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CLASSICAL NOTES: ‘Latin Fire’ date night
JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Today’s Spotlight Concert features the Richard Brown Orchestra playing a classic Broadway and TV pop show tribute program titled “The Way They Were.” Brown is a long-standing percussionist member of the GTMF Orchestra, music professor at Houston’s Rice University School of Music, and leader of the 27-piece Richard Brown Orchestra, which has charmed audiences around the country since 1996. The RBO and its powerhouse vocalists are sure to leave you wishing that the GTMF auditorium boasted a dance floor to match this big band sound.
Thursday’s Musician’s Choice concert features father and son duo Sean and Scott Holthauser on a vocal and piano performance of the great American composer Aaron Copland’s charming “Old American Songs” collection, followed by works by contemporary composers Takayoshi Yoshioka and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.
This weekend’s Latin Fire GTMF Festival Orchestra performance is a date night plan that will leave you sure to score… a great concert experience. Led by charismatic guest Maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya, the GTMF orchestra will buzzfire through works by De Falla, Rodrigo, and Revueltas before thrilling you with Ravel’s ever-sexy Bolero. Be sure to hold on tight to that lady friend date, however, as guest Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas’ solo guitar action will undoubtedly leave her on Latin fire in her seat.
Tuesday, Aug. 14, is this season’s last Inside The Music. This night of GTMF Orchestra musician Roger Oyster’s educational, family-friendly fun will explore woks by Bach, Ligeti and Tchaikovsky.
And remember: booze is now allowed in Walk Festival Hall.
$15 locals rush tickets are available 30 minutes prior to any show. 733-1128 or www.gtmf.org.