Peninsula Music Festival and other Wisconsin festivals tentatively look forward to 2021 return

Posted on: March 12, 2021

“In some ways, it seems like the directors of Door County concert series are getting ready for their summer seasons just like they usually do,” writes Christopher Clough in Wednesday’s (3/10) Green Bay Press-Gazette (Wisconsin). “Door Community Auditorium is selling tickets for its schedule of national touring acts. Tickets also are available for Peninsula Music Festival’s traditional nine-concert season of classical music concerts by a full orchestra of about 80 musicians this August, also at the auditorium. Midsummer’s Music … is working to finalize its schedule…. The COVID-19 pandemic … made the auditorium and the music festival cancel their entire 2020 seasons…. From Aug. 3 to 21, the [Peninsula Music Festival] is scheduled to present the same nine programs … as were on the slate for 2020…. Executive Director Christoph Ptack said he hopes to be able to make a firm go-or-no decision by early May…. ‘If the restrictions [on audience size] are still part of the equation, then we’ll need to take a hard look at the viability of the series as it relates to the financial impact on the organization….. It’s about maintaining a calibrated organization that leads with artistic integrity and financial stability.’ ”