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Saturday, August 29, 2009

2 New Videos Released Today!


We just released two fresh new videos:

- Real People in Northern Door, which we shot in Ephraim and in Sister Bay;
- and Settlement Concert - which we shot at the Settlement Courtyard Inn & Lavender Spa (great place) in Fish Creek!

So head to our Homepage where they are listed on the left under New Videos, and watch! You will also find them under Real People on our Sights & Sounds multi-media page.

These are fun videos - so let us know what you think by leaving Comments here on the BLOG! Thanks for watching :)

Dan/DCN Crew

Friday, August 28, 2009

Door Peninsula Winery Wins Gold!


We received word recently that Door Peninsula Winery of Carlsville has won Gold in a recent competition! Great winery - Read our Review! See below.

Sweet Cherry Gold Highlights Door County Cherry


Door Peninsula Winery recently competed in one of the oldest professional wine competitions, the International Eastern Wine Competition, now in its 33rd year. The 2009 event again topped over 2,200 entries from 16 countries and 34 states. Door Peninsula Winery is proud to bring home the gold for their Sweet Cherry Wine, one of the first and original wines produced by Door Peninsula and a true Door County product.

Fruit wines in the Midwest are strong in the competition that is held at the Finger Lakes region of New York. Even a bronze medal in the competition requires a unanimous panel vote from judges that are wine-knowledgeable professionals, media specialists and wine makers who represent major east coast markets from Miami to Toronto.


Door Peninsula Winery's Sweet Cherry tasted better than the sweet cherry of the other major producers of fruit wine in the nation, St. Julian Winery in Michigan (silver) and St. James Winery in Missouri (bronze).

Door Peninsula Winery also took home a silver for both their popular Blackberry wine and Sunset Splash, a fruit wine blend. Of the blended fruit wine category, the Sunset Splash, that retails for $8.99, tasted better than many $14-26 bottles, again showing that Door Peninsula Winery's wines are of quality and value.

Find wine descriptions for all of Door Peninsula's fruit, fruit-varietals blends, and premium grape wines at www.dcwine.com.

The Music of the 50s and 60s - Coming to Fish Creek!



Another great even coming up! Just received this press release!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press contact:
Patricia Podgers
(920) 868.2728
patricia@dcauditorium.org

The Music of the 50s and 60s
Rocks the Door Community Auditorium
Saturday, September 12, at 7 pm!!


Ask anyone about the music of the 50s and 60s and it is inevitable that the names Buddy Holly, “Big Bopper” Jiles Richardson, and Ritchie Valens are among the first to receive mention. Unfortunately, all three of the rock and roll legends perished in a plane crash in early 1959. And forever after the tragic night would be recalled as “the night the music died.” But on Saturday, September 12 at 7 pm the music will be alive and rocking at the Door Community Auditorium in a “A Night to Remember!”
Taking the stage in an evening that will long be remembered will be headliners the Doo-Wop Daddies, Kim Marie, Larry Lynne, Junior Brantley, and Door County’s own Gary Lane Van Vorous and Paul Lent. It will be a “Night to Remember” the oldies but goodies…great fun for all ages.
Based in Milwaukee, The Doo-Wop Daddies capture the sound that became a classic genre for the generations to follow. The Daddies have redefined the doo-wop of 60 years ago into a masterful performance that will bring the audience to its feet. The group includes Craig Fairchild, Mark Lansing, Mike Welch, Mike Sturino, and Tom Rupenhoff.
Kim Marie recorded her first songs “Jingle Jump” and “Flip Side” when she was only 17 years old. Early in her career she was performed in Las Vegas including the famour Flamingo Hilton. Recalling the distinctive styles of Brenda lee, Connie Francis, and Laverne Baker, Kim Marie is always a favorite.
Leader of the band Skunks, Larry Lynne was formerly the lead guitarist for the Doo-Wop Daddies, as well as spending time as a Mad Lad, his recordings include “I Recommend Her,” “Little Angel,” and “Me & Happiness.” In concert Lynne performs many of Ricky Nelson’s favorites.
Returning to Door County, Grammy nominated Junior Brantley has recreated the sound and style of Chuck Barry, Little Richard, Jimmy Vaughn, and Jerry Lee Lewis. A former member of the fabulous Thunderbirds, Brantley was member of the group when they recorded “Tough Enough,” which became a worldwide hit.
Door County’s first rock and roll recording artist, Gary Lane Van Vorous graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1960. Leaving the peninsula, Lane--who shortened his name for show business—hit the road with a number of guy groups, most notably The Tokens who recorded “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”
In the course of his career, Lane has performed with some of the biggest names in rock and roll, including Gene Pitney, Del Shannon, Lou Christie, and Bobbie Hatfield. Lane credits Dick Clark and Pearl Bailey with providing him with some of the best advice he ever received. “Dick told me to ‘be careful what you sign,’ and Ms. Bailey said ‘honey, just keep on keepin’ on—you’re gonna make it.”
Also a graduate of Gibraltar High School, class of 1979, Paul Lent has toured the Midwest as the lead vocalist for the band “Worlds.” He is the co-founder of the group “After Dark” which has enjoyed regional success, sharing the stage with renowned artists REO Speed Wagon, Starship, Loverboy, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and Night Ranger.
Lent was honored with an invitation to sing the National Anthem at Lambeau Field for a Green Bay Packers vs. Cincinnati Bengals home game. Lent will perform the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
From Bill Haley and the Comets to the Righteous Brothers, “A Night to Remember” will recall some of the most memorable singers in rock and roll history…and recall the legends of the 50s and the 60s.
Tickets for “a Night to Remember” are 36/$26 and $20, and are available at the Door Community Auditorium box office, by phone (920.868.2728), or via the www.dcauditorium.org. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 – 3 pm; weekend show days, 11 – 3 pm; and one hour prior to a performance. The Door Community Auditorium is located in Fish Creek, just north of the town center on Highway 42.

