Stefan Cassomenos

Sunday 7 January
2pm

St John the Evangelist
King Street Flinders

Melbourne pianist and composer Stefan Cassomenos is one of Australia’s most vibrant and versatile musicians. He has been performing internationally since the age of 10, and is now established as one of Australia’s leading pianists.

He returns to Peninsula Summer Music Festival in 2018 to perform a diverse program of solo piano repertoire spanning several centuries and genres, including works by Scarlatti, Chopin, Schumann and Rachmaninoff, alongside recent works from acclaimed Australian composers Andrew Aronowicz, Linda Kouvaras, Katy Abbott Kvasnica, and Kate Moore.

Stefan Cassomenos piano

$65 Full Price
$55 Concession

Northern Cello

Northern Cello

Wednesday 3 January
4pm and 6pm

Moorooduc Estate
501 Derrill Rd, Moorooduc

Zoë Knighton and Ian Munro have had a long association together as chamber musicians. For their Festival debut they will perform a unique combination of beautiful northern European melodies, ranging from Grieg’s magnificently romantic Cello Sonata in A minor, Op. 36, Väsks’ Gremata Cellam (made famous by Argentine cellist Sol Gabetta) to the grand beauty of Sibelius.

Zoë is at the fore of a new generation of performer intent on forging an innovative path for the enjoyment of ‘classical’ music. She is a founding member of Flinders Quartet. Ian Munro is one of Australia’s most distinguished and awarded musicians, with a career that has taken him to thirty countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Australasia.

Described as musicians of ‘colour and flair’ (Munro) with a ‘thrilling tenor sound’ (Knighton) this is a concert not to be missed.

Artists
Zoë Knighton cello
Ian Munro piano

$65 Full Price
$55 Concession
Estate Wines available to purchase

Massimo&Hannah

Massimo Scattolin & Hannah Dahlenburg

Wednesday 3 January
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 coloratura brilliance of “Queen of the Night”, Hannah Dahlenburg, and Italian guitarist Massimo Scattolin.

Together they present an anthological program featuring arias by Rossini, Puccini, Verdi and Handel, plus chamber music by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Falla, Lorca, Piazzolla and Morricone, interspersed with virtuosic guitar solos.

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

Artists
Hannah Dahlenburg soprano
Massimo Scattolin guitar

$140 – 2 Course dinner, wine and recital package

Maiden Voyage

Maiden Voyage: Works for Violin and Piano

Saturday 6 January
12pm

St John the Evangelist
King Street Flinders

Kyla Matsuura-Miller and Adam McMillan are at the forefront of a new generation, recently winning the prestigious MRC 2017 Great Romantics Competition. Kyla is an Emerging Artist with the ACO Collective; Adam started playing at the age of four and hasn’t stopped since, collecting a swathe of awards and accolades along the way.

Together they present a program showcasing the vigour of Bach, the lyricism of Australian composer Christopher Healey, and the passion and tenderness of Richard Strauss.

Repertoire:
BACH Sonata for Violin and Piano no. 3 in E, BWV 1016
CHRISTOPHER HEALEY New Work (Title TBA)
STRAUSS Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat, Op. 18

$60 Full Price
$50 Concession

Lucinda Moon

Lucinda Moon

Sunday 7 January
11am

St John the Evangelist
King Street Flinders

One of the world’s leading baroque performers, Australian violinist Lucinda Moon has appeared as soloist and concertmaster with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Pacific Baroque Orchestra (Vancouver), is a member of Melbourne-based Elysium Ensemble and has performed and recorded extensively around the world.

For her Festival debut, she performs an all-Bach program featuring the sublime Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor and the much-loved Partita No. 2 in D minor, in a solo recital the promises to be nothing short of extraordinary.

Artists
Lucinda Moon violin

$65 Full Price
$55 Concession

Kiazma Piano Duo

Kiazma Piano Duo

Saturday 6 January
3pm

St John the Evangelist
King Street Flinders

Four-handed treasures

Experience the richness and beauty of four-hand piano playing in a captivating recital featuring the impressive talents and infectious musical chemistry of Tomoe Kawabata and Aura Go.

From its hauntingly beautiful opening theme to its dramatic double fugue, Schubert’s Fantasie in F minor D. 940 is a masterpiece that reaches extraordinary emotional depths. Surrounding it are sparkling sonatas by Mozart and Poulenc and Akira Miyoshi’s elegant suite, Cahier sonore.

