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PMF Presents Annual February Fest

Peninsula Music Festival presents three concerts in three weeks this February. The annual February Fest will feature members of the Festival’s orchestra and a favorite guest artist in the intimate setting of Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, Ellison Bay. The 2 pm concerts will take place on Feb. 11, 18 and 25. All three concerts can be purchased for just $60 or purchased individually at $25 each. Students and children are just $5.

Pianist Andrew Armstrong will present a recital to open the 2017 February Fest on the 11th. Armstrong is one of the Festival’s most popular guest artists and has returned many times for off-season chamber concerts and to present benefit concerts on the Festival’s behalf. When selecting the music for this recital, Armstrong chose the music that he would most like to hear if he were sitting in the audience. The afternoon will include the music of Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Prokofiev, Brahms and Liszt.

The second concert of the Fest is Feb. 18 and features PMF cellist Anna Burden. Margot Schwartz, a first violinist in the PMF orchestra, will join Burden. Schwartz will play violin and viola in this concert of duets. They’ll play Beethoven, Kodaly and Ravel.

The 2017 February Fest comes to a close on Feb. 25 with an appearance by the low brass of the PMF orchestra. Tenor/alto trombones Paul Bellino and Brad Ward will be joined by Terry Leahy on bass trombone and Charlie Schuchat on tuba. A fun and eclectic program is planned. Along with Bach, Schumann and Tchaikovsky, you will hear the music of John Philip Sousa, Paul Desmond and the Bee Gees. While in town for the concert, the low brass will make a visit to Sevastopol School to present a master class.

Brief receptions will follow each concert and full program details can be found at musicfestival.com. For reservations, call 920.854.4060.

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