Paula Poundstone in Concert in Fish Creek!


Just received this press release:

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The Door Community Auditorium
presents
Paula Poundstone in Concert
Saturday, September 5, 2009, 8 pm


Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone, and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula Poundstone’s ability to create on the spot humor has become the stuff of legend. It is impossible to attend a Paula Poundstone performance without marveling at her ability to interact spontaneously with audience members. And on Saturday, September 5 at 8 pm, Ms. Poundstone will bring her unique brand of humor to the Door Community Auditorium.
Ms. Poundstone’s career as a humorist began in Boston in 1979 when the emerging comedian performed “stand-up” on open-mike nights, supplementing her income with jobs bussing tables and working as a bicycle messenger. It wasn’t long, however, before Ms. Poundstone’s talents were recognized, and five years later she was cast in the movie Hyperspce.
But instead of pursuing a career as an actress, Ms. Poundstone continued to apply her wit to contemporary issues, a perfect match for the nightly talk shows. By 1990, Ms. Poundstone had starred in several HBO specials, as well as a Saturday Night Live show. It proved pivotal to her career. Ms. Poundstone’s first one-hour HBO special earned her a Cable ACE for best comedy special, the first woman ever.
With a spontaneity and clever repartee that hit just the right marks, Ms. Poundstone earned praise from her fans, as well as from critics and her fellow performers. She became a favorite on the talk shows hosts including Jay Leno who hired her to serve as a 1992 Presidential campaign correspondent for his version of the Tonight Show.
One of the most popular panelists on National Public Radio’s weekly news quiz show Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me—the recipient of the 2008 prestigious Peabody Award for Broadcasting excellence—Ms. Poundstone’s commentaries can also be heard on NPR’s Morning Edition. They can also be read on the Huffington Post and the comedy site 23/6.
Ms. Poundstone is the author of There’s Nothing In That Book That I Meant to Say, which she describes as “part memoir, part monologue,” and is currently at work on a second. She recently released her first CD entitled I HEART JOKES: Paula Tells Them In Maine, an hour of comedy recorded live.
Most notably, Ms. Poundstone has also accumulated several “firsts,” most significant among them is being the first woman invited to perform at the distinguished White House Correspondents dinner which is attended by the President. She continues to regularly appear on major talk shows including Late Night with David Lettermen Show and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Ms. Poundstone has also appeared on Garrison Keillor’s radio show A Prairie Home Companion.
With something to say on literally every topic, Paula Poundstone teases the audience, asking them questions, engaging them in a running dialogue. “You know Poundstone’s a great comic the way you know any fine performer when you see one—there’s a disarming ease in her craft, an immediate sense that she’s so quick on her feet you need never worry about the possibility of something going wrong,” praised the Boston Globe.
Visit http://www.paulapoundstone.com for more information about Paula Poundstone. she is also available on http://www.new.facebook.com/pages/PAULAPOUNDSTONE/
39510582072; twitters can be sent tohttp://twitter.com/PaulaPoundstone.
Tickets for Paula Poundstone are $38/$33 and $28, and are available at the Door Community Auditorium box office, by phone (920.868.2728), or via the www.dcauditorium.org. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 – 3 pm; weekend show days, 11 – 3 pm; and one hour prior to a performance. The Door Community Auditorium is located in Fish Creek, just north of the town center on Highway 42.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

