The Mornington Peninsula showcases myriad musical masters once again with the 2020 Peninsula Summer Music Festival running from January 1-10. With artistic director Ben Opie at the helm pulling together a fascinating program to include juggernaut classical vocalists and instrumentalists, opera, jazz and gypsy folk music, and magical melodies for kids, you’re in for a real sensory treat. Local and international artists will be performing from Balnarring to Dromana, Fingal, Flinders, Moorooduc, Mount Martha and Red Hill and the word on the street is surrender — surrender to the sound of music made with passion.
Highlights include the recital series at St John’s Anglican Church in Flinders with three concerts across one day and a candlelight concert entitled Hear the Music She Makes. Beethoven’s Appassionata, featuring Peter de Jager at Moorooduc Estate, twilight jazz with Alinta & the Jazz Emperors at Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove, the Affinity Quartet (pictured) at Red Hill Estate and Ben’s own Inventi Ensemble performing The Planets at Main Ridge Estate in Red Hill are not to be missed. Book now.
PENINSULA SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL