The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Grand Teton Music Festival for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover – direct from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, United States, with conductor Donald Runnicles, composer Sean Shepherd and cellist Johannes Moser.
GRAND TETON MUSIC FESTIVAL TAKEOVER | First on the program tonight, the #worldpremiere of “Melt” by American composer #SeanShepherd, followed by Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, and after intermission, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 #GTMF2018 #DonaldRunnicles #Orchestra #GlobalWarming #Cello
GRAND TETON MUSIC FESTIVAL TAKEOVER | What a special night! The Festival Orchestra and Maestro Donald Runnicles premiered Sean Shepherd’s “Melt”, a work about glaciers melting due to climate change. The piece was a joint commission by GTMF and the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music #booseyhawkes #seanshepherd
GRAND TETON MUSIC FESTIVAL TAKEOVER | If you’ve ever been to #JacksonHole, you recognize these elk-antler arches in Town Square. The arches were built in the 1960s – right around the same time as the birth of the Grand Teton Music Festival! Little-known-fact: the Jackson Hole Boy Scouts pick up the antlers from the National Elk Refuge every year and donate them to the city. #GTMF2018 @grandtetonmusic