See What Parasailing is all About!


Wisconsin Water Wings in Ephraim let's you experience a thrill of a lifetime - para-sailing over the sparkling waters of the Bay!

We just released a short video of a couple of folks parasailing over the waters! We went up once and loved it - there is nothing else like it - so quiet and peaceful and beautiful up there - and no skill is needed, don;t have to know how to swim, and it's very safe - they bring you right back to the deck on the boat - you won't even get wet!

Try Wisconsin Water Wings, at the South Shore Pier in Ephraim, and you will love it! Tell Captain Doug and the crew that DoorCountyNavigator.com sent you! Watch the video now!

Dan/DCN

Another "Real People" Video Released! This is is "Real Kids!"


Our users have loved our "Real People(tm)" series of videos where we interview real people in Door County on the streets, in the parks, at the beach everywhere! And they tell us what they like to do, where they like to dine, stay, and play in Door County. So for our users on our website, this is great info!

The one we just released is our first-ever "Real Kids of Door County," that we shot in Sister Bay at the park. It's both cute and insightful - hope you watch it and enjoy! Tell us what you think by hitting the Comment button below! Thanks

Dan/DCN

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Video Released! At The Door County Fair!


Every August the Door County Fair takes place in Sturgeon Bay! This is a fun event with lots of food, animals, judging, Junior Fairs, and rides, rides rides! Everyone who goes has a great time, regardless of age. We just filmed the fair a week ago, and we just published the video on our sight for your year-round enjoyment!

So, what are you waiting for? See you At the Door County Fair!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Kurtz Corral Review and Video Released!


Kurtz Corral is Door County's premiere riding stable - you can even take lessons! We met with Jim Kurtz and toured the 100's of acres of trails and paths. Awesome place - this is a place for people of all ages and all skill levels, and it is a joy!

You will enjoy Kurtz Corral - read our review and watch the video we just shot last week! And when you go riding there (they are opened all year and even have a New Year's Eve ride), tell Jim that DoorCountyNavigator.com sent you!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sweetie Pies!


We just picked up a supply of pies from Sweetie Pies in Fish Creek! These are awesome pies - cherry, strawberry, Buried Treasure (mixed berries), and a ton more. They have regular sized pies, and then smaller pies called, "Cutie Pies" - you must make this a stop on your next trip - or order some. They just won the Wisconsin Cherry Growers Award for best Cherry Business.

These are GREAT pies. And please, tell Dave and the staff that DoorCountyNavigator.com sent you!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Mini golfing

At Pirate's Cove in Sister Bay! Great theming, fun course!
Dan
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At Kurtz Corral

Shooting video at Kurtz Corral in Sturgeon Bay- awesome for riders of any skill level. 48 years and 52 horses guarantees a good time!
Tell Jim Kurtz we sent you!
Dan
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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Dinner at English Inn

Always good, we are still at The English Inn in Fish Creek - dessert time :)

The Beef Wellington is excellent. . . you should make this part of your next trip! Tell them we sent you! Look for the mounted Knights out front!
Dan
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At the new JJ's in Jacksonport


We are lunching at JJ's in Jacksonport! JJ's/La Puerta/The WaterfronT owners purchased what was in the old days The Tundra House on HWY 57.

Great, fun place and these guys know how to do it.

JJ's/La Puerta in Sister Bay had a kitchen fire and is currently closed. More later.

Dan/ DOORCOUNTYNAVIGATOR.COM
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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Breakfast time in Egg Harbor


Eating breakfast at The Bistro at Liberty Square in Egg Harbor - always good. Try it and you will return! Tell Chris and the staff we sent you!

