Garrick Ohlsson performs at the Grand Teton Music Festival

Teton Village, Wyoming is the next stop for Mr. Ohlsson, as he continues his summer festival performances in the US and Canada. The concert appearances, taking place on August 16-19, are part of the Grand Teton Music Festival, which was founded in 1962. Each summer, the festival features performances by world renowned classical musicians over the course of seven weeks. The Festival has been directed by Maestro Donald Runnicles since 2006, which has increased its prestigious on the international stage. 

This year, Mr. Ohlsson performs programs which spans centuries. Bach’s English Suites were composed around 1715, as a set of six pieces. Mr. Ohlsson performs No. 3 at the first concert. This piece is followed by another Sonata No.3, this time by Szymanowski, a relatively unknown Polish composer. Premiered in 1917, this one movement Sonata is regarded as original and avantgarde harmonically. For the final pieces of the concert, the listen travels back in time to the 19th century, with works by Chopin – one of Mr. Ohlsson’s specialties. For the final concert program (performed on August 18 & 19) Garrick performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 “Jeunehomme” with conductor Donald Runnicles and the Festival Orchestra.