Peninsula Music Festival

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Country and Region United StatesWisconsin
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Fish Creek, Wisconsin, USA
Festival Contact Information

Peninsula Music Festival
3045 Cedar Street
P. O. Box 340
Ephraim, Wisconsin 54211 USA
Phone: (01) 920-854-4060
Fax: (01) 920-854-1950

Festival Description

The Peninsula Music Festival will present two chamber concerts in the month of February as part of its annual February Fest. The Peninsula Music Festival presents the February Fest each year to bridge the gap from August to August and to bring back members of the orchestra and favorite guest artists in an intimate setting. In addition to the February Fest, the Festival presents nine different symphonic concerts in three weeks each August. Tickets can be ordered on line or by calling +01 920-854-4060 or stop in the Festival office at 3045 Cedar Street in Ephraim. The August 2012 edition will celebrate the festival's 60th anniversary.

Festival Dates August 6 - 24, 2013
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Programming 2013:
  • The 61st season of the Peninsula Music Festival will run Tuesday, August 6 through Saturday, August 24 with nine different symphonic concerts every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Tuesday and Thursday concerts are at 8:00pm and Saturday concerts are at 6:30pm. All concerts are held in the state-of-the-art Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek. The nine concerts feature the full orchestra along with a featured guest artist. Two concerts will have a guest conductor including the first-ever female conductor on the podium of the Peninsula Music Festival.
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2013 — Festival Opening
    Ilya Kaler, violin
    • Star Spangled Banner
    • Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 15
    • Symphony No. 3, Op. 55, E-flat Major [Eroica]
  • Thursday, August 8, 2013 — Russian Wonders I
    Denise Djokic, cello
    • Pezzo capriccioso, Op. 62
    • Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
    • Nocturne, Op.19, No. 4
    • Tchaikovsky Manfred, Op. 58
  • Saturday, August 10, 2013 — A Tribute To Marvin Hamlisch
    David Wroe, conductor
    Christiane Noll & Doug LaBrecque, singers
    • The music of Marvin Hamlisch and those who inspired him
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2013 — Baroque Hits
    Eric Olson, oboe
    Igor Yusefovich, violin
    • Johann Sebastian Bach Violin and Oboe Concerto, BWV 1060
    • George Frideric Handel Water Music: Suite No. 1, HWV 348, F Major
    • Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Concerto, BWV 1042, E Major
    • George Frideric Handel Royal Fireworks Music, HWV 351
  • Thursday, August 15, 2013 — Russian Wonders II
    Inna Faliks, piano
    • Prokofiev Piano Concerto, No. 1, Op. 10, D-flat Major
    • Prokofiev Piano Concerto, No. 3, Op. 26, C Major
    • Prokofiev Symphony No. 6, Op. 11 e-flat minor
  • Saturday, August 17, 2013 — All Mozart
    Dudley Birder Chorale
    PMF Chorus
    Kimberly McCord, Soprano
    Tracy Watson, Mezzo-Soprano
    Grant Knox, Tenor
    Christopher Grundy, Baritone
    • Mozart Overture to The Impressario, K.486
    • Mozart Symphony No. 41, K. 551, C Major [Jupiter]
    • Mozart Requiem, K. 626
  • Tuesday, August 20, 2013 — Crossing the Channel
    JoAnn Falletta, conductor
    Caroline Goulding, violin
    • Ravel Mother Goose Suite
    • Bruch Scottish Fantasy,Op.46
    • Faure Peleas and Melisande
    • Bizet Carmen Suites
  • Thursday, August 22, 2013 — Russian Wonders III
    Stewart Goodyear, piano
    Terry Everson, trumpet
    • Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 35, c minor
    • Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 102, F Major
    • Shostakovich Symphony No. 15
  • Saturday, August 24, 2013 — Mahler Five
    Janine Hawley, mezzo-soprano
    • Mahler Rückert Lieder
    • Mahler Symphony 5, c-sharp minor
Tickets 2013:
  • Nine concert subscriptions and single tickets for all concerts are on sale now and can be purchased by calling the Festival office at 920-854-4060 or on line at Tickets start at $30 with children and students just $10 for any seat to any concert. A limited amount of $150 and $200 subscriptions for all nine concerts are still available. The Festival Administrative/Box Office is located at 3045 Cedar Street in Ephraim.


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Practical Info:

  • Door County Auditorium
    Fish Creek, Wisconsin
  • All concerts are held in the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek.
  • In-doors and air-conditioned
  • All seating is reserved
  • Purchase at
    • The Festival Ticket office 3045 Cedar Street
      Ephraim, Wisconsin
      Located next to the post office
    • Mailing address:
      P. O. Box 340
      Ephraim, WI 54211
      Phone: +01 920-854-4060
      Fax: +01 920-854-1950
    • Call for immediate reservations, or order on line at
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