After the deluge of Christmas music, January tends to be rather bleak. It’s good news that a major classical music festival is on again this year for the first 10 days of January. This is, of course, the Peninsula Summer Music Festival (PSMF) which, like Port Fairy in the Spring, boasts a number of beautiful locations and venues.
Classic Melbourne sometimes features performances which are “crossover”, such as cabaret, jazz, and even comedy, supporting our belief that a music lover will always find something of interest at an affordable price to attend in Melbourne.
However, there is no doubt about the value of the PSMF and its proud Artistic Director, Ben Opie, as he tells:
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 2020 Peninsula Summer Music Festival.
Exquisite music making across the Mornington Peninsula brings us outstanding performances from around the world at this year’s Festival.
This year we will be treated to intimate candlelight concerts, unique performances in our treasured wineries, and more music around the Peninsula.
There is a strong focus on the talents of local and interstate artists this year who will be sharing a wide range of music, from Japanese shakuhachi and harp to saxophone to recorder and koto and much more!
Experience yoga classes with one of Australia’s leading violinists performing during the session, there’s our family day ‘Haydn Seek’ where kids of all ages will search for our musicians in Balnarring. Hear multi-talented First Nations artist Eric Avery perform music and dance surrounded by Indigenous artworks.
It’s been such a pleasure putting this festival program together, and I look forward to seeing you in the glorious Mornington Peninsula this January.
For full details, go to the PSMF website: http://www.peninsulafestival.com.au/
2020 Peninsula Summer Music Festival photo supplied.