Music: Fish & Moderns

For most of the summer, Fish Creek (winter pop. 450), on the Wisconsin shore of Green Bay, is merely a scrubbed, pine-scented resort for well-heeled vacationers and fishermen. But for two weeks each August, the little town's white frame hotels are crowded with tourists, and the high school volleys forth provocative music expertly played. Last week the fifth Peninsula Music Festival was in full " swing in Fish Creek; as usual, it featured a bumper crop of modern premieres—half a dozen in two weeks.

The man who runs the Peninsula Festival, the Cincinnati Symphony's...

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