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James Ehnes at the Grand Teton Music Festival

James EhnesBenjamin Ealovega

November 04, 2022

Violinist James Ehnes says that the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is one of his favorite places on earth. In an essay for Strings magazine, Ehnes wrote that the GTMF is a place "...where the physical beauty is beyond description, and where the quality of music-making defies rational explanation." On today's show, we'll hear James Ehnes and the Grand Teton Festival Orchestra play the Violin Concerto by Samuel Barber.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Marcel Tournier: Suite for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Harp, Op. 34: Movement 4 Fete
Kristin Lee, violin | Paul Neubauer, viola | Dmitri Atapine, cello | Bridget Kibbey, harp | Tara Helen O'Connor, flute
Album: Music@Menlo From Bach, Vol. 6
Music@Menlo Live

Clarence Cameron White: Levee Dance Op. 6, No. 2
Simin Ganatra, violin | John Novacek, piano
Music in the Vineyards festival, Silverado Vineyards, Napa, CA

Stephen Hough: Fanfare Toccata
Yunchan Lim, piano
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, TCU Van Cliburn Concert Hall, Fort Worth, TX

Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60
Wynona (Yinuo) Wang, piano | Kristin Lee, violin | Paul Neubauer, viola | Sterling Elliott, cello
Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute, Spieker Center for the Arts, Atherton, CA

Hour 2

Walter Piston: Symphony No. 4: Movement 4 Energico
American Symphony Orchestra | Leon Botstein, conductor
Album: Piston: Symphony No. 4 - EP
American Symphony Orchestra

Alexander Zemlinsky: The Mermaid: Movement 2
The Orchestra Now | Leon Botstein, conductor
Bard College and The Orchestra Now, Sosnoff Theatre, Fisher Center for The Performing Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Libby Larsen: Sorrow Song and Jubilee
Catalyst Quartet
Maverick Concerts, Maverick Concert Hall, Woodstock, NY

Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto
James Ehnes, violin | Grand Teton Festival Orchestra | Stephane Deneve, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY