Twilight Jazz: From Broadway to Paris

Twilight Jazz: From Broadway to Paris

Monday 9 January at 7pm

Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove
33 Shoreham Rd, Red Hill South

Take your place on the lawns at Montalto for an evening of 1920’s and ’30s dance hits and show tunes from Broadway to Paris.

Featuring velvet-voiced singer/pianist B.T Baldwin and George Washingmachine (violin), whose seemingly limitless bag of tricks includes some of the hottest fiddling around, this red-hot lineup also includes Leigh Barker (bass) and Lynn Wallis (drums).

Pair your evening with shared grazing plates and wine on the lawn, a shared dinner in the Piazza Cafe or truly indulge with Montalto’s famous three-course dinner in the dining room with premium balcony seating overlooking the stage.
3 course restaurant meal & show $140 – book online at:
Piazza Cafe shared dinner & show $110 – book online at


BT Baldwin, piano and vocals
George Washingmachine, violin
Leigh Barker, bass
Lynn Wallis, drums

All lawn tickets $60 (+ booking fee)
Bring your blanket or chair.
Estate wines available for purchase.

Treasures of the High Baroque

Treasures of the High Baroque

Thursday 12 January at 7:30pm

Morning Star Estate
1 Sunnyside Rd, Mount Eliza

Each a renowned artist in their own right, this unmissable performance will showcase the individual and collective talents of three of the world’s leading baroque performers.

Danish harpischordist, conductor and pedagogue Lars Ulrik Mortenson is Artistic Director of Concerto Copenhagen and works extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, the United States, Mexico, South America, China, Japan and Australia.

Australia’s Genevieve Lacey is a recorder virtuoso lauded for her extraordinary musicianship and “combination of sensuality, wit and mind boggling flamboyance” (The Guardian).

Australian-born, Denmark-based Jane Gower is principal bassoonist with Concerto Copenhagen, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and The Academy of Ancient Music, and performs extensively as a soloist throughout Europe, Australia and USA.

Together they will perform Telemann, JS Bach and Handel in the stunning surrounds of Morning Star Estate.


Genevieve Lacey, recorder
Jane Gower, bassoon
Lars Ulrik Mortenson, harpsichord

Tickets $60/$55 concession (+booking fee)

The Noble Patron – Acacia Quartet

The Noble Patron


Wednesday 4 January at 5pm

Lindenderry at Red Hill
142 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill

Be transported to Vienna at the dawn of the 19th century, as Acacia Quartet pay homage to one of classical music’s most influential patrons.

Prince Joseph Lobkowitz played a pivotal role in the creation of two of the finest works in the string quartet canon: Haydn’s String Quartet No.1 in G Major, Op.77 “Lobkowitz”, Haydn’s swan song in the genre that he invented, and Beethoven’s String Quartet No.10 in E flat Major Op. 74 “Harp”, written in a state of relaxed mastery thanks to the financial support of his patron.


Lisa Stewart; Myee Clohessy, violins
Stefan Duwe, viola
Anna Martin-Scrase, cello

For the complete experience, enjoy lunch at the Lindenderry Restaurant or dinner post-performance. Book lunch or dinner directly: (03) 5989 2933

Estate wines will be available for purchase.

Tickets $60/$55 concession (+ booking fee)

Swing, Stride and Boogie at the Bakery

Swing, Stride and Boogie at the Bakery


Friday 6 January at 7:30pm

Red Hill Baker at Balnarring
1/3000 Frankston Flinders Road
(Corner Frankston –Flinders Road and Balnarring Road) Balnarring

Singer/pianist B.T. Baldwin makes a welcome return to the Festival after two sold-out Hair of the Dog performances in 2014.

This time he brings his sophisticated stylings and elegant improvisations to the popular Tin Pan Alley tunes of the 1920s and ‘30s, paying homage to early swing pioneers Teddy Wilson, whose playing graced the recordings of Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, and the hugely influential Earl Hines, who gave the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker their first break and was dubbed by Count Basie as “the greatest piano player in the world”.


Tony Baldwin, piano and vocals
Leigh Barker, bass

A selection of Peninsula wines will be available for purchase.
Complete your concert experience with a pre-performance dinner at the Bakery from 5.30pm. Book directly with Red Hill Baker: (03) 5931 3125.

Tickets $60/$55 concession (+ booking fee)

South African Jive

South African Jive


Sunday 8 January at 7pm

On the lawn of St John the Evangelist
King St, Flinders

Be swept away by the infectious grooves and irresistible rhythms of South Africa as Valanga Khoza and his band create an exhilarating performance experience.

Exiled from South Africa in 1976 for protesting against apartheid, Valanga journeyed across the world as a refugee before finally settling in Australia. The music and stories he has since created reflects the places he has been and the people he has touched throughout his travels.