They are in the process of painting the outside of the buildings - from white to a cream, burgundy and green - looks good so far!

Always getting better!
Dan/ DOORCOUNTYNAVIGATOR.COM
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Friday, August 7, 2009

Malibu Moo's

Dessert time at Malibu Moo's in Fish Creek - down by the dock. Great frozen custard a million ways. Get a Haleakala Crater - awesome (I'm eating one now). Great atmosphere, great spots to sit outside for anyone, and great staff. Tell Sherrie we sent you. Dan
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Artists in the Park


Plein Air is happening - such a site to see artists painting and sketching in the parks. See our "Real People" Artists in the Park!
Dan
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Lunch at Gibraltar Grill


Having lunch at Gibraltar Grill in Fish Creek. Great place. Music at night at the outdoor bar - very fun. Tell Tom DoorCountyNavigator.com sent you!
Dan/DCN
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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Late Night Burger at John Henry's


Well, back from the Door County Fair, getting late, I'm hungry so . . . I head out to John Henry's in Egg Harbor, who, in peak season, serves until 11PM. I ran down for a quick burger and just returned. I have to tell ya, his food is great. The burger was thick, juicy and delicious. We just posted a review, so take a look!

John Henry was behind the bar, the place was hopping, and he's doing well. So, when you are in and around Egg Harbor, head into John Henry's, on the south end of Egg Harbor, from 11AM - 11PM and get some good, authentic food. Every time. Check out his menu!
And please tell them that DoorCountyNavigator.com sent you - please! Thanks - you will enjoy!

Dan/DCN

Door County Fair is Fun for All!


We just spent several hours at the Door County Fair, in Sturgeon Bay. This is a once-a-year thing, but it's a lot of fun for the locals and those visiting Door County. We shot some video of the fair, and we'll get that posted up soon. Roasted corn on the cob was excellent, even at $2.75 an ear!

The group ate sloppy Joe hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, cotton candy, cheese cake and more - sound like a fair?! Went on lots of rides including the Ferris wheel, Tilt-A-Whirl, Merry-Go-Round, and others; house of mirrors and balloon-popping dart games were popular too. Kids were "fishing" for a prize, knocking down targets with balls, shooting hoops too. And them there were dairy cows, saddle horses, the 4H Club pavilion, and an equestrian judging event.

Head to the fair - it continues for a few more days! Have fun in Door County!

Skies Looking Good at Sundown!


What another beautiful sundown! Great colors, great drama! Have a peek and enjoy. And do come up to Door County and enjoy them live and in-person!

Dan/DCN

Door County Fair


At the Fair right now in Sturgeon Bay - not too crowded so nice! Come on down!
Dan/DCN
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Beautiful Day in Door County!


Hope you are here and enjoying the fabulous weather - sunny, cool, pleasant! We shot a little video early this morning at Ephraim Beach, and will be heading around the peninsula today taking pictures and enjoying the day. Door County Fair later today (in Sturgeon Bay) after some mini-golf at Egg Harbor Fun Park (see the video of Egg Harbor Fun Park!)

Nice day on the peninsula - if you are not here yet, get here! Come on up!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sunset!


Glorious Door County sunset happening right now!
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Egg Harbor Skies


Looks like it's going to be a beautiful evening in Egg Harbor!

Time to head out for dinner. :)
DOORCOUNTYNAVIGATOR.COM Crew
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

More "Real People" Videos Coming!


We recently shot additional footage for a next wave of Real People videos. We have had a very positiv ereaction from our users for the Real People Series, where we interview real people in Door COunty and they tell us all wha tthey like to do, where they like to go, dine and play! Fun for everyone!

More coming your way soon. . . on DoorCountyNavigator.com!

Monday, August 3, 2009

August Giveaway is On!


Win a two-night stay at the fabulous Newport Resort in Egg Harbor! Yep! The Giveaway is ON right now! So come to DoorCountyNavigator.com to enter - and YES you can enter EVERYDAY to increase your chances of winning!

Also - subscribe to our Navigator News(tm) e-newsletter delivered each month, and you will find secrets in the Giveaway announcements to earn more entries!

Here's another secret! Type DCN BLOG in your entry form after your phone number entry and receive 5 extra entries for being a BLOGGER with us!

