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Fourth Annual Grand Teton Music Festival Concerts in the Park

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Date: June 24, 2011
Contact: Jackie Skaggs, 307.739.3393

Music in Nature

June 24, 2011

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Grand Teton National Park and the Grand Teton Music Festival have once again joined together to host the fourth year of special programs promoting the connection between nature and music. Created through a special partnership, the "Music in Nature" concert series runs from June 28 through July 22. The Grand Teton Music Festival's Axiom Brass Quintet will perform 30-minute programs of music inspired by nature; a park ranger will host each performance. The concerts are free and open to the public.

Inaugural performances of the brass quintet will take place at the Colter Bay Visitor Center amphitheater Tuesday, June 28 and Wednesday, June 29 at 11:30 a.m., with a second performance at 12:30 p.m. each day. These musicians will delight listeners through their recitals, continuing a musical tradition inspired by the beauty of Grand Teton National Park and its majestic scenery.

"The 'Music in Nature' concerts create a unique, relaxing atmosphere that allows visitors to enjoy the picturesque Teton landscape in a truly personal and moving way," said Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott. "We are excited to partner again with Grand Teton Music Festival to bring a special musical experience to our visitors."

Concerts are scheduled for the Colter Bay Visitor Center auditorium, Jackson Lake Lodge lobby, and the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Moose. Time and locations of concerts are:

Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning June 28
11:30 a.m. Colter Bay Visitor Center Amphitheater
12:30 p.m. Colter Bay Visitor Center Amphitheater

Wednesdays beginning June 29
5:00 p.m. Jackson Lake Lodge lobby
6:00 p.m. Jackson Lake Lodge lobby

Thursdays and Fridays beginning June 29
11:30 a.m. Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center (Moose)
12:30 p.m. Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center (Moose)

Did You Know?

Close-up of a lodgepole pine cone

Did you know that lodgepole pine trees grow on glacial moraines in Jackson Hole? Glacial moraines are ridges of rocky debris left behind as Ice Age glaciers melted. The soil on these ridges retains moisture and is more hospitable to trees than the cobbly, porous soil on the outwash plain.