Second Annual Grand Teton Music Festival Concerts in Park

Date: June 26, 2009
Release #: 09-51

Jackie Skaggs, 307-739-3393

Grand Teton National Park and the Grand Teton Music Festival have joined together to offer a second year of special programs, promoting the deep connection between nature and music. Created through a special partnership, the “Music in Nature” concert series runs from June 30 through July 25. The Grand Teton Music Festival’s resident String Quartet 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.

The inaugural performance of the String Quartet from RiceUniversity in Houston, Texas will take place at the Craig Thomas Discovery and VisitorCenter on Monday, June 29 at 12 noon. The String Quartet was established by the Grand Teton Music Festival as a way to usher in promising musicians to the festival orchestra that plays each summer at Walk Festival Hall in TetonVillage. These musicians will delight listeners through their recitals, continuing a musical tradition inspired by the beauty of Grand TetonNational 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 with the Grand Teton Music Festival again this summer to bring a special musical experience to our visitors.”

Several park locations will host these concerts: ColterBayVisitorCenter, Jackson Lake Lodge and the Craig Thomas Discovery and VisitorCenter. The times and locations are:

Tuesdays and Thursdays
12 p.m. and 2 p.m.ColterBayVisitorCenter (back deck)
4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Jackson Lake Lodge (lobby)

Wednesdays and Fridays
11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Craig Thomas Discovery and VisitorCenter (terrace)

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Moose, WY83012


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