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Festival finds new ways to break through

Focus on composers, showcasing new conductors among new aspects of PMF's 61st season

3:43 PM, Jul. 30, 2013
Violinist Caroline Goulding is featured in Peninsula Music Festival's Aug. 20 program, 'Crossing the Channel,' under the baton of guest conductor JoAnn Falletta.
Violinist Caroline Goulding is featured in Peninsula Music Festival's Aug. 20 program, 'Crossing the Channel,' under the baton of guest conductor JoAnn Falletta.
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For 60 years, Peninsula Music Festival has given Door County nine mostly classical music concerts played by professional musicians in a three-week span each August.

While that isn't changing, as PMF starts up its 61st season with an Aug. 6 concert and continues through Aug. 24, the series has continued to evolve, and Victor Yampolsky, entering his 28th year as music director (and celebrating his 40th year in America after leaving the former Soviet Union in 1973), said this year's programs set some different directions for the festival.

"I consider this season, in a way, a breakthrough from ...

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