Thanks and enjoy! And oh - check your email inbox - the July winner was notified via email!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Lobster Boils 4 days a Week at Harbor Fish Market & Grille!


Wow! There was only one day a week at Harbor Fish Market & Grille in Baileys Harbor that you can get...... no not a fish boil...... a Lobster Boil! But now, due to popular demand, you can head on over to Baileys Harbor and the Harbor Fish Market & Grille on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays now to enjoy this feast!

And please remember to tell them that DoorCountyNavigator.com sent you over to enjoy!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

DOOR COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY SHIMMY FOR THE SHELTER FUNDRAISER AUGUST 6TH


PRESS RELEASE

Contact Info:
Carrie Counihan
Door County Humane Society Director
(920) 746-1111
www.dooranimals.com

DOOR COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY SHIMMY FOR THE SHELTER FUNDRAISER AUGUST 6TH

Friends, members, volunteers and the general public are invited to attend the Door County Humane Society’s Shimmy for the Shelter fundraiser on Thursday, August 6th at 6:30pm. The event will be held on the beautiful grounds of Cajun Acres Estate in Carlsville, which was recently included on the Door County Memorial Hospital House & Garden Walk.

The evening will feature alfresco Mediterranean dining with culinary delights from 12 of the finest Door County Restaurants, as well as an open wine bar. Guests will be entertained by the music of Global Accord, which will accompany the Kaheena Belly Dancers, Sarisha and Jessica. Special guest performance - all the way from Tememcula, California - by Cambria Byrd and her dancing dog, Pug Joe!

Guests are asked to support the grateful animals of the Door County Humane Society by purchasing tax-deductible tickets of $75 per person. A limited number of tickets are available so interested parties are asked to contact the shelter as soon as possible to reserve their spot. Table sponsorships are also available.

This event is being organized by the following Shimmy for the Shelter Committee Members: Barb Gilman, Lisa Jeansonne, Marilyn Jensen, Tom Bronsky, Nancy Larson and Cynthia Stiehl. Additional coordination provided by the Door County Humane Society staff and Marketing Committee.

To RSVP for this fabulous event or for additional information, phone Carrie Counihan, DCHS Director, at 746-1111, ext. 4.

The Door County Humane Society, which serves the entire county, is located just south of the city of Sturgeon Bay at 3475 Park Drive. Monetary or supply donations are always welcome. To donate or to find a new furry friend online, visit www.dooranimals.com.



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Any last-minute press you can give this amazing event being put on by
one of the hardest working non-profits in Door County, is deeply
appreciated!

Dina Boettcher
Boettcher Communications, LLC
101 N. 4th Ave., Suite 105
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
office 920.818.0377
cell 920.559.6621
dina@boettchercommunications.com
www.boettchercommunications.com
and DCHS Board Member!

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PRESS RELEASE

Contact Info:
Carrie Counihan
Door County Humane Society Director
(920) 746-1111
www.dooranimals.com

DOOR COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY SHIMMY FOR THE SHELTER FUNDRAISER AUGUST 6TH

Friends, members, volunteers and the general public are invited to
attend the Door County Humane Society’s Shimmy for the Shelter
fundraiser on Thursday, August 6th at 6:30pm. The event will be held
on the beautiful grounds of Cajun Acres Estate in Carlsville, which
was recently included on the Door County Memorial Hospital House &
Garden Walk.

The evening will feature alfresco Mediterranean dining with culinary
delights from 12 of the finest Door County Restaurants, as well as an
open wine bar. Guests will be entertained by the music of Global
Accord, which will accompany the Kaheena Belly Dancers, Sarisha and
Jessica. Special guest performance - all the way from Tememcula,
California - by Cambria Byrd and her dancing dog, Pug Joe!

Guests are asked to support the grateful animals of the Door County
Humane Society by purchasing tax-deductible tickets of $75 per
person. A limited number of tickets are available so interested
parties are asked to contact the shelter as soon as possible to
reserve their spot. Table sponsorships are also available.

This event is being organized by the following Shimmy for the Shelter
Committee Members: Barb Gilman, Lisa Jeansonne, Marilyn Jensen, Tom
Bronsky, Nancy Larson and Cynthia Stiehl. Additional coordination
provided by the Door County Humane Society staff and Marketing
Committee.

