Welcome to Peninsula Summer Music Festival 2017

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A very special welcome to our 10th Festival! It’s hard to believe that what started as a 3-day, 6-concert gathering of kindred spirits (both on stage and in the audience) has grown to play such a vital part in the cultural life of the Mornington Peninsula.

This year we present a cornucopia of musical offerings, from the (unjustly) little-known Scottish Songs of Beethoven to the renegade stylings of the Australian Guitar Trio, via joyous South African jive, the pinnacle of Romantic piano repertoire, and a swinging homage to the heyday of swing, stride and boogie.

We welcome back some familiar faces, such as Sally-Anne Russell, Acacia Quartet and David Greco, and invite you to discover the rising talents of Kevin Suherman and Ensemble 642.

I am especially proud of the 2017 Festival Academy, which will perform Handel’s beloved pastoral opera, Acis & Galatea, in a suitably ‘al fresco’ setting.

I am enormously grateful to everyone who has supported this festival over the past decade, particularly our amazing sponsors, donors, venues, volunteers, families, friends and supporters – and, of course, our audiences.

I look forward to celebrating the next ten years with you!

JULIA FREDERSDORFF
Artistic Director