Inna Faliks performs Beethoven's First Piano Concerto on Opening Night, August 7
Anna Burden plays the Schumann Cello Concerto August 9
Kathy Pyeatt performs Bernstein and Copland on August 11
Alastair Willis is guest conductor on August 21
Andrew Altenbach is guest conductor on August 14
Tessa Lark performs the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto on August 16
Andrew Armstrong performs Mozart's Piano Concerto #25 on August 18
May Anjali Buchanan performs Korngold's Violin Concerto on August 21
Riana Anthony performs Kabalelvsky's Cello Concerto on August 23
Spencer Myer plays Liszt's Piano Concerto #2 on August 25
PMF Music Director Victor Yampolsky

Brian Wehrle, bass

Bass Brian Wehrle began singing professionally at a young age, performing as treble soloist with numerous ensembles in his hometown of Winnipeg, including the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. A graduate of McGill University under the tutelage of Sanford Sylvan, Brian has established an international career, having been a past member of Opera Lyra Ottawa’s Opera Studio and Virginia Opera’s Spectrum Resident Artist Program. He was an Apprentice Artist at both Chautauqua Opera, where he covered Oroveso in Norma, and Central City Opera in Colorado, where he was Zuniga in Carmen. Other roles include Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte at Brevard Music Center, the title role in Don Pasquale at the Green Mountain Opera Festival in Vermont, Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia at The Capital City Opera and Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv. In 2014 he sang the role of the Duke and covered Frère Laurent in Roméo et Juliette, and was Elder McLean in Floyd’s Susannah at St. Petersburg Opera Florida. He was also the Imperial Commissioner in Madama Butterfly at Opera Lyra Ottawa. In 2016 Brian will sing Frère Laurent in a touring production of Roméo et Juliette with Jeunesses Musicales Canada.

Danielle Buonaiuto, soprano 

Danielle Buonaiuto appears as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and Canada, singing a broad range of music encompassing the standard repertoire, rarely-performed operatic works, and modern music, as well as new works written especially for her.

Ms. Buonaiuto made her symphonic debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as Knabe 1 in Die Zauberflöte. She appeared in 2013 as a Bel Canto Young Artist at the Caramoor Festival in New York, singing Voix en Haut in Don Carlos. She returns to Caramoor for their 2015 season. She was also seen in Quebec and Ontario as Musetta in La Bohème with Jeunesses Musicales Canada, and appeared as Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring with the Bronx Opera. Ms. Buonaiuto released her debut recording, Songs of Innocence and Experience, in April 2014, with pianist Bethany Pietroniro.

Ms. Buonaiuto is a sought-after interpreter of new music. In June, she appeared in Miami in Carson Kievman’s highly-acclaimed new opera Intelligent Systems. Other appearances have included Crumb’s Madrigals, Berio’s Folk Songs, Golijov’s Ayre, and Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire. In August 2014, she joined the Lucerne Festival Academy for a performance of Berio’s Coro under Sir Simon Rattle. She has commissioned young Canadian and American composers individually and with her pierrot ensemble, the Lunar Ensemble, for whom she recently secured a New Music USA grant to support new works this season. The group also celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s launch with a new dramatic cantata, at the Maryland Science Center, in March 2015.

For her calendar, media, and other information, please visit www.daniellebuonaiuto.com.

Christiane Noll, soprano

Christiane Noll starred on Broadway in the Kennedy Center Revival of RAGTIME, receiving TONY and Drama Desk award nominations and winning a Helen Hayes award for her portrayal of Mother. Broadway and National Tour appearances include CHAPLIN, URINETOWN (Ovation Award), THE MAMBO KINGS (pre-Broadway), IT AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES, JEKYLL & HYDE, GREASE, MISS SAIGON, and SOUTH PACIFIC (Australia/Thailand).

