies. Arvo Pärt’s ethereal and hypnotic work, Spiegel im Spiegel, completes the program.

Alisa Weilerstein. Photo: Marco Borggreve

GTMF Presents Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Wednesday, July 17 at 8PM | $30
The LAGQ is known for their inventive and groundbreaking transcriptions of concert, contemporary, and world-music masterworks. The concert features many audience favorites and concludes with a work written for them by the legendary jazz guitarist Pat Matheny.

Hartley Family Concert Series: Guitar Heroes
Thursday July 18 at 12PM | Free, but ticketed | St. John’s Episcopal Church
Young GTMF listeners are in for a fingerpickin’ good time with the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. LAGQ will introduce our young audience members to the guitar and delight them with different types of music, including baroque, bluegrass, rock, new age, and classical.

Thursday Chamber Music: Ewald & Beethoven
Thursday, July 18 at 8PM | $30
The brass section of the Festival Orchestra teams up for a performance of Ewald’s charming Brass Quintet. The program opens with a work by Erwin Schulhoff and is concluded with a staple of the chamber music repertoire—Beethoven’s youthful and exuberant First String Quartet.

Festival Orchestra: Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony
Friday, July 19 at 8PM & Saturday, July 20 at 6PM | $25–$60
Jackson Hole’s very own Festival Orchestra performs two of the most popular works in classical music: Smetana’s musical depiction of the Moldau river and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. The program also features Schumann’s lyrical Cello Concerto, performed by Festival favorite Alisa Weilerstein.

Reserve tickets for GTMF events online at or by calling 307.733.1128.

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