Accomplished Musicians and Conductors Perform at Peninsula Music Fest

Standing ovations and encores has been the norm at the concerts of the 61st annual Peninsula Music Festival. With four concerts before another season is gone, there is still a chance to be part of the excitement.

On Aug. 17 at 6:30 pm, the annual Choral Night will feature the music of Mozart. Overture to The Impresario will be conducted by emerging conductor Yuchi Chou. Maestro Yampolsky will take the podium for Symphony No. 41 and the second half of the concert will be Mozart’s Requiem featuring the PMF Chorus under the direction of Judith Jackson along with the Dudley Birder Chorale under the direction of Dudley Birder.

JoAnn Falletta will be on the podium and the young violinist Caroline Goulding performing Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy on Aug. 20 at 8 pm. Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, Bizet’s Carmen Suites and Pelleas and Melisande by Faure will also be heard.

Russian Wonders III will feature the music of Shostakovich on Aug. 22 at 8 pm. Festival favorite pianist Stewart Goodyear will be the featured soloist performing piano concertos nos. 1 and 2. The second half of the program will be Symphony No. 15. Emerging conductor Chris Ramaekers will start the program with Reverie in E minor by Scriabin. Maestro Yampolsky will present a pre concert talk at 6:30 pm and discuss the music and life of Shostakovich, a personal friend of the Yampolsky family in Soviet Russia.

The Peninsula Music Festival continues through Aug. 24 at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek. Tickets range from $30 – $60. For tickets, call 920.854.4060 or visit