Harlow Special Seminar – July 19th and 20th, 2023
The Wyoming Festival—New Music in the Mountains, Chamber Music inspired by the Tetons
A preview concert will also be presented on Wednesday, July 13. See below for details.
The Wyoming Festival is a 5-day new chamber music festival devoted to the creation of brand, new concert music inspired and informed by the wild and natural setting of Grand Teton National Park. The Festival is held at the AMK Ranch on the University of Wyoming’s National Park Service Research Station (uwnps.org) in Grand Teton National Park.
Wyoming Festival chamber artists-in-residence—world renown musicians, all of whom also play in the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra—are lead by violinist Holly Mulcahy and include Barbara Scowcroft, violin; Kayla William, viola; Steve Laven, cello; and Juan de Gomar, bassoon.
Through a competitive process, four music composition fellows (Shawna Wolf, DelShawn Taylor, Monica Mendoza, and Henrique Rabelo) have been invited to participate along with festival director and composer, Anne M. Guzzo (anneguzzo.com). Their music will be performed at the Teton County Library (*125 Virginian Lane, Jackson) in a free preview concert at 2:30pm on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 in the Ordway Auditorium B, and in concert at the Berol Lodge at the AMK Ranch July 20, 2023—5:30 BBQ and 6:30 concert. Join us as we creatively celebrate Grand Teton National Park.
Sponsors include mickey babcock—supporting the work of women composers; Lynn John, composer; and the UW-NPS Research Station.
Wyoming Festival director, Anne M. Guzzo is Wyoming–based composer who draws on science and nature, playful absurdism, and interdisciplinary collaboration to create music that has been described as alternately moving and humorous. Anne has recently collaborated with an entomologist, a range-land ecologist, vertical dancers, poets, and a microbiologist, among others.
Guzzo—an Emmy-nominated and internationally performed composer—is passionate about new music. She founded and directs the Wyoming Festival: New Music in the Mountains, a chamber music festival in Grand Teton National Park. Anne has been a fellow in residence with Ucross, Wyoming, the Whitely Center at Friday Harbor Labs, and the Brushcreek Residency in Saratoga, WY.
Her music has been heard on NPR’s Performance Today, on the Grand Teton Music Festival Inside the Music Series, the Bowling Green New Music Festival, and performed and recorded by the AdZel Duo, Wyoming Symphony, Voices of Change, the Colorado Chamber Orchestra, Allégresse trio, the Empyrean Ensemble, the Divan Consort, Third Angle, and several other ensembles and performers. Her chamber opera, Locust, was premiered at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming in the Fall of 2018, received its African premiere in Morocco in 2019, and was performed during the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland. For more information, go to anneguzzo.com.
After hearing Scheherazade at an early age, Wyoming Festival Music Director, Holly Mulcahy fell in love with the violin and knew it would be her future. Since then, she has won multiple positions in symphonic orchestras from Richmond to Phoenix and is currently serving as concertmaster of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and Chattanooga Symphony & Opera.
As an in-demand performer, Holly balances her orchestral duties with numerous concerto performances around the country. Passionate about performing living American composers’ works, Holly has been featured as soloist for concertos by Jennifer Higdon, Jim Stephenson, Philip Glass, and now a concerto being written for her by Hollywood film composer, George S. Clinton. This new concerto, The Rose of Sonora: a violin concerto in five scenes, is inspired by true stories about the lives of legendary women in the Old West and will take the listener on an epic western adventure of love and revenge.
Believing in music as a healing and coping source, Holly founded Arts Capacity, a charitable 501(c)3 which focuses on bringing live chamber music, art, artists, and composers to prisons. Arts Capacity addresses many emotional and character-building issues people face as they prepare for release into society.
Visit HollyMulcahy.com for more information.