The New York Times: 10 Spring and Summer Classical Festivals

 The conductor Donald Runnicles is in charge of the orchestra at the Grand Teton festival. Credit: Michelle McCarron

The conductor Donald Runnicles is in charge of the orchestra at the Grand Teton festival. Credit: Michelle McCarron

The New York Times
By David Allen

Ah, sizzling burgers and a tasty side of the arts. We’ve picked the top festivals in theater, dance, pop and classical that we think you should see this spring and summer around the country.

Grand Teton Music Festival

JACKSON HOLE, WYO., JULY 3-AUG. 20 The setting is everything at this event, located near Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, but with Donald Runnicles in charge of the festival’s orchestra, musical quality is assured, too. Mr. Runnicles sprinkles some recent work — by Aaron Jay Kernis, Marc Neikrug and Luciano Berio — among weighty canonical fare, including Mahler’s Ninth and Beethoven’s Seventh. Guest artists include Yefim Bronfman, Garrick Ohlsson, Augustin Hadelich, Vasily Petrenko and James Ehnes.

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