Door County's Peninsula Music Festival: Rich Repertoire, Passionate Performers
Celebrate the history and world-renowned talent of Door County’s Peninsula Music Festival, where you’ll attend performances, lectures, rehearsals and speak with industry professionals.
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Program No. 18777RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Experience the renowned Peninsula Music Festival, delighting audiences since 1953. In addition to background talks and expert presentations, attend two concerts and a closed rehearsal featuring professional musicians who come from across the country to be part of this special celebration. Meet industry professionals eager to share their stories and the history of this event. Meet both the Music Director/Conductor and Emerging Conductors who will provide insights into their roles and the selection of repertoire and guests artists. Other highlights include exploring the Door Community Auditorium with its ideal acoustics and hearing behind-the-scenes perspectives and entertaining stories from the festival’s volunteer management and staff.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Walking a few blocks indoors and out; standing up to an hour; some stairs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Hear behind-the-scenes perspectives and entertaining stories from festival staff and musicians.
  • Learn the event’s history, attend two concerts, plus a closed rehearsal.
  • Join local experts to discover Door County, complete with storytelling, the Mink River Estuary, a traditional fish boil, and more!
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Victor Yampolsky
Esteemed conductor and violinist, Maestro Victor Yampolsky is a professor of music performance at the Northwestern University School of Music, and serves as the music director for groups including the Peninsula Music Festival and Omaha Symphony. Born in the Soviet Union in 1942, he immigrated to the United States and auditioned for Leonard Bernstein, who offered Yampolsky a position in the violin section of the Boston Symphony. Victor has since conducted over 70 orchestras throughout the world.
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Victor Yampolsky
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Sharon Grutzmacher
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John Quigley
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