The 12th Peninsula Summer Music Festival is on from 1st to the 13th January for its best year yet!

Featuring a New Artistic Director, acclaimed oboist Ben Opie, this year’s program has an extended festival and stunning new venues including the Peninsula Hot Springs, Whistlewood Gallery and the first festival performance at the Coombe Yarra Valley Winery.

Hosting two weeks of musical delights the festival will see 26 performances over 13 days and nights, held in 18 venues across the picturesque region. Offering musical genres like jazz, classical masterpieces and string sounds, it will also have the acclaimed Australian Haydn Ensemble, regarded as one of Australia’s finest orchestras and chamber music groups, making their Victorian debut. Specialising in music of the Classical era, the Ensemble’s concert will have five exceptional musicians: Skye McIntosh (violin), Simone Slattery (violin), James Eccles (viola), James Bush (cello) and Melissa Farrow (flute).

View the full selection of events here:

Friday 4 January Kids Carnival, St Mark’s Anglican Church, Balnarring, 1 - 3pm Godfather, Father & Son - Duo Foster-Brown, Main Ridge Estate, Red Hill, 4pm & 7pm

Sat 5 January 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

Sun 6 January 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

Mon 7 January Twilight Jazz: The Hoodangers, Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove, Red Hill, 6pm for 7.30pm concert Sweet Love Doth Now Invite - Sara Macliver & Marshall McGuire, Coombe Yarra Valley, Coldstream, 6pm for dinner

Tues 8 January Song & Story - Stephanie Arnold, Whistlewood Gallery, 4pm & 6pm

Wed 9 January Sara Macliver & Marshall McGuire, Port Phillip Estate, Red Hill, 6pm for dinner Special Hot Springs Event: Jessica Oddie - violin. Peninsula Hot Springs, 7pm

Thurs 10 January Realms of Light - Blair Harris, Elgee Park, Dromana, 6pm

Fri 11 January 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

Sat 12 January 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

Sun 13 January Pelican Park Promenade, Pelican Park, Hastings - meet at the Pelican statues, 2.30pm for 3pm start

For more details on their full program and events, see their programs page here.


Dates: 1 – 13 January 2019 Location: multiple venues - across Red Hill, Fingal, Balnarring, Langwarrin, Moorooduc, Flinders, Coldstream, Shoreham, Dromana and Hastings Cost: Admission cost apply at events

Peninsula Festival Website