Charming his audiences with humour and wit, singer, songwriter and storyteller Valanga leads an ensemble featuring traditional instruments such as the kalimba, marimba and shijoro (jaw harp), interwoven with guitar, percussion and Valanga’s velvety voice.

A selection of Peninsula wines will be available for sale (sorry, no BYO). A gourmet BBQ will be available or bring your own picnic.


Valanga Khoza, guitar, kalimba, voice, percussion
Andrea Khoza, voice, uke, percussion
Fran Swinn, guitar
Chris Fangou, bass
Adrian Sherrif, trombone, shakuhachi
Kofi Kunkpe, percussion

Tickets $60/$55 concession (+booking fee)

Renegade Journey – Australian Guitar Trio

Renegade Journey


Tuesday 3 January at 6pm

Main Ridge Estate
80 William Rd, Red Hill South

Tracing the guitar’s renegade journey across music history, the Australian Guitar Trio draws inspiration from Celtic traditional tunes to Piazzolla and Bach via Percy Grainger and The Beatles with every imaginable influence in between.

Join this outstanding Tasmanian-based trio in the intimate space of Main Ridge Estate’s cellar door as they masterfully blend sparkling effervescent textures and contemporary influences with classical foundations to create a sonic identity that is as captivating as it is unique.


Gareth Koch, guitar
David Malone, guitar
Oliver Marshall, guitar

Estate wines will be available to purchase.

Tickets $60/$55 concession (+ booking fee) includes a light supper post-performance.




Wednesday 11 January at 5pm and 7pm

Moorooduc Estate
501 Derrill Rd, Moorooduc

Featured in Limelight’s “30 Brilliant Musicians Under 30”, Vietnamese-born Australian pianist Hoang Pham is one of our country’s finest concert pianists.

For the 2017 Festival he joins forces with the equally accomplished violinist Katherine Lukey (AOBO, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra) and Romanian-American cellist Paul Ghica (Patronus Quartet) to perform Schubert’s timeless Notturno in E flat Major and Dvořák’s Piano Trio No.3 in F minor Op.65 – both pinnacles of romantic expressionism.


Hoang Pham, piano
Katherine Lukey, violin
Paul Ghica, cello

5pm Tickets $60/$55 concession (+ booking fee)
Estate wines will be available to purchase prior to the perfomance

7pm Tickets $60/$55 concession (+ booking fee)
Estate wines will be available to purchase prior to the perfomance

Great Romantics – Kevin Suherman

Great Romantics

Saturday 7 January at 11am

Church of St John the Evangelist
King St, Flinders

Pianist Kevin Suherman has already made a name for himself as a fresh interpreter of the Romantic period’s most exhilarating and demanding solo piano repertoire.

At just 21 years of age, he won the 2016 Melbourne Recital Centre Great Romantics Competition – the latest in a string of high-profile placings in competitions across Germany, Italy and Australia.

For his Festival debut he performs a selection of virtuosic works by Chopin, Liszt and Mendelssohn, including Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 and Chopin’s Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise Brillante Op.22.


Kevin Suherman, piano

Tickets $55/$50 concession (+booking fee)

Glass at Port Phillip – Acacia Quartet

Glass at Port Phillip

Thursday 5 January at 6pm

Port Phillip Estate
263 Red Hill Road, Red Hill South

The landmark architecture and sweeping coastal views of Port Phillip Estate’s cellar door are the perfect setting in which to experience the mesmerising string quartets of minimalism pioneer Philip Glass.

Renowned for their inventive programming and engaging performance style, Sydney’s Acacia Quartet are regularly featured on ABC Classic FM and Fine Music 102.5 FM. They have earned two ARIA Award nominations for ‘Best Classical Album’ and been a finalist for an APRA-AMCOS Art Music Award for Excellence.

They will perform the Australian premiere of Glass’s String Quartet No.7, written for the Nederland Dans Theatre, alongside Glass’s String Quartet No. 2 “Company” and works by Gershwin and emerging Australian composer Nick Wales.

Treat yourself with a pre-show dinner in the dining room before taking your seat in the cellar door for this unforgettable evening.


Lisa Stewart; Myee Clohessy, violins
Stefan Duwe, viola
Anna Martin-Scrase, cello

Tickets $130 (+booking fee) two-course dinner, wine and recital package

Family Concert: Acis & Galatea for kids

Family Concert: Acis & Galatea for kids

Saturday 14 January at 11am

On the lawn of St John the Evangelist
King St, Flinders

In a special Festival event for all ages, ABC Classic FM’s Christopher Lawrence presents a family-friendly version of Handel’s Acis and Galatea, performed in a relaxed open-air setting.

Discover the sights and sounds of the baroque chamber orchestra, including rare instruments such as the theorbo and harpsichord, as well as violins, cellos, oboes and bassoons.

Best of all, everyone’s invited to have a closer look at the instruments and meet the musicians at the end of the performance.


Christopher Lawrence, narrator
Singers and Musicians of the Festival Academy

All tickets $15 (+booking fee)