To RSVP for this fabulous event or for additional information, phone
Carrie Counihan, DCHS Director, at 746-1111, ext. 4.

The Door County Humane Society, which serves the entire county, is
located just south of the city of Sturgeon Bay at 3475 Park Drive.
Monetary or supply donations are always welcome. To donate or to find
a new furry friend online, visit www.dooranimals.com.

Violinist Ilya Kaler to Substitute for Valentin Zhuk


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: SHARON GRUTZMACHER
July 30, 2009 920-854-4060


Violinist Ilya Kaler to Substitute for Valentin Zhuk


Violinist Ilya Kaler has agreed on short notice to substitute for Peninsula Music Festival concertmaster Valentin Zhuk. Mr. Zhuk was to have performed the Khatchatourian Violin Concerto as the featured soloist on Tuesday, August 18 during the Festival’s 57th Season. The Peninsula Music Festival has been unable to secure the proper visa for Mr. Zhuk’s appearance with the Festival as concertmaster and soloist, a visa that has been approved fifteen times prior to this year.
“We are so grateful that Mr. Kaler could be reached, was available and was willing to come to Door County for this important concert,” commented PMF Executive Director Sharon Grutzmacher. “This is not a concerto that many violinist have in their repertoire. We are very lucky.”
Problems began in early July when the Festival became worried that an approved visa had not arrived for Valentin Zhuk. With all previous applications having been approved, there was no inclination that there would be a problem this year. After it became apparent that the approval would not happen in time for the start of the August 2009 Peninsula Music Festival, Music Director Victor Yampolsky and Mrs. Grutzmacher began plans to cover the Festival.
Frank Almond, concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony and past concertmaster of the Festival was available to take Mr. Zhuk’s position as concertmaster of the PMF for week one. MingHuan Xu, an accomplished violinist who concertizes throughout the world, was available to sit concertmaster for weeks two and three. With the concertmaster position solved, the search for a violinist who could perform the Khatchatourian Violin Concerto began. While Maestro Yampolsky traveled back from a vacation in Canada, he contacted Mr. Kaler who has soloed with the Festival three previous times. After he agreed to come, Mrs. Grutzmacher began the job of arranging for flights, securing housing and arranging for an airport pick up. “Everything fell into place. Considering the circumstances, it couldn’t have gone smoother. I appreciate how willing everyone was to help us out!” Mrs. Grutzmacher said.
Ilya Kaler was born in Moscow, Russia into a family of musicians. Major teachers at the Moscow Central Music School and the Moscow Conservatory include Zinaida Gilels, Leonid Kogan and Victor Tretyakov. Ilya Kaler later continued his studies under the guidance of Abram Stern. Mr. Kaler has earned rave reviews for solo appearances with distinguished orchestras throughout the world, which include the Leningrad, Moscow and Dresden Philharmonic Orchestras, Montreal Symphony, Danish and Berlin Radio Orchestras, Detroit Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Seattle Symphony, New Japan Philharmonic and Moscow and Zurich Chamber Orchestras, among others. His solo recitals have taken him throughout the former Soviet Union, United States, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, South Africa and Israel.
An active chamber musician, Mr. Kaler has appeared at many major music festivals throughout the US and Europe with many of the most prominent musicians of our time. One of the most sought-after teachers in the world, Ilya Kaler has served as a Distinguished Professor at Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, IN, Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, and is currently a Professor of Violin at DePaul University School of Music in Chicago.
Ilya Kaler has many awards to his credit and is the only violinist to have won Gold Medals at the Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and Paganini Competitions.
Tickets for the Tuesday, August 18 concert are available and range in price from $30 to $61 with discounts available for children and students. The 57th season of the Peninsula Music Festival opens on Tuesday, August 4 and runs through Saturday, August 22 with concerts every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. All concerts are at 8:00 p.m. and are held in the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek. For information on concerts and to purchase tickets call 920-854-4060 or www.musicfestival.com


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Sharon Grutzmacher
Executive Director
Peninsula Music Festival
P.O. Box 340
3045 Cedar St.
Ephraim, WI 54211
Phone: 920-854-4060
Fax: 920-854-1950
sharon@musicfestival.com
www.musicfestival.com
57th Season August 4 - 22, 2009