$65 Full Price
$55 Concession

Hair of the Dog – A Flamenco Journey

Hair of the Dog – A Flamenco Journey

Monday 1 January
3pm

Lindenderry at RedHill
142 Arthurs Seat Road
Red Hill

The Hair of the Dog concert has become a New Years day institution and this year it will open the Festival, kicking off with the widely acclaimed as the unsurpassed and most exciting force in the Australian Flamenco music scene. “Arte Kanela consolidated burgeoning reputations as the best concert act of their type in Australia”

ARTE KANELA FLAMENCO TRIO

Arte Kanela is widely acclaimed as the unsurpassed and most exciting force in Australia’s Flamenco music scene. Having appeared at festivals including Womadelaide and the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Arte Kanela have earned their reputation for consistently producing emotionally-charged performances.

For the Peninsula Summer Music Festival, Flamenco guitarist Richard Tedesco leads a dynamic trio with brother Johnny Tedesco on cajón and acclaimed guitarist Nathan Sinclair in an afternoon of Flamenco music whereby every note entices an intimate, visceral connection with the audience.

Artists

Richard Tedesco – Guitar
Johnny Tedesco – Cajon
Nathan Sinclair – Guitar

Tickets all $65
Cabaret-Style seating at tables of 10
Estate Wines will be available for purchase
Book for lunch prior, or dinner afterwards with Lindenderry Estate on 5989 2933

Gypsy Magic

Gypsy Magic

Sunday 7 January
7pm

Under the Marquee, St John the Evangelist
King Street Flinders

Fronted by the captivating Australian-born, Hungarian Romani-Gypsy singer Sarah Bedak, Lolo Lovina perform an intoxicating brew of Eastern European folk, French chanson and tango infused with Unza, Swing and Balkan Gypsy beats – all imbued with a tremendous sense of fun.

Legendary music producer Brian Eno hails them as “the future of music”; celebrated music journalist Glenn A Baker described them thus: “to say the sound is infectious doesn’t quite express it … I can’t recall seeing anything quite like this. Yes it is gypsy but there are also dollops of Spanish flamenco, Russian, Greek – indeed the music of anyone who likes to party. ”

Experience the magic of Lola Lovina for yourself.

Artists
Sarah Bedak vocals
Nedad Radic drums & guitar
David Carr guitar
Stefan Nocevski trumpet
Nathan Gatt double bass

$65 Full Price / $55 Concession
Gourmet BBQ and Bar open from 6pm
BYO chair or blanket

Eternal Flame

Eternal Flame

Tuesday 2 January
5pm

Hurley Vineyard
101 Balnarring Rd, Balnarring

Italian and Australian music for voice and archlute

Emotions blaze in a recital of tumultuous passion, drama and legend, performed in the charming setting of the Hurley Vineyard Cellar Door.

Soprano Bethany Hill (PSMF Academy 2017) is passionate exponent of early, new and obscure repertoire. She is joined by Andrew Byrne, a specialist in ancient European lutes, playing the archlute – a plucked instrument somewhere between a theorbo and a Renaissance lute that was hugely popular as a continuo instrument in 17th century Italy.

Together they perform works by Caccini, Strozzi, Carissimi, Merula and Australian composer Jodie O’Regan.

Artists
Bethany Hill soprano
Andrew Byrne archlute

Tickets
$65 / $55 concession

Dancing Guitars

Dancing Guitars

Thursday 4 January
4pm & 6.30pm

Main Ridge Estate
80 William Road
Red Hill South

Massimo Scattolin and Andrea Vettoretti guitar duo

Join two of the world’s guitar virtuosos as they celebrate all things love, passion, drama and TANGO in the beautiful intimacy of Main Ridge Estate. The evening begins with the passion of ‘Tango y nada mas’ (Tango and nothing more) with some of the most important songs from the Argentinian Tango; segue into ‘love’ with a carefully curated medley of love themes from across the times and finish with the haunting beauty and dramatic overtones of Verdi’s La forza del destino stunningly arranged for 2 guitars.

Artists
Massimo Scallion – Guitar
Andrea Vettoretti – Guitar

Tickets
$65 Full Price
$55 Concession

Nibbles served between shows
Estate wines available for purchase

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