11-15 Grand Teton Music Festival

For seven weeks every summer, some 200 professional musicians from America’s top orchestras gather to make music in one of the most spectacular wild settings in the United States. Music Director Donald Runnicles says the Grand Teton Music Festival has a magical effect on everyone: “somehow it’s like renewing your vows here with the profession, with the music. You reconnect with that passion that got us into this in the first place.”

For more information about the Grand Teton Music Festival visit http://www.gtmf.org/.

Music

J.C. Bach: Overture and Suite from Amadis de Gaule
Golijov: Mariel
Prechtl: Lucky to be Born (World Premiere)
Project Trio arrangements: Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, J.S. Bach: Badinerie from Suite No. 2; Orig. composition: “Classique”
Schubert: Fantasia in F Minor for Piano 4-Hands, D. 940
Higdon: Autumn Reflection
Zivkovic: Trio per uno III
R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche

Audio Feature:

Greg Patillo:  Beatboxing 101

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Greg Patillo: Beatbox Improv

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Artists

Donald Runnicles, Music Director – Grand Teton Music Festival Music Director Donald Runnicles is one of the most consistently acclaimed conductors of opera and symphonic repertoire today. Maestro Runnicles is currently General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin (since 2009), Chief Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony (since 2009), Principal Guest Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and former Music Director and Principal Conductor of the San Francisco Opera. Donald Runnicles was born in Scotland, and was educated there and at Cambridge University; soon afterwards he went to Germany to work in opera. Donald Runnicles’ recordings include a new Mozart Requiem with the Atlanta Symphony; a Grammy-nominated CD with tenor Ben Heppner of German Romantic opera arias; and a disc of Ring excerpts with the Dresden Staatskapelle. More

Craig Hauschildt, Marimba – Craig Hauschildt is an active freelance musician in the Houston area. He performs regularly with the Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet and the Houston Symphony. Outside of Houston, he has performed with the Grand Teton, Aspen and Spoleto Music Festivals. In 2007 he was the recipient of a Presser Award which allowed him to study folkloric Afro-Cuban music intensely with Michael Spiro and commission a new work for piano and percussion by the Cuban-American composer Tania Leon. He is currently on faculty at Texas A&M where he teaches courses on classical music and music of the Americas. More

Carole Bean, Flute – Carole Bean, studied flute with Judith Bentley and Walfrid Kujala at Bowling Green State University and Northwestern University. She plays piccolo and flute with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. She is also a member of the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra and the Fessenden Ensemble in the Washington area. She has appeared as a recent soloist with the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra and at the National Flute Association Convention and the Ohio Music Educators Association Convention. During the summers she plays in the Grand Teton Music Festival. More

Richard Brown, Percussion – A native of Philadelphia, Richard Brown earned his bachelor of music from Temple University in Philadelphia and his master’s degree from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He started his career with the Chamber Symphony of Philadelphia in 1968. He played in the United States Army Band in Washington D.C., and then moved to Houston to perform with the Houston Symphony, a position he held for eight years. While in Houston, he established the percussion department at the Shepherd School of Music. Brown left the Houston Symphony to establish a free-lance career in New York City, and returned to the Shepherd School in 1984 as full-time Professor of Percussion. More

 

Reinhard Goebel, Conductor – After Reinhard Goebel founded Musica Antiqua Köln in 1973, he became one of the most important leaders of the continental early music scene, especially as an undisputed authority in the area of German baroque music. While he remains today the leading outsider in the world of Early Music, he has now established himself as a highly-regarded conductor of “modern” orchestras as well, including the Royal Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonieorchester Berlin, the Munich and Zürich Chamber Orchestras and all the major German radio orchestras. Goebel’s goal as a conductor is enriching the repertoire through his interpretation of noteworthy discoveries. More

John Kinzie, Percussion – John Kinzie is currently the Director of Percussion Studies of the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver. He teaches percussion and timpani performance as well as percussion ensemble, master classes, and percussion pedagogy and repertoire. Mr. Kinzie is the principal percussionist of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 1985. Prior to his appointment with the CSO, Mr. Kinzie was principal percussionist with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, a position he won at the age of 19. He also performs with the CSO chamber group “Once Upon a Time,” a group formed to inspire the imaginations of young schoolchildren and to excite them about music. More

Christopher Martin, Trumpet – Christopher Martin was appointed principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 2005 by Daniel Barenboim. Mr. Martin came to the CSO from his previous position as principal trumpet of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Before joining the Atlanta Symphony, Mr. Martin was associate principal trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has performed as guest principal trumpet with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Seattle Symphony, the Grand Teton Music Festival, and the Saito Kinen Festival. Christopher is also an adjunct faculty member of Northwestern University.  More

Judith McIntyre, Cello – Born into a very musical family, Canadian cellist Judith McIntyre was naturally guided and encouraged towards a career in music. She began musical studies at the age of four on the violin and switched to the cello at the age of seven. She went on as a scholarship student at the university of Toronto and Manhattan School of Music obtaining a Bachelors and Masters Degrees of Music. In May 2003, Ms. McIntyre won a position with the Colorado Symphony orchestra in the position of Third Chair Cello. More

Roger Oyster, Program Host - Roger Oyster became Principal Trombonist in the Kansas City Symphony in 1997. He has performed that same role, either as a member or a guest, in the St. Louis Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, the National Symphony, the Grant Park Symphony (Chicago), and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He began his career playing euphonium and as Euphonium Soloist with the United States Marine Band, where he was a featured soloist on more than 80 concerts and on two national tours. For the last 20 years he has played Principal Trombone in the Grand Teton Music Festival, Jackson, Wyoming. He received his Bachelor’s in Music degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and his Master’s in Music from the Catholic University, Wash. D.C. More

Brian Prechtl, Composer and Percussion – Percussionist Brian Prechtl has been a member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra since 2003. Before joining the BSO, he was a member of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic in Fort Wayne, Indiana for 14 seasons, and also held Principal Percussion positions in both the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. He graduated with high distinction from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Music degree and earned his Master’s of Music degree from Temple University. Mr. Prechtl spends his summers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming as a performer in the Grand Teton Music Festival where he has been a member of the percussion section since 1992. More

PROJECT Trio –

 

Greg Pattillo, Flute
Eric Stephenson, Cello
Peter Seymour, Bass

PROJECT Trio is a passionate, high energy chamber music ensemble comprised of three virtuosic composer/performers from Brooklyn, NY. Blending their classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles, PROJECT Trio has made an impact on audiences of all ages. Bursting onto the scene with their landmark videos, right out of the internet generation, PROJECT Trio is a musical experience defining a new level of entertainment! More