February Fest Features Famous Trios, Jane Austen Tribute

Tom Kluge

The Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) will present its annual chamber music series, February Fest, Feb. 11 and 17.

The Feb. 11 concert will take place at the Peninsula School of Art at 3 pm. Thomas Kluge, a member of the viola section of the Festival Orchestra, will be joined by flutist Amy Thieman and harpist Katie Wychulis. All three musicians are active in the Omaha, Nebraska music community. The program for the concert will feature three famous trios: “Elegiac Trio” by Arnold Bax, “Harald Genzmer’s Trio,” and “Sonata” by Debussy. A reception to meet the musicians will follow.

Feb. 17, associate conductor Stephen Alltop and soprano/violinist Josefien Stoppelenburg will present a program entitled The Music of Jane Austen at the Ephraim Moravian Church. The 7 pm concert will be a program of romance, humor and beautiful music celebrating the 200th anniversary of Sense and Sensibility, featuring composers loved by Jane Austen complemented by Alltop’s historical narrative. The concert will also highlight music Austen played. There will be a reception immediately following the concert.

In addition to the concert, Alltop and Stoppelenburg will visit Gibraltar School English classes. Each student will receive a copy of Sense and Sensibility as a gift from the Peninsula Music Festival.

General admission seating is $30 per person, per concert. Student tickets are $10. For more information or to make reservations visit or call 920.854.4060.

February Fest is made possible thanks to sponsorships from Doug Peterson and Joan E. Mills, Gen Follingstad, and the Peninsula Music Festival Sustaining Committee.