Grand Teton Music Festival: Music and Arts in the Mountains

Revel in the sights and sounds of renowned orchestras at the Grand Teton Musical Festival. Plus, visit the National Wildlife Museum and float on the Snake River among the Grand Tetons.
Rating (4.71)
Program No. 21960RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Celebrate beloved works from the orchestral music repertoire amid the majesty of the mountains at the Grand Teton Music Festival. Musicians from renowned orchestras come together in a single world-class ensemble for this acclaimed musical event, where you’ll attend narrated concerts, chamber music performances and the main festival concerts on Friday evening, complete with pre-concert introductions to the orchestra program. Each evening of music follows a day surveying Western culture and the grandeur of the Tetons, including a float trip down the Snake River, a full day of interpreted exploration in Grand Teton National Park and much more.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Hear musicians from great international orchestras perform a challenging musical repertoire befitting the grand mountain setting of the Tetons.
  • Study the intersection of art, culture and the West’s wild beauty during a demonstration by a local artist and a docent-led visit to the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
  • Meet festival musicians and explore "behind the curtain" at Walk Festival Hall, acclaimed for its intimate atmosphere and superb acoustics.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Windows into the Earth: The Geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
by Robert B. Smith and Lee J. Siegel
Find out about the forces that shaped and continue to shape the Greater Yellowstone-Teton region. Illustrations and driving tours of both parks help visitors enjoy and understand the Earth's creative forces in this wondrous region.
Common Wildflowers of Grand Teton National Park
by Charles Craighead
Handy pocket-sized guide to common wildflowers, shrubs and berries for under $10. Wonderful photos by local photographer Henry Holdsworth, a flower guide organized by color. Very user friendly.
Along the Ramparts of the Tetons
by Robert B. Betts
Enjoyable history of Jackson Hole settlement and exploration, from the time of trappers and mountain men to the more “civilized” settlement of Jackson Hole families.
The White Indian Boy: and its sequel The Return of the White Indian Boy
by Elijah Nicholas Wilson and Charles A. Wilson
The author, when a daring young boy, ran away from his Utah home and lived with and was adopted by the Shoshone Indians. He later settled in Jackson Hole, WY; the town of Wilson, WY is named for him. Years later, his son Charles wrote a sequel to the book describing his father's later years and his own adventures in early Jackson Hole. Frontier exploits during a unique time of American history come to life through historical fact, humor and early day photographs.
Watching Yellowstone and Teton Wildlife: The Best Places to Look From Roads and Trails
by Todd Wilkinson and Michael L. Francis
Pack this guidebook, along with your binoculars and enthusiasm, when visiting both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. The authors identify numerous viewing areas for optimum wildlife watching and have included maps, color photographs, samples of animal tracks, driving tours, hikes and animal descriptions including behavioral information.
Drawn to Yellowstone: Artists in America's First National Park
by Peter B. Hassrick
The volume is a review of the artistic history of the park and an illustrated account of the artists who traveled to and were inspired by Yellowstone.
This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind
by Ivan Doig
Memories of growing up in Montana; a written painting of This House of Sky colored with affection and love of the land and the people and the words.

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