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The Wyoming Festival: New music in the mountains

July 11 @ 5:30 pm 9:00 pm MDT

2024 Harlow Summer Seminar Series: The Wyoming Festival

Free Preview Concert: Wednesday, July 10 @ 3:00pm | Teton County Library, Ordway Auditorium A
Final Concert: Thursday, July 11, 5:30pm BBQ ($10 suggested donation) & 6:30pm Concert | AMK Ranch, Berol Lodge
Both events open to the public and reservations are not required.
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The Wyoming Festival is a 5-day chamber music festival devoted to the creation of new concert music inspired and informed by the wild and natural setting of Grand Teton National Park.

Through a competitive process, five music composition fellows—Becka Dulaney, Asia Fajardo-Diamond, Daniel Galbreath, Bonnie McLarty, and Shawna Wolf —have been invited to participate along with festival founder, director, and composer, Anne M. Guzzo, a former UW Department of Music professor.

Their music will be performed by Wyoming Festival chamber artists-in-residence, world renown musicians, all of whom also play in the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra. The ensemble is led by violinist Holly Mulcahy and includes Barbara Scowcroft, violin; Kayla Williams, viola; Steve Laven, cello; and Stephanie Key, clarinet.

Their music will be performed at the Teton County Library, located at 125 Virginian Lane in Jackson, in a free preview concert at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in the Ordway Auditorium A, followed by their concert at the Berol Lodge at the AMK Ranch on July 11.

Sponsors include mickey babcock— supporting the work of women composers, and the UW-NPS Research Station.

Festival Director: Dr. Anne Guzzo

Dr. Anne Guzzo is a Wyoming-based composer who draws on science, and nature in her works. She has directed the Wyoming Festival since its inception in 2017 and taught composition at the University of Wyoming for over two decades. Guzzo is the Composer-in-Residence for the Wyoming Symphony and an Emmy-nominee. Her works have been heard across the globe, including on the NPR show, Performance Today, at the Grand Teton Music Festival “Inside the Music” Series, at the CoP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, and at the Oregon Bach Festival, among others.

For more information about Guzzo, go to http://anneguzzo.com/

Music Director: Holly Mulcahy

After hearing Scheherazade at an early age, 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 across the country while maintaining a robust solo career and a small non-profit organization.

Holly is currently serving as concertmaster of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and Chattanooga Symphony & Opera. In addition to those leadership roles, she also serves as Wichita Symphony’s Partner for Audience Engagement; a position dedicated to building meaningful relationships with audiences by breaking down stereotypical barriers.

Holly began developing her leadership skills at the renowned Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University with former Baltimore Symphony concertmaster Herbert Greenberg. In recent seasons she has enjoyed serving as traveling concertmaster for Emmy Award winner George Daugherty’s Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, and as guest concertmaster for the Columbus Symphony, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and a one-year appointment as interim concertmaster for Orchestra Iowa.

As an in-demand performer, Holly balances her orchestral duties with numerous concerto performances across 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 by Hollywood film composer, George S. Clinton.

This new concerto by George S. Clinton, 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 takes the listener on an epic western adventure of love, loss, and revenge. Booked coast to coast, immediately after the world premiere, Mulcahy and Clinton have received rave reviews and a solid fan following who travel to each performance.

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.

In addition to an active performing career, Holly is the author of Neo Classical, a monthly column on the future of classical music. On days off, Holly maintains a reputation for planning and hosting exquisite gourmet parties in her Chicago home.

Holly performs on a 1917 Giovanni Cavani violin, previously owned by the late renowned soloist Eugene Fodor, and a bespoke bow made by award-winning master bow maker, Douglas Raguse.

Visit HollyMulcahy.com for more information.

Amk Ranch Rd
Moran, WY 83013 United States
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Turn right when entering Leek’s Marina parking lot in Grand Teton National Park.