Welcome to summer
Summer on the Mornington Peninsula offers us so much to spoil the senses – glorious beaches, world-class wineries and fabulous restaurants – and the perfect atmosphere in which to enjoy music in all its forms.
Our 7th festival program brings you timeless favourites and long-lost gems, performed by a superb assembly of Australian and international artists.
Join us for 10 days of music that is seductive, joyous, profound, intriguing and transformative, ranging across 1930’s French jazz to lullabies for grown-ups, via rarely-heard Renaissance woodwind, fiery fandango 17th century-style and the endlessly inventive realm of percussion.
I am thrilled to be presenting our second Festival Academy, under the direction of internationally-renowned conductor Kenneth Weiss, which culminates in our headline event, Dido and Aeneas.
As always I extend my deepest gratitude to our sponsors, donors, supporters and venues, without whom this Festival quite simply would not be possible.
The Festival’s popularity continues to grow, with audiences increasing by over 30% in 2013. This year’s program offers many repeat performances to ensure you don’t miss a moment.
I look forward to welcoming you to our seventh Festival.