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Eternal Flame | Peninsula Summer Music Festival

2 January @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm AEDT

Italian and Australian music for voice and archlute

Emotions blaze in a recital of tumultuous passion, drama and legend, performed in the charming setting of the Hurley Vineyard Cellar Door.

Soprano Bethany Hill (PSMF Academy 2017) is passionate exponent of early, new and obscure repertoire. She is joined by Andrew Byrne, a specialist in ancient European lutes, playing the archlute – a plucked instrument somewhere between a theorbo and a Renaissance lute that was hugely popular as a continuo instrument in 17th century Italy.

Together they perform works by Caccini, Strozzi, Carissimi, Merula and Australian composer Jodie O’Regan.


  • Bethany Hill soprano
  • Andrew Byrne archlute

About the Peninsula Summer Music Festival:

From fiery flamenco and French baroque opera, to the majesty of Grieg and gregarious Gypsy-Balkan swing, the 11th Peninsula Summer Festival (PSMF) presents a cornucopia of musical delights across Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, from 1 – 8 January 2018.

In her 11th and final year as Artistic Director, Julia Fredersdorff has gathered more than 50 Australian and international artists for 16 performances that will fill the region’s wineries and churches with music spanning centuries and continents.

International guest performers include, from France, harpsichordist and Baroque specialist Aline Zylberajch and conductor, organist and harpsichordist, Martin Gester; along with celebrated Italian virtuosic guitarists, Massimo Scattolin and Andrea Vettoretti.

Australian artists include baroque violinist Julia Fredersdorff, London based Australian born international acclaimed Mezzo soprano Lotte Betts-Dean, cellist Zoe Knighton -founding member of Flinders Quartet, one of Australia’s finest chamber ensembles; Australian- Canadian Soprano Hannah Dahlenburg – renowned for her performances as Queen of the Night; one of the world’s leading baroque performers, violinist Lucinda Moon; Soprano Bethany Hill – a passionate exponent of early music and Melbourne pianist and composer Stefan Cassomenos, one of Australia’s most vibrant and versatile musicians.



2 January
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Hurley Vineyard
101 Balnarring Rd
Balnarring, Victoria Australia