EPHRAIM, WI (July 26, 2016) – When the 64th Season of the Peninsula Music Festival opens on Tuesday, August 2, audiences will be treated to some new and exciting concerts. Each year there is this expectation from the audience to create bigger and better concerts so this year, Maestro Yampolsky has decided to really switch it up with an accordion soloist, a double concerto, a concert comparing and contrasting the Vivaldi and Piazzolla Four Seasons and the world-renowned pianist Olga Kern.
“I feel the pressure to continue to create programs that satisfy our long time loyal audience and still draw in new people. It is a challenge that I enjoy,” commented Music Director and Conductor Victor Yampolsky.
The 64th season is diverse in its offerings and continues the tradition of introducing new young talent to the Festival audiences as well as bringing in big stars and audience favorites. It is also important to provide a variety of soloists. Everyone loves the piano concerts and there is a strong sampling of pianists including Boris Slutsky and Spencer Myer as well as Olga Kern. The Festival’s own amazing concert master, Igor Yuzefovich will be conductor and soloist for the Vivaldi and Piazzolla Four Seasons and the big surprise on the season, accordionist Alexander Sevastian, is sure to draw a new crowd to the Peninsula Music Festival.
This year, the choral concert on August 13, will include a new chorus, the Madison Choral Project. Their twenty-four voices will join the PMF Chorus for a wonderful night of Mozart and Handel. A full program of great American music continues the Festival’s tradition of highlighting American composers on August 16 and Richard Prior’s Cello Concerto will make its PMF debut on August 4.
Violinist Elena Urioste will return to the Festival for two concerts on August 18 and again on August 20 when she will be joined by cellist Nicholas Canellakis for the Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello.
“The diversity of this season is remarkable,” commented PMF Executive Director Sharon Grutzmacher. “I really don’t know how Maestro Yampolsky does it, but I enjoy working with him each year on creating these programs.”
The 64th season of the Peninsula Music Festival will open on Tuesday, August 2 and run through Saturday, August 20. Concerts are held on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in the Door Community Auditorium at 7:30pm. Nine-concert subscriptions are still available. Single tickets are also available for all concerts and start at $35. Children and students are just $10. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Peninsula Music Festival administrative office located at 10347 N. Water Street, Green Gables Shops, North Ephraim, by phone 920.854.4060. or online at www.musicfestival.com.