Grand Teton Music Festival cancels 2020 season; will live-stream three chamber concerts

Posted on: May 14, 2020

“Grand Teton Music Festival’s leadership announced Wednesday that its 59th summer season will be canceled,” writes Gabe Allen in Wednesday’s (5/13) Jackson Hole News and Guide (Wyoming). “Although the full orchestra will not perform as usual, a smaller group of musicians will gather to record and film ‘Music from the Mountains,’ a three-concert series in Walk Festival Hall … streamed live online on Aug. 21, 22 and 23.… ‘It is with very heavy hearts that the board has made this decision, as we know how much the community of Jackson Hole loves our music festival,’ [said] board co-chairs Barbara McCelvey and John Costello…. ‘However, our first responsibility is to ensure the health and safety of our audiences, musicians, guest artists, staff, and the people of Teton County—and canceling the in-person festival is, sadly, the only way to do that.’ The festival is joined by many other music events … in announcing summer cancellations. Grand Targhee Resort also announced Wednesday that Targhee Fest and the Targhee Bluegrass Festival will be canceled for summer 2020…. In addition to the concert videos, the project will include a series of online resources about music history that will be available to high schools across Wyoming.”