She is a frequent guest soloist with symphony orchestras around the world, including National Symphony and Marvin Hamlisch, Cincinnati Pops and Eric Kunzel, Jerusalem Symphony and Don Pippin, Philadelphia Pops and Peter Nero, Boston Pops and Keith Lockhart, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra with Jeff Tyzik, as well as international appearances with Sinfonica Brasileira in Rio, China Philharmonic with concert pianist, Lang Lang and orchestras in Hong Kong, Czech Republic and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

She made her Carnegie Hall debut with Skitch Henderson, in his last pops performance with The New York Pops and more recently sang with Steven Reineke for Stephen Sondheim's 80th Birthday Celebration at Carnegie Hall. She made her Hollywood Bowl debut singing with Julie Andrews and her opera debut with Placido Domingo in THE MERRY WIDOW as well as City Center Encores! THE NEW MOON, THE STUDENT PRINCE, PIRATES OF PENZANCE and THE MIKADO.

Premieres: THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, FRANKENSTEIN, ACE (Helen Hayes nom), CALL THE CHILDREN HOME, LITTLE BY LITTLE and LIZZIE BORDEN. Film: THE KING & I (Singing Anna – Warner Brothers Animated Feature).

Favorites: CLOSER THAN EVER revival, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, MACK & MABEL (Conn. Critics Circle Award), THE BAKER’S WIFE, INTO THE WOODS and CAROUSEL. She has made appearances with Town Hall’s Broadway By the Year, Lincoln Center American Songbook Series, at Feinstein's, Joe’s Pub, 54 Below and Birdland. Solo Recordings: A Broadway Love Story, Live at the West Bank Café, The Ira Gershwin Album, My Personal Property and Gifts: Live at 54

http://www.christycat.com/Christiane/

Lisa VromanLisa Vroman

From Broadway to Classics, on stage and in concert, Lisa Vroman has established herself as one of America's most versatile artists. Lisa starred for many years on Broadway, in Los Angeles and in San Francisco as Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera. As “One of Amercian Musical Theater’s most beautiful voices” (Cameron MacIntosh) , she has garnered theatre critics’ awards for her portrayal. Lisa has starred as Lili Vanessi in Kiss Me Kate (Glimmerglass Opera/MUNY Theatre of St. Louis), Birdie in Regina, Josephine in HMS Pinafore, Anna 1 in The Seven Deadly Sins (Utah Symphony/Opera), Marian Paroo in The Music Man (with Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy), Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus (New Jersey Opera), and Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella (New York City Opera). She starred as Johanna in Sweeney Todd, a 2001 Emmy Award winning PBS television special, as well as the Royal Gala production, Hey! Mr. Producer at the Lyceum Theatre in London, UK. She played Laurey in Oklahoma (BBC Proms Festival), Mary Turner in Gershwin’s Of Thee I Sing/Let ‘Em Eat Cake (San Francisco Symphony w/Michael Tilson Thomas), and sang and danced opposite Dick Van Dyke as Mary Poppins at the Hollywood Bowl.

Lisa is a frequent guest with symphonies including San Francisco, Nashville, Philadelphia, Dallas, Utah, St. Louis, Houston, Pacific, Atlanta, Hong Kong, Cleveland, National, Florida, BBC Concert Orchestra, Boston Pops (Keith Lockhart), Philly Pops (Peter Nero), as well as with the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) and Organist David Higgs. Her Broadway debut was in  and she was the first to play both Fantine and Cosette in Les Misérables.

The year 2012 included trips to Taiwan, Kuala Lumpur, as well as an evening of Cole Porter’s La Revue des Ammbasedeurs in Paris. Upcoming engagements include concerts with the Hong Kong Philharmonic as well as l’Opera de Rennes in France. For more information and to see a calendar of upcoming events, please visit www.lisavroman.com.

August Symphony Series performance location

Door Community Auditorium - Fish Creek 

The Peninsula Music Festival - 10347 Highway 42

Unit B Green Gables Shops 

P.O. Box 340, Ephraim, Wisconsin  54211

email: musicfestival@musicfestival.com

Phone: (920) 854-4060