Peninsula Summer Music Festival

January 1st – 8th 2024

Artistic Directors Ben Opie (Oboe) and Melissa Doecke (Flute) are delighted to present the much-loved annual Peninsula Summer Music Festival 2024.

“Across the hot springs, wine estates and church gardens of the gorgeous Mornington Peninsula, we’ve programmed diverse and delightful performances that will showcase an eclectic line up of musical genres featuring new and established Australian artists alongside international musical guests from the Netherlands, Sweden and the USA.”

The New Year kicks off in earnest with the traditional Hair of the Dog in the gardens of St John’s Flinders, with evocative Tango Noir ensemble creating the atmosphere of a 1930s French salon for an afternoon of lush European tango and waltz.

The much-loved Opera Gala returns in 2024, with stars Lee Abrahmsen (soprano) and Adrian Tamburini (bass-baritone) joined by the Festival Orchestra for aria favourites by Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi and more.

Other highlights include the 2024 Festival Artist harpist Emily Granger at Main Ridge Estate, violinist Brigid Coleridge (USA) and renowned pianist Kristian Chong at Moorooduc Estate, and at Port Philip Estate Neal Peres da Costa (fortepiano) and Anna Fraser (soprano) reimagine Franz Schubert’s famous song cycle Schwanengesang (Swan Song).

Peninsula Hot Springs events include Zenith (Amsterdam), Northern Resonance (Sweden), and a First Nations/classical collaboration between Burrundi Theatre and Inventi. Jazz at Montalto with James Morrison brings PSMF24 to a rousing climax. PSMF also present free events for families, residents in aged care and partnerships with local indigenous community centres.

Phone or visit website for full festival program and ticket sales.

P: 0435 495 493


Peninsula Essence – December 2023