Performance Today

with host Fred Child

PT in Residence at the Grand Teton Music Festival

Fred on the summit of the Grand Teton, at 13,775 ft.
Fred Child summits Grand Teton Photo courtesy of Seth Iverson
22min 28sec

Performance Today recently spent five glorious days at the Grand Teton Music Festival in Teton Village, Wyom.

We went to terrific concerts, hiked mountains, and enjoyed fantastic performances during our special event, GTMF Presents Performance Today.

For this event, 12 musicians (including GTMF Music Director Donald Runnicles) joined PT host Fred Child onstage at Walk Festival Hall for special performances and conversations about making music in the mountains.

Fred also spent time adventuring in Wyoming, culminating in a successful summit of Grand Teton. Be sure to take a look at his expedition photos above, and watch his video below:

Fred at the summit of Grand Teton

PT host Fred Child takes a photo with pianist Adelle Eslinger Runnicles and GTMF Music Director Donald Runnicles after their duo piano performance
Child, Eslinger Runnicles, and Runnicles Image courtesy of Rudolf Costin
Violinist Karen Kinzie, pianist Scott Holshouser, and cellist Amy Leung take a bow after their performance of Ofer Ben-Amots' Odessa Trio at Walk Festival Hall at the Grand Teton Music Festival.
Kinzie, Holshouser, and Leung Image courtesy of Rudolf Costin
Composer Ofer Ben-Amots, PT host Fred Child, violinist Karen Kinzie, and cellist Amy Leung pose for pictures following the performance.
Ben-Amots, Child, Kinzie, and Leung Image courtesy of Rudolf Costin
Violinist Eva Cappelletti Chao, cellist Amy Leung, PT host Fred Child, violinist Sarah Schwartz and violist Ben Ullery after the quartet's performance of Brahms' String Quartet No. 3.
Cappelletti Chao, Leung, Child, Schwartz, Ullery Image courtesy of Rudolf Costin
Oboist Elizabeth Koch Tiscione, cellist Charae Krueger, Fred Child, violinist Jay Christy and violist Yang-Yoon Kim (obscured) pose for fans following the show.
Koch Tischione, Krueger, Child, Christy, Kim Image courtesy of Rudolf Costin
PT host Fred Child autographs programs during intermission at the Grand Teton Music Festival.
Fred Child signs autographs at the GTMF Image courtesy of Rudolf Costin
Fred nears the Lower Saddle, between the Grand Teton and the Middle Teton, at the end of a long hike on the first day
Fred nears the Lower Saddle Photo courtesy of Seth Iverson
On the Lower Saddle for camp, at 11,600 ft. The Grand Teton looms behind.
On the Lower Saddle for camp Photo courtesy of Seth Iverson
Fred enjoying the sunset from 11,600 ft, at the Lower Saddle.
Sunset at the Lower Saddle Photo courtesy of Seth Iverson
Fred belays his climbing partner high up on the Grand Teton, ready to catch them if they slip.
Fred Child belays his climbing partner Photo courtesy of Seth Iverson
PT host Fred Child and Technical Producer Elizabeth Iverson on the Grand Teton.
Fred Child and Elizabeth Iverson climb Grand Teton Photo courtesy of Seth Iverson
After an early start and a morning of climbing, Fred nears the summit of the Grand Teton.
Fred Child approaches the summit of Grand Teton Photo courtesy of Seth Iverson