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Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

The 2016 Grand Teton Music Festival

Technical Director Craig Thorson, Producer Marc Sanchez, Host Fred Child, and Photographer Nate Ryan recording Performance Today in Grand Teton National Park. APM
19min 38sec : GTMF Day 1: Robert Schumann's Fairy Tales, Op. 132

For the past few years, the Grand Teton Music Festival has invited Performance Today to host a night of music. To be nestled in the Tetons, cozying up to moose and bears, all with some of the best musicians in the world... how could we refuse? Listen for highlights from our night at the festival, and while you're here, take in some of the breathtaking sights this magical place has to offer.

GTMF Day 1: Fairy Tales from the principal's office

Fred is joined on stage by Gregory Raden (principal clarinet with the Dallas Symphony), Brant Bayless (pricipal viola with the Utah Symphony), and Scott Holshouser (principal piano with the Houston Symphony). The trio joined forces to play a set of music by Robert Schumann based on fairy tales that don't actually exist.

Lia Kass painting inspired by Schumann

Lia Kass: Paintings inspired by the 2016 Grand Teton Music Festival

Fred walks across a field at Hunter Barn in Grand Teton National Park Nate Ryan/MPR
Microphones set up to record a brass quintet at the Hunter Barn in Grand Teton National Park. Nate Ryan/MPR
A view of the Teton mountain range Nate Ryan/MPR

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