The Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) travels to the great musical cities of the world when it presents the 66th Season, Aug. 7-25. Concerts are every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 7:30 pm at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek. Tickets range from $65 to $35 with students and children just $10. Victor Yampolsky celebrates his 33rd season as the music director and conductor.
The first week features pieces by Rudolf Sieczynski, Brahms, Beethoven, Berlioz, Schumann, Wagner, R. Strauss, and finishes up with works by Mahler, Bernstein, and Copland. Featured performers the first week include Inna Faliks (piano, Aug. 7), Anna Burden (cello, Aug. 9), and Kathy Pyeatt with Keven Keys (vocalists, Aug. 11).
Week two opens Aug. 14 with Andrew Altenbach taking the podium as guest conductor with soprano Kathy Pyeatt joining in, featuring works by Handel, J. S. Bach, and C. P. E. Bach. Handel’s second suite from Water Music opens the concert as part of Celebrate Water Door County. The week continues with works by Borodin, Scriabin, Tchaikovsky, Haydn and Mozart. Tessa Lark (violin, Aug. 16) and Andrew Armstrong (piano, Aug. 18) are featured performers this week.
The final week opens Aug. 21 with guest conductor Alastair Willis and violinist Maya Anjali Buchanan. The concert features pieces by Rosza, Williams, Korngold, Rodgers, Gershwin, and Hermann. The final concerts feature works by Glazunov, Kabalevsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Dvořák, Liszt, and Bartok. Riana Anthony (cello, Aug. 23) and Spencer Meyer (piano, Aug. 25) are the last of the featured performers.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit musicfestival.com or call 920.854.4060.