There’s fine music, wine, and food across the Mornington Peninsula and beyond in the 12th Peninsula Summer Music Festival, which takes place between the 1st and 13th of January 2019. Stunning new venues include Peninsula Hot Springs, Whistlewood Gallery, Cruden Farm and Pelican Park.
In his first year as Artistic Director, internationally celebrated oboist, musical innovator and Inventi Ensemble co-founder, Ben Opie presents an extended festival season filling a total of 17 unique venues across the picturesque region.
Hair of the Dog – The Furbelows, Lindenderry at Red Hill, 3pm
Suite Persane – Peninsula Chamber Musicians & Guests, St Mark’s Anglican Church, Balnarring, 2pm
Sweeter than Roses – Janet Todd & Nicholas Pollock, Hurley Vineyard, Balnarring, 6pm
Drip Drop Play – Ad Lib Collective, Cruden Farm, Langwarrin, 11am & 1pm
Ravel’s Blues – Sophie Rowell & Kristian Chong, Moorooduc Estate, Moorooduc, 4pm & 6.30pm
Special Hot Springs Event: Aviva Endean – Clarinets, Peninsula Hot Springs, Fingal, 7pm (6pm if bathing)
Kids Carnival, St Mark’s Anglican Church, Balnarring, 1 – 3pm
Godfather, Father & Son – Duo Foster-Brown, Main Ridge Estate, Red Hill, 4pm & 7pm
Australian Haydn Ensemble, St John’s Church, Flinders, 12pm
Of Love – Songmakers Australia, St John’s Church, Flinders, 3pm
An Evening with Sara Macliver & the Australian Haydn Ensemble, St John’s Church, Flinders, 7pm
MRC Great Romantics Winner, St John’s Church, Flinders, 11.30am
Schubert Songs – Australian Haydn Ensemble & David Greco, St John’s Church, Flinders, 2pm
Special Hot Springs Event: Martiln – Electronic Musician, Peninsula Hot Springs, Fingal, 2pm
James Henry, under the marquee St John’s Church, Flinders, 7.30pm – BYO chair or blanket
Twilight Jazz: The Hoodangers, Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove, Red Hill, 6pm for 7.30pm concert
Song & Story – Stephanie Arnold, Whistlewood Gallery, 4pm & 6pm
Sara Macliver & Marshall McGuire, Port Phillip Estate, Red Hill, 6pm for dinner (SOLD OUT)
Special Hot Springs Event: Jessica Oddie – violin. Peninsula Hot Springs, 7pm
Realms of Light – Blair Harris, Elgee Park, Dromana, 6pm
Mozart’s Church Sonatas – Inventi Ensemble, St Mark’s Anglican Church, Balnarring, 2pm
Bach & Bathe at Peninsula hot Springs, Fingal, 6pm arrival for 7pm start
A Peninsula Salon – Linda Barcan, Beleura Estate, 1.30pm (meet at Mornington Golf Club at 12.45pm)
Fairy Tales in Opera, St John’s Church, Flinders, 6pm
Pelican Park Promenade, Pelican Park, Hastings – meet at the Pelican statues, 2.30pm for 3pm start
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Dates: 1 – 13 January 2019
Venues: Across Red Hill, Fingal, Balnarring, Langwarrin, Moorooduc, Flinders, Coldstream, Shoreham, Dromana and Hastings
Events at The Peninsula Hot Springs via:peninsulahotsprings.com/peninsulasummermusicfestival
Cost: Separately ticketed events from $20 to $75. Dinner and show packages also available for selected events.
Classic Melbourne will be at some festival events, and we will report back. Regretfully, we cannot attend all of these great events, but we encourage you to do so and tell them you read about it on ClassicMelbourne.com.au!
Editor’s note: All material relating to the Peninsula Festival was supplied by festival organisers.