What are some of the ideas running through the 2020 festival?

The Peninsula Summer Music Festival has always embraced performing in unique spaces on the Mornington Peninsula, in 2020 we have leaned into that and gone into more adventurous territory, offering fascinating musical partnerships with unexpected instrument pairings. We love finding venues around the Peninsula that celebrate musical exploration whether it be to Holst’s Planetsat Main Ridge Estate; experiencing yoga with live performance by violinist Véronique Serret; Ryan Williams (recorder) and Miyama Tokito-McQueen (koto) roaming the Peninsula Hot Springs with their unique and rare combination of instruments; or Marshall McGuire (harp) and Riley Lee (shakuhachi) coming together fusing eastern and western traditions in the beautiful art-filled Elgee Park.

Peninsula Hot Springs during the 2019 Peninsula Summer Music Festival. Photo supplied

This year we’ve been expanding on the changes we made in 2019, there’s a focus on local artists where previously there was a more significant international presence. We are also working with new venues: stunning vistas from our new venue partner The Briars will be perfect for our iconic Hair of the Dogperformance with the Stiletto Sisters, Susan...