Pearls by Shari and Maestro Donald Runnicles announce the Music in the Mountains pin to commemorate the 61st season of the Grand Teton Music Festival

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Conductor Donald Runnicles of Deutsche Oper Berlin and Shari Turpin of Pearls by Shari have partnered to create the Music in the Mountains pin for the 61st Grand Teton Music Festival.

Conductor Donald Runnicles of Deutsche Oper Berlin and Shari Turpin of Pearls by Shari have partnered to create the Music in the Mountains pin for the 61st Grand Teton Music Festival. 50% of proceeds from this beautiful piece goes towards the Grand Teton Music Festival. Shari Turpin says, “It was a delight working with Sir Donald Runnicles. His passion for the music festival and willingness to make the collaboration a success highlights his commitment to excellence.”
Featuring timeless pearls and 18K gold, the Music in the Mountains pin is a classic and commemorative piece representing the beauty of the Tetons and the musical excellence the Grand Teton Music Festival brings to Jackson Hole each year.

Where: 3330 Cody Ln, Teton Village, WY 83025, USA

When: 61st season of GTMF ending September 2022

Celebrate the spirit of the Tetons and the spectacular musical talent of the Grand Teton Music Festival through the purchase of the Music in the Mountains pin.
For more information about this event, please contact Pearls by Shari at or (307) 734-0553.

About Pearls by Shari:
Specializing in Golden South Sea pearls and the curation of heirloom strands, Pearls by Shari brings the elegance of pearls to the heart of the Tetons. Founder Shari Turpin brings immense passion and over 20 years of professional pearl buying experience to each piece that is designed on 90 E. Broadway in Jackson, WY.
As we design at Pearls by Shari, we keep the legacy of the pearl in mind. Whether we combine rough leather with pearls for our Teton Mountaineering Collection or metal with diamonds and pearls for our South Sea Collections, our designs represent more than pieces of jewelry. A Pearls by Shari design serves as a legacy of hope from one generation to another.

About Shari Turpin:
Pearls captured the heart of Turpin as a young woman and an emerging jewelry designer. Growing up outside of Vancouver, Canada, she was an outdoors-loving adventurer, inspired by the natural world around her. When she got married, became a mother, and began making her own jewelry, Turpin’s frequent world travels furthered that awe of nature and influenced her work.
Shari has been in business for more than 40 years now, over 25 of it in the curation and selection of rare pearls and jewelry design. Pearls by Shari has two locations – one in Jackson and another in Park City, Utah. The company also manages a robust website, with jewelry lines now available at Neiman Marcus.

About Sir Donald Runnicles
Conductor Donald Runnicles is the General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Music Director of the Grand Teton Music Festival (Jackson, Wyoming), as well as the Principal Guest Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He was recently named Conductor Emeritus of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, having served as its Chief Conductor from 2009-2016. Maestro Runnicles enjoys close and enduring relationships with several of the most significant opera companies and orchestras and is especially celebrated for his interpretations of Romantic and post-Romantic symphonic and opera repertoire which are core to his musical identity.

Grand Teton Music Festival
Sir Donald Runnicles has been Music Director since 2005 of the Grand Teton Music Festival, which draws its musicians from many of North America’s top orchestras to the natural beauty of the Grand Tetons in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He leads four of the festival’s seven orchestra weeks and directs and participates as a pianist in the many chamber concerts, recitals, and other activities the festival offers to its local public and visitors who flock to Jackson and nearby Yellowstone Park in the summer.

Grand Teton Music Festival was founded in 1962 by the Jackson Hole Fine Arts Festival to foster classical music experiences for performers and audiences and to improve and enrich the cultural awareness and opportunities for people in Wyoming and the adjacent area. More than 60 years since its humble beginnings performing in a tent at the base of the Tetons, the Festival is now sought after for both listeners and performers alike as a destination to experience the finest in classical music throughout the summer.

The Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra consists of top talent from across the country, including 250 musicians from 90 orchestras and 65 institutions of higher learning, many performing together each summer for over 25 years. The Festival also welcomes some of the most sought-after soloists and visiting artists in classical music today. Under the baton of world-renowned Music Director Sir Donald Runnicles, these musicians come together to gather inspiration from the mountain setting and to provide spectacular music for Festival audiences.

The Grand Teton Music Festival is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (23-7034152). All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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