Thursday, March 27, 2008

Local talent in the Grand Teton Music Festival

If you are cruising through Jackson Hole, Wyoming on your way to the Grand Tetons or Yellowstone, you might want to check out the Grand Teton Music Festival. Several musicians from the Oregon Symphony have been playing there for the past few years. This year's GTMF orchestra roster includes violinists Julie Coleman and Gregory Ewer, violist Joel Belgique, bassist Don Hermanns, and tubist JTtik Clark.

Kathryn Lucktenberg, concertmaster of the Eugene Symphony and professor at the U of O is playing in her 24th season with the festival orchestra, and cellist Steven Pologe, who also teaches at the U of O and plays with the Oregon String Quartet and Trio Pacifica, will be marking his 26th season at the festival.

Carlos Kalmar directed at the festival last year. Donald Runnicles has been the music director of the festival since 2006. The season runs from July 1 to August 16.

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