Victor Yampolsky to Begin 30 Years on PMF Podium

When Victor Yampolsky opens the 63rd season on Aug. 4, he will begin the celebration of 30 years on the podium leading the Peninsula Music Festival. The entire nine-concert season will be a showcase of the music that has influenced Maestro Yampolsky’s life. The Peninsula Music Festival’s season runs through Aug. 22 with concerts every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek.

In his thirty years as the artistic leader, Maestro Yampolsky has grown the Festival Orchestra from a chamber orchestra to a full symphony of 64 members. The repertoire now includes full choral works as well as large symphonic pieces.

“The 2015 season is a reflection of my musical life. Every piece of music I have chosen will tell my story,” Maestro Yampolsky said. “Each Tuesday I will present a pre-concert talk to discuss the music that will performed that week. I look forward to sharing the stories behind the music and photos from my youth.”

The 63rd season is diverse in its offerings including an all Beethoven concert and a program of Hollywood hits. Old favorites return as soloists including pianist Lilya Zilberstein who last appeared with the PMF Orchestra in 2009. The tradition of new soloists continues with the introduction of organist Chelsea Chen and violinist Anna Lee.

Nine concert subscriptions are available for as little as $100. New for 2015 are three concert subscriptions available for week one of the Festival and for the three Saturdays. Single tickets are also available for all nine concerts and start at $30. Children and students are $10. For tickets, call 920.854.4060, visit, or stop by the administrative office at 10347 N. Water Street, Green Gables Shops, North Ephraim.